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12 - OGE-P - Oil & Gas - Processing Facilities

OG-P 132 - Hi-TAN Number and Solutions

Code Start Date Duration Venue
OG-P 132 09 October 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
OG-P 132 04 December 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
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Course Description

The aim of this course is to develop advanced understanding of the chemical structure of crude oil with Hi-TAN number, its problems and solutions. The course is designed to improve the participant's understanding of the approach to building Integrated Production Understanding of available technologies

Course Objectives

  • Comprehensive understanding of hi-TAN chemistry
  • Basic understanding of the available technologies
  • Understanding the limitations and the problems of the current technologies
  • Understanding of multi-industrial developing technologies

Who Should Attend?

  • Production staff
  • Chemical engineers
  • Petroleum engineers

Course Details/Schedule

Day 1

  • Hi-TAN definition
  • Chemistry of Hi-TAN
  • Problems with Hi-TAN
  • How important to decrease TAN

Day 2

  • Current and future solutions
  • Blending
  • Using proper material (higher chrome and/or molybdenum)
  • Removal of Acids from crude
  • Destruction

Day 3

  • Decarboxylation
  • Heating upto750 F
  • Mix with lime (CaO), heat to 500 F

Day 4

  • Adsorption
  • On a nickel oxide
  • On an ion exchange resin
  • Extraction
  • Polar solvent

Day 5

  • Solution at Source – Removal of Acids from crudes in reservoir
  • Microbiolagical solution
  • Injection of inhibitor 
  • Refinery solutions