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Production Chemistry for Non-Production Chemists (PRO07)


    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, troubleshooting, interpretation of gas, oil and water analysis and product application / dosage under daily operational aspects.

    Course Level: Foundation / Skill
    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 supported by video clips. You will elucidate the production history based on field examples and 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 of inorganic and organic chemistry
    • How to elucidate stimulation and treatment problems
    • The basics of 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 and inhibitor screening
    • Guidelines for gas, fluid, scales sampling
    • Interpretation of chemical analyses (gas / condensate / water / scales)
    • Field trail guidelines and monitoring systems

    Customer Feedback

    "Good organisation, relevance of course material to job and dedication of instructor - excellent presentation" - Engineer at NIS




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