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. Experience has shown that problems during operation increase exponentially with the number of chemicals used in the system. This course provides an introductory overview of chemical aspects for the daily production surveillance process. It deals with the basics of oil & gas production including organic and inorganic chemistry and the impact of specialised chemicals on production units. 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. The course is based on almost 40 years of practical experience as a production chemist in an international operating E&P company.
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.