A. 0800–1200 hours
SPE Training Course
Sunday, 29 May 2011, Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort and Spa, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
In conjunction with the SPE ATW: Flow Assurance and Production Chemistry – Integration of
Disciplines to Address the Challenges of Tomorrow
Control of Inorganic Scale by Chemical Measures: Diagnosis, Chemical Selection and Optimisation
This half-day course is designed to provide an overview of the processes involved in diagnosis, chemical selection and optimisation during the control of
inorganic scales. Following the brief introduction of the mechanisms involved in scale formation, inhibition and dissolution, this course will focus on the
laboratory and modelling techniques used in diagnosis, chemical selection and optimisation during the inorganic scale control cycle.
Completing this course, the attendees should be able to understand how to identify the scale type, severity and best treatment option, what are the
chemistries available for inhibition and dissolution, what laboratory and modelling techniques can be used in chemical selection and optimisation, how to
monitor and optimise the treatment for continuous improvement.
Topics covered include the following:
• Introduction to inorganic scales – mechanisms of scale formation, inhibition and dissolution
• Diagnosis – measures to identify the scale type, severity and define treatment option
• Field testing of scale sample
• Water sample analysis
• Prediction of scale type and severity
• Treatment option – what techniques used in deployment and does it change during the field lifetime
• Chemical selection – laboratory testing equipment and procedures
• Chemistries available for inhibition and dissolution
• How do we evaluate them – dissolution, compatibility, stability, corrosivity, inhibition efficiency, retention/core flooding and environmental property
• Optimisation – how do we optimise the chemical and the treatment
• How do we monitor the performance
• The role of chemical in improving squeeze life time
• The derivation of retention isotherm, treatment design and optimisation
• Process for continuous improvement
This half day introductory course is designed for anyone who has practical interests in oilfield inorganic scale, in particular suitable for
those new engineers/chemists involved in scale control and mitigation in oilfield operations.
Hua Guan is currently working as a Scale and Flow Assurance Specialist in the Global R&D Group at M-I SWACO Production
Technologies in Aberdeen. Hua has been working in the oil industry for over 20 years with national oil company and service providers.
One of her main areas of expertise is the treatment and control of oilfield scales where she has gained extensive experience in field
sampling, prediction and diagnosis, lab evaluation, formation damage, squeeze design/modelling and optimisation. Hua has been the
industrial supervisor for a number of university students at both PhD and MSc level and has conducted lectures in scale where she has
gained skills in mentoring and teaching entry level chemists to help them understand the basics and recognise the challenges associated
with oilfield scale.
1200–1300 hours Luncheon
B. 1300–1700 hours
Systematic Approach for Prevention and Remediation of Asphalthene Problems for Kuwait Reservoirs
Asphaltene precipitation and deposition from oil reservoir fluids during production are serious problems for the oil industry, as it can cause plugging of
reservoir formation, wellbore, tubing and production facilities. A systematic and successful approach for diagnosis, prevention and remediation of asphaltene
problems during primary depletion of highly under saturated reservoirs due to the changes in pressure, temperature and compositions or during oil
production and application of any of the improved oil recovery and enhanced oil recovery (IOR/EOR) processes will be presented. The following topics will be
addressed in this:
• Introduction to asphaltene, fundamentals, laboratory measurements, core flood tests and simulation studies
• Asphaltene problems in oil reservoirs
• Asphaltene related research and its field application
• Characterisation of representative crude oil sample and phase behaviour studies
• Screening Inhibitors as remedy and prevention asphaltene deposition
• Investigation of asphaltene drop out during gas injection
This is a half day course design for any engineers and scientists interested in practical experience to understand flow assurance issues
dealing with asphaltene problems during production. The intended participants of this course will be: managers, petroleum engineers,
reservoir engineers, chemical engineers and production engineers, geo-scientists, geo-chemists, asset managers, EOR researchers,
surface facilities engineers and manufacturers, environmental engineers, and project leaders, who are interested in oil production and
processing experiencing asphaltene and flow assurance problems in their reservoir.
Reza Oskui, Research Scientist working in Petroleum Research and Studies Center (PRSC) at Kuwait Institute for Scientific
Research(KISR) with over 30 years of international technical expertise in the area of PVT and reservoir fluid phase behaviour, EOS
modelling, core and special core analysis and, multi-phase flow in porous media, enhanced oil recovery, black-oil and compositional
reservoir simulation. He holds a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, Enhanced Oil Recovery from the University of Manchester, UK. For several
years he worked in the oil Industry in Aberdeen and USA managing a number of studies for EOR, PVT, SCAL and Thermodynamics of
Reservoir Fluids, and fluid flow in Porous Media. He has author/co-authored more than 30 of technical papers and articles.
Global R&D Group
and Studies Center
SPE Training Course: Flow Assurance and Production Chemistry
Sunday, 29 May 2011, Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort and Spa, Al Sufouh Road, P. O. Box 24970, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Tel: +971.4.399.5555
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