Production Optimisation System

Production and Operations

Course Description

Total producing system as a group of components encompassing reservoir rock, completions, vertical flow strings, reassertions, horizontal, inclined flow lines, risers, gathering system networks, compressors, pump stations, metering system, and market system rate/pressure. An improper design of any one component, or a mismatch of components, adversely affects the performance of the entire system. Nodal analysis identifies bottlenecks and serves as a framework for the designing of efficient field wide flow system including wells, artificial lift, gathering lines, and manifold. Production optimisation analysis is used also in planning new field development.

Learning Objective:

The basic objective of this seminar is to introduce the overview and concept of production optimisation and using nodal analysis as a tool in production optimisation and hence enhancement. The participants are exposed to the analysis of various elements that help in production system starting from reservoir to surface processing facilities and their effect on the performance of the total production system.

  • Introduction
  • Basics of production petroleum system
  • Production optimisation
  • Need for and selection for artificial lift methods
  • Production system analysis
    • Inflow performance relationship
    • Outflow performance relationship
    • Liquid loading in gas wells
    • Selection of design parameters based on field measurements
  • Real-Time oil or gas field optimisation
  • Network optimisation basics

Who Attend

Professionals involved in oil fields and wells and any who wish to enhance company performance by learning factors affecting well performance. These professionals include:

  • Production engineers
  • Reservoir engineers
  • Oil field consultants
  • Production technicians
  • Field supervisors


Atet Abdel

Atef Abdelhady is academic staff in the British University in Egypt (BUE) teaching and learning production engineering, production equipment, and surface facilities simulation & well testing simulation. He holds a BS and MS degree in petroleum engineering. He holds a PhD degree in the specialty of petroleum production engineering. He has 35 years of experience in production operation from reservoir to surface activities. Atef is an active SPE member (Society of Petroleum Engineers). During his career, he has authored several technical papers in Egypt and USA. He has been selected as a qualified candidate for inclusion in the 1998 edition of International Who’s Who Membership. He has training skills and experience inside and outside Egypt.