Advanced Coiled Tubing Engineering and Best Practices

Disciplines: Production and Operations

Course Description

This seminar will begin with a very brief review and refresher of basic CT equipment and well control components. The remainder and primary focus of the seminar will be on job design consideration, safety considerations, and job execution of common CT intervention job types including:  Nitrogen lifting, Proppant or fill cleanout, Milling, Acid Stimulation, logging, and perforating.

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize and explain function of CT surface equipment
  • Recognize and explain function of PCE and BHAs
  • Identify and describe critical job design considerations for each job type that should be present in a contractor CT job proposal
  • Discuss risks associated with each CT intervention and the corresponding mitigation controls recommended for each job type
  • Optimize the CT intervention efficiency and success by applying industry best practices and lessons learned for each job type
  • Attend and assess ongoing CT intervention’s  success at the wellsite for each job type

Learning Level


Course Length

1 Day

Why Attend

You should attend this seminar to expand your knowledge of coiled tubing applications and engineering design considerations that can directly affect your operations both positively and negatively.  There are great cost savings to be realized when CT interventions are conducted safely and efficiently.  Equally, poorly understood and planned CT interventions create costly and sometimes dangerous problems during a CT intervention.  These issues can be avoided with the knowledge, best practices, and lessons learned provided in this short seminar.

Who Attends

This seminar is designed for engineers, senior operations personnel, and company representatives with previous basic CT knowledge who are assigned to utilize coiled tubing in their operations.

Special Requirements

Computer is optional but would be beneficial as the participants may wish to view resources that the instructor will share.


0.8 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) will be awarded for this 1-day seminar.

Additional Resources

This course has a supplemental book located in our SPE Bookstore entitled Underbalanced Drilling (Digital Edition). Please check out this valuable resource! 

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be received no later than 14 days prior to the course start date. Cancellations made after the 14-day window will not be refunded. Refunds will not be given due to no show situations.

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We reserve the right to substitute course instructors as necessary.



Todd Green is a Production Engineering Technical Advisor with Saudi Aramco. A graduate from Texas Tech University, Todd entered the petroleum industry with BJ Services in 2006 as a field engineer in the Permian Basin Field of Texas, USA. During these two years of field work, he personally attended over 200 coiled tubing field operations.

In 2008, Todd accepted an international assignment as a desk engineer with Baker Hughes supporting all coiled tubing intervention in the southern area of Saudi Arabia. Todd served in this role until 2011 when he joined Halliburton in a similar roll in Saudi Arabia.

In 2014, He joined Aramco Americas in Houston to serve as a well intervention subject matter expert on a multidisciplinary upstream technical team. In 2018, Todd transferred to Dhahran, Saudi Arabia to work for Saudi Aramco as an instructor and technical advisor for production engineering at the Upstream Professional Development Center (UPDC). In 2020, Todd promoted to supervisor of the UPDC Technical Advisory Group. This group of senior professionals is responsible for creating and delivering professional development course to all Saudi Aramco Petroleum Engineers and Geoscientists.

Todd has experience designing and implementing a variety of CT interventions that include: Foam cleanouts, High angle cleanouts, CT high rate acid stimulations, Milling with CT, fishing Operations, CT e-line logging, Velocity string design and installation, Cementing with CT, Mechanical de-scaling, Utilizing multilateral seeking tools, Nitrogen lifting, Abrasive perforating with CT, and various drilling rig assist operations. Todd has also co-authored 9 SPE papers.

Todd is an active participant in SPE.  He has taught multiple SPE short courses at ICoTA and ATCE on Rigless Well Intervention. He also served as ICoTA International Chairman from 2016-2018 and most recently served as Conference Chairman for ICoTA/ SPE Annual conference March 2022.

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