Chemicals used in Production Activities

PROP/CHEMICAL

Who should attend?

  • This comprehensive course provides an advanced knowledge on how production chemicals may improve production processes and cure problems in Oil & Gas production. Chemical natures, properties, selection, treatments monitoring, troubleshooting, optimizations are covered.
Audience :
  • Production Engineers looking for comprehensive technical information on production chemicals use, monitoring, optimization.

Level : Foundation

Course Content

  • INTRODUCTION TO CHEMICAL TREATMENT IN PRODUCTION FIELD

      • Review of different types of chemicals used in Oil & Gas production.
      • Brief description of the associated logistics and chemical-specific hazards.
      • Methods for implementing chemical treatment.
  • CHEMICALS FOR OIL TREATMENT

      • Purpose, nature & specificities of each: demulsifiers, defoamers, corrosion inhibitors, paraffin control chemicals, drag reducers…
      • Methodology for selecting the correct chemical & field testing.
      • Ways for monitoring during operation.
      • Optimization of the chemical injection and chemical performance evaluation.
      • Troubleshooting case study.
  • CHEMICALS FOR GAS TREATMENT

      • Purpose, nature and specificities of each: defoamers, foamers, corrosion inhibitors, hydrate inhibitors (Methanol, DEG, TEG, KHI)…
      • Methodology for selecting the correct chemical and field testing.
      • Ways for monitoring during operation.
      • Optimization of the chemical injection and chemical performance evaluation.
      • Troubleshooting case study.
  • CHEMICALS FOR INJECTION & PRODUCED WATER PROCESSING

      • Purpose, nature and specificities of each: polyelectrolyte, chlorine, bactericide, oxygen scavenger, deoilers, corrosion inhibitors, acids, mineral scale inhibitors…
      • Methodology for selecting the correct chemical and field testing.
      • Ways for monitoring during operation.
      • Optimization of the chemical injection and chemical performance evaluation.
      • Troubleshooting case study.
  • SPECIAL OPERATIONS

      • Scale removal and prevention in well tubing, electrochlorinator, furnaces and heat exchangers.
      • Use of H2S scavenger.

Learning Objectives

  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • detail the nature and purpose of each frequently used production chemicals, their specificities and limits,
  • explain in which domain and how chemical treatments are applicable,
  • select and apply safely the best treating chemicals,
  • monitor chemical treatments and detect dysfunctions,
  • evaluate chemical performance in a given process, optimize chemical treatments.

Ways & Means

  • Highly interactive training by industry specialist lecturers.
  • Several applications and case studies.