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 assurance. Apply competently the fundamental principles of multiphase flow and production chemistry to analyze typical flow assurance systems learn the techniques used to prevent main problems of flow assurance.

Describe flow-related issues, and ways to manage the issues understand what key project decisions need flow assurance input investigate methods and software to assist in flow assurance engineering identify interfaces with related engineering disciplines, and to describe the necessary information exchange with flow assurance design for basic flow assurance and operability.


  • Overview
  • 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


  • Introduction to Flow Assurance
  • Importance of Flow Assurance
  • Scope of Flow Assurance Studies
  • Flow Assurance – Key Issues
  • Flow Assurance for Pipeline System

  • Introduction to Production Chemistry
  • PVT Analysis and; Fluid Properties
  • Single Phase Flow Assurance Considerations
  • Multi-Phase Flow Assurance Considerations
  • Multiphase Flow Assurance

  • Flow Regimes
  • Slug Flow
  • Hydrodynamic Slugging
  • Terrain Induced Slugging
  • Day 2

    Multiphase Flow Assurance (cont.)

  • Hydrates – Development, Prevention, Remediation
  • Wax – Development, Prevention, Remediation
  • Start-up, Ramp-up, Shutdown Operations
  • A Life-of-Field Approach to Subsea Active Production Technologies (SAPT)

  • What is Subsea Processing
  • Drivers for SAPT
  • Technology Status and Application Overview
  • Flow Assurance Simulator Tools

    Design Examples

    Course Length

    2 Days

    Course Director

    Kavitha Raghavendra


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

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