DAY TWO |WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23, 2022

Focus > Supply Chain Management | Chemical Automation | Paraffin & Flow Assurance | Iron Sulfide & H2S Remediation | Environmental Stewardship

Breakout 1: Digitalization in the Chemicals Space

Breakout 2: Reduce Failures on Surface Facilities & Pipes

7:00am Registration & Networking Breakfast

OPENING BRIEFING

PANEL DISCUSSION: MANAGING THE IMPACT OF SUPPLY CHAIN DISRUPTIONS

7.40am - 8:20am Learn How To Plan Ahead Of Time To Get Chemicals From The Point Of Manufacture To Blending Facilities And To The Field

  • Understand the true impact of changes in supply and demand on oilfield chemical supply

  • How can contract procurement teams plan ahead of time to manage shortages and delays

8:20am Opening Remarks

KEYNOTE: 'AUTOMATION IS ALWAYS THE TRUE CHALLENGE'

REDUCE FAILURE RATES BY CHANGING THE WAY YOU OPERATE

Tie Your Chemical Automation Strategy To Your Business Objectives

ALIGN YOUR BUSINESS OBJECTIVES & CHEMICAL AUTOMATION STRATEGY

8:30am - 9:00am Tie Your Chemical Automation Strategy to Your Business Objectives : Know Which Approach Makes The Most Sense For Small And For Large Projects

  • Do you automate certain parts of your chemical program and then slowly start to grow?

  • Do you start small and then scale up with better infrastructure, tools and analytics?

  • Or do you overhaul the entire process in one swift move to really step up your automation game?

  • This panel sees chemical experts delivering their perspectives on what makes the most sense, from both an economics and feasibility standpoint, sharing examples on how their enterprises made the decision to automate chemical management while staying true to the business’ holistic objectives.

AUTOMATED CHEMICAL TREATMENT, INJECTION & MONITORING

9.00am - 9:30am Reduce Failure Rates By Changing The Way You Operate: Automated Systems To Continuously Treat Wells With Biocides

Can you reduce downtime just by changing the way you apply chemicals and biocides? The answer is yes. But there is resistance to putting this type of mechanism in the field. You have got to have horses to pull the cart. 

 

  • This presentation demonstrates exactly how an operator changed the way it operates and applied chemicals differently while managing trust issues, training employees and invested in sophisticated automated chemical treatment systems to reduce failure frequency, and losses in production.  

STATE-OF -THE-ART CHEMICAL AUTOMATION TECHNOLOGIES

9.30am - 10:00am Application of State of the Art Automated Systems To Inject And Monitor Chemicals Accurately To Avoid Failures

  • Operators are starting to put automated devices to manage their chemical injections rather than relying on people and setting things up by hand. But automated chemical injection is still not where it needs to be – how are we going to get there? 

  • Functionalities of cost-effective and reliable chemical injection pumps

  • The correct process for accurately injecting chemicals to get results

  • Understand how to check and manage accuracy of pumps: Does it speed up during the day when the sun is out? Does it slow down at night? What happens during the winter time? 

  • Steps to avoid failure to follow-through to make sure automated injection works

  • Address E&P reluctance to allow chemical automation vendors to tie into their established networks 

10.00am - Morning Networking Break 

10.30am - 11:00am BREAKOUT SESSIONS

BREAKOUT 1 > DIGITAL CHEMICAL MANAGEMENT

BREAKOUT 2 > REDUCE FAILURES ON FACILITIES AND IN PIPELINES

GO FROM AN AUTOMATION PROJECT TO A DIGITALIZATION PROJECT

Start Your Digitalization Journey To Better Manage Chemicals, Extend The Lifetime of The Well And Improve Cost Control

  • What business models have been and can be created between operators and vendors to better use digitalization 

  • Real world case studies on how data is brought in and cleaned

  • What changed after an operator went ‘digital’? How many times are well sites now being visited? Was the headcount reduced? How much cost savings have been realized?

  • Ways to digitalize measured chemical results into one database to start doing predictive analytics

FACILITIES FAILURE MANAGEMENT

Effectively Manage Failures On Flowlines, Tanks And Vessels Caused By Corrosion, Solids & Scale

  • Water that is brought on by oil is corrosive in nature, but certain types of pipes will never corrode. Find out which ones they are 

  • Control low gravity solids content to avoid its detrimental effects on your mechanicals and surface facilities, including losing separation efficiency

  • How can you control firetube failures and scale buildup? Learn about coating systems to get firetubes to 1500 degrees

  • Better ways and monitoring practices to manage gas leak injection, water disposal and safety on sites

IRON SULFIDE REMEDIATION

Iron sulfide stems from corrosion, but it is the least known, most unsolved and a highly costly downhole challenge. If you don’t have control of your chemical program, or if you have wells that have not been treated, you have no control over how much iron sulfide you’re putting in the water that’s being reinjected, causing issues further down the line, including plugging of the injection wells, equipment and systems. The industry is in agreement that something has to be done – the answer is unique chemistries and process improvements that will eliminate this problem.

