Professional Course
4.0 (6 Reviews)

Gas Lift - GLI

PetroSkills, In Dubai (+1 locations)
5 days
5 days

Course description

Gas Lift - GLI

Gas lift is one of the most widely used artificial lift techniques. Participants will investigate the impact of tubing sizing, gas lift valve selection, gas lift mandrel spacing, gas lift valve design, casing pressure, surface choke size, gas volume, etc., on well design and operation. Participants will practice mandrel spacing design and gas lift valve design, surveillance, and optimization at the well and field level using actual field data including the use of software programs. After attending this course, participants will be able to identify, diagnose, analyze, and solve gas lift problems. Computer software will be used/demonstrated during the course. The class includes pictures and videos of most important equipment components while being applied, to further participant understanding. This course emphasizes techniques to maximize production. New developments at various stages of development and application are also covered. One personal computer is provided, at additional cost, for each two participants.

"Liked hands-on approach, manual calculations and low reliance on software." - Reservior Engineer, India

"Every part of the course I like. In my opinion course covers every important topic." - Petroleum Enginer, Croatia

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Who should attend?

Production engineers and operations staff responsible for designing gas lift installations and/ or performing surveillance and optimization on wells using gas lift; appropriate for staff at all levels of gas lift expertise and has been given with good results to both production engineers new to gas lift as well as industry gas lift consultants.

Training content

  • Gas lift concepts and data
  • Inflow/Outflow
  • Nodal analysis
  • Equilibrium curves
  • Gas lift equipment and valve mechanics
  • Valve selection and calibration
  • Unloading
  • Mandrel spacing and step-by-step, complete gas lift design for a well
  • Temperature effects on valves
  • Determine the Ptro
  • Orifice sizing techniques
  • Lift gas rates for best economics
  • Causes and solutions of instability
  • Gas lift surveillance and measurement
  • Analysis of flowing pressure gradient surveys
  • Analysis of GL surface charts and measurements
  • Gas allocation and field optimization
  • Use of computer software for gas lift design, troubleshooting, and optimization

Certification / Credits

How To:

  • Select the appropriate gas lift systems and equipment;
  • Design continuous-flow gas lift systems;
  • Analyze operating gas lift systems;
  • Increase production from your wells using gas lift technology and optimization;
  • Improve the economics of gas lift operation


Average rating 4

Based on 6 reviews.
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Petroleum Engineer
28 Nov 2016

Liked doing practical analysis in SNAP.

Petroleum Enginer
28 Nov 2016

Every part of the course I like. In my opinion course covers every important topic.

Production Engineer
26 Sep 2016

Excellent course and excellent instructor.


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