Production Engineering

Design, Analyse and Optimise Wells and Production Systems

Course topic:

Oil and Gas Management

Format availability:



5 Days

Introduction to the course

The Production Engineering mission is to design, construct, operate and maintain any well, so that it is safe for use from spud to abandonment, delivering maximum value to the business. Production Engineering is the discipline that integrates subsurface and surface in the oil and gas upstream industry. Traditionally, Production Engineering are known as “Well Doctors”, as their focus area is the well. However, their remit extends from the reservoir, through the well into the production system and export. Over the years, the Production Technology DB has taken centre stage in the development of Well, Reservoir and Facility Management and Production Optimisation.

This training course lays the foundation for Production Engineering - OFM DB, covering the essential components of the discipline, with theory, exercises and group work. In addition, we will cover the application of Production Engineering - OFM DB on Well Performance, Completion Design, Perforating, Artificial Lift, Stimulation, Sand Management, Well, Reservoir and Facility Management and Production Optimisation. The whole Production Engineering - OFM DB training course is highly interactive with opportunities for participants to share their experience and expertise. At the end of the Production Engineering - OFM DB training course, there is an opportunity to brainstorm and troubleshoot real issues, that participants have, which they can take back and apply their learnings to their wells and fields.

This Production Engineering training course will highlight:

  • The role of the Production Engineering
  • Essential components of the Production Engineering discipline
  • The application of Production Engineering in the oil and gas business
  • Fundamentals of Well Completion Design
  • How to maximise oil and gas production and recovery

Course details

By the end of this Production Engineering training course, participants will learn to:

  • Define the role of the Production Engineering function in the oil and gas business
  • Describe the essential components of the Production Engineering discipline
  • Explain how the basic applications of Production Engineering tools and techniques work
  • Apply the fundamentals of Well Completion Design
  • Describe how to maximise oil and gas production and recovery

Participants will engage in a highly interactive learning experience, with a blend of class room learning, exercises, group work and discussion. The instructor will apply a range of proven adult learning teaching and facilitation techniques, which will address participants’ learning preference styles. Active participation is essential, to share experiences and expertise of the tutor, as well as the participants. We can all learn from each other.

By attending this Production Engineering training course, the organisation will develop staff that can maximise production and recovery, in a safe, sustainable and cost-effective manner. The organisation will benefit from:

  • Improved well completion design to safeguard well integrity and well operations
  • Skilled well performance analysis to optimise production and injection
  • Optimal artificial lift and stimulation solutions
  • Safe operations from Integrated Sand Management to the production system
  • Implementation of Well, Reservoir and Facility Management
  • Production System Optimisation with an integrated team

The participants will be able to:

  • Apply well completion design to improve well integrity and safe well operations
  • Analyse well performance to optimise production and injection
  • Recommend artificial lift and stimulation techniques
  • Apply Integrated Sand Management to the production system
  • Implement Well, Reservoir and Facility Management
  • Carry out Production System Optimisation with an integrated team

This Production Engineering training course is designed for people who want to become Production Engineers and for other disciplines who wish to broaden their skill base, to include Production Technology.  This training course is suitable to a wide range of professionals and will greatly benefit: 

  • New Production Technologists
  • Reservoir Engineers, Geoscientists & Petrophysicists
  • Well Engineers, Drilling Engineers and Well Services personnel
  • Production Engineers, Facility Engineers and other Surface Engineers
  • Managers who want to maximise production and recovery

Daily Agenda

DAY 1:
Well Fundamentals and Inflow 
  • Production Technology introduction
  • The DNA of a well – what makes a well
  • PVT
  • Inflow Theory
  • Inflow Performance Relationship
DAY 2:
Outflow and Perforating 
  • Outflow Theory
  • Vertical Lift Performance
  • Perforating Theory
  • Perforating Selection
DAY 3:
Stimulation and Sand Management 
  • Formation Damage
  • Stimulation Theory (Matrix stimulation and hydraulic fracking)
  • Stimulation Selection
  • Downhole Sand Control
  • Integrated Sand Management
DAY 4:
Artificial Lift, Well, Reservoir & Facility Management  
  • Artificial Lift Theory (focus on Gas Lift and Electrical Submersible Pumps)
  • Artificial Lift Selection
  • Well, Reservoir & Facility Management Theory
  • Well, Reservoir & Facility Management Implementation
DAY 5:
Production System Optimisation and Finding Solutions 
  • Production System Optimisation
  • Finding Solutions Theory
  • Solutions Selection
  • Participants’ Production Technology Challenges

Frequently Asked Questions

There are no prerequisites. Our courses are open to students of all backgrounds who are 18 years of age and older. All courses are conducted in English. Video lectures include English subtitles and the option to slow-down, pause, or replay lectures for better retention. Discussion boards are a critical component of each of our courses; therefore, we suggest students have a conversational knowledge of English when pursuing a Certificate of Completion. For any of the art writing courses, students need to be 100% proficient in written English.

You should have an up-to-date web browser such as: Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Internet Explorer. For more detailed information, please see the guides for supported browsers and basic computer specifications. Our Online Courses can be accessed on a mobile or tablet device, although we strongly encourage you to have access to a desktop or laptop computer and reliable internet connection for certain course components. Former students have told us it is easiest to read discussion threads and complete written assignments on a laptop or desktop computer.

Registration is available on our website. Just follow these simple steps: Click the “Apply Now” button in the top right corner of your screen. Select “Online Courses.” Choose your course(s). You will be asked for basic contact information and your credit card payment. We require full payment at the time of registration and all tuition is billed in US dollars. Be sure to check with your bank or credit card company, as your financial institution may charge a foreign transaction fee.

Our classes are kept small, at no more than 30 students, to better facilitate and encourage personalized interaction with the instructor and fellow participants. Your classmates come from all over the globe and contribute their global perspectives and experience. Some are currently working within the arts while others are just beginning. All classmates share in their passion for the art world.

It is recommended that you begin your course promptly. If you do need to start the course a few days late, contact your instructor as soon as possible after the course has opened to discuss your options. Registration closes on the Friday after the course begins.

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12-16 Aug 2024
Fee: $5,950
07-11 Oct 2024
Fee: $5,950
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