Gas Lift Equipment

Mastering Gas Lift Activation Method | Est. Length: 5 hrs

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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:

  • Conventional and side pocket mandrels
  • Gas Lift mandrels with check valve
  • Latches
  • Running/pulling /kick over tools
  • SPM and kick over tools
  • 1st generation of kick over tools
  • Special kick over tools
  • Well unloading
  • Gas Lift valve types
  • Dummy valves
  • Gas Lift pack off
  • Orifice valves
  • Venturi orifices
  • Unloading valves
  • Casing and tubing pressure operated valves
  • GLV calibration procedure
  • GLV test block
  • Valve throttling effect
  • Flag valve
  • Special gas lift valves
  • VPC
  • Electric gas lift valves
  • Gas Lift injection below packer
  • Surface equipment
  • Plunger lift equipment

This course is designed for:

  • Production, Petroleum or Well Performance Engineers to explore the possible GL equipment available for them to use in their wells
  • Field Production Personnel to understand how their day to day GL equipment work
  • Completion or Well Intervention Engineers to understand fully the operations related to GL equipment installation.


  • Understanding of the well production mechanisms (inflow & outlfow) is prefered
  • Knowledge of the existing forms of GL
  • Basic knowledge on well architecture
  • Awareness on the oilfield terms

Course Objectives:

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.

Bonus Material:

  • The full video “Introduction to Gas Lift” (18 min) from my course “Introduction to Artificial Lift”
  • Gas lift presentation video from Weatherford
  • GL pack off presentation video from Weatherford
  • Animations showing GL valve installation using a kick over tool
  • Presentation with all the illustrations presented in the course
  • Technical documentations of some of the equipment presented in the course.

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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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.
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