This short course explores the properties of produced fluid and its evolution from reservoir to production facilities. Read more Read less

The impact and methods of wax, hydrate, asphaltines control will be examined. Basic downstream processing plant operation, separation and chemical treatment will also be introduced. The course is delivered with the support of practising engineers and leading consultants in the field.

At a glance

  • Dates
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  • Duration5 days
  • LocationCranfield Campus
  • Cost£1,700. The course fee includes refreshments and lunch during the day. Accommodation is not included and must be booked separately. Concessions available

Course structure

This is a five day course. All delegates will receive a Certificate of Attendance at the end of the course.

What you will learn

On successful completion of the course, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of current production systems and chemistry
  • Competently design flow assurance transportation systems for production chemistry related issues
  • Interface with other oil/gas or related industry disciplines in a design or operating environment.

Core content

Flow Assurance Fundamentals and Production Chemistry

  • Introduction to Production Chemistry and Flow Assurance

Fluid Sampling

  • Well Testing
  • Downhole Sampling and Testing techniques
  • PVT analysis

Design for Hydrates

  • Prediction of Hydrate Formation
  • Thermal Management
  • Chemical and Mechanical Control of Hydrates
  • Thermodynamic Inhibition
  • Kinetic Inhibitors and Anti Agglomerates

Wax and Rheology

  • Thermal Management
  • Chemical and Mechanical Control of Wax Deposition
  • Non-Newtonian flow
  • Viscous Oils and Gel Transport

Scale Prediction and Control

  • Scale Prediction
  • Mechanical and Chemical/Process Treatment and Control of Scale

Asphaltines and Napthanates

  • Prediction and Control of Asphaltine and Napthanates

Chemical Injection Systems

  • Chemical Storage
  • Metering and Distribution Systems
  • Umbilical Design.

Downstream Processing and Design of Separation Systems

  • Basic Downstream Processing Plant Operations
  • Separation and Chemical Treatment

Who should attend

The course will be of particular interest to engineers in oil and gas exploration, production and operating companies, consultants, contractors, service providers and equipment suppliers involve in design and operation. Researchers who need to understand the background and application of their research. Managers who want to understand the technical issues to aid decision making.



10% discount applies if booked 8 weeks in advance. 10% discount for 3rd and subsequent delegates from the same company/site.

Accommodation options and prices

This course is non-residential.

Accommodation is available at Mitchell Hall which is located on campus. All rooms are en-suite and bookings are on a half-board basis from Sunday to Friday. If you would like to book accommodation for this short course at Mitchell Hall, please indicate this on the registration form and we will arrange this for you.

Alternatively, you may wish to make your own arrangements at a nearby hotel.

Location and travel

Cranfield University is situated in Bedfordshire close to the border with Buckinghamshire. The University is located almost midway between the towns of Bedford and Milton Keynes and is conveniently situated between junctions 13 and 14 of the M1.

London Luton, Stansted and Heathrow airports are 30, 90 and 90 minutes respectively by car, offering superb connections to and from just about anywhere in the world.

For further location and travel details

Location address

Cranfield University
College Road
MK43 0AL

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