SPE Online Education
Technical Advancement to Reduce Emissions by Combating Flow Assurance Issues
Includes a Live Web Event on 10/25/2022 at 11:00 AM (EDT)
Conventional approaches to the management of Flow Assurance problems have often resulted in incremental emissions. We documented examples such as:
- The use of gas and diesel-powered pumps for chemical injection and boosting applications.
- Depressurization / blowdown operations of high-pressure, wet gas and/or multiphase lines to dislodge and/or mitigate hydrate plugs.
- Inefficient flaring during the management of a process upset or severe slugging event.
Advances in power generation and storage, chemical injection systems and fully automated process controls can help with reducing both the frequency of unplanned interruptions to production and the emissions of methane and/or CO2 from field operations.
This webinar brings together specialists from operating and engineering companies, as well as equipment suppliers, to talk about their experiences in managing a diverse range of Flow Assurance problems in different parts of the world. The common theme of these case studies is that the application of non-traditional approaches and new technologies/techniques offers an opportunity to reduce emissions and improve operational efficiency.
This webinar is categorized under the Projects, Facilities, and Construction technical discipline.
All content contained within this webinar is copyrighted by Doug Turner, Ryan Dyjur, Russ Graham, and Prabu Parthasarathy and its use and/or reproduction outside the portal requires express permission from Doug Turner, Ryan Dyjur, Russ Graham, and Prabu Parthasarathy.
Prabu Parthasarathy is the vice president of Intelligent Operations within the Applied Intelligence business at Wood. He completed his PhD in Mechanical Engineering and started as a Flow Assurance engineer at Wood over 19 years ago. He has led project teams in various phases of design in the Americas, Australia and India, while expanding his role into operations and management. As the vice president of Intelligent Operations, Prabu looks after a portfolio of software products and services that deal with design and operational issues in the upstream, midstream, downstream, manufacturing and multiple other industries.
Amir Alwazzan (Moderator)
Dr. Amir Alwazzan is the Production Assurance Manager for Technology & Innovation of Dragon Oil (a Member of ENOC Group). Prior to joining Dragon Oil in April 2015, he was the Flow Assurance Advisor with OneSubsea (a Cameron-Schlumberger company) based in Houston, TX, USA. He also worked for Schlumberger, McDermott Subsea, AMEC-Paragon and some other international companies, universities and institutions in different locations worldwide. During his 34 years of corporate, managerial and technical experience, Dr. Alwazzan has been involved in offshore and onshore projects in the USA, Canada, Middle East, Southeast Asia, North & West Africa and in the Caspian Sea regions at different capacities. He has authored and co-authored several technical papers and has been serving as a reviewer for three (3) peer-review international journals in the field of Petroleum Engineering, Science and Technology.
Dr. Alwazzan is a Chartered Petroleum Engineer accredited by the UK’s Engineering Council and Energy Institute and a registered EUR-ING with FEANI. He holds a PhD degree in Transient Multiphase Flow in Flowlines from the University of Malaya, Malaysia and MSc and BSc in Petroleum Engineering from Baghdad University, Iraq. Dr. Alwazzan is a member of the SPE’s JPT Editorial Review Board, Distinguished Lecturer Committee and the Production & Facilities Advisory Committee.
Bob Pearson (Moderator)
Bob Pearson, P. Eng., is the current SPE Technical Director for Production & Facilities. He has extensive experience includes Field Development Planning and Production Engineering for onshore, shelf and deep-water projects, as well as completions design for Conventional and Unconventional Wells. After working for 13 years for major Operators (Shell International and Petro-Canada (now Suncor)), he has spent the last 38 years working as a consult with APA Petroleum Engineering and RPS Energy, as well as his own independent companies in Singapore, Australia & Canada. He currently based in Canada and provides advisory and peer review services through Glynn Resources Ltd. Bob Pearson has a BSc. (Hons) in Mining Engineering from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne in the U.K. and is a registered Professional Engineer with APEGA in Alberta, Canada. He joined the SPE in Aberdeen in 1975.
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