IEM Shout Out – Talk on “Gaslift System Optimization”


My technical division will be hosting a talk on the 21st September, 2016. It is worth 2 CPD points, and held at Wisma IEM. The course will be presented by Ir. Ridhuan Affandi bin Abu Bakar.

Gas lift is one of the most widely used artificial lift techniques. It plays an important role in Malaysia’s oil fields production, as around 70% of active oil production strings are currently on gas lift. This shows how critical gas lift contribution to sustain Malaysia’s oil production. It is important to have good practices in gas lift implementation to ensure successful and optimum gas lift operation. Sub-optimized gas lift operation not only wastes the valuable gas resources and compression capacity but also resulting in a system bottleneck, if the planning for gas lift is not in place. Gas lift optimization can bring value for immediate and significant production gain and perceived as the most cost effective in production enhancement.

As the efficiency of overall gas lift system is much dependent on network integration between subsurface and surface system, a holistic view on performance and setup of each system is crucial to obtain optimum gas lift operation.

This talk will cover and discuss the gaps identification in the current gas lift implementation from the Surface Engineering’s perspective. The recommendation and best practices for gas lift optimization effort with associated oil gain will also be discussed and shared in this talk

Ir. Ridhuan Affandi bin Abu Bakar graduated from Universiti Putra Malaysia with a degree in Chemical Engineering. He has 10 years of working experience in the engineering industry, covering the design of onshore and offshore facilities. He has involved in conceptual, FEED (Front End Engineering Design), detailed design and modification projects for various types of structures (including wellhead platforms, central processing platforms, FPSO, production-drilling platforms and living quarter (PDQ)

He has worked on a number of projects globally including Singapore, Vietnam, United Kingdom and Iran. Recently, he has represented PETRONAS MPM (Malaysia Petroleum Management) to conduct assessment and evaluation on gas lift operation for the selected fields and Oil & Gas Operators in Malaysia.

He is currently a Process Specialist who provides consultancy services to the Oil & Gas industry.

Register here, or download the form here.

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