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Production Chemistry and Chemical Systems

24 – 25 March 2015

New Orleans, Louisiana | Hotel Monteleone

About this Workshop

Abstract

Production chemistry and chemical systems engineering is integral to oil and gas production, specifically in the resolution of flow assurance risks, integrity management, and meeting sales and disposal specifications. Production chemicals are injected subsea to mitigate flow assurance and corrosion risks; on the topsides, to improve separation efficiency, improve product quality, meet emission regulations, and minimize corrosion; and in departing sales lines, to meet acceptance criteria, flow assurance, flow enhancement, and corrosion prevention.

Reservoir hydrocarbon and water stream compositions are frequently not well-established before initial production and change over the life of the field. Oilfield chemistry is fairly complex. It requires a multitude of expertise to come together and work in tandem to resolve pertinent issues and provide the requires benefit. The workshop is one such opportunity.

Workshop Guidelines

Workshops maximize 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.

Many of the presentations are in the form of case studies, highlighting engineering achievements and lessons learned. In order to stimulate frank discussion, no proceedings are published and members of the press are not invited to attend.

Documentation

Proceedings from the workshop will not be published; therefore, formal papers and handouts are not requested of speakers or panel members. A URL containing released copies of the workshop presentations will be available to attendees following the workshop.

Commercialism

In remaining consistent with workshop objectives and SPE guidelines, commercialism in presentations will not be permitted.  Company logos should be used only to indicate the affiliation of the presenter(s).

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

Attendees will receive 1.6 CEUs.

One CEU equals 10 contact hours of participation.  CEUs will be awarded through SPE Professional Development for participation and completion of SPE workshop.  A permanent record of a participant’s involvement and awarding of CEUs will be maintained by SPE.