Petroleum Aspects of Advanced Completion Technology: Intelligent Wells, ICD's and AICD's

Reservoir Descriptions and Dynamics Production and Operations Management and Information Drilling and Completions

2–3 November 2015


This course presents the basic knowledge and fundamentals of advanced well completion technologies needed to identify, plan, and execute advanced completion projects. Participants will gain an understanding of the petroleum engineering considerations for advanced well completion applications such as project screening, well performance modeling and reservoir simulation. This course will introduce methods and workflows by which participants can select the appropriate advanced completion technology for their application.   They will also learn about the equipment, functionality, completion design and execution needed to successfully implement the project.

Course Outline

Day 1

Session 1 Introduction to Advanced Completion Technology

  • What is Advanced Completion Technology?
  • What are the elements of Advanced Completion Technology?
  • Where are they use, what are the typical applications?
  • What is the value proposition?

Session 2 Flow Control Devices - ICD's AICD's, and ICV's

  • Types of ICD's and how they work
  • Types of AICD's and how they work
  • Intelligent Well flow control hardware - actuation and control
  • Zonal Isolation Methods: Packers, Swell Packers, Open hole packers

Session 3 Permanent Monitoring Equipment

  • Electronic Pressure and Temperature Gauges
  • Optical Fiber: DTS and DAS
  • Flow Rate Monitoring
  • Data acquisition systems, surface control systems and data integration

Session 4 Modeling the Performance of Advanced Completion Wells

  • Nodal Analysis of advanced completions
  • Network analysis
  • Reservoir modeling and Advanced Completions
  • Oil Producers, Gas Producers, Water Injectors, Gas Injectors
  • Hybrid Completions

Day 2

Session 1 Artificial Lift and Advanced Completion Technology

  • Why should we be concerned about artificial lift?
  • ESP's, Gas Lift, and Auto-Gaslift

Session 2 Workflow for Advanced Completion Technology

  • Identifying Applications
  • Choosing the right solution: ICD, AICD or Intelligent Completion
  • Establishing the value Proposition
  • Equipment Specification, Functional Requirements

Session 3 Advanced Completion Design and Implementation

  • Project Management Process
  • Timeline of a project - how long will it take?
  • System integration
  • Ensuring that the value from the Advanced Completion is realized

Session 4 Advanced Completion Production Operations

  • Commissioning and Start-up
  • Challenges and Trouble Shooting
  • Regulatory Concerns - Commingling Reservoirs
  • Support Requirement

Learning Level


Course Length

2 Days

Why You Should Attend

If your field development plans include advanced completion technology, or if you’re wondering if they should, this course is for you.  At the end of this course participants should have a thorough understanding of:

  • the elements of advanced completions and how they work,
  • typical applications for advanced completions,
  • the value proposition for advanced completion,
  • how to select the right technology to maximize value,
  • how to manage an advanced completion project
  • monitoring and operating advanced completions

Who Should Attend

This course is intended for reservoir, production, completion engineers, managers and other personnel who are interested in learning about intelligent wells, ICD's and AICD's and their potential applications.


Engineers are responsible for enhancing their professional competence throughout their careers. Licensed, chartered, and/or certified engineers are sometimes required by government entities to provide proof of continued professional development and training. Training credits are defined as Continuing Education Units (CEUs) or Professional Development Hours (PDH).

Attendees of SPE training courses earn 0.8 CEUs for each day of training. We provide each attendee a certificate upon completion of the training course.


Michael Konopczynski is an independent petroleum engineering consultant (K-Ski Petroleum Tech LLC) specializing in advanced well completion technologies.  Prior to his current role, he was Director of Reservoir Solutions at Halliburton Completion Tools, and Director of Technology at Halliburton Intelligent Completions / WellDynamics, where he provided petroleum engineering support for the application of Intelligent Well technology. Before joining WellDynamics in 2001, he spent nearly 20 years with Shell Canada, serving in a variety of production engineering and technology roles including steam-assisted thermal recovery, CO2 enhanced recovery, deep sour gas development, and gas-condensate developments in Canada, the United States, and the Sultanate of Oman.


Members: USD 800
Nonmembers: USD 900



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