This course covers the selection and use of chemicals used in oil and gas production. As oilfields mature more water is produced which requires the use of more chemicals to maintain production. Chemicals used for controlling corrosion, emulsions, foaming, mineral scales, paraffins (waxes), asphaltenes, gas hydrates, hydrogen sulfide scavengers, and water clarifiers are covered. The course includes methods to determine the need for chemical treating, how to select the proper chemicals, and how testing for chemical compatibility with the formation and other chemicals is performed. Requirements for environmentally friendly products and products for deep water production are discussed. The course will include how the use of chemicals can prevent problems, improve production and economics, and extend the life of the production equipment. Due to its modular construction, this course can be offered on an in-house basis with expansion of some of the major sections and deletion of others to suit the needs of individual client groups. Should you desire this approach, please contact us.
Who should attend?
Production engineers, facilities engineers, chemists, and technicians involved with production systems from the wellbore through the topside production equipment, transmission pipelines, and storage facilities who are responsible for recognizing and treating problems which might require treatment chemicals.
Corrosive agents; Corrosion inhibitor selection and application; Predicting and monitoring corrosion rates; Basics of oilfield emulsions; Demulsifier selection and field application; Foams; Defoamers; Foam basics; Field application of foams; How defoamers work; Compounds that cause scaling; Prediction of scaling tendency; Scale inhibitors; Solvents to dissolve scales; Requirements for gas hydrates to form; Types of compounds used to control hydrate formation; Causes of paraffin (wax) problems; Paraffin treatment chemicals; Asphaltene stability tests; Asphaltene treatment chemicals; Chemicals used as H2S scavengers; Application of H2S scavengers; Oil carryover in water; Removal of oil and oily solids; Tests required for chemicals used in deep water; Green chemicals (environmentally friendly chemicals)
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