Flow Assurance—Managing Flow Dynamics and Production Chemistry
This course aims to introduce the state-of-the-art technologies, workflows, and their deployment in identifying, characterizing, and managing flow impediments in hydrocarbon exploitation. This will also enable participants to learn the best practices and design fit-for-purpose solutions focusing on minimizing the risk of flow stoppage while transporting hydrocarbons from “Pore to Process” based on field examples from around the world.
- Define and identify key flow impediments in various challenging environments
- Introduce the state-of-the-art petrophysical technologies in capturing fluid samples and their characterization methodologies
- Present current measurement and modeling methodologies of potential production impediments like asphaltenes, paraffin waxes, hydrates, and inorganic scales
- Define fluid flow and heat transfer characteristics and their importance in field development
- Present the value of systematic and holistic integration processes of fluid flow, heat transfer, and solids in designing risk free production systems and their operation
Why You Should Attend
The flow assurance risk factor can create a game-changing impact on field development. With a reliable characterization and understanding of flow impediments, unnecessary investments can be avoided.
Who Should Attend
This course is intended for engineers involved in hydrocarbon field development, drilling, well construction, production, transportation, and processing. It will also be beneficial for department, asset and technology managers and is suitable for anyone with an engineering or scientific background.
A basic understanding of petroleum engineering from reservoir to surface facilities aspects of the petroleum industry is necessary.
0.8 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) awarded for this 1-day course.
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Abul Jamaluddin is currently the director of New Technical Program with Schlumberger Learning Network. He is also a production domain advisor with Schlumberger, specializing in reservoir fluids phase behavior and production assurance. He holds a BS in petroleum engineering and an MS and PhD in chemical engineering. His career in the oilfield industry began in 1990 as a research scientist with Noranda Technology Centre, where he held positions of increasing responsibility, including program leader for Energy Technology. He joined Hycal as the director of technical services in 1996. Jamaluddin joined Schlumberger in 1998 and established several Fluid Analysis Centers around the world. He then went on to lead the well completion and productivity marketing team for Saudi, Kuwait, Pakistan, and Bahrain. Consequently, he created and led the reservoir fluid advisory team of Schlumberger based in Houston. He is coinventor of nine patented processes related to petroleum production and optimization, coauthored over 80 technical papers, and received three Best Technical Paper Awards.
Jamaluddin has been an active member of various SPE committees including workshops, forums, and the Distinguish Lecturer Selection Committee. He is a technical editor of Journal of Canadian Petroleum Technology and SPE Production & Operations. He chaired the 2003 IQPC Flow Assurance Conference held in Kuala Lumpur. In 2011, Jamaluddin is chair of the SPE Flow Assurance Workshop and SPE Forum on Sour Gas Field Development Jamaluddin was an SPE Distinguished Lecturer for 2004–2005.