Comprehensive description of the basics and fundamentals of Intelligent Well Completion needed to successfully identify, plan and execute intelligent well and intelligent field projects.  Presentation material is combined with practical exercises to reinforce the material learned.

Duration: 5 days


Course Content

Part I:

Introduction to Intelligent Well completions, identifying, screening, and justifying Intelligent Well projects


Provide petroleum engineering foundation for Intelligent Well projects

Introduction to Smart Wells

  • What is an intelligent well?
  • Elements of an intelligent well
  • Applications
  • Business Drivers

Petroleum Engineering Aspects of Intelligent Wells

  • Inflow, outflow and Intelligent Wells
  • Nodal analysis with intelligent wells
  • Completion flow capacity
  • Flow control valve design
    • Deterministic approach
    • Probabilistic approach
  • Artificial lift and intelligent wells
  • Commingling Flow Estimation and Allocation

Screening and Project Valuation with Intelligent Wells

  • Intelligent Well Screening
  • Intelligent Well Technical Evaluation
    • Analytical Approach
    • Numerical Simulation  Approach
    • IWC Simulation Example
  • Reliability in Intelligent Well Model
  • Passive versus Active Control – ICD or ICV
  • Case Studies of IWC Applications


Part 2:

Intelligent Well completion design and project management


Provide Intelligent Well completion fundamentals and training on the management of intelligent Well completion project.

Intelligent Well Completion Design

  • Defining Completion Function Requirements
  • Intelligent Well Completion Equipment
  • Surface Control Systems
  • Intelligent Well Completion with Sand Control
  • IWC with Fiber Optic Systems,  DTS, DAS, etc

Intelligent Well Project Management

  • Introduction to Intelligent Well Project Management Process
  • Project Management Processes
  • Key Project Learning Points
  • Intelligent Well Completion Value Assurance


Part 3:

Realizing the value from your Intelligent Well project


Discuss the critical aspects of operating Intelligent Well projects to ensure successful value


Managing Your Intelligent Well/Intelligent Field

  • Introduction to Intelligent Well Management
  • IWC Data Management
    • Monitor
    • Analyze
      • Well Test Validation Example
      • IWC Optimization Example
    • Control


Part 4:

Hands on Design and Implementation of Intelligent Well System


Provide a class group exercise on the screening, design and implementation of intelligent well system. The class will be divided into groups. The candidates will be given data in which they will be asked to identify candidates, design a suitable intelligent well system using all the methods discussed in the training. They will then present their results to the rest of the class.

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