Training

DuneFront offers extensive training programs covering sand control theory and operations including the application of the PackPro software to the simulation, evaluation and optimization of gravel pack treatments. The training programs offered by DuneFront are designed with the requirements of a diverse audience in mind and range from introductory to advanced and refresher courses. We aim not only to teach participants the theory but also give them the opportunity to visualize downhole processes and put into practice what they learn using the PackPro software. This practical approach to sand control training makes it more interesting and interactive for participants who ultimately take away much more from the course compared to conventional training programs.

All courses can be held in-house and customized to your specific needs, helping you to invest in the future by building and maintaining in-house sand control expertise. For more information or to schedule a course, please contact us.


Training Courses

PackPro Software (2 days) - View Agenda

This course introduces the PackPro software along with its various features and details the process of simulating, evaluating and optimizing gravel pack completions. Participants will get practical experience with the software through a number of demo files and case studies which will help them to use it in their own projects.

Introduction to Sand Control (3 days) - View Agenda

This course discusses sand control considerations when completing a well and introduces the various sand control techniques along with their relative advantages, limitations and application windows. It culminates in a practical project requiring students to apply what they have learned by selecting, designing and presenting the most appropriate sand control completion for a number of case study wells.

Advanced Sand Control (5 days) - View Agenda

This course reviews fundamental sand control concepts and goes on to detail the mechanisms, applications and challenges of the various sand control treatment types in both cased and open hole applications. It culminates in a practical project requiring students to apply what they have learned by selecting, designing and presenting the most appropriate sand control completion for a number of case study wells.

Advanced Open Hole Gravel Packing (5 days) - View Agenda

This course reviews fundamental sand control concepts and goes on to detail the mechanisms, applications and challenges of the various open hole gravel pack treatment types with practical examples for each. It uses the PackPro software to demonstrate the impact of changing both surface pumping parameters and downhole completion hardware on the success of gravel pack treatments. The course culminates in a practical project requiring students to apply what they have learned by selecting, designing and presenting the most appropriate sand control completion for a number of case study wells.

Gravel Pack Evaluation and Optimization (3 days) - View Agenda

This course reviews the various gravel pack evaluation techniques available and goes on to detail the use of advanced surface and downhole gauge data analysis, including both pressure and temperature, to better understand wellbore displacement and packing mechanisms. It uses the PackPro software to automate the data handling and evaluation process so that participants can concentrate on interpreting the results in an effort to confirm gravel pack success or identify the potential cause of failure. This is then extended using PackPro’s optimize feature to compare and match the predicted simulation results with the calculated evaluation data.

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