Applied Gas Hydrates
08 Dec - 11 Dec, 2014 Perth , Australia AUD 5295 Closed
Following information: Venue at Perth , Australia | Training Date from 08 Dec 2014 till 11 Dec 2014
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4 day/s
AUD 4995 Purchase it before 10 Nov 2014
AUD 5295

A problem-based learning approach to gas hydrate related problems.

Every year, oil and gas companies spend roughly more than half a billion dollars on chemical inhibitors to prevent gas hydrate plugging.

Applied Gas Hydrate course presented by Petro1 will focus on the practical aspects of applied gas hydrates. The 4-day programme covers – among many things – hydrate formation conditions, inhibitor design strategies, application of thermodynamics and low dosage hydrate inhibitors, and hydrate blockage removal techniques.

The course aims to provide participants with hands-on experience in the evaluation of gas hydrate problems during different production scenarios. Through this, participants will learn how to apply theoretical knowledge to solve various hydrate related operational problems, and increase the reliability in hydrate prevention strategy. New approaches for avoiding hydrate safety margin monitoring, early detection systems and cold flow will also be discussed in detail.

Additionally, participants will be given access to a 30-day trial of HydraFLASH – a gas hydrate and PVT prediction software – to practice some of the course materials in their own spare time.

  • What are gas hydrates and what can lead to their formation
  • How and why gas hydrates can form and how to evaluate risks
  • Screening and choosing the most appropriate option for avoiding gas hydrate problems
  • Designing hydrate prevention strategy in the most challenging conditions
  • Determining dose rate and optimizing inhibitor injection rates
  • New technologies for monitoring hydrate safety margins and early detection systems
  • New findings on Kinetic Hydrate Inhibitors (KHI)
  • Practical solutions to gas hydrate problems that can arise
  • Explore and apply international case-studies, examples, strategies, application of computer models and empirical techniques in tutorial sessions which will provide further hands on experience
Day 1
  • Introduction to hydrates and conditions for their formation
  • Introduction to PVT report and identifying key data
  • Calculating the amount of condensed water
  • Phase behavior of pure, binary and multi-component systems
  • Hydrate dissociation versus formation

Day 2
  • Calculating hydrate formation point
  • Hydrate phase boundary for oil and gas systems in the presence of condensed water
  • Evaluating gas hydrate risks in various scenarios, including drilling, well intervention, cleaning, testing, start-ups, normal operations and shut-downs
  • Effects of salt on hydrate stability zone
  • Using PVT report for produced water

Day 3
  • Avoiding gas hydrate problems
  • Calculating inhibitor loss to hydrocarbon phases and inhibitor injection rates
  • Hydrates in low water content systems and dehydration requirements for avoiding gas hydrates
  • Using inhibitor in low water content gas
  • Water dew point and its relation to hydrate formation
  • Methanol versus glycol

Day 4
  • Advantages and disadvantages of Low Dosage hydrate Inhibitors (LDHI)
  • Testing and evaluation of Anti-Agglomerates
  • Conventional and new testing techniques for Kinetic Hydrate Inhibitors (KHI)
  • Challenges with KHI application
  • KHI removal, recovery and potential reuse
  • New techniques for improving reliability of hydrate prevention strategies
  • Techniques for removing hydrate blockages
  • Case studies

The course is designed for upstream and downstream in oil and gas:

  • Flow assurance engineers
  • Petroleum, production and processing engineers
  • Drilling engineers
  • Work-over, well-intervention and well-completion engineers
  • Oil and gas transportation and processing specialists
  • Pipeline and transportation engineers
  • Lab managers and technicians
  • Systems integrity managers
  • Multiphase flow meter specialists

For details, information on facilitator and the full course outline, please refer to the complete brochure below.
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