Well Production Mechanisms

Well Inflow, Outflow and Artificial Lift | Est. Length 4 hrs

   Watch Promo

Well production mechanisms are one of the most important things to understand when working at opitimizing your wells. Whatever if your well is in natural flow or if it uses artificial lift, mastering the concepts of inflow and outflow will allow you to understand any well behavior and optimize it .

This class will give you all the knowledge you need regarding those two mechanisms.

Course Curriculum:

Part 1: Well Inflow

  • Productivity index formula
  • Charateristics of reservoir rock
  • Porosity
  • Saturation
  • Permeability
  • Oil-water relative permeability
  • Oil-gas relative permeability
  • Bubble point
  • Viscosity
  • Formation volume factor
  • Skin
  • Deliverability curve (linear and Vogel)

Part 2: Well Outflow

  • Fluid path from bottom to surface
  • Vertical flow pressure curves
  • Vertical lift performance curve
  • Hold up and slip velocity
  • Vertical flow regime
  • Effect of emulsion on viscosity
  • Why you need artificial lift
  • How to increase production
  • Exercices: Impact of 6 different parameters variation on inflow and outflow

Part 3: Artificial lift

  • Artificial lift repartition
  • Introduction to ESP
  • Introduction to PCP
  • Introduction to SRP
  • Introduction to Jet & Hydraulic Pumping
  • Introduction to GL
  • Recap

This course is designed for:

  • Production, Petroleum or Well Performance Engineers to maximize their well production
  • Field Production Personnel to understand the importance of data
  • Completion or Surface Facilities Engineers to understand what they can do to help maximizing well production


  • Basic knowledge on well architecture
  • Awareness on the oilfield terms

Course Objectives:

Participants will acquire a good understanding of well production mechanisms and a general knowledge of most common artificial lift types.

Your Instructor

Damien Leonard
Damien Leonard

With 8 years of professional experience in the industry, Damien is recognized subject matter expert in Well Performance topics, especially Gas Lift.

Damien holds a master degree from the top ranked French Engineering School “Ecole des Ponts ParisTech”.

He started his career working on Lean Management. From there he developed a culture of Optimization and Continuous Improvement. He then worked in Business and Management Consulting, which gave him a good culture of Performance. He capitalized on those experiences to improve Production while working in the Oil and Gas industry. He went through field position where he learned to optimize well production with a “hands- on” approach. Then he was selected to provide support by working as the Head of Well Performance for his company. There he showed fast progress and achieved significant production increase, no t only on gas lifted wells, but also when working on Matrix Stimulation, ESP or other Activation Mode, Surface Debottlenecking, Well Intervention etc

He is a Gas Lift instructor in his company where he was the first to provide an in-house training that received most positive feedback from its participants.

Damien is known for sharing the information and the knowledge with the people working with him. He gives himself h the target of helping his colleagues to improve their analytic level as well as their general knowledge of the industry.

Class Curriculum

  Welcome to the course
Available in days
days after you enroll

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does 12-month access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for 12 months as often as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

Get started now!