The Petroleum Production System -- The Big Picture

A Petroleum Production System is a system comprising a petroleum reservoir and artificial structures used to interact with the reservoir and its fluids.

The production system is used to

It is composed of:

  1. Reservoir
  2. Artificial Structures
    • Subsurface facilities
      • Wellbore
      • Tubing
      • Packers
      • Casing
      • Completion
      • Regulator, Choke or Tubing Nipple
      • Safety Valve
    • Surface facilities
      • Wellhead
      • Flowlines
      • Treatment Equipment
      • Storage Vessels
      • Metering devices
      • Valves
      • Chokes
      • Manifolds
      • Separators
    • Artificial Lift facilities