Production Problem Solving


In this course, participants will master how to define their production problems, to understand their root causes, and how best to implement solutions. Participants will learn to apply various models and techniques to enhance the creativity of their teams in solving problems and implementing decisions. Participants will also have the opportunity to develop a concrete action plan for achieving their goals


To enhance the participants' knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to solve production problems

To enhance the delegate knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to achieve success by promoting their understanding of the nature of problems


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

  • Have an overview of common problems that cause low oil/gas rates.

  • Identify reservoir caused Problems.

  • Be familiar with well bore Problems

  • Be familiar with contaminants – caused problems.

  • Be familiar with surface Piping and other sources of problems.

  • Deal with artificial lift problems


  • Overview of common problems that cause low oil/gas rates.
  • Reservoir Caused Problems.
  • Productivity (PI / IPR)
  • Skin
  • Low Permeability
  • Low Reservoir Pressure
  • Well bore Problems
  • Tubular Sizing
  • Multiphase Flow Impact
  • Scale, Paraffin, Emulsions.
  • Contaminants – Caused Problems.
  • Corrosion
  • H2S and CO2
  • Surface Piping & other sources of problems.
  • Flow-line Size.
  • Restrictions.
  • Slugging.
  • Artificial Lift Limitations
  • Gas Lift Problems and Detection Methods
  • Electric Submersible Pump Problems
  • Rod Pump Problems.
  • Production equipment malfunctioning.
  • Proven techniques of troubleshooting.

Who Can Benefit?


Production engineers.