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Future of Petroleum Engineering: Two Perspectives from Two SPE PresidentsContains 1 Component(s)
2020 SPE President Shauna Noonan and 2016 Past President Nathan Meehan present their perspectives and answer live Q&A with student members.
Oil Specific Pour Point Depressants for Two Asian Crude OilsContains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits
Crude oil with a pour point (PP) near to ambient temperatures, is at risk of production interruptions due to temperature fluctuations. This can be overcome or managed through the use of pour point depressants (PPD). PPDs can lower the PP, improve crude oil flowability, and reduce the production down time. Because crude oil is a complex mixture of chemistries, blending different types of PPD is a favorable approach to accommodate the polydispersity of oils.
Management and Solutions to Gas Hydrates Problems: Learnings from the Lab to the FieldContains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits
In the present time, it is even more pressing that we develop and implement more efficient and smarter approaches for hydrate management, requiring a much deeper and broader understanding on hydrate thermodynamics and hydrate transportability in multiphase systems.
Petroleum Production Performance
Surface Production OperationsContains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits
Upon completion of this course, the participant should be able to: review surface flowing well conditions with the goal of optimizing production, describe the basic layout of an upstream producing facility and the functions of its major components, outline the general requirements for separating and treating produced oil as a basis for a detailed facility design, and plan and oversee routine field maintenance work, and maintain a safe operation through proper application of good work practices and the careful control of site activities.
Workover Planning and OperationsContains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits
Upon completion of this course, the participant should be able to: evaluate well performance and identify workover or abandonment candidates, plan safe workovers using the tools and methods appropriate to individual wells, and apply procedures and standards in accordance with recognized safe practices and regulatory requirements.
Artificial Lift Methods 2Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits
Upon completion of this module, the participant should be able to: distinguish among the common methods of artificial lift and understand their advantages and limitations, select the most appropriate artificial lift method for a given set of well and economic conditions, perform basic surface and subsurface design calculations for gas lift and pump-assisted systems, and monitor artificial lift performance.
Flowing Well Performance and Production System AnalysisContains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits
Upon completion of this module, the participant should be able to: use production data to define a well's IPR and flow potential under current operating conditions, predict changes in well potential resulting from declining reservoir pressures, evaluate the effects of various operating parameters on flowing well performance, design a single-well production system based on analysis of individual system components, select the appropriate tubing and flowline diameters for optimizing well performance, and predict future production rates based on changing operating conditions.