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Learn to calibrate and optimize your gas or liquid gathering system using IHS Piper.

Do you want to pinpoint existing bottlenecks in your gathering system?

Are you interested in predicting how your gathering system would behave in the future?

This course introduces features and reommended workflows in the IHS Piper software. Students will learn how to build a basic gathering system model, import well production data, calibrate an existing gathering system, and evaluate the validity of proposed changes to a model during this 1.5 hour class. This is an introductory software course designed to familiarize students with the basic features and functionality within the software. Theory and applied knowledge is beyond the scope of this class. Participants will learn how to:

  • Add wells and pipelines using onscreen design tools
  • Use diagnostic tools to identify current operational issues
  • Calibrate a model to measured field conditions
  • Use diagnostic tools to identify opportunities to improve field performance
  • Create optimization scenarios
  • Schedule when configuration changes should occur

Note: This is an introductory software course designed to familiarize students with the basic features and functionality within the software. Theory and applied knowledge is beyond the scope of this class.

Course Details

Length: 1.5 Hours

Who Should Attend: Engineers and technologists involved in hydrocarbon gathering system management and optimization.

Prerequisites: Students should have an understanding of basic engineering principles including rates and pressures, multiphase flow, resevoir and flud properties, evaluating production data. Basic Windows navigation and spreadsheet skills are also recommended.

Tuition: No charge.

Location: Calgary, Alberta training centers.

Cancellation Policy: To cancel without penalty, please give notice seven calendar days prior to the start of the course. Without prior notice, you will be charged $350.00.

Topics Covered

Basic Gathering System Workflow

  • Learning the minimum requirements for a model
  • Viewing and organizing results on-screen
  • Connecting new wells to an existing model
  • Forecasting changes through time

Model Calibration Workflow

  • Interpreting topographical data contained in images and shapefiles
  • Importing production data
  • Comparing calculated and measured pressures
  • Assessing the importance of calibration

System Optimization Workflow

  • Evaluating the current state of the model through the use of diagnostic maps
  • Isolating problem areas such as bottlenecks or underused facilities
  • Determining system capacity to handle additional production
  • Planning future system changes to meet objectives

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