Arabian American Center Details Training & Development
Program Title:
Oilfield Water Treatment Program
شرم الشيخ
09.06.2019 - 13.06.2019
$ 3200


Course Description

  The advanced Water treatment and disposal represent the biggest operating cost for most oilfield operators. In addition to produced water, large quantities of seawater and water from other sources is treated and injected. The economic success of oil and gas development projects depends very much on our ability to successfully manage water.

  This course discusses methods, equipment and tolls used for water processing Technology. The course include all aspects related to Pressure Maintenance Plants (PMP), HP injection systems, and Salt water disposal

The course covers the fundamental theory, and the latest technological developments. It particularly emphasizes field application through lots of practical field examples, exercises and case studies.

  Hands on experience will be provided in day 3 during this course Participant will visit the water and analytical labs at the chemical engineering department.  The course includes detection of chemicals (ions and cations in wastewater and heavy metals, in addition to conductivity pH, TDS, and particle size distribution).

Course Objectives

          By the end of this Course the participant will be able to:

               • To understand the general concept of water chemistry, characteristics quality and standards

               • To familiarize participants with sampling techniques and field and laboratory measurement

               • To provide the theory and application of effective water treatment systems for industrial

                   cooling and steam generation

               • To introduce the up-to-date technologies for industrial wastewater minimization, water

                   pollution control, and waste and sour water treatment.

               • Describe Water Handling processes implemented in the oil and gas upstream.

               • Obtain a broad working knowledge of well fluid separation and dehydration process to gain

                  insight into both traditional and advanced techniques.


               • Explain effects of deviation in values of process parameter from optimum ones.

               • Inject the right quantity of water to reservoir and assure the right quality.

               • Optimize daily consumption of used chemicals.

               • Explain key steps in operations and operation monitoring procedures

               • Describe operations common upset conditions and their handling techniques.

               • Describe common operational problems and best practices in handling them

               • The Stages of the Commissioning Processes and Dealing with Machinery Equipment and

                  Specific Commissioning Issues.

Target Audience

               • Engineers, Chemists & Lab Technicians

Training Methodology

  A highly interactive combination of lectures and discussion sessions will be managed to maximize the amount and quality of information and knowledge transfer. The sessions will start by raising the most relevant questions, and motivate everybody find the right answers. You will also be encouraged to raise your own questions and to share in the development of the right answers using your own analysis and experiences.  Tests of multiple-choice type will be made available on daily basis to examine the effectiveness of delivering the course.

   All presentations are made in excellent colorful power point. Very useful Course Materials will be given.

               • 30% Lectures

               • 30% Workshops and work presentation

               • 20% Group/individual Work or projects & Practical Exercises

               • 20% Videos& General Discussions, Case studies etc…

Daily Course Plan & Contents:

               • Oilfield Water

                                • Water chemistry fundamentals

                                • Composition of Produced Waters

                                • Subsurface Waters

                                • Chemical Classifications

                                • Interpretation of Classifications

                                • Water formed scales

                                • Stiff & Davis Saturation Index and LSI

                                • Corrosion fundamentals and monitoring

                                • Corrosion control


               • Water Sampling & Analysis

                                • Water sampling and analysis

                                • Sample Collection

                                • Water analysis

                                • Analytical Methods

                                • Automated Analysis. 

                                • Interpretation of Results

                                • Typical water quality specifications

                                • pH, TDS, Salinity, Particle Size, Oil & Grease, HACH test Kits and SRBs

                                • ICP, Atomic Absorption Graphite furnace, and Ion Chromatography


               • Water treatment.

                                • Thermal and non-thermal desalination processes

                                • Chemical treatment (ion exchange)

                                • Pollutants and Water Pollution Control

                                • Industrial Wastewater Management

                                • Industrial Wastewater Minimization

               • Water Treatment Systems

                                • Settling Tanks and Skimmer Vessels

                                • Skimmer Sizing Equations

                                • Plate Coalescers

                                • Skimmer/Coalescers

                                • Precipitators/Coalescing Filters

                                • Free-Flow Turbulent Coalescers (SP Packs)

                                • Flotation Units

                                • Hydrocyclones,

                                • Disposal Piles

               • Oil  Dehydration

                                • Introduction

                                • Emulsions

                                • Emulsifying Agents

                                • Emulsion Terminology

                                • Demulsifiers

                                • Factors Affecting Emulsion Breakdown (Stokes' law)

                                • Theory of Desalting Process

                                • Dual Polarity Oil Dehydration

                                • Electrical Desalting of Crude Oils

               • Equipment Description

                                • Horizontal Separators

                                • Vertical Separators

                                • Spherical Separators

                                • Other Configurations

                                • Scrubbers

               • Operations

                                • Pressure Maintenance Plants (PMP), HP injection systems

                                • Start-up Procedure

                                • Shut-down Procedure

                                • Chemicals used in injection water and water disposal

                                • Chemicals of Large Scale Steam flooding Pilot (LSP)

               • Troubleshooting

               • Group Discussion on the Equipment Used

               • Environmental impact of industrial wastewater

                                • Pollution Prevention

                                • Case Study Refinery wastewater management and minimization

               • Produced Water Treatment and Management

                                • Produced water treating equipment - theory of operation, advantages and

                                   disadvantages, and the importance of oil droplet size

                                • Produced water discharge/disposal and treatment principles

                                • water injection and disposal systems - theory of operation, corrosion, scale, and

                                   biological control

                                • Salinity Management

                                • Conventional Systems

                                • Advanced Separation

                                • Membrane Processes

                                • Start-up, Shut down and Troubleshooting

               • Mechanical completion and pre-commissioning

                                •  Mechanical completion

                                • Pre-commissioning

               • Control Systems

                                • Timescale

                                • System testing and installation

                                • Calibration

                                • Pre-commissioning of field instrumentation

                                • Control system commissioning

                                • Management

                                • Personnel

                                • Documentation

               • Process Commissioning

                                • Final checks

                                • Typical sequence of commissioning

                                • Quality control laboratory

                                • Ancillary equipment

                                • Storage -raw materials

                                • Storage -intermediates and finished product

                                • Reaction system

                                • Completion of commissioning

               • Case Study and Class Work Example

               • Video demo

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