Course NumberCH-02-614W
PDH Hours1
Introduction to Oil Well Fluid Level Analysis

Webinar: Introduction to Oil Well Fluid Level Analysis

Webinar calendar pdhAuthor: Ed Chesny

This Live Webinar course reviews the evolution of fluid level measuring equipment, the limitations of some measurement tools, how wellbore data is presented, current well condition, displaying the downhole areas of concern, and determining the bottom hole reservoir pressure – all without the high cost of moving a service rig onto the well. These techniques may be used to collect potentially critical well data for a small percentage of the costs associated with other methods.

It is often difficult to determine if an oil well is producing at its optimum capacity or if an operational problem has developed deep below ground. These questions can often be answered by “shooting a fluid level” on the well with specialized measurement equipment. This course introduces the basics of oil well fluid level data collection including an overview of analytical methods that can determine the downhole condition of a well and the reservoir supplying it with oil and gas. It describes the tools and evaluation methods that are used to evaluate a well’s artificial lift performance and the productive capacity of the oilfield around it.

Other key topics covered in this coursework include:

  1. Recognizing fluid level testing equipment and understanding how it is used to analyze wells and artificial lift equipment.
  2. Describe how oil and gas wells can be evaluated by using fluid level test measurements.
  3. Describe the conditions under which fluid level equipment best functions.
  4. Describe how the data obtained is used to optimize pumping or lift performance.
  5. Describe the conditions under which fluid level tests fail and what can be done to remedy these situations.

Learning Objectives

This Live Webinar course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Learn how a wells fluid level can help determine its bottom hole pressure, productive capacity, and fluid lift capability.
  • Provide historical background on the creation and evolution of fluid level measurement equipment and how manufacturers continually work to broaden and improve the scope of their systems.
  • Learn how the various parts of each fluid level measurement tool function to quickly generate a quality product which enhances the evaluation and decision-making processes.
  • Learn how to interpret fluid level shots data records and use their meaning to optimize well productivity and that of the oilfield.
  • Learn what fluid level tools have been built to meet a wide range of downhole conditions.
  • Learn what fluid level testing tools are used to perform an evaluation on high and very high-pressure wells, as well as enhance the data display for analysis.
  • Cover the steps practiced in safely and effectively shooting fluid levels on both oil and gas wells.
  • Learn how fluid level tools are carefully and properly handled, stored, and transported for use on oil and gas wells.

Note: This is a live webinar delivered via GoToMeeting. Login instructions will be emailed to you 24-48 hours prior to the webinar and the morning of the webinar. If you have not received your instructions for any reason please call customer support the day of the event. Webinars are live and interactive and students will have the ability to directly interact with and ask questions of the presenter.

We provide technical courses for PDH credits that meet Board requirements for Professional Engineers, Geologists and Land Surveyors. This course is guaranteed to be accepted in AK, AL, AR, FL, GA, IA, IL, ID, IN, KS, KY, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WI, WV, and WY. Before purchasing this course, please confirm that your state Board is listed above.