Intelligent Wells, ICDs and AICDs: An Introduction to Advanced Completion Technology

Production and Operations Drilling Completions

Course Description

This course introduces the technology and fundamentals of advanced well completion technologies including intelligent wells, autonomous inflow control devices, and ICDs. The course will describe the different types of advanced completions, the appropriate applications for the technology, and the value it can generate.  Participants will be introduced to the petroleum engineering considerations for advanced well completion applications such as project screening, well performance modeling and reservoir simulation. This course will introduce methods and workflows by which participants can select the appropriate advanced completion technology for their application.   

Learning Level


Course Length

1 Day

Why Attend

If your field development plans include advanced completion technology, or if you’re wondering if they should, this course is for you.  At the end of this course participants should have an awareness of:

  • the elements of advanced completions and how they work
  • typical applications for advanced completions
  • the value proposition for advanced completion
  • how to select the right technology to maximize value
  • how to manage an advanced completion project
  • monitoring and operating advanced completions

Who Attends

This course is intended for reservoir, production, completion engineers, managers and other personnel who are interested in learning about intelligent wells, ICDs and AICDs and their potential applications.

Special Requirements

Attendees must bring a laptop to class.


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.

In-House Training

This course is available for in house training at your office location.

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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.

Full regional cancellation policies can be found at the Cancellation Policy page within the SPE Training Course Catalog.


Michael Konopczynski is Director of Subsurface Engineering at Tendeka, Inc., a provider of advanced well completion technologies.  Prior to his current role, he was Director of Reservoir Solutions at Halliburton Completion Tools, and Director of Technology at Halliburton Intelligent Completions / WellDynamics, where he provided petroleum engineering support for the application of Intelligent Well technology. Before joining WellDynamics in 2001, he spent nearly 20 years with Shell Canada, serving in a variety of production engineering and technology roles including steam-assisted thermal recovery, CO2 enhanced recovery, deep sour gas development, and gas-condensate developments in Canada, the United States, and the Sultanate of Oman.