Well Production Mechanisms 3-Course Bundle

Well Inflow, Outflow and Artificial Lift Courses | Est. Length 5 hrs

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This bundle includes the 3 courses by Damien Leonard: Well Inflow, Well Outflow and Artificial Lift.

Well Production Mechanisms are one of the most important things to understand when working at optimizing your wells. Whether your well is in natural flow or 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 y ou all the knowledge you need regarding those two mechanisms and will introduce you to the most common artificial lift types

Course Curriculum:

Part 1: Well Inflow

  • Productivity index formula
  • Characteristics 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
  • Exercises: 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 Gas Lift
  • 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.

Est. Length:

5:00 hrs

What are students saying:

"Excellent introduction / refresher to flow mechanisms and activation. For beginners and for those who know the basics and want to know more."

"Great comparison of the activation systems to choose the right one from the start."

"Recommended for those who want technical details and not just a general overview. Looking forward the gas lift course of the same level!"

Your Instructor

Damien Leonard
Damien Leonard

With 10 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, not only on gas lifted wells, but also when working on Matrix Stimulation, ESP or other Activation Methods, 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 the target of helping his colleagues to improve their analytic level as well as their general knowledge of the industry.

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