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Flow Assurance

Principles, Applications and Operation

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Code Date Venue Fee($)
IN107 04 - 08 Aug 2019 Dubai - UAE 4,950

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Why Choose this Training Course?

Flow assurance is the application of multiple disciplines to ensure economic rates of flow from the hydrocarbon reservoir to a production facility over the life of a field and in any environment. A variety of problems can be encountered to the detriment of the piping system and associated equipment.

As an example, multiphase mixtures of oil, natural gas, water and deposits are normally piped between the reservoir and the surface. In addition, the flow regime may change at different sections of the pipeline. All these issues can lead to a multitude of pipeline failures including corrosion, erosion and blockage, etc.

This 5-day intensive Flow Assurance training course provides participants with fundamental knowledge about variety of disciplines that are required to safely and economically transport the process throughout different sections of the piping system. This is particularly beneficial for any company hoping to avoid the high maintenance and failure costs associated with process transport.

This training course will feature:


Training Objectives

What are the Goals?

By the end of this training course, participants will be able to:

  • Have a sound understanding of relevant flow regimes that affect the integrity of piping systems and methods of control
  • Recognise the cause and influence of the formation of substances that may damage the piping system or disrupt the process flow
  • Recognise various aggressive environmental factors affecting pipeline systems
  • Understand the basic principles of pipeline corrosion and methods of protection
  • Understand the application of relevant pipeline maintenance and cleaning techniques
  • Have knowledge of process metering methods

Target Audience

Who is this Training Course for?

This training course is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:

  • Maintenance and inspection engineers
  • Construction engineers
  • Risk assessment personnel and health & safety officers
  • Facilities engineers and operators
  • Managers and supervisors
  • Project planners and procurement personnel
  • Plant contractors

Training Methods

How will this Training Course be Presented?

This PetroKnowledge training course will utilise a variety of proven adult learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension and retention of the information presented. The daily workshops will be highly interactive and participative. This involves regular discussion of applications as well as hands-on exposure to real life examples.

Participants will be provided with comprehensive hard and electronic course notes and copies of all presentation material. Relevant computer simulations and videos will be utilised to help with the understanding of the various topics.

Daily Agenda

Day One: Pipelines Systems and Structural Integrity

Competency Description: Participants need to have a comprehensive knowledge of pipeline systems and their structural integrity to ensure a long lasting and safe operation of these pipelines and their related equipment

Key behaviours

  • Knowledge of types of pipes, fabrication methods and materials of construction
  • Have a comprehensive understanding of structural integrity that will affect the pipeline performance and life
  • Learn different types of mechanical failures relevant to pipelines

Topics to be covered

  • Introduction to process pipelines from source to production facility
  • Types of pipes, specifications and construction
  • Materials strength and relevant mechanical properties
  • Pipeline structural integrity and mechanical failure, Fatigue, Creep, etc.
  • Water hammer
  • Worked examples of stress analysis
  • Materials of construction

Day Two: Corrosion and Corrosion Control of Pipeline Systems

Competency Description: Participants need to gain a sound understanding of corrosion mechanisms and key factors that drive the corrosion process in pipelines and methods of control and protection.

Key behaviours

  • Have a sound understanding of key principles and elements of corrosion
  • Knowledge of types of corrosion relevant to pipeline systems
  • Learn about relevant methods of pipeline corrosion protection and control

Topics to be covered

  • Principles of corrosion
  • Kinetics of corrosion
  • Forms of Corrosion
    • Uniform
    • Bimetallic
    • Pitting
    • Stress corrosion cracking
    • Erosion Corrosion
    • Microbiologically influenced corrosion (MIC)
    • Hydrogen Induced, H2S, CO2
  • Pipeline Coatings, External, Internal
  • Corrosion Inhibitors
  • Cathodic Protection, Sacrificial, Impressed Current

Day Three: Fundamental Principles of Flow Regimes and Flow Control

Competency Description: Participants need to gain a sound understanding of the governing laws of fluids, leading to specific types of flow regimes that may influence the integrity of piping systems and methods of control.

Key behaviours

  • Have a sound understanding of governing fluid mechanics principles
  • Knowledge of types of flow regimes in horizontal and vertical pipes
  • Learn about methods of controlling flow problems such as slug flow

Topics to be covered

  • Fundamental fluid Laws
  • Flow profiles
  • Pressure loss
  • Multiphase flow
  • Holdup effects
  • Gas-liquid flow regimes in horizontal and vertical pipes, Flow regime maps
  • Multiphase pumping systems
  • Slug flow problems and damage
  • Slug catchers

Day Four: Unwanted Products in Pipelines and Methods of Control

Competency Description: Participants need to be aware and know how to tackle one or more problems associated with unwanted products that can be formed in pipelines, all of which can affect the performance of the piping and process equipment, either by fouling and or the production of off-specification final products.

