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Production Chemistry for Non-Production Chemists (PRO07)

  • 13-16 November 20234 daysVienna, AustriaCourse Fee: 3350 EUR + VAT


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.

The benefits from attending

By the end of the course you will feel confident in your understanding of:

  • Basics in organic (gas/condensate) and inorganic water related chemistry
  • Basics in gas production & treatment with focus on SRB, foam, wax, hydrates, corrosion
  • How to separate gas, condensate, oil and water in treatment units
  • Main weaknesses in treatment units and how to overcome system problems
  • Types of corrosion in production and how to mitigate the material loss
  • Screening of corrosion inhibitor & suggestion for onsite field trails
  • Quarts based biocides versus aldehyde types from operational standpoint
  • Impact of SRB on operation and the rules of biocides for application
  • How the lethal dosage for SRB can be analysed and what happened to other chemicals
  • Guidelines for the sampling of gas, condensate, oil and water probes
  • How to elucidate & interpret stimulation and treatment recipes to prevent later problems
  • Production chemicals & applications (hydrates, demulsifier, corrosion, scales, foam, biocides)
  • What kind of onsite instruments can be recommended for direct monitoring
  • Benchmarking existing scale predicting software programs
  • How to test product compatibility of production chemicals with other products
  • Recommendation for analytical data handling and sample storage for necessary tests
  • Correlation between service company interest and operator knowledge
  • Quality control of delivered production chemicals on site
  • Guidelines for gas/liquid frequency of sampling
  • Guidelines for troubleshooting in treatment units


  • Production chemistry basics in gas, condensate, oil and water production
  • Biomarker application to monitor gas / condensate / oil / water origin
  • Introduction to types and basic composition of production chemicals
  • Handling and safety aspects of dealing with chemicals
  • Using tracer to elucidate system weaknesses
  • Efficiency enhancement of dehydration units and the impact of stimulation chemicals
  • Chemical dosage (concentration calculations, dosage point, surveillance program)
  • Corrosion in gas / oil systems and inhibitor screening for reliable field trails
  • Guidelines for gas, fluid, scales sampling
  • Procedure to evaluate accuracy of analytical reports
  • Modern analytical systems for operation control
  • Interpretation procedures of chemical analyses (gas / condensate / water)
  • Field trail guidelines and monitoring systems on well stimulation
  • How to write an informative report on chemically findings for other inhouse partners
  • How to intensify companies own knowledge

Customer Feedback

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



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