Well and System Performance Workshop

Date and time

Wednesday April 10, 2019 at 10:15 AM to Friday April 12, 2019 at 3:30 PM

Registration Deadline

Thursday April 4, 2019 at 4:00 PM


Danish Hydrocarbon Research and Technology Centre (DHRTC)
Elektrovej, Buildning 375
2800 Kgs. Lyngby


Danish Hydrocarbon Research and Technology Centre, Elektrovej, Building 375, 2800 Kgs. Lyngby
Camilla Noe-Nygaard
+45 5178 4075

Well and System Performance Workshop

The workshop is designed for personnel in the O&G industry who desire to expand their skills and knowledge with production system analysis abilities. Reservoir engineers, production technologists, researchers, and graduate students can benefit from this event. This workshop can be tailored to either a 3 or 5 days version.

Engineering or Science degree. Understanding of basic geological/reservoir terminology and notions of well architecture is desirable. Microsoft Excel will be used, but no special skill required. A can do attitude.

Upon completion of this workshop, participant will understand the key variables that determine the gas and liquid rate at which a well should flow. Emphasis the need to look at well performance as a component based system, and deliver basic concepts on IPR (Inflow Performance Relationship) and VLP (Vertical Lift Performance). This workshop also provides to the participants with essential rock and fluid properties knowledge, as well as an introduction to project economic to assess the commercial impact of system and production optimization.

Discussion Topics:

  • IPR for oil and gas wells. Flow from the porous media into the wellbore, and the effect well completion characteristics on “skin damage”.
  • VLP in wells. Fluid flow from the bottom hole to the well head through pipes. Flow regime, and pressure gradients in wellbores.
  • Integrated system analysis and the need for artificial lift. Well testing and production allocation.
  • Decline curve analysis and production forecast.
  • Production and economic optimization.

April 10: 10:15 - 17:00

April 11: 9:00 - 17:00

April 12: 9:00 - 15:30


April 10

April 11

April 12



Recap of Day 1

Recap of Day 2


Fluids & Rocks


Production forecast


Darcy Law

Artificial lift methods

Well testing diagnosis



Project Economics

Real case examples


Decline Curve Analysis

System Analysis

Study case exercise


Class Exercises

Class Exercises

Close out & feedback


J.M. “Chema” Martínez-Val has over 15 year of Oil and Gas experience. He currently works for Total in Denmark in the Tyra Reservoir Management Team. He has previously worked for Westport Resources Corporation, Repsol and Mærsk Oil. His roles spanned from petroleum & reservoir engineering, project manager, and subsurface development manager.

Chema earned a Ph.D. in Mining Engineering from Madrid School of Mines, and master degrees in Petroleum Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines, and Petroleum Economics from the French Institute of Petroleum. He is also a board certified Professional Engineer (PE) by the state of Texas.

Chema is fully committed to knowledge transfer, as well as supporting academia and research. As such he has been a guest lecturer at the Petroleum Engineering Master degree at DTU and Madrid School of Mines since 2017.

TOTAL "Chema"

Practical information

Students: 2000 DKK

Others: 5000 DKK    

You may send an application letter together with your CV to jose.martinez-val-piera@total.com if you would like to receive a reduced registration fee. The discounted ticket is 200DKK.

*Note that you can only use the reduced ticket if you have received a confirmation from the lecturer.  Your registration will be canceled if not confirmed by the lecturer prior to the registration.

The number of seats are limited to 15. Lunch and Coffee/Tea are included. 

Meeting Room no. 129, 1st floor in Building 375

Event Location

Organizer Contact Information

Danish Hydrocarbon Research and Technology Centre, Elektrovej, Building 375, 2800 Kgs. Lyngby
Camilla Noe-Nygaard
+45 5178 4075