About The Courses

This course provides fundamental training on integrated production modelling. It is structured to cover field development analysis, optimization and performance forecasting in an integrated fashion using PROSPER, MBAL and GAP.

It will improve the engineer’s understanding of the approach to building Integrated Production Models using PROSPER, MBAL and GAP, with a focus on the engineering, quality control and program navigation and the kind of opportunities that these models afford engineers and the organisation in terms of getting more value from the managed assets.

The course pays specific attention to discussing the fundamental physical principles behind the operation of the tools, thereby giving attendees the ability to independently use the software tools to quality check existing physical models, and understand and optimize the performance of production systems.

Course Agenda

Day 1

  • Introduction to integrated production system and why an overall approach is necessary
  • Introduction to Production enhancement
  • Fluid flow concepts/ flow from reservoir to wellbore
  • Phase Behaviour of reservoir fluids
  • VLP flow correlations theory. Important parameters
  • Workshop – building a wellbore model, matching PVT and flow correlations, running sensitivities, generation of lift curves for output to GAP or simulator.

Day 2

  • Inflow performance models – Vogel, Darcy, multi-layer, horizontal, fractured etc.
  • Gas lift introduction – purpose
  • Gas lift designs
  •  Use of “Quicklook” for gas lift
  • Workshop – inflow performance, gravel pack and skin modelling, running sensitivities
  • Practice in building and analysing well problems. Artificial lift design

Day 3

  • Introduction to MBAL – theory and capabilities
  • Aquifer models, history matching techniques (numerical and graphical), simulation
  • Running a prediction – importing VLPs and IPRs from PROSPER, adding constraints
  • Introduction to multi-tank and multi-PVT MBAL
  • Workshop – Building a tank model, history matching, integration with PROSPER for predictions. Field development example.

Day 4

  • Introduction to GAP – theory and capabilities
  • Building a surface network model – linking to PROSPER well models
  • Generation of surface performance curves
  • Production monitoring with well tests. Pipeline modelling and matching
  • Adding constraints at well, manifold, pipeline and separator level.

Day 5

  • Integrated modelling
  • Linking PROSPER and MBAL to GAP for full field optimization and forecasting
  • Batch generation of lift curves and IPRs. Production allocation
  • Full field forecasting with linked reservoir model(s)
  • Workshop – Full field development example. Well development schedule top meet target production profile.

Key Features

Location: Lagos

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Integrated Production System Modeling: Performance & Optimization (POIP)

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  • Price: $ 3,000
  • Duration: 5 Days
  • Certificates: Yes
  • Students: 0
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