Production Engineering

This course will help to understand the main concepts of production technology and student will be ready for interviews worldwide, not only in Azerbaijan. A Production Engineer’s job involves designing and selecting the equipment that will get the well to produce oil and gas after it is drilled and completed. They coordinate the installation, maintenance and operation of the mining and oilfield equipment, and manage the boundary between the well and the reservoir using perforations, sand control, artificial lift, and downhole control. The Production Engineer will then oversee the well to ensure it is flowing making oil or gas and continues to be economically viable. They also recommend modifications to maximise the efficiency of oil and gas recovery. Production Engineers work both in an office and out in the field at well sites. 


What will students learn:

  • Apply and integrate production technology principles for oilfield project development
  • Choose basic well completion equipment configurations
  • Perform system analyses (Nodal Analysis) to optimize well tubing design and selection
  • Differ basic artificial lift types
  • Minimize formation damage
  • Understand the chemistry and execution of sandstone and carbonate acid jobs 
  • Design basic sand control gravel pack completions
  • Evaluate well candidate selection to conduct a hydraulic fracturing campaign 
  • Apply new production technology advances for smart well completions

What topics are covered:

  • Role and tasks of production technology 
  • Completion design
  • Completion design practical exercises
  • Advanced completions 
  • Inflow and outflow performance
  • Practical exercises on VLP and IPR curves
  • Artificial lift well completion systems (beam pump, gas-lift, ESP, PCP, plunger lift)
  • Formation damage
  • Formation damage practical exercises
  • Well acidizing 
  • Well acidizing practical exercises 
  • Perforation
  • Perforating practices
  • Sand control 
  • Sand control practical exercises 
  • Hydraulic fracturing
  • Hydraulic fracturing practical exercises

What’s included :

  •  Primary Textbook
  •  Additional reading materials and power point presentations will be distributed by the instructor prior to each class when necessary.  

Evaluation Policy:

  • Midterm Exam 1                 25%
  • Midterm Exam 2                 25%
  • Assignment and Quizzes     10%
  • Final Exam                         40%


  • Cost: 150 AZN per Month
  • Duration 3 months, 48 hours 
  • Price and dates are subject to change
  • At the end of course students will get non-falsifiable certificates