During the remaining lifetime of an oil or gas field, the application of economic methods in the treatment process is a prerequisite for ensuring compliance with specifications for the gas, oil, and water phase. Treatment plant efficiency is, among other factors, dependent on the proper application of chemicals. Complexity and potential problems increase exponentially with the number of chemicals employed in the system. It is therefore essential to consider process engineering knowledge and the impact of chemicals applied. This course bridges the gap between process technology and production chemistry. It includes aspects common to operational issues such as organic precipitates (asphaltenes and waxes), water treatment and quality for re-injection, causes of non-effective treatment plants, interpretation of water analyses, rules of SRBs in oil and gas production, scale formation (including NORM scale), stimulation concepts, chemicals in gas production, occurrence of halite scale in gas production and storage. The background of optimising the asphaltene dissolution process during well stimulation and possible causes of failure are explained and discussed in detail from a reservoir engineering standpoint.
An engineer, project manager, chemist, or a member of field operational staff currently or potentially involved in natural gas or oil production and storage operations
Seeking an overview of sustainable improvements in the gas/oil production process
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The course focuses on practical onsite experience. Case histories and practical examples will be subdivided into the following sections: System description, theoretical background, failure potentials, weak points and recommendation to mitigate possible negative production effects or to prevent further damage in the operational system.
"Topics covered very well the operational issues at our field & other options for solutions, course topics always supported by case histories." - Senior Production Technologist at Addax Petroleum Limited "Enthusiastic and knowledgeable presenter" - Petroleum Engineer at BG Group