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E-540 - Production Chemicals: Use & Handling

  • Production operators and field operations personnel looking for comprehensive technical information on production chemicals use and handling
  • To provide, through a comprehensive training, an advanced knowledge on the use of the most frequently used chemicals encountered in Oil & Gas production from safety aspects, purpose, handling, to treatment monitoring
Learning Objectives
  • To know where and why chemicals are used
  • To know the purpose of each production chemical, its specificity and limits
  • To apply the best treating chemicals safely
  • To calculate chemical dosages
  • To adjust injection pumps and check the flow rates
  • To trouble shoot a chemical pump skid
  • To monitor chemical treatments and report dysfunctions
Ways and means
  • Numerous applications, illustrations and team work exercises

Introduction to chemical treatments in production field 0.5 day
  • Different types of chemicals used in O & G production
  • Delivery Containers: illustration of the different types of containers received on the field, the pros and the cons of each model
  • Material Safety Data Sheet: What they are for. Where to find them. How to keep them current
Safety applied to chemicals handling 0.5 day
  • Nature of dangers
  • Safety pictograms
  • Specific Personal Protective Equipment
  • Handling, Storage, Transfer, Housekeeping: on site hauling, lifting, rules of efficient storage (FIFO), tank refill methods (pouring, pumping), cleaning involved
Calculation of dosing rates 0.25 day
  • What is a ppm?
  • Mixing, Dilution of chemicals: When is it needed; How to safely implement it; How to get the mixture homogeneous; How to adjust the chemical injection rate to get the proper dosage
  • Exercises: calculate flowrates vs. PPM on different cases (continuous, batches)
Chemical feed system 0.5 day
  • Components review (tank, pumps, flowmeters, piping, quills)
  • Application: design a pump skid from spare elements
  • Application: reading of pump setting gauge and calculation of flow rates in different ways
  • Troubleshooting
  • Application: write up a pump skid operating procedure
  • Injection Rates Monitoring: Follow up; Crosschecking chemical consumptions; Calculation of daily injection rates for different tank shapes; Reconciliation of stocks
Chemicals for oil treatment 1.5 days
  • Purpose, specificities, monitoring of each of them: Demulsifiers, Defoamers, Corrosion Inhibitors, Paraffin control Chemicals, Oil Slick Dispersants, …
Chemicals for gas treatment 0.75 day
  • Purpose, specificities, monitoring of each of them: Defoamers, Corrosion Inhibitors, Hydrate Inhibitors (Methanol, DEG, TEG, KHI), …
Chemicals for water treatment 0.5 day
  • Purpose, specificities, monitoring of each of them: Deoilers, Corrosion Inhibitors, Acids, Additives, …
Special operations 0.5 day
  • Batch treatments: Corrosion Inhibitors, Bactericides, Paraffin Solvents
  • Acid Cleanings: Electrochlorinator, heat exchangers
  • Solvent Cleaning