SAGD Thermal-Hydraulics Training Course

An overview of wellbore thermal-hydraulics

Course Overview:

This course will provide attendees with an overview of wellbore thermal-hydraulics (i.e. coupled thermodynamics, heat transfer, and fluid flow).  Additionally, they will gain a greater understanding of technologies and analytical methods currently for SAGD thermal-hydraulic applications.

The objective of this course is to:

  • Provide an overview of the physics and thermodynamics associated with the design and performance of the injection and production wellbores in these applications;
  • Describe completion and production/injection technologies used in the industry and their associated pros and cons, including vacuum insulated tubulars (VIT) and flow control devices;
  • Describe various artificial lift, in-well and remote monitoring methods;
  • Provide an overview of thermal wellbore and coupled wellbore-reservoir simulators; and
  • Provide examples of injection and production completion designs and their predicted performance.

Duration: 2 Days

Who Should Attend:

This course has been developed for engineers and other personnel who are looking to gain knowledge and understanding of wellbore thermal-hydraulic design and analysis, with a focus on SAGD recovery applications. This course is suitable for individuals with a variety of backgrounds including asset development, reservoir and geology, drilling and completion, production and exploitation, and facilities and operations personnel.

You Will Learn:

At the end of the course, students will:

  • Understand the fundamentals of heat transfer and wellbore flow including the thermodynamic and hydraulic properties of SAGD fluids, and properties of heat transfer and fluid flow;
  • Gain a deeper understanding of fluid flow and heat transfer in wells, and formation-wellbore flow in horizontal wells;
  • Increase their knowledge of completions designs and equipment and downhole and surface flow control in SAGD injection and production wells;
  • Increase their knowledge of artificial lift and in-fill wells;
  • Understand what factors affect SAGD well design and performance; and
  • Increase their knowledge of downhole and surface monitoring, and control methods.

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