Well Completions and Stimulation - PTRL5016

Faculty: Faculty of Engineering

School: School of Petroleum Engineering

Course Outline:

Campus: Sydney

Career: Postgraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 3

CSS Contribution Charge: 2 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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Students enrolled in this course will learn how to develop cost-effective completion designs. Completion design and optimization is taught from a practical, technical, and economic point of view, with consideration of future workover and stimulation options. Students will also learn how to use the latest tools to design and optimize completion scenarios.
Course covers: Interval selection and productivity considerations, effect of producing mechanisms, influence of reservoir heterogeneity, required producing rate, inflow performance relationship, summation of pressure drops, matching completion and reservoir performance, and artificial lift requirements. Inflow performance and multiple tubing performance analyses using the latest optimization tools, well stimulation and workover planning, tubing packer movement and forces calculations. Graphical tubing design and simplified tensional strength design, selection of downhole equipment, tubing accessories and wellhead equipment. Basics of perforation, selection of equipment and procedure for perforating oil and gas wells. Technology of sand control - gravel packing. Fundamentals of well stimulation technologies - acidisation, hydraulic fracturing.
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