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Production Technology

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1 hour 40 minutes

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Describes the production technology techniques used to maximize production. Once production begins, the reservoir is only a part of a larger system, and understanding the relationships among all elements--the wellbore, tubing string, artificial lift equipment, surface control devices, separators, treaters, tanks and measuring devices--is crucial to economical and safe recovery.

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Total Number of Subtopics: 5
  • expand/collapse Well Completions
    • Casing and Tubing
    • Downhole Configurations
    • Subsurface Completion Equipment
    • Wellhead and Surface Flow Control Equipment
    • Exercise No. 1 (Solution)
  • expand/collapse Surface Production Facilities
    • Separation
    • Oil Treatment
    • Oil Metering
    • Gas Treatment and Compression
    • Gas Metering
    • Water Treatment and Disposal
    • Offshore Considerations
    • Field Examples of Production Systems Worldwide
    • Exercise No. 1 (Solution)
    • Exercise No. 2 (Solution)
  • expand/collapse Production System Performance
    • System Components
    • Inflow Performance
    • Vertical Lift Performance
    • Surface Flow Performance
    • Total System Pressure Loss
    • Gas Well Performance
    • Production System Design Example
    • Exercise No. 1 (Solution)
  • expand/collapse Artificial Lift
    • Introduction
    • Gas Lift
    • Subsurface Pumping
    • Examples of Artificial Lift Applications
    • Exercise No. 1 (Solution)
  • expand/collapse Production Technology: References and Additional Information
    • References
    • Additional Reading
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