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Flow Assurance: Challenges and Integrated Solutions for Mature and Green Fields

28 – 29 October 2013

Abu Dhabi, UAE | Jumeirah at Etihad Towers

About this Workshop


Flow assurance is another term for multiphase transport, which covers the transmission of oil, gas, and water from the reservoir to the delivery point in a safe, reliable, and economical way.

It covers the three domains (production chemistry, production engineering and surveillance and operations) in both mature and green fields for offshore and onshore developments.

In this workshop, wse will discuss existing and potential flow assurance issues for both, mature and green fields. The topics will be covering but not limited to:

  • Data acquisition and assessment
  • Challenges associated with the chemistry of the produced fluids
  • Lessons learnt from mature fields and application to green fields
  • Novel technologies and applications
  • Research and development related to production chemistry
  • Sharing successful and lessons learnt

In order to achieve an excellent discussion and fully integrated workshop we are aiming to ensure participation of production chemists, flow assurance experts, operations experts, production and  completion engineers,  project managers, reservoir engineers and process engineers. In addition to that a balance of theoretical and field examples will ensure an interesting workshop.

Workshop Guidelines


Two (2) days of informal discussions prompted by selected keynote presentations and discussions. Workshops maximise the exchange of ideas among attendees and presenters through brief technical presentations followed by extended Q&A periods. Focused topics attract an informed audience eager to discuss issues critical to advancing both technology and best practices. The majority of the presentations are in the form of case studies, highlighting engineering achievements and lessons learnt. In order to stimulate frank discussion, no proceedings are published and the press is not invited to attend.


  • Proceedings will not be published; therefore, formal papers and handouts are not expected from speakers.
  • Work in progress, new ideas, and interesting projects are sought.
  • Professionally-prepared visual aids are not required; handwritten view graphs are entirely acceptable.
  • Note-taking by participants is encouraged.


Registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. The Steering Committee encourages attendance from those who can contribute to the workshop most effectively either in discussions or with posters. A mix of attendees in terms of geographic origin, companies, and disciplines will be encouraged.

Workshop Deliverables

  • The Steering Committee will appoint a “scribe” to record the discussions and to produce the full workshop report for SPE.
  • This report will be circulated to all attendees as the workshop deliverable within 4–6 weeks following the workshop. The copyright of the report is with SPE.
  • PowerPoint presentation materials will be posted on a specific SPE URL address after the workshop. Provision of the materials by the speakers will signify their permission for SPE to do so.


In keeping with workshop objectives and the SPE mission, commercialism in posters or presentations will not be permitted. Company logos must be limited to the title slide and used only to indicate the affiliation of the presenter and others involved in the work.

Attendance Certificate

All attendees will receive an attendance certificate attesting to their participation in the workshop. This certificate will be provided in exchange for a completed Workshop Questionnaire.

Continuing Education Units

Attendees at this workshop qualify for SPE Continuing Education Units (CEU) at the rate of 0.1 CEU per hour of the workshop.