The course takes the form of a series of case studies, during which attendees follow a series of printed instructions to build various models in Maximus at their own pace. These case studies are introduced by a series of PowerPoint slides that explain the main features and design concepts they introduce. The aim is to provide attendees with the opportunity to gain hands-on experience of Maximus with access to a KBC Maximus expert to answer any questions. There will be a mixture of formal training modules, real-world demo cases, and the opportunity to build your own cases.
We will also take you through the new features and improvements of Maximus 7.1. These include improvements to speed & scripting, new features such as Hydraulic potential controller, Gas Lift Optimiser, Well stabiliser, Hydrates inhibition controller etc.
The purpose of this two-day training course is to:
- Provide experience of using the Maximus GUI
- Teach you how to build deliverability and injection models with your own equations and constraints
- Explain some of the design methods we have developed using Maximus
Upon completion of this course, the attendees will have had exposure and practice of the skills and knowledge needed to be able to build moderately complicated Maximus cases with a significant amount of model automation and operational features.
Who will benefit?
The training course is aimed at Engineers and Managers (both beginners and existing users) involved with all parts of the upstream oil and gas design process, who have a specific interest in the benefits of Integrated Production Modelling (IPM), production forecasting, and/or flow assurance. No previous knowledge of Maximus is required, however an understanding of the basic operation and processes within upstream oil and gas would be beneficial.
The fee for the two day training course is £1,000 excluding VAT. Fee includes training, lecture notes in printed and electronic format, lunch and refreshments and training software licence.
What to bring to the training
The course will include hands-on training using KBC's Maximus software, and as such you will need to bring a laptop with the software pre-installed. A four weeks training license file and software download link with instructions will be sent to you a week before the course commences and you will need to follow the instructions to install the software in advance of the course, as the day will be fast paced and there will not be time to wait for installations on the morning of the course. This short-term Maximus licence will allow you to practice the lessons from the day in your own time afterwards.
Your laptop should have as a minimum:
- 1GHz Intel Pentium Processor,
- 1 GB Memory,
- 10 GB Hard Disk,
- Microsoft Windows 7 (with all Professional editions/service packs),
- Offline 32 bit version of Microsoft Excel 2007 and comparable future updates.