Nodal Analysis


The chief function of a system wide analysis is to increase well rates. It identifies bottlenecks and serves as a framework for the design of efficient field wide flow systems, including wells, artificial lift, gathering lines and manifolds. Together with reservoir simulation and analytical tools. Nodal analysis is used in planning new field development.


Production, operations,facilities and petroleum engineers, surface equipment technicians, technical or reservoir engineers, supervisory personnel who interact with field facility engineers/operators. Production managers and field production supervisors. Engineers and other personnel involved with the daily operation and management of producing oil and gas wells.


  • General overview of nodal analysis
  • Production system analysis
  • Reservoir performance
  • Pressure drop of fluid flow in pipes
  • Total system analysis
  • Artificial lift method
  • Nodal analysis in specific field application