According to many industry experts Gas Lift (GL) is the least understood artificial lift method, but the reason behind this is not its complexity. When you do things wrong on other artificial lift methods (e.g. ESP) your well will stop producing, a Gas Lift well will often keep on producing even with a bad design. Hence many operators often do not realize that their Gas Lift well is not producing at its full potential and don’t pay attention to it.
There is therefore a very significant potential for production increase by understanding the principles of Gas Lift and this is a huge opportunity for any engineer willing to master this activation method.
This class is the 2nd of the series of courses related to gas lift activation. It follows the 1st course “Forms of GL” and presents you the different equipment used for Gas Lift activation. While it is not possible to be exhaustive in describing existing Gas Lift equipment, this course does contain more information that you will find in most of the Gas Lift trainings available in the industry.
Course Curriculum - GL equipment:
This course is designed for:
Participants will acquire a deep knowledge of the available GL equipment. Subject will be discussed from a well intervention, completion as well as from a production point of view. This will allow engineers to select the right equipment for their design, to increase their production by performing more reasonned troubleshooting and to unlock complex well intervention situations.
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.