Intelligent Completions

Instructor: Prof. Ali Daneshy
Course Duration: 5 days 
CEUs: 4.0


Development and integration of new and exciting drilling and completion technologies have facilitated innovative well architectures that allow substantially higher well productivity at much lower cost per barrel of produced fluid. These new architectures are now in use in all regions of the world and have enabled the Operators to achieve higher flexibility to manage the mix of fluids flowing from their reservoirs, achieving higher well productivity, and increasing the recoverable reserves. Managing the mix of fluids flowing from the well allows better control of water and gas production, and consequently higher production value and lower long term costs.

This workshop presents both technical and operational aspects of new completion techniques, where they could be used, and how to design them to fit specific reservoir conditions and operational requirements. Both management and technical staff will benefit from participation in this workshop.

Course Content:

Why Intelligent Wells?
Well productivity
Flow regulation
Water control
Gas control
Maximum Reservoir Contact concept

Horizontal & Multilaterals Wells
Classifications & their application
Junction requirements
Junction location and operational requirements
Lateral completion and operational requirements
Case histories

Downhole flow regulators
Active Types (ICVs)
Where and why are they used
Fixed choke systems
Variable choke systems
Hydraulic vs. electric systems
Case histories
Passive Types (ICDs)
Technical foundation for use of ICDs ; where and why
How ICDs regulate flow
Existing commercial systems & their benefits and drawbacks

Reservoir Management Using Intelligent Wells
Reservoir monitoring
Flow optimization
System optimization