Flow Assurance : Managing Flow Dynamics and Production Chemistry

An Intensive 5-Day Training Course

Flow Assurance :
Managing Flow Dynamics and Production Chemistry

Principles, Applications and Operation

Scheduled Dates

22 - 26 Apr 2024 London - UK $5,950
26 - 30 Aug 2024 Amsterdam - The Netherlands $5,950
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Why Choose this Training Course?

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:

  • Process flow regimes, influence and mitigation
  • Structural integrity of piping systems
  • Environmental concerns and control
  • Pipeline corrosion principles, control and protection
  • Influence of substance formation, hydrates, waxes, etc.
  • Pipeline inspection, maintenance and cleaning

What are the Goals?

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

Who is this Training Course for?

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

How will this Training Course be Presented?

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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


  • On successful completion of this training course, a PetroKnowledge Certificate will be awarded to the delegates

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I register for a training course?

  • To register online through our website, please click “Enroll Now” on the course page, complete and submit the form. A confirmation e-mail and instructions will be sent to the participant’s e-mail.
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    +971 50 981 7386 | +971 2 557 7389 or send an email to reg@petroknowledge.com

When and how do I arrange payments?

  • Payments can be made in USD or UAE local currency AED (Arab Emirates Dirhams) either by Bank Transfer or by Credit Card. Our Bank Account details will be provided on the invoice.
  • Course fees are payable upon booking unless a valid, authorized Purchase Order is provided and accepted.
  • Invoices will be sent via email/courier to the ID/name and address provided.
  • The course fee shall be settled prior to course start date. Corporate payments with existing payment policy shall be relayed to us in advance.

When should I expect to receive confirmation of registration?

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Is there a discount for more than one registrant/course?

For corporate fees and group registration, please send your query to info@petroknowledge.com.

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