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Oil and Gas | Production Engineering

Well Completion Technology

Course Code: EC027
Course Outline:  Download
Format and Duration:
4 hours

Self-paced e-learning

Fee from: GBP £400.00


Well completion design is one of the most critical steps for oil and gas wells. An optimal design leads to a well being capable of delivering its full potential Completion design is a complex process, as it includes input from many disciplines and considers the whole life cycle of the well not just a single point in time, without compromising on safety or reliability.  Well performance changes over time due to a variety of factors, at surface and in the reservoir, and a properly designed well allows for easy modification (workovers) to correct or enhance performance. Completion design is a complex process as it includes input from many disciplines and considers the whole life cycle of the well, not just a single point in time.

Course Code: EC027
Duration: 4 hours
Fee From
GBP £400.00 (exc. Tax)
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Training Method

This is a self-paced e-learning course. Learning materials are structured into short sections, each including interactive text and image content, animations, video, and audio. An end of course quiz is scored to provide the learner with their learning progress. Approximately 4 hours learning time.

Course Overview

Participants will:

  1. Understand key considerations and workflow of completion design.
  2. Optimise tubing based on flow requirements and well performance analysis.
  3. Calculate stresses and loads on tubing and connections.
  4. Select proper tubing material for the well environment and fluid type.
  5. Differentiate between open hole, cased and perforated completions.
  6. Select well stimulation techniques based on reservoir and fluid type.
  7. Describe the purpose and generic operating principles for major completion components.

Well Completion Design Process

The 1st module of this course will define well completion, introduce the range of completion options available and the processes required to reach a final basis of design. The learner will develop an understanding of completion components and options for both horizontal and multi-lateral wells.

Well Completion Tubing Design

This module teaches the learner about the purpose and importance of tubing within the context of well completion. It covers how to estimate stress and loading on tubing and connections and how to select tubing to optimise flow and performance.

Overview of Key Well Completion Technologies

This module looks at the difference between open hole, cased and perforated completions. The learner will understand how to select well stimulation techniques based on reservoir and fluid types, how to control sand production and how to design for high pressure and temperature environments. Finally heavy oil production techniques will be considered.

Completion Components

In the final module of this course the learner will increase their understanding of major completion equipment components and develop further understanding of sand and inflow control equipment.


CEU: 0.4 Continuing Education Units
PDH: 4 Professional Development Hours
Certificate: Certificate Issued Upon Completion
RPS is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and is authorized to issue the IACET CEU. We comply with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognised internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices.
We issue a Certificate of Attendance which verifies the number of training hours attended. Our courses are generally accepted by most professional licensing boards/associations towards continuing education credits. Please check with your licensing board to determine if the courses and certificate of attendance meet their specific criteria.