Well Engineering and Production > Well Intervention and Productivity School - Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT)

About this Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT) 

During the life of an oilfield, many well interventions are needed. They will be required for one of three reasons:

  1. To repair or replace damaged completion components (restoration of well integrity)
  2. To improve inflow performance (reduction of skin)
  3. To improve tubing performance (removing impediments to flow or installing artificial lift).

Interventions can be a very cost-effective way of slowing or even reversing a decline in well performance. For example, a professionally designed fracture stimulation could increase production by 2 or 3-fold at a fraction of the cost of drilling an additional well. However, poorly planned, or badly executed interventions can have the opposite effect, often resulting in a dramatic loss of productivity. Often, loss of productivity (a decline in well performance) is brought about because the formation is damaged during the intervention. Poor planning, poor supervision or crew inexperience can also result in mechanical obstructions being left in the well, or mechanical damage to the well, for example, stuck or dropped wireline tools.

The objective of this VILT is to make all participants aware of:

  1. The importance of well productivity in well interventions.
  2. How the intervention can improve well productivity.
  3. How a badly planned or executed intervention can damage productivity.
  4. Best practice in well interventions.


The objective of this VILT is to make all participants aware of:

  • The importance of well productivity in well interventions.
  • How the intervention can improve well productivity.
  • How a badly planned or executed intervention can damage productivity.
  • Best practice in well interventions.

This VILT is aimed at all engineers and contractors involved in the planning and execution of well interventions.

This is a school where engineers and supervisors can hone their skills, especially at a time when increased production is a high priority. In the past, course attendees have been a mix of Petroleum engineers, Well Intervention engineers, Reservoir and Drilling engineers, Production Operators, Wellsite supervisors, as well as Geologists.

In recent years, participants have come from a wide range of disciplines and backgrounds. Experience before coming on the course has varied from no field experience and no experience of planning and programming well interventions through to many years working in well interventions.

In order to be able to best adapt the VILT to the participants’ expectations, you will be required to submit a pre-course questionnaire upon submission of your registration.


The course content is a series of lectures (mostly PowerPoint) with supporting video and animations. This is supplemented by informal question and answer sessions, several short online quizzes and in-class team exercises.

Your course leader has over 40 years in the oil industry. During that time, he has worked exclusively in well intervention and completions.

After a number of 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.

To further optimise your learning experience from our courses, we also offer individualized “One to One” coaching support for 2 hours post training. We can help improve your competence in your chosen area of interest, based on your learning needs and available hours. This is a great opportunity to improve your capability and confidence in a particular area of expertise. It will be delivered over a secure video conference call by one of our senior trainers. They will work with you to create a tailor-made coaching program that will help you achieve your goals faster.
Request for further information about post training coaching support and fees applicable for this.

Learn what past participants have said about PetroEdge training courses

Great training provider with excellent trainers delivering quality courses.

A comprehensive well intervention training!

This is a comprehensive course that all well engineers should attend to widen their knowledge of all the aspect of well. On-site production professional will also benefit from this course and able to appreciate the complex associated with intervention jobs.

Well Surveillance Engineer, Carigali Hess Operating Sdn Bhd

The training session is very beneficial to our current operation and work. A lot of information, references for safety awareness, and precautions regards to the subjects/activities have been provided.

Production Supervisor, Murphy Sarawak Oil Corp. Ltd

Overall, training venue, PetroEdge Staff and materials was good.

Well Engineering Team Leader, OMV-UEP Pakistan

Overall, this is a good course. The trainer is highly experienced.

Senior Petroleum Engineer, MOL Pakistan Oil and Gas co B.V

Excellent knowledge of the subject and a practical approach adopted by the trainer to transfer his wealth of experience. Highly recommended course.

Completions Engineer, Origin Energy Limited

It’s really a very good course, the material and the training leader/instructor.

Petroleum Engineer, Star Energy Kakap Ltd

The applicable knowledge is the real power and the trainer revealed that throughout the course.

Account Manager, PT Welltec Oilfield Services Indonesia

The trainer has very intensive knowledge on the subject matters.

Wells Engineer, Talisman Malaysia Limited

This is a very good instructor course. The instructor used real-life field experience and backed it with theory.

Wellsite Completions Engineer, Tullow Ghana Ltd

A perfect refresher course for the office based engineers.

Well Integrity Engineer Oil Search (PNG)

The course was helpful and informative.

Petroleum Engineer Bundung Co

Enhancing my knowledge of well intervention and productivity and there were many cases and solutions of well intervention jobs that were shared with us.

Well Intervention Engineer, Vico Indonesia

The course is well thought out and the facilities provided for the training are excellent. I would definitely like to attend many more training programs.

Control Room Lead, AFP Operations

Very good share on worst field failures cases so we learn how to prevent before it happens.

Reservoir Production Engineer, Cooper Energy

Good value.

Completion and Well Integrity Engineer, Mubadala Petroleum

Excellent course.

Reservoir Engineer, Talisman Malaysia

Very good presentation materials and the training could improve our well intervention alert, especially the risk and productivity aspects.

Well Operation Engineer, PETRONAS Carigali

Clear, concise and great sharing in Well Interventions and Productivity.

Petroleum Engineer, Carigali Hess

The course is very interesting and useful. Excellent service provider and useful materials had been delivered. Keep up the great work!

Driller Officer Autoridade Nacional do Petroleo

This is very important training. I would recommend it for any company to attend.

Team Leader Well Test Engineering, GNPOC

WIPS with the trainer was indeed a very good training, wide coverage of material was perfectly complemented with his broad experience. The way he delivered the course and materials helped a lot too.

Well Intervention Supervisor, Conocophillips Indonesia