Production Chemistry




This course examines the properties and changes occurring in produced fluid from the reservoir to production facilities. The methods of chemical selection to mitigate corrosion, emulsion, foam, scale, wax, asphaltenes, hydrates etc will be covered.


Participants will understand how the use of chemicals can prevent problems, improve production and economics, and extend the life of the production equipment.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize the major flow impediment in the production system and Identify the chemicals used in production system to control it’s formation.
  • Recognize techniques to evaluate and select chemicals.
  • Recognize corrosive conditions and monitor corrosion rates
  • Choose and apply corrosion inhibitors
  • Predict and treat emulsions
  • Understand causes and control of foaming
  • Predict scale-forming conditions
  • Select and apply scale inhibitors
  • Control gas hydrate formation
  • Predict and control paraffin (wax) deposition
  • Evaluate methods for asphaltene control

Course Content Summary

Some of the course topics are:

  • Fundamentals of Scale Formation Mechanism
  • Scale Prevention and Inhibitor Selection
  • Hydrates formation mechanism, Prevention and Chemical Selection
  • Classification of Corrosion
  • Corrosion Mechanism
  • Corrosion Inhibitors, Selection and Application
  • Emulsion Formation
  • Emulsion Stabilization
  • Prediction and Treatment of Emulsions
  • Foam Formation, Causes and Control of Foaming
  • Antifoaming and Chemical Selection
  • Recognize corrosive conditions and monitor corrosion rates
  • Gas hydrate formation
  • Control and Prevention of Hydrate
  • Characteristics of Paraffin
  • Mechanism of Paraffin Formation
  • Paraffin (Wax) Deposition Prediction
  • Methods for the Control of Paraffin Deposition

Target Audience

  • Production operation engineers.
  • Surface facilities production engineers.
  • Flow assurance engineers.

Course Period

  • Option 1: Evening on weekdays (Monday to Friday)
  • Option 2: Weekends (2 Saturdays, 8 am to 4.30 pm)
  • Option 3: Weekdays (2 days – 8 am to 4.30 pm)

Course Level: Intermediate

Price (Including VAT): N 100,000

Please download detailed course brochure below and register for your desired session


Additional information

Course Period

, ,


There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “Production Chemistry”

Your email address will not be published.