Laboratory Analyses for Oil & Gas ProductionPROP/LABOGB

Who should attend?

  • This course provides a comprehensive knowledge and develops practical skills in conducting reliable and safe laboratory analyzes for the Oil & Gas industry.
Audience :
  • Laboratory personnel, operational staff and other professionals interested in laboratory analyzes dedicated to Oil & Gas operations.

Level : Proficiency

Course Content

  • ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES OF LABORATORY STAFF

      • Member of production staff. Equipment yields controls/monitoring.
      • Final product quality controls/monitoring. Recommendations to improve treatments.
  • ANALYZES SPECIFIC TO CRUDE OIL

      • 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 and mercaptans by potentiometry.
      • Total Acid Number (TAN) of liquid hydrocarbons.
      • Fluid rheology: pour point, kinematic viscosity, wax content.
  • ANALYZES SPECIFIC TO GAS

      • Gas characterization analyzes:
      • Dew point (HC and water).
      • Gas composition by Gas Phase Chromatography (GPC).
      • Gas specific gravity estimate from composition.
      • Acid components content:
      • H2S content (Dräger), H2S and mercaptans content (potentiometry, iodometry).
      • CO2 content (Dräger and acidimetry).
  • ANALYZES FOR THE FOLLOW-UP OF EFFLUENT TREATMENT OPERATIONS

      • Demulsifiers evaluation and 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

      • Equipment visualization.
      • Discussions on practices, difficulties…
  • ANALYZES DONE TO OPTIMIZE ANTICORROSION TREATMENTS

      • Deposits and scale analyzes.
      • Chemical corrosion and bacterial corrosion appraisal.
      • Recommendations for chemical additives and treatments.
  • HSE IN LABORATORY ACTIVITIES

      • Laboratory facilities design and implementation.
      • Chemicals management (storage, use…).
      • Occupational health and safety behavior.

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.

Ways & Means

  • Several applications and illustrations.
  • Lab visit.