Advanced Production & Operating Techniques


This course covers advanced production and operating techniques. It thereby enables one to timely select the most beneficial technique and set realistic expectations on production and operating behavior changes and recovery improvement. The impacts of the selected method on personnel training, technology transfer, and facility modification are also covered. Many illustrative problems, worked in the class by teams, are helpful in gaining a better grasp of the subject matter.


To enhance the participants’ knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to understand and apply techniques of oil production and operation


By the end of this course, the participant will be able to:

  • Understand and aware of production and operating techniques and correct procedures of work-over operations.

  • Deal with different oil production and operating problems


  • Drive mechanisms & reservoir operation concepts.
  • Well analysis tools.
  • Wellhead deliverability curves.
  • Well completion design & objectives.
  • Problem recognition.
  • Mechanical problems.
  • Depletion problems.
  • Poor performance.
  • Production decline.
  • Well servicing requirements & equipment.
  • Planning & implementing work-over operations.
  • Perforation (under balanced / extreme - overbalance procedures).
  • Down-hole repair.
  • Stimulation.
  • Rig work-over (uses & limitations).
  • Re-completions & results evaluation.
  • Kickoff operations.
  • Naturally – flowing wells.
  • Artificial flow wells.
  • Electric wire-line operation.
  • Depth control & log correlation.
  • Production optimization review (NODAL Analysis).

Who Can Benefit?

Petroleum engineers