SPEI: Diagnosis and Practical Solutions for Wellbore Fluid- and Heat-Flow Problems

Speaker Shah Kabir, Rashid Hasan
Shah Kabir is a consulting reservoir engineer with Chevron Energy Technology Company in Houston, TX. Kabir has 30 years of experience in the industry and has published extensively in the areas of pressure transient testing, fluid and heat flows in wellbores, and reservoir engineering. He has served on many SPE ...




Shah Kabir is a consulting reservoir engineer with Chevron Energy Technology Company in Houston, TX. Kabir has 30 years of experience in the industry and has published extensively in the areas of pressure transient testing, fluid and heat flows in wellbores, and reservoir engineering. He has served on many SPE committees including editorial review of SPEPF, SPEREE, and SPEJ. He is served as an SPE Distinguished Lecturer for 2006−07. He received commendation as an outstanding technical editor five times for two different journals. In 2002, he received the SPE Western North America Region’s Service Award. He is served as an SPE Distinguished Lecturer during 2006-07. He holds an MS in chemical engineering from the University of Calgary, Canada. He co-authored the 2002 SPE book, Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer in Wellbores.



Rashid Hasan is professor and head of chemical engineering at University of Minnesota-Duluth. He has 30 of years of teaching and research experience in many areas, including fluid and heat flows in wellbores and pressure-transient testing. He has consulted with and offered short courses for oil operating and service companies. He has also worked with NASA on various aspects of multiphase flow and thermo-hydraulic transients. Hasan has published extensively and has served various SPE committees, including editorial review for SPEPF and SPEJ. He holds MS and PhD degrees in chemical engineering from University of Waterloo, Canada. He co-authored the 2002 SPE book, Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer in Wellbores.




Full Description

This course exposes participants to various elements of fluid and heat flows that occur in petroleum production. Using spreadsheet calculations, participants will compute pressure and temperature profiles in single- and multiple-string completions, and both conduits of gas-lift wells. These principles will be extended to tackle flow assurance and reservoir surveillance related problems. Production in offshore risers, solids deposition in the producing conduits and critical pressure buildup in annuli that threaten to raise serious issues with flow assurance will be analyzed and solutions presented. Reservoir monitoring with wellhead pressure and temperature measurements, wellhead fluid sampling, and other approaches will be discussed. Field examples, including problems encountered by the participants, will be discussed throughout this workshop.

Topics Covered

  • Fluid and Heat Flow Models
  • Empirical and mechanistic fluid- and heat-flow models
  • Flow in complex well configurations
  • Flow in offshore wells
  • Reservoir Surveillance
  • Designing gauge placement in deepwater wells
  • Diagnosing reservoir compartmentalization
  • Understanding wellhead watercut sampling in three-phase flow
  • Diagnosing gas and water breakthroughs
  • Flow Assurance
  • Combating wellbore solids (asphaltene, wax, and hydrates)
  • Estimating influence of flow rate on annulus-pressure buildup
  • Understanding p/T profiles in gas-lift wells

Attendees will receive a copy of the SPE text Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer in Wellbores (2002) by A.R. Hasan and C.S. Kabir.

Attendees must bring a laptop to class.

Who Should Attend

Production, reservoir, and flow-assurance engineers involved in oil or gas field development and simulation of integrated system.

CEUs

1.6 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) are awarded for this 2-day course.

Cancellation
Policy

A fee equal to 25% of the course fee will be charged for cancellations less than 15 working days before the course begins. No refunds will be made for cancellations after the course begins.

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Organizer Diane Frasier Hallmark

When?

Sat, Apr. 30 - Sun, May. 1, 2011
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. US/Central

Where?

Holiday Inn Houston, South Loop
8111 Kirby Dr.
Houston, Texas 77054
USA

Refund Policy: You must notify the SPE-GCS office of your intent to cancel at least 24 hours prior to the event date to receive a refund. For all refund inquiries, email spe-gcs@spe.org. View our Terms & Conditions for more information.