Heavy crude oils, due to their unique chemical composition, present several technical challenges. The most apparent challenge is their high viscosity, necessitating the development of innovative techniques for smoother flow. However, subtler effects on well site operations, including gas, sand, and water separation, are also significant. In downstream, highly aromatic compounds require additional unit operations like upgrading to convert heavy crude into more valuable hydrocarbons. Elevated concentrations of sulfur, nitrogen, and heavy metals in heavy crude oils introduce processing challenges for removing these elements from refinery products.
This Heavy Oil Production and Processing training course covers the entire spectrum, from understanding heavy oil's geological and chemical intricacies to mastering diverse recovery methods and well construction. It will also explore heavy oil gathering, processing, transportation, and the critical aspect of upgrading, imparting industry-relevant knowledge. Participants will gain practical skills and knowledge to understand unique challenges of heavy oil, optimize production, and contribute to sustainable energy solutions.
This Heavy Oil Production and Processing training course will highlight:
- Heavy Oil Geology, Geochemistry and Fluid Characterization
- Heavy Oil Recovery Methods
- Heavy Oil Wells_ Construction, Completion and Production
- Heavy Oil Gathering, Processing and Transportation
- Heavy Oil Processing, Upgrading, and Conversion