SPEI: Intelligent Well Technology

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Course Description

A laptop is required.

The course will provide the basic knowledge and fundamentals of intelligent well completions needed to
successfully identify, plan and execute intelligent well and field projects. The course focuses on two aspects of intelligent well technology: 1) an understanding of the petroleum engineering considerations for intelligent well applications including project screening, well performance modeling and reservoir simulation; and 2) knowledge of equipment specifications and functionality, completion design and project execution for successful implementation and value creation. Topics covered include:

  • Elements of an intelligent well
  • Applications and business drivers for intelligent completions
  • Basic screening questions to ask
  • Simulation tools and evaluating improved productivity/recovery
  • Using intelligent wells to address reservoir/production uncertainty
  • Inflow, outflow and Nodal analysis with intelligent wells
  • Flow control valve design for linear control
  • Artificial lift and intelligent wells
  • Defining completion function requirements
  • Flow control valves and actuation systems
  • Downhole sensors
  • Control systems, communication and power, ancillary support equipment
  • Data collection, validation and storage
  • Analysis and decision processes, control and optimization
  • Developing an operating philosophy for intelligent wells

Who Should Attend

This course is intended for reservoir, production, drilling and completion engineers, managers and other
personnel who are interested in learning about intelligent well technology and its potential application in
their assets and field development plans.


1.6 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) 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.

For more details, please contact us at trainingcourses@spe.org
Check registration page for regular and late registration fees.

Location: The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center
1601 Lake Robbins Drive
The Woodlands , TX 77380

Date: April 17, 2011, 8 a.m. - April 18, 2011, 5 p.m.