Flow Assurance – Wellbores to Export course provides a complete review of oil and gas production flow assurance threats, trouble-shooting and flow management.

The course begins with an overview of flow assurance and the business justification for its management. It then reviews flow assurance issues with producing wells and pipelines and considerations for oil and gas process plants will be discussed. Topics will include:

  • Corrosion
  • Scaling
  • Artificial lift systems
  • Plugging
  • Collapse 
  • Chemical treatment and pigging
  • Inspections and repairs

Marine export systems will be discussed, as are specific concerns with solids, scales, paraffin and hydrates.  Geotechnical problems, buckling, emergency response and contingency planning are considered. The course concludes with performance management for flow assurance.

Who should attend?
Professionals who work in oil and gas engineering, operations and maintenance, including production, mechanical, process and pipeline engineers, operations managers and supervisors, safety / process safety professionals and senior level leaders who need to better understand flow assurance and its management.

Upon request we are offering a 5 Day Special that combines our Flow Assurance - Wellbores to Export & Pipeline Corrosion and Integrity Management courses. Please contact our technical expert Dr. Stephen Ciaraldi to request this combined course offering.

The Presenter:
Dr. Stephen W. Ciaraldi (Steve) is an Asset Integrity Management (AIM) consultant. He became a recognized expert in this field through his 30 years’ experience with Amoco / BP, Applus-Velosi and Intertek.

During that long service, Steve worked in various asset integrity management roles including R&D, facilities engineering, inspection, corrosion and chemicals management, pipeline integrity management, engineering and maintenance, risk management and as a technical authority for process safety and asset integrity. A majority of his Amoco / BP experience was directly at major production locations including those in Norway, Egypt, Trinidad and Indonesia. His time with Applus-Velosi was mainly spent providing technical assistance to clients throughout SE Asia, with focus on AIM systems implementation, assurance, audit and teaching.

Dr. Ciaraldi obtained Ph.D. and B.S. degrees in Metallurgical Engineering from the University of Illinois. He is active in SPE and NACE and has authored 61 publications on integrity management for oil and gas production. A majority of these involve development and implementation of comprehensive integrity strategies and their associated challenges in real world, field applications. His more recent independent work with Intertek has involved direct AIM consulting to oil and gas operator clients and AIM class instruction, both for in-house and public courses.

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