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 Duration: 4 days 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