DAY TWO | WEDNESDAY MARCH 23, 2022

Focus >  Chemical Automation | Digitalization in the Chemicals Space | Paraffin & Flow Assurance | Iron Sulfide & H2S Remediation | Environmental Stewardship | Supply Chain Management

8:00am Registration & Networking Breakfast

8:50am 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

9:00am - 9:30am Digital Technology With Domain Expertise - How implementing field automation, analytics and chemical management systems provide production solutions that deliver value

  • 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?

Kyle Herl, Global Remote Operations Manager, Baker Hughes

STATE-OF-THE-ART CHEMICAL AUTOMATION TECHNOLOGIES

9.30am - 10:10am 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 

Chad Hammond, President, DCiii Contol

Fadi El Ahmadieh, Staff Corrosion Engineer, ConocoPhillips

10.10am - Morning Networking Break 

DIGITAL CHEMICAL MANAGEMENT

E&P PANEL DISCUSSION: GO FROM AN AUTOMATION PROJECT TO A DIGITALIZATION PROJECT

10.40am - 11:20am Managing ‘Chemical Availability’ Through Real Time Monitoring and Optimization

  • What are the business risks of not managing chemical availability?

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

  • At what point does not managing chemical availability become a detrimental factor

  • How is chemical availability measured

Hongwei Wang, Ex Digitalization Product Manager, Previously at Shell

Richard Woollam, Ex Senior Adviser Corrosion Technology and Management, Previously at BP

Pedro Rincon, Principal Asset Integrity. Engineering Asset Support Upstream, Shell

Dr. Sandra Hernandez, Chevron Fellow, Chevron

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 perspective, 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

11:20pm - 11:50pm 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 

Brandt Poulin, VP of Operations, Flo-Rite Fluids 

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

11:50am - 12:20pm 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

Johnathon Brooks, NAL Technical Leader - Upstream Chemicals, Baker Hughes

12:20pm - Networking Lunch Break 

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.

PANEL: HANDLE SOUR GAS SITUATIONS WITH H2S SCAVENGERS

1:20pm - 2:00pm 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?

 

Deanna Callahan, Technical Engineering Manager, Tall City Exploration III

Li Jiang, Product Line Manager, Tendeka

Julia Mosina, H2S Scavengers and Acrolein R&D Principal Chemist, Multi-Chem, a Halliburton Service

2:00pm - 2:30pm Control of Subsurface Scale, Corrosion, and H2S Using a Single Capillary String. An Example from the Permian Basin 

This presentation details a laboratory development and field application of a downhole, non-triazine H2S scavenger that was co-injected, via a single capillary string, with a continuous scale and corrosion inhibitor

  • Well a as proof-of-concept

  • Repeatability with different well production conditions

  • Successfully meeting or exceeding facility targets by scavenging H2S in the subsurface prior to the wellhead

  • The novel co-injection of scale, corrosion, and H2S control via a single capillary

Dr. Jonathan Wylde, Global Head of Application Development, Clariant Oil Services

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 

Jon Rogers, CEO, Locus Bio-Energy Solutions

Dr. Charlie Landis, CTO, Integrity Bio-Chem

Henry Lopez, CEO & Founder, Inteleum

CLOSING BRIEFING

PANEL DISCUSSION: MANAGING THE IMPACT OF SUPPLY CHAIN DISRUPTIONS

3.00pm - 3:30pm 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

Antonio Mejia Jr, Technology Manager Oilfield Chemicals, BASF

Eric Malin, President, Epic Chemical Solutions

Dale Tibodeau, Professor of Practice & Director of Supply Chain Forum, University of Houston

3:30pm Day 2 Closing Remarks

3:50pm End of Conference