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About this Training Course
While interventions in subsea wells share some similarities with those carried out on land or platform wells, the complexities of accessing the subsea tree through an intervention riser mean that costs are significantly higher. As a consequence, the cost of errors or lost time are similarly greater. Simple, and often avoidable mistakes can mean the cost of an intervention can easily outstrip any productivity enhancement the intervention was designed to achieve.
This intermediate level course focuses on areas of interest unique to the subsea environment, such as subsea trees and wellheads, intervention riser systems and riserless subsea interventions. In doing so, the course will prepare the participants for the exciting and challenging task of planning and executing subsea interventions and make them better placed to avoid the costly mistakes that can have such a detrimental impact on subsea interventions.
The course consists of a series of classroom-based lectures and case studies, supplemented by videos and animations. Participants for this course will be required to have existing knowledge of conventional well intervention methods i.e. wireline, coiled tubing and pumping and stimulation operations on land and platform wells.
By the end of this course, participants will have:
- A clear understanding of the main types of riser systems used for intervening on subsea wells.
- An appreciation of the use and limitations of ROV’s.
- An appreciation of the use and limitations of diver support.
- A clear understanding of the problems and complexities associated with intervening in subsea wells.
- An understanding of the use of subsea wireline lubricators.
The course is suitable to all personnel, but those that benefit most include:
- Engineers and supervisors who are likely to be responsible for the planning and execution of interventions in subsea wells
- Those who have not previously worked on subsea wells, but are likely to have to do so in the future.
Your course leader has over 40 years in the oil industry. During that time, he has worked
exclusively in well intervention and completions.
After several years working for intervention service companies (mostly slickline), he joined
BP as an offshore well service supervisor. He was responsible for the day-to-day supervision of well intervention work on many of BP’s North Sea platforms and subsea wells. This included coil tubing, e-line, slickline, stimulation and well test operations.
An office-based role as a well operations engineer followed. He was responsible for
planning, programming and organising of all the well intervention work on the Bruce and
later the Magnus fields. In 1995, he moved into completion design. Since then, he has
designed many platform and sub-sea completions, often travelling to the rig site to oversee
the installation. In addition to his day-to-day work as a completion engineer, he regularly
teaches completion and well intervention courses all over the world. He is also the author
of the book, Well Control for Completions and Interventions, Gulf Publishing – April 2018.
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