The topics within the curriculum include:
Production well and stimulation methods - acidising and scale removal, water and gas shut-off, chemical sand control, liquid unloading of wells, asphaltene and scale control (including squeeze treatments, downhole injection etc.)
Water injection chemicals - biocides, oxygen scavengers, desulphation, tracers, water-based drag reducers, IOR chemicals.
Flow assurance issues - corrosion, microbiological problems, H2S scavenging, wax/paraffin, gas hydrates, scaling, naphthenates. Integration with reservoir management, HPHT, subsea tie-backs, chemical injection, wintering.
Processing chemicals - demulsifiers, flocculants, defoamers
Environmental and health issues - ecotoxicological tests and interpretations, OSPARCOM, HOCNF, HMS on platforms, human hazard coding, heavy metals.
Other topics: drag reduction, heavy oil, hydrotesting.
Required prerequisite knowledge
The student must have taken and passed Chemistry and Environmental Science (KJE100) or equivalent subject.
Students must have a basic undertanding of the naming of inorganic compounds and organic chemicals (including aromaticity and basic functional groups in organic molecules), equilibrium, amounts of chemicals (moles, weight.%, ppm/ppb), redox reactions, solubility, acids/bases.
It will be very useful to have some understanding of:
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- Course coordinator
- Malcolm Andrew Kelland
- Course teacher
- Malcolm Andrew Kelland , Roald Kommedal
- Head of Department
- Gro Johnsen
Method of work
The course is available for master students in Biological Chemistry, Environmental Engineering and Petroleum Technology.
Other students may be accepted as long as they fulfill the admission requirements.
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Last updated: 03.08.2020