Professional Course

Scale Identification, Remediation and Prevention Workshop - SIR-3 - Virtual, Blended Learning

PetroSkills, Online
13 days
13 days

Course description

Scale Identification, Remediation and Prevention Workshop - SIR-3 - Virtual, Blended Learning

This workshop will be delivered virtually through PetroAcademy. Each PetroAcademy offering integrates multiple learning activities, such as reading assignments, self-paced e-Learning, virtual instructor-led sessions, discussion forums, group exercises, case studies, quizzes, field trips, and experiential activities.

Activities include 10 hours of instructor-led, virtual training sessions, plus 16 hours of self-paced online work.

Scale identification, remediation, and prevention is an essential part of a production or workover engineer's scope of work. This workshop provides a comprehensive overview of dilemmas in operating producing and injection wells related to the presense of a variety of oilfield scale types - primarily reduction in pipe carrying capacity and localization of corrosion attack - deposition mechanisms, identification methods, various removal techniques and methodologies for its prevention. Upon completion, participants will be aware of the scale problem, understand ways to remediate it and prevent it subsequent deposition. Specific mathematical scale prediction methods are presented and numerous preventative, both chemical and unique approaches, are covered.

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Who should attend?

Asset managers, drilling and completion engineers, petroleum engineers and geologists, independent producers, production managers and engineers, field supervisors, company executives and officials, field personnel with operating and service companies.

Participants should have at least one year of operations-related experience and be in a supervisory or support role.

Training content

  • Kick-off Session: Overview
  • e-Learning - Scale, Water, and Deposition
  • Scaling Potential Exercise
  • Factors Affecting Deposition
  • Scale Identification and Removal
  • e-Learning - Scale Identification and Removal
  • Scaling Tendency / LSI Exercise
  • Rice U ScaleSoftPitzer Software
  • Scale Prevention and Inhibition
  • e-Learning - Scale Prevention and Inhibition
  • Final Project

Certification / Credits

Participants will learn how to:

  • Reconize the importance of the various scales, appreciate the problems they create
  • Understand how water, pressure, temperature and salinity affect scaling
  • Identify various scale deposition mechanisms
  • Determine scaling potential and the solubility of various scales
  • Apply the two principle methods for scale identification and recognize various methods and their application for removing scale depending on its composition
  • Understand precipitation tendency variables and locations for various scale deposits - especially iron - and be familiar with three mathematical models that predict scaling, including a popular sofrware program
  • Properly prevent and inhibit scale formation and deposition using various methods


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