Introduction to Oilfield Chemistry: Fundamentals
Short Course - RGU Professional Certificate of Completion
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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.
Oil and Gas Technicians working offshore or onshore in a production, testing or well maintenance role.
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
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.
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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
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