The objective of production chemistry is to support and enhance oil and gas production. However, it is well known that the impact of chemicals on the production and treatment process can be very complex. This course provides an introductory overview of chemical aspects for the daily production process. It deals with the basics of oil and gas production including organic and inorganic chemistry and the impact of surface tension and salinity on production aspects. Special emphasis is placed on compatibility of production chemicals, interpretation of gas, oil and water analysis and product application / dosage under daily operational aspects.
Course Level: Basic Instructor: Wolfram Kleinitz
Designed for you, if you are...
An engineer or operational technician with little or no chemical background
How we build your confidence
You will work on practical problems to ensure a better awareness of production chemistry-related issues like interpretation of water / gas / oil composition. You will elucidate the solubility / precipitation behaviour of hydrocarbons / solids and their impact on temperature, pressure and salinity during production as well as the compatibility of production chemicals due to their surface charges. All the presented field examples are based on practical experience.
The benefits from attending
By the end of the course you will feel confident in your understanding of:
How to separate gas, condensate, oil and water in modern treatment units
The main weaknesses in treatment units
The basics in inorganic and organic chemistry
How to elucidate stimulation and treatment problems
The basics for production chemicals application (hydrates, demulsifier, scales)
How to calculate the exact dosage concentration
Quality control of production chemicals in a long term
Guidelines for troubleshooting in treatment units
Application and evaluation of performance tests onsite
Production chemistry basics in gas and oil production
Biomarker, gas / oil / water composition, scale, demulsifier, biocides etc.
Introduction to types and basic composition of production chemicals
Handling and safety aspects of dealing with chemicals
Chemical dosage (concentration calculations, dosage point, monitoring)
Corrosion in gas / oil systems
Guidelines for gas, fluid, scales sampling
Interpretation of chemical analyses (gas / condensate / water / scales)