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Natural Gas Fluid Properties

Introduces basic concepts, instrumentation and terminology used in natural gas engineering. Reviews characteristics of natural gas fluid systems. Describes devices for measuring temperature, pressure, volume, flow rate, density and other properties, and discusses well selection, conditioning and sampling procedures. Outlines methods for measuring mass flow rates and determining mixed-stream compositions.

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Underbalanced Drilling

This presentation covers the underbalanced drilling method, which is defined as the practice of drilling a well with the wellbore fluid gradient less than the natural formation gradient. Besides minimizing lost circulation and increasing the penetration rate, this technique has a widely recognized benefit of minimizing the damage caused by invasion of drilling fluid into the formation. Different underbalanced drilling equipment and techniques are discussed under this topic. The underbalanced well classification system used by the industry and several case studies are also covered in this presentation. Duration: 4 hours, 20 minutes Content: Introduction to Underbalanced Drilling Dry Air Drilling Nitrogen Drilling Natural Gas Drilling Mist Drilling Foam Drilling Stiff Foam Drilling Gasified Liquids Flow-Drilling Snub Drilling Underbalanced Drilling: General Issues Case Studies Underbalanced Drilling: References and Additional Information

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Fluid Sampling and Analysis

Reviews basic properties of hydrocarbon reservoir fluids and formation water. Illustrates phase behavior, PVT properties, and categorization of reservoir fluids. Describes equipment and procedures for laboratory analyses and fluid sampling including surface and subsurface techniques. Presents correlations used to estimate reservoir fluid behavior.

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Fluid Flow and the Production System

Describes the basic components of a flowing well production system and examines how they are related to each other. Examines in detail the concepts of inflow performance, lift performance and surface choke performance. Introduces and demonstrates a systems analysis approach to evaluating and optimizing well performance. Presents methods for evaluating production performance, including techniques for decline curve analysis.

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Traces the evolution of perforating equipment and methods. Provides an overview of shaped charge operating principles, charge conveyance methods and charge carrier systems. Outlines commonly used perforating techniques and their areas of application. Describes basic design and operating considerations related to overbalanced vs. underbalanced perforating, detonation safeguards, depth control and perforating fluids. Examines the effects of key reservoir characteristics and well parameters on perforation performance and reviews the basic types of perforator tests recommended by the API RP 19B standard. Describes the major equipment components, job planning considerations and operating procedures involved in wireline perforating, tubing conveyed perforating, coiled tubing and pump-down perforating. Includes case studies illustrating the application of various perforating techniques.

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Drilling and Workover Fluids

Select the appropriate drilling/workover fluid for meeting well objectives and, minimizing formation damage with no impact on the environment. Upon completion of this module, the participant should be able to evaluate the features, benefits and limitations of various mud systems and additives, and select the one most appropriate for a given well, as well as specify controls on fluid properties in order to optimize drilling and workover operations

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Initial Well Planning

Upon completion of this module, the participant should be able to: review an initial well proposal and identify key drilling and completion objectives, gather and evaluate offset data and other information pertinent to the well objectives, document and evaluate indicators of potential drilling hazards and/or HSE risks, identify appropriate methods for predicting pore pressures, fracture pressures, and subsurface temperatures, and plot predicted pressures and temperatures versus depth, determine formation fluids to be encountered and potential contaminants, outline critical issues relating to surface location, including those related to logistics, safety and environmental protection and generate a budget-level estimate of dry-hole and total well costs.

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Hydraulic Fracturing

Introduces fundamental concepts of hydraulic fracturing and describes the tools, equipment, materials and procedures involved in hydraulic fracturing treatments. Discusses theoretical and practical aspects of job design, execution and evaluation, including case studies and examples of successful treatments. Duration: 6 hours, 30 minutes Content: Hydraulic Fracturing Fundamentals Hydraulic Fracturing Fluids Proppants Fracturing Equipment and Operations Fracture Treatment Design Hydraulic Fracturing Treatment Evaluation

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Drilling Fluids and the Circulating System

The development and production of an oil or gas field is among the most involved and challenging business undertakings. Learn the steps involved in field development, from its initial planning stages, through reservoir analysis, subsurface design and construction of surface facilities. This module also covers components of long-term production, reservoir management and facilities maintenance.