Petroleum Production Operations Questions and Answers

Petroleum Production Operations Interview Questions and Answers

Our 1000+ Petroleum Production Operations questions and answers focuses on all areas of Petroleum Production Operations subject covering 100+ topics in Petroleum Production Operations. These topics are chosen from a collection of most authoritative and best reference books on Petroleum Production Operations. One should spend 1 hour daily for 2-3 months to learn and assimilate Petroleum Production Operations comprehensively. This way of systematic learning will prepare anyone easily towards Petroleum Production Operations interviews, online tests, examinations and certifications.


– 1000+ Multiple Choice Questions & Answers in Petroleum Production Operations with explanations
– Every MCQ set focuses on a specific topic in Petroleum Production Operations Subject

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Here’s list of Questions & Answers on Petroleum Production Operations Subject covering 100+ topics:

1. Questions & Answers on Geologic Considerations in Producing Operations

The section contains questions and answers on oil and gas habitat, reservoir rocks fractures and joints, sandstone reservoirs, geologic factors in sandstone reservoirs and geologic applications in carbonate reservoirs.

The Habitat of Oil and Gas
Traps for Oil and Gas Accumulation
Fractures and Joints in Reservoir Rocks
Sandstone Reservoirs
Geologic Factors Affecting Reservoir Properties in Sandstone Reservoirs
Application of Geologic Concepts in Carbonate Reservoirs

2. Questions on Reservoir Considerations in Well Completions

The section contains questions on oil and gas hydrocarbon properties, reservoir rocks characteristics and fluid flow, reservoir drive mechanisms and reservoir characteristics effects on well completions.

Hydrocarbon Properties of Oil and Gas
Characteristics of Reservoir Rocks
Fluid Flow in the Reservoir
Effects of Reservoir Characteristics on Well Completions
Reservoir Drive Mechanisms

3. Questions & Answers on Well Testing

The section contains questions and answers on productivity or deliverability tests, transient pressure tests, drill stem testing and obtaining good test data recommendations.

Productivity or Deliverability Tests
Transient Pressure Tests
Drill Stem Testing
Recommendations for Obtaining Good Test Data

4. Questions on Primary Cementing

The section contains questions on cementing materials, cement additives and bonding, primary cements flow properties and displacement mechanics.

Cementing Materials
Cement Additives
Cement Bonding
Flow Properties of Primary Cements
Displacement Mechanics

5. Questions & Answers on Well Completion Design

The section contains questions and answers on well completion design concepts, conventional and unconventional tubular configurations.

Conventional Tubular Configurations
Unconventional Tubular Configurations
Well Completion Design Concepts

6. Questions on Completion Equipment

The section contains questions on production tubing, corrosion, packers, pressure effects and temperature changes, subsurface control and wellhead equipments.

Production Tubing
Effect of Pressure and Temperature Changes
Subsurface Control Equipment
Wellhead Equipments

7. Questions & Answers on Perforating

The section contains questions and answers on perforating oil and gas wells, perforators types and performance evaluation, perforating results factors, fluids, pressure differential and formation properties.

Perforating Oil & Gas Wells
Types of Perforators
Perforator Performance Evaluation
Factors Affecting Perforating Results
Fluids, Pressure Differential, Formation Properties

8. Questions on Completion and Workover Fluids

The section contains questions on function requirements selection, formation damage, oil and clear water fluids practical applicatiomns, conventional water based mud, invert emulsion mud, well killing, perforating fluids and packer fluids.

Functions Requirements Selection Criteria
Formation Damage Related to Solids
Oil Fluids – Practical Application
Clear Water Fluids – Practical Applications
Conventional Water Based Mud, Oil Base or Invert Emulsion Mud
Perforating Fluids and Packer Fluids
Well Killing

9. Questions & Answers on Through Tubing Production Logging

The section contains questions and answers on logging devices, tubing production logging application, production logging techniques field examples and primary cement evaluation.

Logging Devices
Application of Through Tubing Production Logging
Field Examples of Production Logging Techniques
Primary Cement Evaluation

10. Questions on Problem Well Analysis

The section contains questions on problem wells and problems with artificial lift wells.

