Diagnosis and Practical Solutions for Wellbore Fluid- and Heat-Flow Problems
This 2-day course examines the fluid flow and heat transfer that occurs down hole during the production of oil and gas. Participants will use spreadsheets to compute the pressure and temperature profiles of single- and multi-string completions, and for both conduits of gas-lift wells. These basic principles will then be extended to tackle flow assurance and reservoir surveillance problems using examples from the field.
Fluid- and Heat-Flow Models and Their Practical Applications
- Fluid-Flow Modeling and Relevant Applications
- Flow Patterns in Two-Phase Flow (With Video)
- Liquid Holdup and Pressure-Drop
- Pressure-Traverse Calculations With Spreadsheets
- Flow Rate Estimation Through Chokes
- Understanding Wellhead Watercut Sampling in Three-Phase Flow
- Dewatering Gas Wells (CBM and Conventional)
- Heat-Flow Modeling and Relevant Applications
- Basic Heat Transfer and Applications to Wellbores
- Estimating Fluid Temperature in Single and Multiple Conduits
- Temperature-Traverse Calculations With Spreadsheets
- Estimating P/T Profiles in Gas-Lift Wells
- Flow Rate Estimation From Wellhead-Temperature and -Pressure Data
- Estimating Reservoir Temp. and Geothermal Gradient
Applications to Fluid Flow Assurance
- Combating Wellbore Solids (Asphaltene, Wax, and Hydrates)
- Estimating Influence of Flow Rate on Annulus-Pressure Buildup
- Holistic Approach to Modeling Gas/Condensate Systems: Reservoir to Sales Meter
Applications to Reservoir Surveillance
- Conversion of WHP to BHP
- Use of Converted BHP Data in Reservoir Performance Assessment
- Designing Permanent Gauge Placement
Why You Should Attend
A host of problems can threaten flow assurance in offshore and onshore wells. If you are directly involved in flow assurance or need to know more about it, this course is for you. Participants will receive a copy of the SPE text, Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer in Wellbores, by A.R. Hasan and C.S. Kabir, 2002.
Who Should Attend
This course is designed for production, reservoir and flow-assurance engineers who are involved in the development of oil or gas reserves and the simulation of integrated systems.
Participants should have moderate experience or exposure to the topic. Attendees need to bring a laptop to class.
1.6 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) are awarded for this 2-day course.
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Shah Kabir is a global reservoir engineering advisor at Hess Corporation in Houston. His experience spans more than 30 years in the areas of transient-pressure testing, fluid- and heat-flow modeling in wellbores, and reservoir engineering. Kabir coauthored the 2002 SPE book Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer in Wellbores and contributed to the 2009 SPE monograph Transient Well Testing. Kabir has served on various SPE committees, including the editorial review committees for SPE Production & Facilities, SPE Reservoir Evaluation & Engineering, and SPE Journal. He was a 2006–2007 SPE Distinguished Lecturer and became a Distinguished Member in 2007, and he received the 2010 Reservoir Description and Dynamics Award. He holds a master’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Calgary.
Rashid Hasan is a professor of petroleum engineering at Texas A & M University at College Station, Texas. He has 30 years of teaching, consulting, and research experience in many areas, including fluid and heat flow modeling in wellbores, and pressure-transient testing. He has also worked with NASA on various aspects of multiphase flow and thermo-hydraulic transients. He has published extensively, and is a co-author of the SPE book, Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer in Wellbores. Hasan has served on various SPE committees, including editorial review for SPE Projects, Facilities & Construction and SPE Journal, and was the recipient of 2011 SPE Production and Operations Award.
Hasan earned his MS and PhD in chemical engineering from University of Waterloo, Canada.