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IHS VirtuWell - Getting Started

Prevent and correct liquid loading issues, while minimizing friction in your wellbore.

Need to decide when to install tubing and what size to use?

Want to reliably plan compression or velocity strings to overcome liquid loading?

This interactive course will give an overview of the IHS VirtuWell tools in the IHS Harmony environment, including software interface and navigation, and how to perform basic tasks. Students will perform production optimization workflows for both oil and gas. Participants will learn how to:

  • Perform Nodal Analysis on both gas and oil well
  • Investigate well flow for optimization with regard to liquid loading and erosion
  • Perform wellhead forecasting using RTA analytical models

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, Geologists and Technologists who are involved with Nodal Analysis and Production Optimization.

Prerequisites: Students should have an understanding of basic geoscience and engineering principles including reservoir and fluid properties, production data, Wellbore Completions, Nodal Analysis: Rawlings Shellhardt, Vogel. 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

IHS Harmony

  • Importing and setting up data
  • Calculate sandface pressure
  • View unloading velocity on the diagnostics plot
  • Export results

IHS VirtuWell

  • Pressure Gradient - Performing an analysis
  • Gas AOF/TPC - Adding IPR and TPC curves
  • Oil IPR/TPC - Adding IPR and TPC curves
  • Advanced Forecasting - Wellhead forecasting to investigate future well performance

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