Flow Assurance


Outstanding Features

Understand the major problems associated with flow assurance, such as wax, emulsion, scales and hydrates and how to address these problems on a day to day basis. What’s special about this course is that we combined our expert capabilities and multi-disciplinary approach to all aspects of flow assurance to offer you a 2-day scenario-based unique training experience.

Course Overview

The journey of production fluid from reservoir to market involves many disciplines using advanced technologies. Ageing fields develop flow assurance problems as time goes by and ever-deeper fields bring new challenges that extend the envelope our industry can safely and economically produce.There are many challenges during transport of oil and gas through pipelines. These challenges require a real grasp of the fundamentals in fluid mechanics, heat transfer, phase changes, deposition and/or obstruction, erosion and new technologies to ensure a reliable and cost-effective provision of oil and gas. Deep water production, heavy oils, high water production, severe slugging, hydrates, sour gases, asphaltenes and waxes make this task even harder. This course will provide a good understanding of the topics along with case studies from real industry examples.Optimum flow assurance design and operation requires study of all disciplines interfacing flow assurance, as well as due consideration of the interactions between the fluid, reservoir, wells, pipelines, surface facilities, and the surrounding environment.

Target Audience

The course will be of interest to engineers in oil and gas exploration, production and operating companies, consultants, contractors, service providers and equipment suppliers involved in design and operation. The Flow Assurance course will be useful for those who want a background in this area such as researchers or managers who wish to understand the technical issues to aid decision making.

You Will Learn How to

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to: Gain a systematic understanding of the concept of flow assuranceApply competently the fundamental principles of multiphase flow and production chemistry to analyze typical flow assurance systemsLearn the techniques used to prevent main problems of flow assuranceDescribe flow-related issues, and ways to manage the issuesUnderstand what key project decisions need flow assurance inputInvestigate methods and software to assist in flow assurance engineeringIdentify interfaces with related engineering disciplines, and to describe the necessary information exchange with flow assuranceDesign for basic flow assurance and operability


Flow Assurance for Pipeline System
Multiphase Flow Assurance
A Life-of-Field Approach to Subsea Active Production Technologies (SAPT)
Flow Assurance Simulator Tools
Design Examples

Course Details

Day 1

Topic 1: Overview

Introduction to Flow Assurance
Importance of Flow Assurance
Scope of Flow Assurance Studies
Flow Assurance – Key Issues

Topic 2: Flow Assurance for Pipeline System

Introduction to Production Chemistry
PVT Analysis & Fluid Properties
Single Phase Flow Assurance Considerations
Multi-Phase Flow Assurance Considerations

Topic 3: Multiphase Flow Assurance

Flow Regimes
Slug Flow
Hydrodynamic Slugging
Terrain Induced Slugging

Day 2

Topic 3: Multiphase Flow Assurance (cont.)

Hydrates – Development, Prevention, Remediation
Wax – Development, Prevention, Remediation
Start-up, Ramp-up, Shutdown Operations

Topic 4: A Life-of-Field Approach to Subsea Active Production Technologies (SAPT)

What is Subsea Processing
Drivers for SAPT
Technology Status & Application Overview

Topic 5: Flow Assurance Simulator Tools

Topic 6: Design Examples

Course Length

2 Days

Course Director

Kavitha Raghavendra


Upon completion, you will receive a Worley Academy Certificate of Completion.

Course Schedule

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