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Well Completions And Workovers Technology


December 9 - 13, 2018

Instructor : Bill Ott, Ph.D. P.E.


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


The objective of Well Completions & Workovers is to provide a comprehensive theoretical and practical knowledge of well completions and workovers. Emphasis will be placed on the practical reasons for the need to perform completions and recompletions and workovers during the life of a producing well.

The course will cover areas needed to understand completions and workovers as a production management tool to make decisions related to the types of completions and workovers including different methods of stimulating a reservoir and or providing remedial cementing operations. Also, to offer hands-on experience, attendees are encouraged to bring interesting well completion problems for analysis and discussion in the class. A detailed course manual will be provided as part of the hand-out, which is an excellent reference.

  • Learn to develop a high level completion strategy for oil and gas wells in a variety of situations
  • Identify key completion design considerations for vertical, deviated, horizontal, multilateral, HPHT, and unconventional resource wells
  • Select an appropriate intervention strategy
  • Assess concerns and adapt measures to mitigate formation damage
  • Gain an understanding of nuances relating to well stimulation techniques and sand control approaches
  • Learn to develop overall strategies for completion and workover programs


Part 1:
  • Well Completion Objectives and Design
  • Well Construction Interfaces
  • Well Performance Concepts
  • Well Completion Equipment

Part 2:
  • Well Completion Equipment continued
  • Perforating
  • Complex Trajectory Wells
  • Specialized/Advanced Completions

Part 3:
  • Formation Damage
  • Well Servicing Fluids
  • Well Stimulation - Acidizing and Hydraulic Fracturing

Part 4:
  • Sand Production and Its Mitigation
  • Well Problems
  • Workover Planning
Part 5:
  • Well Remediation Operations
  • Completion & Workover Rigs
  • Questions & General Review
  • Final Assessment


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.


William K. (Bill) Ott, P.E. is a co-author of World Oil's Modern Sandface Completion Practices Handbook and Downhole Remediation Handbook, and an expert on sand control techniques and revitalizing mature wells.

He is a petroleum consultant based in Houston, Texas and the founder of Well Completion Technology, an international engineering consulting and petroleum industry training firm that was established in 1986. Before consulting Mr. Ott was division engineer for Halliburton's Far East region based in Singapore and a research field coordinator for Halliburton in Duncan, Oklahoma.

Mr. Ott received his BS Degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Missouri (1972), is registered professional engineer in Texas, and a 30-year member of SPE. He conducts petroleum industry courses worldwide and has written numerous technical papers relating to well completion and workover operations.