This course discusses the fundamental sand control considerations involved in completing a well and introduces the various sand control techniques commonly used across the industry, including standalone screens, gravel packs, high rate water packs and frac-packs. It requires only a basic understanding of oilfield operations and is intended for drilling, completion and production personnel with some sand control experience who are looking to gain a better understanding of each technique’s advantages, limitations and application window for use in their upcoming completions. The course also covers key sand control design, installation and evaluation considerations, including screen and gravel sizing as well as downhole equipment selection, and is delivered in an interactive manner with practical exercises and discussions throughout.
Participants will gain a good understanding of:
This course is targeted at drilling, completion and production personnel with some sand control experience who are looking to gain a better understanding of sand control completions and operations. Job titles may include:
A laptop and calculator are required for use with certain exercises during the course.
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.
Philip Wassouf is the founder and Managing Director of DuneFront, an independent engineering consultancy providing a full range of sand control software, consulting and training services. Prior to founding DuneFront, he worked for Schlumberger in a number of positions, including field engineering roles in both completions and pumping services, before taking on the role of Product Champion at its sand control headquarters in Houston, where he worked on a variety of new technology projects, including downhole tools, screens and software. As such, he was heavily involved in supporting worldwide sand control operations while also training both young and experienced engineers. He now works internationally on the design and evaluation of sand control completions for a variety of clients and has also authored a number of technical papers, presentations and patents relating to completions and sand control. He is a member of SPE and received a Masters in Mechanical Engineering (MEng) from Imperial College London.
Members: USD 800
Nonmembers: USD 900
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