Find out the latest guidance and information about the impact of COVID-19 on the University.


Introduction to Oilfield Chemistry: Fundamentals

Short Course - RGU Professional Certificate of Completion
Introduction to Oilfield Chemistry: Fundamentals RGU Professional Certificate of Completion

This course is designed for Oilfield Technicians, Supervisors and Operators who regularly work with oil and gas process and production plants and need to understand the chemistry and treatment chemicals used in oil and gas production.

This is a course designed to explain the chemistry of oil and gas production and to look at the challenges, treatment chemicals, risks and control measures.

Intended Audience:
Oil and Gas Technicians working offshore or onshore in a production, testing or well maintenance role.

This course has one study option

Mode of Attendance

  • Online Learning

Mode of Study

  • Full Time

Start Date

Available Now

Course Length

2 Hours

The topics include:

  • Application of chemistry of oil, gas and water in production and injection processes to explain the formation of scales, wax, asphaltenes, hydrogen sulphide and issues of corrosion
  • Explanation of the challenges and mitigations
  • Explanation of chemicals that can be used for preventing or treating common hazards and precautions for their use
  • Issues arising from the incorrect use of chemicals

Learning Outcomes:

On successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Explain the activities that are part of a decommissioning project plan
  • Recognise how they interact and schedule them into a successful project timeline

Understand the main legislation that is specific to UK offshore decommissioning including the differences between derogation and non-derogation.


The University regularly reviews its courses. Course content and structure may change over time. See our course and module disclaimer for more information.

9 short webinars and a knowledge check.

Academic Support

The Disability & Dyslexia Centre advises and supports students who disclose a sensory or mobility impairment, chronic medical condition, mental health issue, dyslexia and other specific learning differences. Applicants are encouraged to arrange a pre-entry visit to discuss any concerns and to view the facilities.

Disability & Dyslexia Centre

Study Skills Support

The Study Support Team provides training and support to all students in:

  • Academic writing
  • Study skills (note taking, exam techniques, time management, presentation)
  • Maths and statistics
  • English language
  • Information technology support

Study Skills Support


Course fees: £96

Additional Costs

The following course-related costs are not included in the course fees:

Other Fees and Charges


For new intakes course fees are reviewed and published annually for each mode of delivery. Tuition fees are fixed for the duration of a course at the rate confirmed in the offer letter.  For further information see:



Have a question about the course? Get in touch with us and we'll do our best to help.

Get in touch

Taking this course, you will have access to some of the world's best facilities. 

We've invested more than £100 million in the development of our campus, new facilities and new resources.

University Wide Facilities

Cookie Consent