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E-568 - Laboratory Analyzes for Oil & Gas Production

  • Laboratory personnel, operational staff and other professionals interested in laboratory analyzes dedicated to Oil & Gas operations.
  • This course provides a comprehensive knowledge of and develop practical skills in conducting reliable and safe laboratory analyzes for the Oil & Gas industry.
Learning Objectives
  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • grasp the physical and chemical concepts involved in various analyzes,
  • comprehend issues requiring special attention in various analyzes,
  • assess the results of an analysis and decide whether to carry out the analysis over again,
  • review main Occupational Health and Safety rules within the framework of laboratory activities.
  • No prerequisites for this course.
Ways and means
  • Several applications and illustrations.
  • Lab visit.

Role & 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.
2017 course calendar
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Oct 02 - 06 Rueil €3,225 Online