Oil & Gas Training
and Competency Development

Location Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Start05 Mar 2018
End09 Mar 2018
Discipline Surface Facilities Design and Engineering
Duration5 Days
CostUSD 4,500.00
Delivery Mechanism Classroom

Course Progression Map - Flow Assurance

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Course Progression Map - Flow Assurance

Introduction to Flow Assurance

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The fluid journey from reservoir pore to process facility involves many disciplines using advanced technologies. Even long-producing fields develop flow assurance problems as time goes by and ever-deeper fields bring new challenges that extend the envelope our industry can safely and economically produce.

Optimum flow assurance design and operation requires the evaluation of all disciplines interfacing flow assurance, as well as careful consideration of the interactions between the fluid, reservoir, wells, pipelines, surface facilities, and the surrounding environment. Through the detailed understanding of these disciplines, combined with the unique fluids capabilities and integrated approach, participants will learn the capability of bringing all of these together.

The goal of this course will be to increase, in participants, an understanding of the major problems associated with flow assurance, such as asphaltenes, paraffins, emulsion, scales, corrosions, and hydrates.  The class will review the conventional methods and new approaches to prevent, control, and remediate the major problem causes to assure the flow.  A comparative analysis on the technology available and the advantages and disadvantages of each will be discussed.  Participants will learn how to identify the causes and mechanisms of flow impediment, along with the methods and technologies that can be applied for prevention, control, and remediation of the depositions.

  • Agenda
  • Audience
  • Prerequisites
  • Location
  • Agenda

    Day 1

    Introduction and Inorganic Oilfield Scale 

    • The flow assurance problem
    • Inorganic oilfield scale principles and fundamentals
    • Compound types

    This day will begin with a basic introduction into flow assurance, to include topics over the impact of inorganic and organic deposition, along with corrosion in oil and gas production systems.  Next, participants will learn about the principles and fundamentals of flow assurance.  The day will end with participants learning about the impact of the mechanism, control and remediation of the main scales in the oilfield, such as Calcium Carbonate, Barium and Strontium Sulfate, Calcium Sulfate, and Sodium Chlorite can have on flow assurance.

    Day 2

    Inorganic Oilfield Scale and Hydrates 

    • Prediction and modeling of inorganic scales
    • Recent development in the scale prevention
    • Hydrates      

    Day two will focus on inorganic oilfield scale and hydrates. Participants will learn about exotic mineral scale, prediction and modeling of 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 detection of hydrates will also be covered in detail on this day.

    Day 3

    Paraffins (Waxes) and Asphaltenes 

    • Characteristics
    • Mechanisms
    • Control, prevention, and remediation

    On this day, participants will learn about the characteristics, mechanisms, control, prevention, and remediation of paraffins and asphaltenes.  Specific topics that will be covered include the different paraffin tests, paraffin factors affecting deposition, operation problems, control, remediation, and monitoring.  Participants will also learn about asphaltenes key properties, effect of variable on deposition, deposition causes, operational problems, prevention, and remediation.

    Day 4

    Organic Deposition Prediction Model and Emulsions 

    • Wax thermodynamic prediction
    • Modeling Asphaltene Behavior
    • Hydrate prediction model
    • Formation of emulsions
    • Emulsion destabilization processes

    Day four of this course will teach participants about the organic deposition prediction model.  This will include topics such as wax thermodynamic prediction, modeling asphaltene behavior, thermodynamic modeling, polarization type association model, and the kinetic rate of hydrate formation.  The hydrate prediction model and the types of software used to predict hydrate formation and plugging with also be covered.  The day will end with a discussion on emulsions, to include crude oil natural surfactant, characteristics, formations, treatment, and the emulsion destabilization processes.

    Day 5


    • Corrosion classification and mechanism
    • CO2 and H2S corrosion
    • Corrosion control
    • Corrosion inhibitor guidelines
    • Oilfield corrosion management guidelines

    The last day will focus on corrosion.  Participants will learn about corrosion types and their mechanism, along with control and prevention methods.  Special emphasis will be on CO2 and H2S corrosion.  The day will end with corrosion inhibitor and oilfield management guidelines.

