Introduction and PVT Characterization
- Definition and identification methodologies of key flow impediments
- Fluid samples
In day one, the course will cover the definition and identification methodologies of key factors that impede or affect fluid flow. These may include fluid PVT characteristics, fluid flow-heat transfer, asphaltenes, waxes, hydrates, scales, naphthenes, emulsions, corrosion, erosion and sand production in various challenging environments. The participants will then be exposed to technologies of collecting representative fluid samples.
Laboratory Solids Characterization
- Current measurement methodologies
- Potential production impediments
In day two, the course will cover current measurement methodologies of reservoir fluids composition and PVT properties and potential production impediments like solid asphaltenes, paraffin waxes, hydrates, and inorganic scales.
Integration Concepts and Field Example of Management Approaches
- Fluid flow and heat transfer concepts
- Value integrated program
- Case studies
In day three, participants will be exposed to fluid flow and heat transfer concepts and their relationship in precipitation of organic and inorganic solids. Consequently, the course will demonstrate the value of a systematic and holistic flow assurance integrated program for production systems and operations, using case studies from various field locations around the globe.
This course is intended for engineers and chemists in the upstream and downstream segments of the petroleum industry. This course will also provide department, asset, and technology managers with an appreciation of the risks, challenges, and solutions for free flowing hydrocarbon product.
4 Year Engineering/Geoscience degree plus 5 years work experience.