Diagnosis and Practical Solutions for Wellbore Fluid and Heat Flow Problems

Production and Operations

Course Description

This 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
  • Applications to fluid flow assurance
  • Applications to Reservoir Surveillance

Learning Level


Course Length

2 Days

Why 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 Attends

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.

Special Requirements

Attendees need to bring a laptop to class.  Participants should have moderate experience or exposure to the topics.


1.6 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) are awarded for this 2-day course.

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.

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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.

Kabir holds a MSc 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 MSc and PhD in chemical engineering from University of Waterloo, Canada.

Additional Course Resources

This course has a supplemental book located in our SPE Bookstore entitled Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer in Wellbores, Second Edition. Please check out this valuable resource!