|Production Operations 1 - PO1|
|Overview of Offshore Systems - OS-21|
|Multiphase Flow in Production Operations - MFP|
|Flow Assurance for Offshore Production - FAOP|
Discipline: Production and Completions Engineering
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Phillip Notz
|Flow assurance is a critical component in the design and operation of offshore production facilities. This is particularly true as the industry goes to deeper water, longer tiebacks, deeper wells, and higher temperature and pressure reservoirs. Although gas hydrate issues dominate the thermohydraulic design, waxes, asphaltenes, emulsions, scale, corrosion, erosion, solids transport, slugging, and operability are all important issues which require considerable effort. The participant will be presented with sufficient theory/correlation information to be able to understand the basis for the applications. This intensive five-day course has considerable time devoted to application and design exercises to ensure the practical applications are learned. One personal computer is provided, at additional cost, for each two participants.|
Engineers, operators, and technical managers who are responsible for offshore completions, production, and development; technical staff needing a foundation in principals, challenges, and solutions for offshore flow assurance. The course is also appropriate for persons involved in produced fluids flow in onshore production operations.
You Will Learn:
DR. PHIL NOTZ is an offshore industry consultant for flow assurance issues. He worked as a chemical engineer for DuPont from 1968 to 1971, a research scientist and reservoir engineer for Getty Oil Company/Texaco/Chevron from 1978 to 2002. He worked for offshore engineering and construction firms, Doris Inc. (2002-2004) and Technip USA (2004-2008) as flow assurance manager. While at Getty/Texaco, Dr. Notz taught courses in surfactant polymer flooding, reservoir engineering, carbon dioxide flooding, reservoir fluid properties and flow assurance to operations in the US, UK, Ecuador and Saudi Arabia. He was Texaco's representative on the GPA research committee, the Colorado School of Mines Gas Hydrates Consortium and the DeepStar Flow Assurance Committee. Dr. Notz has a BS from the University of Wisconsin in Chemistry (Chemical Engineering minor) and a PhD from Michigan State University in Analytical Chemistry.
In-House Course Presentations
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