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Completion and Workover Operations

Course & Workshop

November 8-12, 2020

Instructor : Dr. Ismael Mahgoub


This course is recommended for any oil and gas personnel who are concerned and involved with well completions and workovers, production performance and optimization such as:

  • Well completion and workovers engineers and supervisors
  • Production engineers and supervisors in both the service and operating sectors
  • Petroleum and reservoir engineers
  • Drilling engineers and supervisors


Chapter 1 :
Overview of Well Performance & Production System.

Chapter 2
Well Completion Design and The Effect Of Production Requirement On Well Design Including Well Perforations.

Chapter 3 : Well Completion / Workover Fluids
(Functions & specifications)

Chapter 4: Well Control & Shut-In Procedure
Introduction to well control in workover operations, Barrier classification & types, Well control & well conditions (circulating, tripping, fishing, etc..).

Chapter 5 : Pipe Recovery Methods
Blind & controlled back off ,
Chemical, jet, mechanical cutters , servicing tools ,
Retrieving spears, mille and rotary shoes.

Chapter 6 : Casings reparse
Casing swages & rollers, repair tool, mill out,
Casing patch (internal & external)
Ranning & liner to cover bad casing interval

Chapter 7 : Plug & Abandonment Operations In Producing Well.
Overview of P & A operations drivers & requirements ,
Cement plug , surface plug ,
Isolation of open hole, perforation, liner tops.

Chapter 8 : Water / gas shut-off
Total shutoff, chemical treatment, cement squeezes, inflatable bridge plugs, straddle.

Chapter 9 : Smart well completion
Drivers , components of smart completion ,
Interval control valve , downhole control system ,
Monitoring systems.


First day will be held at Holiday Inn (Former Sofitel Hotel), in Cairo. The participants will fly the next day to Hurghada. The course will be continued in Hurghada.


Inclusive of refreshment and lunch at the Holiday Inn (Former Sofitel Hotel). Air Ticket Cairo/Hurghada return and accommodation in Hurghada.


Dr. Ismail Mahgoub got PhD. from university of Nancy, France. Member of the society of Petroleum Engineers of the AIME and Member of the Supreme Council of universities in Egypt.

Dr. Ismail Mahgoub is a former associate professor of Petroleum Engineering at the Faculty of Engineering, Cairo University. He received M.Sc. and PhD degrees in Reservoir Engineering from CNRS, INPL, Nancy France in 1979 and 1982 respectively.

Dr. Mahgoub is a Petroleum Engineer with more than 35 years of extensive experience at several oil basins on the earth. He started his practical professional career in parallel to his academic occupation.

Since 1983, he has approached the industrial petroleum sector by presenting his reservoir engineering consultancy services at GUPCO, K h a l d a , KPC, WEPCO, Egypt and KOC Kuwait. Dr. Mahgoub is the author and/or co-author of tens of papers in the most refereed bulletins and journals and has presented several papers at international conferences.

Dr. Mahgoub expressed valuable experience in the continuing education domain. In this respect , he instructed tens of petroleum engineering technical courses in Algeria, Syria, Tunisia, UAE, Qatar, Kuwait, France, Spain, KSA and Yemen, South Sudan.

Dr. Mahgoub is more than a 35 years SPE active member. He is a member of the Supreme Council of Universities in Egypt (Engineering Education Sector) since 2008 till now

Dr. Mahgoub is currently occupying the position of Professor and Pet Eng Dept Head, at the Future University in Egypt (FUE).