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E-568 - Laboratory Analyses for Oil & Gas Production

E-568 - Laboratory Analyses for Oil & Gas Production

5 days
FOPS/LABOGB
Sessions
This course is not scheduled.
Who should attend?

Audience

    • Laboratory personnel, operational staff and other professionals interested in laboratory analyzes dedicated to Oil & Gas operations.

Level

  • Proficiency
  • This course provides a comprehensive knowledge and develops 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.
Course Content

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 and 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 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

1 day

  • 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

1 day

  • Equipment visualization.
  • Discussions on practices, difficulties…

ANALYZES DONE TO OPTIMIZE ANTICORROSION 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.
Ways & Means
  • Several applications and illustrations.
  • Lab visit.