Oil & Gas Training
and Competency Development
Competency Management system SLB NEXT

Production Chemistry

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

Upon completion of the course the participant will be able to

  • Recognize the corrosion conditions and monitoring corrosion rates
  • Select and applying the corrosion inhibitor
  • Predict and treating emulsion
  • Understand the cause and control of foaming
  • Predict scale forming condition
  • Select and applying scale inhibitor
  • Control gas hydrate formation
  • Predict and controlling paraffin (wax) deposition
  • Evaluate methods for asphaltene control
  • Scavenger low concentration of H2S
  • Select and applying water clarification
  • Select environmental friendly chemicals
Day 1
  • Corrosion
    • Classification
    • Corrosion mechanism
    • Determination of the corrosion rate
    • Corrosion prediction
    • Common methods of corrosion control
    • Corrosion Inhibitors
      • Guideline Inhibitor fundamentals, guideline, and selection
      • Application methods
    • Corrosion monitoring techniques
      • Corrosion tests and standards
      • NACE TM0274 Dynamic corrosion testing of metals in high temperature water
      • NACE TM 0169 Laboratory corrosion testing of metals for the process industries
      • ASTM G4 Method for conducting corrosion coupon tests for plant equipment
      • ASTM G16 Guide for applying statistics to analysis of corrosion
      • ASTM G71 Practice for conducting and evaluating galvanic corrosion tests in electrolytes
    • Case Study of corrosion management
Day 2
  • Emulsion and foam
    • Crude oil natural surfactants
    • Crude oil Natural Surfactants Composition and Structure
    • Emulsion
      • Emulsion theory
      • Emulsion Stability
      • Emulsion control
      • Factors affecting the stabilities
      • Emulsion destabilization
      • Chemical selection and injection point
    • Foam
      • Formation
      • Stability
      • Foam breaker
      • Chemical selection
  • Scale
    • Oilfield  scale
    • Type of scale
    • Principles and fundamentals:
    • Scale deposition mechanism
    • Cause of scale formation
    • Prediction of Scaling Tendency
    • Control and remediation
    • Scale inhibitor selection
    • The design of field scale management program
    • Case Study
Day 3
  • Hydrates
    • The problem
    • Deposition site
    • Impact
    • Hydrate composition and structure
    • Condition to form hydrate
    • Hydrate detection
    • Control and remediation
    • Gas hydrates definition
    • Hydrates mechanisms
    • Hydrates detection
    • Hydrates control and remediation
    • Exercises using software
    • Case study
  • Paraffins
    • Characteristics: Composition, structure and properties
    • Mechanisms
    • Tests
    • Factors affecting the deposition
    • operational problems
    • Control and remediation and Monitoring
    • Exercises using software
    • Case study
Day 4
  • Asphaltenes
    • Key properties
    • Deposition mechanism/model
    • Effect of variable on deposition
    • Deposition sites and impact
    • Deposition causes
    • Operational problems
    • Prevention and remediation
      • Mechanical
      • Thermal
      • Chemical treatments
  • Chemical in water treatment
      • Polyelectrolyte
      • Coagulant/Clarifier
      • Antifoam
      • Oxygen scavenger
      • Biocide
Day 5
  • Chemical in Oil transport/processing/treatment
      • Emulsion breaker
      • Drag reducer
      • Viscous reducer
      • H2S scavenger
  • Recent development of environmental friendly chemicals
    • Chemical Injection Systems
    • Documentation
    • Pumps
    • Associated hardware
  • Operation of Chemicals Injection Systems
    • Criteria to select proper chemical injection
    • Characteristics of various chemical treatments
    • Operation of chemical injection systems
    • Chemical safety
Learning activity mix

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

Basic understanding of the oil and gas production system

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