|Formation Damage: Causes, Prevention, and Remediation - FD|
|Production Operations 1 - PO1|
|Performance Analysis, Prediction, and Optimization Using NODAL™ Analysis - PO2|
|Production Chemistry - OGPC|
Discipline: Production and Completions Engineering
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Brian Hodgson, Carlos Palacios
|This course covers the selection and use of chemicals used in oil and gas production. As oilfields mature more water is produced which requires the use of more chemicals to maintain production. Chemicals used for controlling corrosion, emulsions, foaming, mineral scales, paraffins (waxes), asphaltenes, gas hydrates, hydrogen sulfide scavengers, and water clarifiers are covered. The course includes methods to determine the need for chemical treating, how to select the proper chemicals, and how testing for chemical compatibility with the formation and other chemicals is performed. Requirements for environmentally friendly products and products for deep water production are discussed. The course will include how the use of chemicals can prevent problems, improve production and economics, and extend the life of the production equipment. Due to its modular construction, this course can be offered on an in-house basis with expansion of some of the major sections and deletion of others to suit the needs of individual client groups. Should you desire this approach, please contact us.|
Production engineers, facilities engineers, chemists, and technicians involved with production systems from the wellbore through the topside production equipment, transmission pipelines, and storage facilities who are responsible for recognizing and treating problems which might require treatment chemicals.
You Will Learn:
MR. BRIAN A. HODGSON has 32 years of international and domestic, onshore and offshore experience in oil and gas operations problem solving. He maintained full responsibility for corrosion control, material selection, produced fluid treatment, chemical treatment programs and pressure vessel and piping inspection programs. He supervised a group of culturally diverse personnel which included both company and contractor personnel. He is active in the National Association of Corrosion Engineers local and national activities and technical committees. He received an ACS Certified BS Chemistry degree with high honors from The California State University at Fullerton and has extensive continuing education in corrosion control, pressure vessel inspection, material selection, produced water treatment, protective coatings and petroleum production and reservoir engineering.
DR. CARLOS A. PALACIOS T. is a National Association of Engineers (NACE) certified Chemical Treatment Corrosion Specialist and Internal Corrosion Specialist, and is the author of numerous technical publications on the subject of corrosion. He has a BS, an MSc, and a PhD in Mechanical Engineering, and Post-Doctoral studies in Erosion/Corrosion from the University of Tulsa. His 30 years of experience in the oil and gas industry have resulted in his becoming a subject matter expert on internal corrosion, erosion, chemical treatment, material selection, water treatment, oil treatment, and corrosion monitoring in fields in Colombia, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Mexico, Argentina, Venezuela, Kuwait, and the US. Dr. Palacios has been an instructor for about 20 years and has extensive experience in leading seminars, and developing and teaching industry courses in: Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Turkey, USA, Mexico, Colombia, Spain, UAE, Vietnam, Venezuela, and India. He has served as a professor for both undergraduate and graduate courses at the University of Tulsa and various universities in South America. Dr. Palacios holds a US. Patent # 7,942,200 for a Downhole Chemical Dispersion Device. He leads technical committees in NACE International to develop Standard Practices. He is a recipient of the NACE Distinguished Service Award in March 2013. He was International Director for the NACE Foundation from 2005 to 2013.
In-House Course Presentations
All courses are available for in-house presentation to individual organizations. In-house courses may be structured the same as the public versions or tailored to meet your requirements. Special courses on virtually any petroleum-related subject can be arranged specifically for in-house presentation. For further information, contact our In-House Training Coordinator at one of the numbers listed below.
Telephone 1- 832 426 1234
Facsimile 1- 832 426 1244
Public Course Presentations
How to contact PetroSkills:
1-800-821-5933 toll-free in North America or
Address P.O. Box 35448, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74153-0448, U.S.A