With the maturity of oil fields comes more and more operational constraints mainly due to increased water production, depletion of reservoir pressure, and external materials injected into the reservoir for stimulation and EOR activities. The solution to these problems requires skills in identifying the source of the problem and judicial use of chemicals and treatment methods to maintain production. Chemicals used for controlling corrosion, emulsions, foaming, mineral scales, paraffin (waxes), asphaltenes, gas hydrates, hydrogen sulfide scavengers, and water clarifiers are covered in this course.
The course includes methods to determine the need for chemical treatment, how to select the proper chemicals, and how testing for chemical compatibility with the formation and other chemicals is performed.
Oilfield professionals specializing in production chemistry.