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E-548 - Laboratory Analyzes for Oil & Gas Production

  • Laboratory personnel, operational staff and other professionals interested in lab analyzes dedicated to oil and gas operations
  • To provide a comprehensive knowledge of and develop practical skills in conducting reliable and safe laboratory analyzes for the oil and gas industry
Learning Objectives
  • To grasp the physical and chemical concepts involved in various analyzes
  • To comprehend issues requiring special attention in various analyzes
  • To assess the results of an analysis and decide whether to carry out the analysis over again
  • To review main Occupational Health and Safety rules within the framework of lab activities
Ways and means
  • Several applications and illustrations
  • Lab visit

Role and responsibilities of laboratory staff 0.5 day
  • Member of Production Staff - Equipment yields controls/monitoring
  • Final product quality controls/monitoring - Recommendations to improve treatments
Analyzes specific to crude oil 1 day
  • Specific gravity or Density
  • Vapor Pressure (Reid VP)
  • Water content: Basic Sediment & Water (BSW), Dean Stark distillation
  • Salt content: Chlorides content, Conductimetry
  • Acid components content
  • H2S content (Methylene Blue)
  • H2S & Mercaptans by Potentiometry
  • Total Acid Number (TAN) of liquid Hydrocarbons
  • Fluid rheology: Pour point, Kinematic viscosity, Wax content
Analyzes specific to gas 0.5 day
  • Gas characterization analyzes
  • Dew Point (HC & Water)
  • Gas composition by Gas Phase Chromatography (GPC)
  • Gas Specific Gravity estimate from composition
  • Acid components content
  • H2S content (Dräger), H2S & Mercaptans content (Potentiometry, Iodometry)
  • CO2 content (Dräger & Acidimetry)
Analyzes for the follow-up of effluent treatment operations 1 day
  • Demulsifiers evaluation & selection (Bottle Tests, Field Tests)
  • Quality controls/monitoring of poor and rich Triethyleneglycol (TEG)
  • Water content, pH
  • Hydrocarbon content
  • Follow-up of equipment performances: Water content, Residual emulsion
Laboratory visit 1 day
  • Equipment visualization
  • Discussions on practices, difficulties...
Analyzes done to optimize anti-corrosion treatments 0.5 day
  • Deposits and scale analyzes
  • Chemical corrosion and bacterial corrosion appraisal
  • Recommendations for chemical additives and treatments
HSE in laboratory activities 0.5 day
  • Laboratory facilities design and implementation
  • Chemicals management (storage, use...)
  • Occupational Health and Safety behavior