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Introduction to Well Completion

Est. Length: 1:30hr

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"Excellent course for people who work in oilfield but do not have the opportunity to see how the completion is run - such as geoscience or production personnel. It is also a good training for drilling personnel to have a general idea of the job they will perform occasionally. Detailed introduction to lower and upper completion overall operations."

- Sebastien Bazin, Well Services and Completion Superintendent


For many people in our industry it is not very clear what is happening with the well after it is drilled and cased. Completion process often feels like "a dark side of the moon" for many oilfield specialists and engineers, who are not directly involved in this process. Drilling personnel tend to stand back once the well was cased, and for many other adjacent disciplines, the more important is to get the well on target while drilling and then to see the production rates. What happens in between, will be explained in this class.This course will give participants the introductory knowledge on the well completion process with detailed guiding through all main steps, but without going too deep in discussion of technologies and applications.

Course Curriculum:

  • Well Preparation for Completion
  • Cement Bond Evaluation
  • Well Perforation
  • Lower Completion installation (with Gravel Pack)
  • Upper Completion installation
  • Christmas Tree (XMT) Installation
  • Good Completion Practices
  • Operations Timing (example)

This course is designed for:

  • Drilling personnel not specialized in well completions
  • Geologists and other geoscientists whose job does not include assistance in completion design.
  • Logistics and warehouse officers involved into equipment transfer
  • Any other technical and non-technical personnel, who wants to gain awareness in post-drilling operations

Pre-requisites:

  • General knowledge on well architecture
  • Awareness on the oilfield terms
  • Beginner experience in drilling or adjacent specialties
  • Willingness to deepen the understanding of Well Completion operations

Course Objectives:

Participants will broaden the knowledge on the main steps of completion operations, which are conducted after of the well’s main drilling scope.

Bonus Material:

  • Completion Diagram - real well example
  • Estimated time breakdown to execute completion installation with Jack-Up Rig
  • Detailed Surface Wellhead Diagram (as example)


Your Instructor


Sergey Chernenkov
Sergey Chernenkov

With over 26 years of experience in the oil and gas industry Sergey Chernenkov is recognized as a top performer Completions, Workover & Well Interventions Engineer. He holds an MSc-equivalent degree in Drilling Engineering from Ufa State Petroleum Technical University.


During his first decade in the oilfield, Sergey worked for a number of workover rig contractors. Starting as a roustabout he progressed through every step of the hierarchical ladder in rig operations in multinational projects up the level of rig toolpusher by in Western Siberia. He was then hired as on-job-training Instructor to mentor professional transition of several Russian rig crews in the woods of Orenburg Region in the middle of Russia, and that is when he fell in love with the possibility of sharing his skills and knowledge with other people. "That was one of the most enjoyable experiences throughout my career, and the feelings advanced later to great passion for training."

Since then he has worked in over 7 countries and covered a broad range of activities in wells' planning, design, engineering and execution phases, starting from wells ’ Completion throughout the well life cycle - Workover and Interventions, and production optimization until well's P&A (Plug and Abandon).

Sergey is a member of SPE International, and participate in other professional communities such as Energy Institute UK, Oil-and-Gas-Online, Russian Oil Forum, ICoTA, and many others. In 2008 he received the recognition letter and prize award from SPE Board of Directors for the active participation in SPE eMentoring Program.


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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 30-day access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for 30 days 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.

"Great course for anyone that wants to know the basic concepts of one type of well completion. Course is very easy to follow and well presented."

- Michael Sabourin, Senior Well Intervention & Completion Specialist


"It seems to me this class would be very useful to those people who are not directly involved in Well Operations, but want to know what’s happened with the oil well from the end of drilling phase until bringing the well to production. It’s explained very simply and clear how the Well gets ready to produce oil. My congratulations to Sergey! It’s really great job!"

- Vlad Kalmykov, WO & Completion Manager, Lukoil Mid-East Limited


"Excellent course for people who work in oilfield but do not have the opportunity to see how the completion is run - such as geoscience or production personnel. It is also a good training for drilling personnel to have a general idea of the job they will perform occasionally. Detailed introduction to lower and upper completion overall operations."

- Sebastien Bazin, Well Services and Completion Superintendent

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