Oil & Gas Training
and Competency Development

Discipline Surface Facilities Design and Engineering
Duration3 Days
Delivery Mechanism Virtual Classroom
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Production Chemistry

This course is an introduction to production chemistry and delivered by VILT (virtually instructor led training) in 4 hours period over 3 day period using the WebEx platform.

The goal of this course is to allow the participants to be familiarized with the chemical used in the upstream oil and gas production system. Chemical has been used in Oil and gas industry to assure the flow in the production system which requires several chemicals to maintain production. The course includes the methods of selection of chemical for corrosion, emulsion, foam, inorganic scale, wax, asphaltenes and hydrates


After the course the, the participants should be able to

  • Recognize the major flow impediment in the production system
  • Describe of deposition/formation mechanism of formation
  • Identify the chemicals used in production system to control the deposition/formation
  • Recognize techniques to evaluate and select chemicals

Each student will need the following to attend.

  1. Computer
  2. USB Headset
  3. Video Capabilities (720HD)
  4. Internet Access
  5. MS Office
  • Agenda
  • Topics
  • Audience
  • Prerequisites
  • Agenda

    Day 1

    Corrosion, emulsion and foam (estimated 4 hour delivery)

    • Corrosion classification, mechanism, Inhibitors, selection and application method Classification
    • Emulsion formation, stabilization, destabilization and chemical selection
    • Foam formation, antifoaming, defoaming, and chemical selection

    The participants will learn the corrosion mechanism, the control methods and the techniques to select corrosion inhibitors. This session also covers the emulsion and foam mechanism of formation and how to control the formation by using the right chemical

    Day 2

    Inorganic Oilfield Scale, Hydrates and Paraffins (Waxes) (estimated 4 hour delivery)

    • Scale formation mechanism, prevention and chemical selection
    • Hydrates formation mechanism, prevention and chemical selection
    • Paraffins characteristics, formation mechanism, and control

    This session will focus on inorganic oilfield scale, hydrates and paraffins depositions. Participants will learn about mineral scale, prediction inorganic scales, the design of a field scale management program, and recent developments in scale prevention. The problem, deposition site, impact, composition and structure, and control of hydrates and parrafins will also be covered in detail on this session

    Day 3

    Asphaltene and Water Treatment) (estimated 4 hour delivery)

    • Asphaltene characteristics, formation mechanism, and control
    • Water treatment specification, processes and chemical used.

    On the last session participants will learn about the characteristics, mechanisms, control, prevention, and remediation of asphaltenes. The discussion continue with the water treatment which includes equipment, solid removal, and chemical treatment. Participant will also learn about the water treatment process, and de-oiling technologies

  • Topics

    • Emulsions
    • Foam
    • Corrosion
    • Inorganic scale 
    • Hydrates
    • Asphaltenes
    • Wax (Parrafins)
    • Water treatment 
  • Audience

    Production chemistry engineers, production operation engineers, surface facilities production engineers, flow assurance engineers

  • Prerequisites

    Basic understanding of the oil and gas production system

  • Prerequisites

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