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Enhancing Chemical Management in Oil and Gas Production

Quorum’s recent webinar by Senior Product Manager, John-Arne Stokkan, "Enhancing Chemical Management in Oil and Gas Production" showcases his nearly 20 years of experience as a production chemist.

Upstream Energy Management: Chemistry’s Challenges and Solutions

Stokkan’s webinar highlights the complexity of upstream energy management in oil and gas production, addressing issues like emulsions, scale, corrosion, wax, and hydrates. He emphasized that understanding chemical effectiveness is crucial for flow assurance, requiring accurate metrics to enhance performance, manage inventories, track dosages, and ensure correct volumes. 

Cost Implications

The webinar discusses how operational expenses in oil and gas cover chemical costs and factor in oil price fluctuations and logistics. Substantial cost savings can be seen in reducing over- and underdosing, optimizing chemical use, and minimizing operational disruptions.

Environmental Considerations

Stokkan emphasized the importance of using environmentally friendly chemicals, highlighting how optimized chemical use reduces costs and environmental impact. Energy Components Chemistry supports this by providing data-driven insights for efficient and sustainable chemical use.

Data Management with Energy Components Chemistry

Energy Components Chemistry is also revealed as a comprehensive data management solution, collecting data from various sources including manual inputs, sensors, and laboratory analyses. Validating and processing data, it provides valuable insights through dashboards and reports.

Some key features the webinar highlighted include:

Chemical Inventory Management

    • Monitors chemical levels
    • Calculates usage rates
    • Predicts the length of days until empty

Chemical Performance Optimization

    • Designs injection networks
    • Calculates target rates and dosages
    • Analyzes trends to ensure optimal chemical usage

Laboratory Integration Managing

    • Samples schedules
    • Tracks sample analysis
    • Integrates laboratory data

Business Process Modeling (BPM)

    • Reduces manual effort
    • Ensures data accuracy
    • Notifies for non-compliance or operational issues
    • Automates data workflows and business processes

The program concluded with a discussion on the future of chemical management, stressing the need for data integration and process automation to improve efficiency and cut costs. The audience learned how Energy Components Chemistry enhances chemical management, operational performance, and sustainability.

Want to learn more? Watch the full webinar here.