SPE International Oilfield Scale Conference and Exhibition 20 - 21 Jun 2018 Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC) Aberdeen, Scotland, UK

Training Course

Understanding Inorganic Scaling–Mechanisms, Control and Management

18 - 19 June 2018 | Aberdeen, Scotland, UK

Room 3 - 4 |Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC)

Instructor - Gordon M. Graham

This two-day course is an introduction to inorganic scaling. It includes an overview of the different types of inorganic oilfield scales encountered during production, and the various methods used to control them. Field examples will illustrate the importance of an effective scale management strategy.

Topics Include:

  • Why scale forms and how to treat it, including both chemical and engineering solutions
  • Conventional acid soluble scales (carbonates) and non-acid soluble scales (sulphates) as well as other less common scales such as sulphides
  • The chemistry of scale inhibition as well as the benefits and limitations of different chemical inhibitors
  • The squeeze process, the mechanisms involved, and the various chemical and reservoir factors that control the treatment lifetime, as well other chemical deployment methods such as continuous injection, etc.

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