Problem Wells Problems with Artificial Lift Wells

11. Questions & Answers on Paraffins and Asphaltenes

The section contains questions and answers on paraffin and asphaltene chemistry, deposition mechanisms, wax deposits removal, wax control design and wax deposition prevention.

Paraffin and Asphaltene Chemistry
Deposition Mechanisms
Removal of Wax Deposits
Preventing or Decreasing Wax Deposition
Design of Wax Control

12. Questions on Squeeze Cementing

The section contains questions on squeeze cementing theoretical and practical considerations, special squeeze cementing situations, squezze cement job planning, normal and other operational procedures.

Theoretical Considerations
Practical Considerations
Special Squeeze Cementing Situations
Planning a Squeeze Cement Job
Normal Operational Procedure
Other Operational Procedure

13. Questions & Answers on Sand Control

The section contains questions and answers on sand control basics and mechanical methods, drag forces reduction, gravel packing practical considerations, resin consolidation and sand control methods.

Introduction to Sand Control
Reduction of Drag Forces
Mechanical Methods of Sand Control
Practical Considerations in Gravel Packing
Use of Screen Without Gravel
Resin Consolidation Methods
Comparison of Sand Control Methods

14. Questions on Formation Damage

The sections covers questions on formation damage basics, damage causes, damage mechanisms classification, formation clays, asphaltene plugging and mathematical expressions.

Introduction to the Formation Damage
Basic Causes of Damage
Classification of Damage Mechanisms
Formation Clays
Asphaltene Plugging
Mathematical Expressions

15. Questions & Answers on Surfactants for Well Treatments

The section contains questions and answers on surfactants characteristics, surfactants use and action, formation damage, preventing or removing damage, well stimulation with surfactants, rod pumping effectiveness and well damge prevention.

Characteristics of Surfactants
Use and Action of Surfactants
Formation Damage Susceptible to Surfactant Treatment
Preventing or Removing Damage
Well Stimulation with Surfactants
Increasing Effectiveness of Rod Pumping
Prevention of Well Damage

16. Questions on Acidizing

The section contains questions on well simulation acids, acid additives, carbonate acidizing, acidizing techniques for carbonate formations, sandstone acidizing and acidizing safety hazards.

Acids used in Well Stimulation
Acid Additives
Carbonate Acidizing
Acidizing Techniques for Carbonate Formations
Sandstone Acidizing
Potential Safety Hazards in Acidizing

17. Questions & Answers on Hydraulic Fracturing

The section contains questions and answers on hydraulic fracturing basics and mechanisms, fracture propping, frac fluids, frac job design and evaluation techniques.

Introduction to Hydraulic Fracturing
Mechanisms of Hydraulic Fracturing
Production Increase from Fracturing
Propping the Fracture
Frac Fluids
Frac Job Design
Frac Job Evaluation Techniques

18. Questions on Scale Deposition, Removal and Prevention

The section contains questions on scale deposition and its causes, scale prediction and identification, scale removal and prevention.

Introduction to Scale Deposition, Removal and Prevention
Causes of Scale Deposition
Prediction and Identification of Scale
Scale Removal
Scale Prevention

19. Questions & Answers on Corrosion Control, Workover and Rigs Workover Systems

The section contains questions and answers on corrosion process, corrosion detection and measurement, conventional production rigs and non-conventional workover systems.

The Corrosion Process
Detection and Measurement of Corrosion
Conventional Production Rigs
Non-Conventional Workover Systems

20. Questions on Workover Planning

The section contains questions on workover reasons, workover to alleviate formation damage and watr production reduction in gas and oil wells, sand controls, zones or reservoirs, workover to complete and increase production in wells with high viscosity oil.

Reasons for Workover
Workover to Alleviate Formation Damage
Workover for Low Permeability Well
Workover to Reduce Water Production in Oil and Gas Wells
Workover to Sand Control
Workover to Change Zones or Reservoirs
Workover to Multicomplete
Workover to Increase Production in Wells
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