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Well Completions Fundamentals

PetroSkills, Online
1.1 days
795 USD
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Self-paced Online
1.1 days
795 USD
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Self-paced Online

Course description

Well Completions Fundamentals

This skill module covers five sections, including well completion equipment, packers, landing nipple and lock mandrel systems, safety valves, and circulation devices.

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Who should attend?

Graduates or engineers with experience, engaged in drilling operations, production operations, workover, and completions; petroleum engineering in both the service and operating sectors.

Training content

You will learn how to

  • Identify the functionality linked to downhole equipment
  • Recognize the full suite of equipment to be further covered in this module
  • Describe the difference between wellheads and Christmas trees
  • Describe the functions of a wellhead
  • Analyze a video of a wellhead, identifying the various annuli and various seals
  • Describe the function of a Christmas tree
  • Analyze a video of a Christmas tree video, and identify the various valves and their functions
  • Identify the appropriate API standards to reference
  • Identify the various characteristics of a tubing string, including weight/internal diameter, outside diameter, metallurgy, and associated properties
  • Describe the main differences between API connections and premium connections
  • Explain the results from a torque/turn chart
  • Describe tubing and connection selection criteria
  • Identify the primary function of a packer
  • Identify the significant mechanical components of packers
  • Describe one method of categorizing packers
  • Describe several packer setting methods
  • Explain the main options for connecting the tubing to the packer
  • Describe the physical basis for tubing length changes
  • Calculate a simple tubing length change
  • Describe the components of a landing nipple and lock mandrel system and explain why this system is used
  • Identify the primary function of a safety valve
  • Differentiate between a surface controlled and a subsurface controlled valve
  • Describe the conditions where a safety valve should be placed in the well
  • Describe the operation of a typical sliding side door
  • Explain reasons for including a circulating device
  • Differentiate between circulating points for liquid and those for gas
  • Describe common completion accessories, including wireline re-entry guides, blast joints, and flow couplings
  • Demonstrate uptake of the skill modules that have been covered up to this point
  • Identify areas requiring review
  • Design a completion, incorporating equipment, reservoir data, fluid data, etc.


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