Horizontal Gas Well Production Optimization using Nodal Analysis

Houston, Texas
1.6 CEUs


Course Description: This course presents a systems approach to optimizing production from a horizontal well. It shows how to match flowline parameters and surface equipment settings with reservoir and well data in order to achieve best production from the well. The course presents a comprehensive coverage of the theory and practice of gas production from horizontal wells and the equipment and methods used for this purpose. As part of this course each participant receives and uses his/her own copy of the Nodal Analysis software to optimize the production from a typical horizontal well. Course materials are mainly from the instructor’s recent books Well Productivity Handbook and Petroleum Production Engineering.


Who should attend? This course is designed for petroleum, production and completion engineers and management personnel engaged in gas well completion and production operations.

Course Contents
Determination of gas properties
Inflow performance of gas wells of various architectures
Gas and multiphase flow in well production strings
Gas and multiphase flow in wellhead chokes
NODAL analysis of gas production systems
Class project

About the Instructor. Prof. Guo is the Chevron I/BORSF Professor of Petroleum Engineering at University of Louisiana- Lafayette and well known for his expertise in horizontal well engineering and multiphase flow in pipe systems. He has published 5 books and over 70 technical papers related to these topics. He has 28 years of work experience in the oil and gas industry and academia and is the recipient of many awards, among them SPE Regional Production and Operations Award in 2009. He holds a Ph.D. in Petroleum Engineering from New Mexico Tech.