The Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage (SAGD) in-situ recovery process has only been in use since the development of directional drilling, which allows vertical drilling to turn to horizontal drilling at the depth of the bitumen reservoir. The SAGD process uses this drilling technology to create Well Pairs of “L” shaped well bores with the horizontal sections in an over/under arrangement. This allows high pressure steam to enter the reservoir from the upper Injector Well and a bitumen-water emulsion to exit the reservoir by draining into the lower Producer Well, due to gravity. A SAGD Well Pad will typically have multiple Well Pairs consisting of one Injector Well and one Producer Well.
Contendo’s SAGD Well Pads Training Course is designed to prepare you for work in the oil industry by providing a comprehensive understanding of SAGD Well Pad operation. We describe the characteristics of bitumen in the oil sands and how its temperature, density and viscosity are manipulated in order to recover and transfer it from the reservoir to the processing facility.
General topics include discussions of Hydrocarbons, Reservoirs, and Oil Production Methods; High Pressure Steam Delivery to the well pads and Condensate Control and Handling; Steam Chamber Development; Well Pair Controls; Artificial Lift Methods; and, Well Pad Separators and Well Pair Testing.
We use animations to take you into the reservoir, as well as inside vessels and equipment to see each process and flow stream, making the training valuable to all tradespersons, supervisors, and managers interested in SAGD Well Pad operations.
Safety features, warnings, and typical PSV locations are included so you can appreciate hazards and how they are handled.
The Well Pads training course was designed to provide instruction to industry professionals whom may be entering the Oil Sands production from conventional oil production. Operators from all industries will come away from the Well Pad training course with the competencies necessary to efficiently and safely work in one of Canada’s emerging energy industries.