Artificial Lift and Production Optimization Solutions Production and Operations

Ahmed Shoukry, Rajan Chokshi

Description

This course is designed to give trainees an overview of various artificial lift solutions and related production optimization concepts. After introducing participants to the need for an artificial lift system, training will focus on each of the following lift methods: Gas lift, Reciprocating Rod Lift, Progressing Cavity Pumping, Hydraulic Pumping, Electrical Submersible Pumping, Plunger and Capillary System. For each lift type, the course covers main components, application envelope, relative strengths and weaknesses. Animations, field cases, and example-calculations are used to reinforce concepts. A unique feature of this course is discussion on digital oil field as applicable to lift optimization. The course will close with a discussion session wherein trainees would discuss their challenges and plans for lift systems with a view to understand applicability of the concepts learned during the training.

Learning Level

Intermediate

Course Length

2 Days

Why You Should Attend

Every oil and gas well requires a lift mechanism at some time-point. Often times during a well’s life cycle, changing conditions, necessitate switching from one to another lift method. Each lift system’s applicability often overlaps with other lift systems and it is important to understand when to use one and why not to use another. This course while providing instructions at awareness level will arm attendees with sufficient details to participate in informative decision making process.

Who Should Attend

Anyone interested in learning about lift systems application. Production and field operations engineers, operators, geoscientists, and reservoir engineers who wish to understand the implications of lift systems on their field/reservoirs.

Special Requirements

Calculator for example calculations.

CEUs

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.

Instructor

Ahmed Shoukry is currently the Eastern Hemisphere Director of Weatherford’s Reciprocating Rod and Hydraulic Lift product lines. Prior to joining Weatherford in 2001 he was with Trico Industries Inc. an artificial lift equipment and services provider that was acquired by Weatherford. Ahmed received his BSc. from the American University in Cairo and his MBA from Sheffield University in the UK. Most of his 18+ years of experience in the oil and gas industry were focused on all forms of artificial lift. He started in 1995 with Trico as an artificial lift field engineer then moved into applications and from there through different management levels starting from country to area to region to the Eastern Hemisphere currently.

Rajan Chokshi currently works as a director of training and competency for artificial lift and production optimization for Weatherford International located in Houston, Texas. In a career spanning over 25 years, he has worked on may petroleum and software engineering projects globally in the areas of multiphase flow, gas lift, sucker rod pumping, and production optimization.

Chokshi holds a PhD in petroleum engineering from the University of Tulsa.