Key behaviours

  • Knowledge of the problems associated with pipeline clogging and blockade
  • Understanding of the different types of unwanted products in pipelines
  • Appreciation of the methods used to control these unwanted products

Topics to be covered

  • Pipeline clogging and blockage of pipelines
  • Unwanted product types
    • Sand
    • Salinity
    • Hydrates
    • Wax
    • Asphaltenes
    • Emulsions
    • Scale
    • Corrosion and Abrasive contents
  • Chemicals injected to achieve flow assurance, Hydrate Inhibitors, Drag Reducing Agents, Solvents, etc.
  • Testing and separation of unwanted products

Day Five: Pipeline Maintenance, Cleaning & Inspection and Flowrate Measurements

Competency Description: Participants need to have knowledge of pipeline maintenance, cleaning and inspection methods in addition to flow measurement techniques that are essential for continuous and reliable operation.

Key behaviours

  • Knowledge of pipeline cleaning and maintenance methods including pigging techniques
  • Sound understanding of non-destructive testing methods
  • Knowledge of flowrate measuring equipment

Topics to be covered

  • Direct and indirect pipe inspection
  • Pigging methods for cleaning
  • Pigging Inspection
  • Hydro-testing
  • Inspection (NDT) techniques, x-ray, ultrasonic, Magnetic, etc.
  • Overview of API 570 Pipe Inspection Code
  • Flow rate measurements

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Flow Assurance
Principles, Applications and Operation


Code Date Venue Fees
IN107 04 - 08 Aug 2019 Dubai - UAE $4,950



Why Choose this Training Course?

Flow assurance is the application of multiple disciplines to ensure economic rates of flow from the hydrocarbon reservoir to a production facility over the life of a field and in any environment. A variety of problems can be encountered to the detriment of the piping system and associated equipment.

As an example, multiphase mixtures of oil, natural gas, water and deposits are normally piped between the reservoir and the surface. In addition, the flow regime may change at different sections of the pipeline. All these issues can lead to a multitude of pipeline failures including corrosion, erosion and blockage, etc.

This 5-day intensive Flow Assurance training course provides participants with fundamental knowledge about variety of disciplines that are required to safely and economically transport the process throughout different sections of the piping system. This is particularly beneficial for any company hoping to avoid the high maintenance and failure costs associated with process transport.

This training course will feature:


Training Objectives

What are the Goals?

By the end of this training course, participants will be able to:

Target Audience

Who is this Training Course for?

This training course is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:

Training Methods

How will this Training Course be Presented?

This PetroKnowledge training course will utilise a variety of proven adult learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension and retention of the information presented. The daily workshops will be highly interactive and participative. This involves regular discussion of applications as well as hands-on exposure to real life examples.

Participants will be provided with comprehensive hard and electronic course notes and copies of all presentation material. Relevant computer simulations and videos will be utilised to help with the understanding of the various topics.

Daily Agenda

Day One: Pipelines Systems and Structural Integrity

Competency Description: Participants need to have a comprehensive knowledge of pipeline systems and their structural integrity to ensure a long lasting and safe operation of these pipelines and their related equipment

Key behaviours

Topics to be covered

Day Two: Corrosion and Corrosion Control of Pipeline Systems

Competency Description: Participants need to gain a sound understanding of corrosion mechanisms and key factors that drive the corrosion process in pipelines and methods of control and protection.

Key behaviours

Topics to be covered

Day Three: Fundamental Principles of Flow Regimes and Flow Control

Competency Description: Participants need to gain a sound understanding of the governing laws of fluids, leading to specific types of flow regimes that may influence the integrity of piping systems and methods of control.

Key behaviours

Topics to be covered

Day Four: Unwanted Products in Pipelines and Methods of Control

Competency Description: Participants need to be aware and know how to tackle one or more problems associated with unwanted products that can be formed in pipelines, all of which can affect the performance of the piping and process equipment, either by fouling and or the production of off-specification final products.

Key behaviours

Topics to be covered

Day Five: Pipeline Maintenance, Cleaning & Inspection and Flowrate Measurements

Competency Description: Participants need to have knowledge of pipeline maintenance, cleaning and inspection methods in addition to flow measurement techniques that are essential for continuous and reliable operation.

Key behaviours

Topics to be covered

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