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OG-S 102 - Flow Assurance for Oil and Gas Production System

Code Start Date Duration Venue Fees
OG-S 102 26 June 2021 5 Days Istanbul $ 4950 Registration Form Link
OG-S 102 21 August 2021 5 Days Istanbul $ 4950 Registration Form Link
OG-S 102 16 October 2021 5 Days Istanbul $ 4950 Registration Form Link
OG-S 102 11 December 2021 5 Days Istanbul $ 4950 Registration Form Link


Course Description

This course is designed to provide an understanding of flow phenomena and pipeline optimization that can help participants avoid problems such as hydrates, corrosion, or startup/shutdown issues. This course will also address several critical problems in obtaining pipeline flow assurance.

Course Objectives

  • Identifying the challenges and provide the solutions to flow assurance pipeline system in order to utilize the knowledge of pipeline design and slugging flows. 
  • Planning effective flow pattern by understanding the systematic concept of flow assurance and phase behavior of multiphase flow. 
  • Applying competently the fundamental principles of fluid mechanics, heat and mass transfer to analyze typical flow assurance system.
  • Designing basic flow assurance system and efficient operability by understanding the production chemistry.
  • Improving flow management in production system by learning various system analysis software applications.
  • Gaining knowledge in subsea separation and boosting, multiphase metering and production equipment in order to design an efficient subsea system.

Who Should Attend?

  • Engineers
  • Managers
  • Consultants and Contractors
  • Service Providers
  • Who wish to understand the technical issues in the Flow Assurance for Pipeline Systems

Course Details/Schedule

Day 1

Hydrocarbon chemistry and basic phase behaviour:

1. Composition and classification of crude oils:

  • Alkenes 
  • Alkynes 
  • Cyclic Aliphatics 
  • Aromatics 

2. Hydrocarbon mixture classification and phase diagram:

  • Dry Gas
  • Wet Gas
  • Retrograde Gas
  • Volatile Oil
  • Black Oil
3. Solid Precipitation:
  • Petroleum Wax
  • Asphaltene Deposits
  • Gas Hydrates
  • Scale
4. Fluid Sampling Benefits to flow assurance 

Day 2

Topics in Asphaltene Flow Assurance:

1. Field implication of Asphaltene flow assurance issues 
2. What are Asphaltene
3. Asphaltene properties
4. Mechanism of Asphaltene deposition:
  • Asphaltene Precepitation 
  • Asphaltene Flocculation
  • Asphaltene Adsorption
  • Surface control and adhesion
5. Measurements methods and analysis of Asphaltene
  • SARA (Saturates, Aromatics, Resins, Asphaltenes)
  • AOP (Asphaltene Onset Pressure)

Day 3

Topics in Wax Flow Assurance

1. Field implication of Wax flow assurance issues
2. What waxes are? 
3. Phase behavior of wax
4. Experimental methods to determine the phase behavior of waxes
  • Wax appearance temperature (WAT)
  • Pour point (PP)
  • Gel Strength

Day 4

Topics in Hydrates Flow Assurance

1. Field implication of Hydrates flow assurance issues
2. What Hydrates are?
3. Hydrates plug prevention in pipe lines.
4. Hydrates remediation methods
5. Experimental methods to determine the phase behavior of Hydrates
6. Scale formation mechanism and methods of prevention.

Day 5

Flow Assurance for Subsea Development:

1. OLGA Software Demonstration
  • Modelling in OLGA.
  • Case studies.
2. Subsea Separation and Boosting
  • Managing system energy.
  • Multiphase pump types.
  • Experience with multiphase boosting.
  • Description of subsea separation technologies.
  • Experience with subsea separation.
3. Multiphase Metering
  • Why we measure production rates.
  • Advantages of multiphase metering.
  • The technical challenges.
  • The terms and definitions.
  • The technology status.