Introduction to HPHT Completions


This course introduces the unique aspects and issues surrounding HPHT completions. At the end of this course, delegates should be able to demonstrate familiarity with an understanding of the following:

HPHT Reservoirs and Properties

  • Main HPHT developments around the world
  • What is different about HPHT
  • Reservoir characterisation for HPHT completions
  • Reverse Joule-Thomson effect
  • HPHT completion challenges

HPHT Well Completion Design

  • Tubing stress analysis for HPHT wells
  • Metallurgy selection for HPHT completions
  • Temperature and special alloys modelling issues
  • Elastomer selection
  • Equipment for HPHT completions
  • Temperature limitations for equipment

HPHT Well Construction

  • Completion fluids
  • QAQC process for HPHT completion and service equipment
  • Underbalanced vs. overbalanced HPHY and implications in the selection of each system

HPHT Field Production and Flow Assurance

  • Well testing and production issues of HPHT wells
  • Hydrates and scales issues
  • Conventional current HPHT designs installed in the field
  • Cost management—why planning and QAQC are the key for successful completion within expected budgets.

Who Should Attend

Specific target audience in terms of technical background and experience level (production engineers, experienced).

  • Drilling and completion engineers
  • Petrophysicists
  • Production engineers
  • Well integrity engineers
  • And any other individuals who would like to learn about completion of HPHT wells.


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 (PHD).

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.


Miguel Rosato

Miguel Rosato is currently an HPHT completion advisor, based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He has 12 years of oil and gas experience in onshore and offshore (subsea and platform) well completions, workover, DST, and well testing design. Completion designs include HPHT completions and SDT, subsea ESP completion, different types of sand control lower completions (open hole and cased hole gravel pack, stand alone and expandable sand screens), and dual completions. His countries of expertise includes Venezuela, Indonesia, Egypt, UAE, Oman, Italy, Nigeria, UK, Iraq, China, and Malaysia. He is an SPE Distinguished Member for 9 years, and has been actively involved in many SPE events.

Rosato holds a Masters Degree in mechanical engineering, Masters of Sciences in petroleum engineering, Masters in Business Administration, and IWCF Well Intervention certified.