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Oil and Gas Production 2

Course Description

Study program: Petroleum Engineering (VII semester -OAS)

Name of subject: Oil and Gas Production 2

Instructors: Dr Dušan Danilović, Miroslav Crnogorac

Status: Compulsory


Prerequisites: Courses passed from the previous year.

Course Objectives: The aim of the course is to familiarize with mechanical methods for the production of oil and gas. Students are introduced in detail with the most widely used mechanical methods, with gas lift (continual and intermittent), deep pumping on piston rods and centrifugal pumps. Students are trained for designing and selecting equipment for the stated mechanical methods. Particular attention has been paid to the system of analyzing and optimizing the process of operation of the mentioned mechanical methods, which is of particular importance in terms of economy of operation and energy efficiency.

Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of the course, students are trained for independent design of mechanical methods for the production of oil and gas and the choice of their equipment (gas lift, deep pumping, centrifugal pumps). They are also familiar with the procedures of diagnostics and solving of production problems.


Theory teaching
Characteristics of mechanical methods of exploitation. Gas lift exploitation technology. Basic characteristics of gas-lift. Gas lift valves, gas lift valve mechanics. Dynamic characteristics of gas lift valve operation. Types of gas lift installations. Continuous gas lift. System analysis of continuous gas lift operation. Design of continuous gas lift. Methods of design. Optimizing the operation of the continuous gas lift system. Regulation of continuous gas lift. Analysis of problems in the work of continuous gas lift. Intermittent gas lift. Design methods for intermittent gas lift. Factor accommodation. Optimizing the operation of the intermittent gas lift. Analysis of the problem of intermittent gas lift. Types of problems. Characteristics of the problem. Identifying problems. Deep pumps technology. Depth pumping division. Depth pumping on sucker rods. Deep pumping equipment on sucker rods. Design of deep pumping. Production capacity of the pump. Volumetric efficiency of work - the influence of gas. System analysis of the operation of deep pumps. Determination of optimal technological parameters of labor. Determination of the depth of the deep pump installation. Monitoring of the system for deep pumping on piston rods. Diagnostics of deep pumps. Dynamo grams of work (surface, underground). Acoustic level measurements. Determination of static and dynamic pressure. Centrifugal pumps. Designing. Work monitoring.

Practical teaching
Continuous gas lifting design by means of the equal pressure of the gas injection for all valves and by the method of reducing the injection pressure. Analysis and diagnosis of practical problems in the work of the continental gas lift. Designing an intermittent gas lift by the method of accommodation factor. Designing an intermittent gas lift with an optimum flow and PIV point. Analysis and diagnosis of practical problems in the work of the intermittent gas lift. Design of deep pumping system. Determination of optimum depth of installation of depth pump, pumping speed and moment of depth pump . Determination of the capacity of the pump and the volume efficiency of the deep pump. Analysis and diagnosis of practical problems in deep pumping work. Designing the production system using an centrifugal pump.

Suggested Reading List

  1. Мишо Солеша, Душан Даниловић, Буза Зсолт, Систем анализа производње нафте и гаса еруптивном методом, уџбеник, ДИТ Нови Сад -Рударско геолошки факултет, 1999, 524 стр.
  2. Душан Даниловић, Механичке методе експлоатације нафте и гаса, НИС Нови Сад, 2003, 181 стр.
  3. Душан Даниловић, Весна Каровић Маричић, Дејан Ивезић, Примена савремених метода у управљању проcесом производње нафте и гаса, РГФ, 2010, 164 стр
  4. Brown,K.E., The Technology of Artificial Lift, Petroleum Publishing Co.,Tulsa, 1980.

Fund Hours:

Lectures Exercises Other forms of teaching Study research
2 2 0 0

Conduct of the Course: Power point presentation + interactive work + practical exercises

AssessmentОцена знања:

Final Exam ECTS
Oral Exam 10
Written Exam 40
Classwork Assessment ECTS
Practical Classes 30
Written Tests 20

Additional Assessment Criteria -