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.