Nodal Analysis applied in oil production wells is one of the most effective ways to obtain accurate results when we want to predict the behavior of production. In this way, we can apply the changes to the system having a high probability that they are correct to obtain an improvement or an increase in the production rate. Based on the reservoir pressure and the operating pressure of some components, applying a Nodal Analysis is essential to calculate losses between two nodes and obtain analysis values that speed up important decision-making when modifying a rig from the producing well.
Our Nodal Analysis course gives you advanced training on this technique. In its online mode and with special discounts you can take it from the comfort of your home with a virtual classroom and email advice available 24/7 during the course. In addition, you have the teaching of the best professionals in the area to guide you during your preparation as well as complementary and carefully selected digital material for easy understanding.
This course is taught by Engr. Sergio Caicedo (Director of our Academy), who has a BSc. in Physics and Computer Engineering from the Simón Bolívar University of Venezuela, as well as a Master's Degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin, USA. He has 26 years of experience as a specialist in artificial lift and well productivity and software development applied to oil production. Currently, this course is available only in English and you can take it where you prefer, you only need an internet connection, a smartphone, a tablet or a computer.
fundamental principles of Nodal Analysis
With the purpose of becoming an expert in the method. By taking this course you will know its advantages and limitations and when it is possible to apply it. You will learn in detail how to understand IPR curves for single and multiphase flows, how these flows specifically work in a production pipeline, how PVT data affects multiphasic flow correlation, and the selection and tuning of multiphasic flow correlations. Last but not least, we will instruct you on how to locate the nodes for the analysis correctly, both for internal and external flow and how to read and interpret the curves or data resulting from the analysis to select the most favorable scenario for the production.
The Nodal Analysis is applied to know in detail how production in oil or gas wells works and to know where and what changes to use to improve it, but it is also possible to know how it would work in the future when sufficient data is known about the devices that will be installed such as separators, connections for directional or horizontal pipes and sections of discharge pipes. In this way, it is not necessary to make expenses prior to the analysis, thus drastically reducing operating costs and investing a little more in building an economically profitable project that produces results close to those of design once it has been completed.
Nodal Analysis is a matter for engineers
All over the world oil research and production companies seek engineers from any branch, capable of applying this type of analysis to safeguard multimillion-dollar investments. In addition, it is useful in almost any production project since it is basically about calculating the losses between one point and another on the production line.
On the other hand, it is a support technique for companies that manufacture oil extraction products like ours, since after this analysis you know what characteristics the instruments to acquire must-have. In this way, manufacturers have technical data sheets and catalogs to choose from, so the Nodal Analysis method indirectly generates more employment for engineers and, as long as oil continues to be such an abundant energy source, opportunities will continue to arise.
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