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IHS Piper Training

Learn to analyze your entire system

Want to improve your software skills? Need to maximize your gathering system inflow?

This pipeline modeling software training offers hands-on experience with the GIS interface and teaches how to use the on-screen editing tools and various imports – image files, shape files IHS RTA, IHS CBM and other data files. This course will focus on software usage, navigation, data requirements, data input and basic modeling strategies

Course Details

Length: Two days, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Who Should Attend: This course will benefit engineers and technologists interested in learning a process for delivering realistic forecast results while maximizing their gathering system inflow in an economical manner.

Prerequisites: Basic Windows navigation skills

Tuition: $1600.00 CAD/USD. All Canadian courses are subject to GST. This course is available to in-house groups on request. Please contact us to request a quote.

Location: Calgary, Alberta and Houston, Texas 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 full tuition.

*Class hours can be used towards APEGA professional development credits.
Course Description
  • Capabilities of IHS Piper
  • Importing maps and data
  • Construction of the surface facilities using on-screen editing tools
  • Designation of pipeline loops
  • Model calibration techniques (i.e. identify stagnant liquids)
  • Differentiation between various deliverability models
  • Generation of a blow down case model using reservoir models from IHS RTA
  • Techniques to verify forecast results
  • Use various diagnostics to identify system bottlenecks
  • Generation of optimization forecasts and schedule changes in the future
Topics Covered
  • Geographical referencing of facilities in IHS Piper
  • Building gathering systems using the on-screen editing tools & imports
  • Pressure loss correlations
  • Modeling pipeline loops
  • Deliverability and reserves
  • Modeling compression
  • Modeling procedure

Tracy Brenner, MSc
Tracy is a Technical Advisor responsible for software training and support of IHS Piper. She brings practical experience from major E&P operations across all business stages in both conventional and unconventional assets. Tracy has worked on shale gas, oil sands (CSS, SAGD & Mining) and offshore conventional assets on both Reservoir Engineering and Geoscience teams. She is skilled in GIS, core data analysis, well logs and image analysis. With a BSc & MSc from the University of Calgary, she has over 15 years’ experience teaching and over 10 supporting technical applications.

Simon Davies, P.Eng
Simon holds a B. Sc. in Electrical Engineering from Dalhousie University, Canada, and a B. App. Tech. Petroleum Engineering from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology. His current position is as a Subject Matter Expert for the IHS Piper software. He has detailed experience with pressure calculation methods, including multiphase flow in pipes with phase change behavior. He focuses on petroleum engineering software workflows and technical development in the area of wellbore and pipeline optimization.

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For more information or to register, please contact us at: +1 (403) 770-4646 or register online. Enrollment is on first come, first serve basis.

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