Understanding and Optimizing Well Performance

Course Overview
This course is currently only offered as an in-house course. For more information or to request a proposal, please fill out a request form.

This two day course is a concept and capability building course designed for engineers, technologists, service personnel and others involved directly or indirectly with the design and operation of wells.  Well performance basics and evaluation, production and operation concerns, flow assurance, completion design and workovers, and optimization solutions are all discussed.  The course provides an understanding of the fundamental factors affecting when and how a well begins to see performance changes, along with the process and design requirements to understand and optimize well productivity for both oil and gas wells. 

This is a fundamental to intermediate level course with minimal background knowledge required. 

A complete set of course materials and lunches are included.

All scheduled event(s) for this short course:
Date: TBA
Course Syllabus
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Course Outline
  • Well Performance Basics: Inflow and Outflow Relationships
  • Well Design Process
  • Well Testing Basics
  • Flow Assurance
  • Stimulation Overview
  • Artificial Lift Design and Operation
  • Deliquifying Gas Well Techniques
  • Well Surveillance and Optimization Process

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Mr. Michael Gallup is a Senior Production Engineer who is deeply involved in completion design and optimization of oil and gas wells which includes well test design and analysis, gas well dewatering, and well performance modeling involving wells located in various countries around the world. He specializes in the construction and application of Integrated Production Models (IPM). These models link material balance, well performance and surface networks to form an overall production system model which is used to optimize field performance, enable production forecasting and monitor reservoir and well performance. Michael also works on economic assessments and field development plans for both offshore and onshore fields located across the globe. Michael is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) and a registered Professional Engineer with APEGA.

Mr. Idi Ishaya is a Senior Production Engineering Specialist with RPS Energy. He has over 22 years of experience in the oil and gas industry cutting across production engineering, reservoir engineering and well services. He spent his first 9 years working as a Reservoir/Production Engineer with Chevron/Texaco and then 11 years with Shell before joining RPS Energy in 2012. He provides expertise in the areas of well modelling and artificial lift design in oil and gas wells for both conventional and unconventional reservoirs. He also provides expertise in well completion and stimulation design including fracture stimulation in unconventional reservoirs. His regional experience covers Africa, Asia, North & South America, Europe and Australia/New Zealand. Idi is a member of Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) and a registered Professional Engineer in Alberta.

Training Venue

To avoid potential course disruptions caused by the attendance of unconfirmed registrants, the training venue address will ONLY be provided to registrants upon receipt of payment (via an email confirmation note).