IRON SULFIDE REMEDIATION CHEMISTRIES

11:00am - 11:30am Unique, Cost-Effective Chemistries That Are Designed To Have Longer Term Effects & Persistence For Preventing Iron Sulfide And Removing Fouling In Tubings

  • Find out how new chemistries compare to existing products from an economics and performance point of view

  • Understand how effective new chemistries and acidic acids are for controlling iron and preventing its detrimental effects on the rest of the processes

  • Learn new ways to apply chemistries downhole to remove foul from material, restore production and prevent failures

PROCESS IMPROVEMENTS TO REMOVE IRON

11:30am - 12:00pm Process Improvements, More Cost-Effective Than Chemicals, That Make It Feasible To Remove H2S From Water Out Before It Is Reinjected Into The Formation 

Operators have made their objectives clear – prevent, remediate or eliminate iron sulfide – all at a low cost. Operators are spending millions on chemicals – but if they design their processes innovatively and correctly, they can reduce a lot of that cost and realize significant cost savings.

 

  • How can processes be designed/redesigned to eliminate the issue of plugging injections wells?

  • How can you make corrosion unreactive in the upstream side so that it carries through the system without causing iron sulfide?

  • What can be done to reduce the negative effects of iron on friction reducers during recycling & reuse?

  • What is more cost-effective than chemicals, and delivers high performance and long-term results?

 

12:00pm - Networking Lunch Break 

PARAFFIN & FLOW ASSURANCE FAILURES

Despite all efforts, paraffin will never be completely dealt with. Whenever you’re producing hydrocarbons, a part of that is going to be paraffin. What it comes down to is how intense it is and to what extent it hinders flow. From a vendor’s point of view, paraffin is a billion-dollar market. From the operator’s, existing paraffin applications are not running optimally. The need of the hour is new opportunities and applications to solve this age-old problem in a better way.

PARAFFIN MITIGATION STRATEGIES

1:00pm - 1:30pm Practical Measures & Application Strategies To Control Paraffin Wax And Ultra High Carbon Chain Content To Maintain Flow

  • Know what happens downhole that causes paraffin to deposit, and how temperature and pressures impact the occurrence of paraffin

  • Understand how paraffin inhibitors can be applied to control ultra-high carbon chain content

  • Results from West Texas to quantify how paraffin was cost-effectively managed in flowlines while protecting production and well profitability 

 

NEW PARAFFIN CONTROL PRODUCTS

1:30pm - 2:00pm New Paraffin Control Products That Are Chemically Formulated & Structured Differently To Overcome Shortcomings With Existing Inhibitors

  • Paraffin inhibitors and specialty chemicals that can go down to freezing temperatures without freezing

  • Paraffin control solutions outside of crystal modifiers, products that can go past a certain freeze point

  • Are new products compatible with existing inhibitors and conditions because of the way they are chemically structured?

H2S REMEDIATION

H2S is a growing problem as more and more wells become sour. And that’s partly because of enhanced production. When operators inject a load into a well, they also contaminate the plug, causing H2S. The scavengers being used at the moment are inexpensive, but they cause a lot of problems downhole. Operators are now asking, ‘Is this all we’ve got? Can we do better? The Holy Grail is the perfect scavenger. And operators are still trying to find it…

HANDLE SOUR GAS SITUATIONS WITH H2S SCAVENGERS

2:00pm - 2:30pm New Ideas & Unique H2S Products, Including Non-Triazine Scavengers & Multi-Purpose Chemicals To Strip H2S From Water

  • Nobody wants to be the first to adopt a high-profile, high-dollar product in place. But chemical suppliers, and to a great extent E&Ps, recognize that advanced H2S products can be highly effective and multi-functional, if applied correctly. Not only does this presentation disclose details on how these new products are being applied to actually solve problems, we’ll also look at: 

  • The latest developments in unique H2S products, including costs and compatibility characteristics

  • Practical strategies on how to apply products to the right location, at the right time to get the desired result

  • Cutting-edge developments in H2S scavengers – have we found the Holy Grail?

 

CLOSING BRIEFING

PANEL DISCUSSION: WHAT ROLE DO OILFIELD CHEMICALS TEAMS HAVE TO PLAY IN THE INDUSTRY DRIVE TOWARDS ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP (ESG)

2.30pm - 3:00pm A Holistic View of the Entire Value Chain of Oilfield Chemicals - Where Can Improvements Be Made in Transportation, Storage and The Chemicals Themselves

  • Understand the detrimental effects of oilfield chemicals to the ecosystem & the environment

  • 'Green chemicals' How effective are they? Costs vs Value

  • Chemicals for flaring reduction 

  • Is the elimination of treater trucks a viable option 

3:00pm Day 2 Closing Remarks

3:20pm End of Conference