  • Audience

    Flow assurance engineers, field production operations staff, field chemist staff, surface facility design engineers, surface facility operations engineers, and production managers.

  • Prerequisites

    A basic knowledge of petroleum exploration and production.

  • Prerequisites

  • Location

    Kuala Lumpur

    Kuala Lumpur is the capital and largest city of Malaysia.

    Beginning in the 1990s, the city has played host to many international sporting, political and cultural events including the 1998 Commonwealth Games and the Formula One World Championship. In addition, Kuala Lumpur is home to the tallest twin buildings in the world, the Petronas Twin Towers.

    Protected by the Titiwangsa Mountains in the east and Indonesia's Sumatra Island in the west, Kuala Lumpur has a tropical rainforest climate which is warm and sunny, along with abundant rainfall, especially during the northeast monsoon season from October to March.

    The major tourist destinations in Kuala Lumpur include the Dataran Merdeka (the Independence Square), the House of Parliament, the Istana Budaya, the Istana Negara (National Palace), the Kuala Lumpur Tower, the Muzium Negara (National Museum), the Putra World Trade Centre, the Tugu Negara (National Monument) and mosques such as the Masjid Jamek, the Masjid Negara (National Mosque) and the Federal Territory Mosque.

    Other tourist attractions include the Aquaria KLCC, the Batu Caves, the Makam Pahlawan (National Mausoleum), the National Science Centre, Petaling Street, the Royal Selangor Pewter Visitor Centre, the Zoo Negara (National Zoo), and events such as Malay cultural centres, the Chinese cultural festivals at the Thean Hou Temple and the Thaipusam procession at the Sri Mahamariamman Temple. The Golden Triangle, the commercial hub of the city, contains the Petronas Twin Towers and has a distinctive nightlife. Trendy nightclubs, bars and lounges, such as the Beach Club, Espanda, the Hakka Republic Wine Bar & Restaurant, Hard Rock Cafe, the Luna Bar, Nuovo, Rum Jungle, the Thai Club, Zouk, and many others are located within and around Jalan P. Ramlee, Jalan Sultan Ismail and Jalan Ampang.

    Hotels, from five-star to budget types, have cropped up everywhere to accommodate the influx of tourists each year. There are many hotels near Kuala Lumpur's entertainment and business districts.

    Kuala Lumpur alone has 66 shopping malls and it is the retail and fashion hub for Malaysia. Suria KLCC is one of Malaysia's premier shopping destinations due to its location beneath the Petronas Twin Towers.

    Kuala Lumpur Sky Line

    The Perdana Lake Gardens near the Malaysian Parliament building includes a Butterfly Park, Deer Park, Orchid Garden, Hibiscus Garden and Kuala Lumpur Bird Park, Southeast Asia's largest bird park.

    There are three forest reserves within the city namely the Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve in the city centre, the oldest gazetted forest reserve in the country, Bukit Sungai Putih Forest Reserve and Bukit Sungai Besi Forest Reserve. Bukit Nanas, in the heart of the city centre, is one of the oldest virgin forests in the world within a city. These residual forest areas are home to a number of fauna species particularly monkeys, tree shrews, squirrels and birds.

    Kuala Lumpur is a hub for cultural activities and events in Malaysia. Among the centres is the National Museum which is situated along the Mahameru Highway. Its collection comprises artifacts and paintings collected throughout the country. Kuala Lumpur also has an Islamic Arts Museum which houses more than seven thousand Islamic artefacts including rare exhibits as well as a library of Islamic art books. However, the museum's collection not only concentrate on works from the Middle East, the museum also puts the emphasis on Asia, with China and Southeast Asia especially well represented. This museum features some impressively decorated domes and large open exhibition spaces. It is located at Jalan Lembah Perdana next to the National Mosque.

    Kuala Lumpur is one of the host cities for the Formula One World Championship, the open-wheel auto racing A1 Grand Prix and the Motorcycle Grand Prix with races being held at Sepang International Circuit in the neighbouring state of Selangor, next to the Kuala Lumpur International Airport.

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    • Timezone : GMT+08:00, Singapore (Singapore)
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