*****Canceled*****Cont. Ed: Accelerated Learning Tutorial: Artificial Lift Methods

Speaker: Dr. Rajan Chokshi
Speaker Dr. Rajan Chokshi
Dr. Chokshi works as an artificial lift and production ‘Optimizer’ for Accutant Solutions – a training and consulting services provider.  He has over 34 years of experience working with a national oil company, research consortia, consulting and software firms, and a service company in various roles from petroleum engineer, research ...

Dr. Chokshi works as an artificial lift and production ‘Optimizer’ for Accutant Solutions – a training and consulting services provider.  He has over 34 years of experience working with a national oil company, research consortia, consulting and software firms, and a service company in various roles from petroleum engineer, research engineer, software developer, project manager, trainer, consultant, and a senior business leader. His petroleum and software experience spans globally in the areas of multi-phase flow, artificial lift, production optimization, well performance improvement, and real-time production monitoring. He has co-authored over fifteen SPE papers and has four patents pending.


Dr. Chokshi has taught many courses and conducted workshops for practicing professionals around the globe in public and private forums. He has taught the students at the Texas Tech, Missouri S&T, Uni of Houston, and Uni of Southern California. He has delivered several SPE webinars. He has co-chaired an SPE artificial lift workshop, and continues to serve on the SPE global committees for training and for the production awards. Dr. Chokshi was an SPE Distinguished Lecturer for the 2015-2016 year. Dr. Chokshi holds a Bachelors and Masters in Chemical Engineering from the Gujarat University and IIT-Kanpur, India; and a Ph.D. in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Tulsa, USA.

Full Description

Artificial Lift and Production Optimization Solutions

 Course Description:

This one-day course is designed to give trainees understanding of artificial lift technologies and related production optimization concepts.

 Learning Objectives (Why You Should Attend?)

Most all oil and gas wells require artificial lift at some point and for most of the life cycle to achieve production objectives. Irrespective of pricing scenarios, effective application of artificial lift and related production optimization techniques offer significant cost savings and efficiency improvements leading to improved asset profitability as well as increased longevity. Often times during a well’s life cycle, changing conditions, necessitate switching from one to another lift method. Each lift system’s applicability often overlaps with other lift systems and it is important to understand when to use one and why not to use another.

 This course provides an overview of various artificial lift solutions and related production optimization concepts. While providing instructions at awareness level the training will arm attendees with sufficient details to participate in informative decision making process. After introducing participants to the need for an artificial lift system, training will focus on each of the following lift methods: Gas lift, Reciprocating Rod Lift, Electrical Submersible Pumping, Progressing Cavity Pumping, Hydraulic Pumping, Plunger and Capillary System. For each lift type, the course covers main components, application envelope, relative strengths and weaknesses. A unique feature of this course is discussion on digital oil field as applicable to artificial lift optimization.

 Who should attend?

  • Production, reservoir, completion, drilling and facilities engineers
  • Anyone interested in learning about implications of lift systems for their fields and reservoirs.

 Prerequisites:

  • Understanding of petroleum production concepts.

 Course level:

                Intermediate to Advanced level

 Course Content:

  1. Introduction
    • Artificial Lift: When / Why / What of Lift Mechanisms; Types
    • Production Optimization: Why / What, Benefits, Digital Oil Field
  2. Gas-Lift
    • Types; Advantages, Limitations; Applications, Components
    • Design & Optimization
  3. Reciprocating Rod Lift:
    • Advantages, Limitations; Applications, Components
    • Dynamometer Cards; Design & Optimization
  4. Electrical Submersible Pumping
    • Advantages, Limitations; Applications, Components
    • Well Performance Curve; Design & Optimization
  5. Progressing Cavity Pumping
    • Advantages, Limitations; Applications, Components
  6. Hydraulic Lift: Jet & Piston Pump
    • Advantages, Limitations; Applications, Components
  7. Gas Well Deliquification: Plunger Lift & Capillary Injection
    • Advantages, Limitations; Applications, Components
  8. Application Exercise & Course Wrap-up
Organizer Mike Redburn

Phone- 281-754-8629


Email- mredburn@newpark.com

When?

Fri, Jan. 19, 2018
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. US/Central

How Much?

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Where?

SPEI Houston Training Center
10777 Westheimer Rd., Suite 1075
Houston, Texas 77042
United States

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