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Group Live Training Course

Wax Management Wax Management

Duration: 2 Days

Early bird: $1,650

Regular registration: $1,950

Delivery Date
Early Bird
22 - 23 Jul 202422 Jun 2024
25 - 26 Nov 202425 Oct 2024

Course Overview:

Our 2-day Wax Management training course is designed to provide a detailed understanding on how to effectively manage wax-related challenges. It covers the spectrum of the theory behind wax deposition through to the practicalities of developing an optimal control strategy based on prevention, inhibition and remediation, all underpinned by surveillance.

The content of this course is based on the latest developments in the area of flow assurance and wax management coupled with practical approaches for businesses to take action. The course is interactive and allows participants to fully engage with the material and leave with ideas to take back to the places of work.

The course is delivered in 6 modules some of which involve case studies and examples where delegates are allowed to collaborate and implement the course teachings with guidance from our leading industry experts.

  • Introduction to Wax Management
    • Definition of paraffin wax
    • Issues associated with wax
    • Reasons for wax precipitation
    • Key modelling parameters – the Wax Appearance Temperature (WAT), Wax Disappearance Temperature (WDT), etc.
    • WAT determination – its limitations and pressure dependence
  • Wax Deposition Modelling
    • Precipitation modelling
    • Deposition modelling
    • Effect of water cut
    • Hydrodynamics and multiphase-flow effects
    • Surface properties and impact on deposition
  • Wax Management System Elements
    • Elements of a control strategy
    • The Bowtie Diagram and its application
  • Wax Prevention and Inhibition
    • Thermal management system for wax prevention
    • Passive prevention methods
    • Active prevention methods
    • Chemical inhibition for wax control
    • Wax-control chemicals and wax inhibitors
    • Economics of chemical inhibition
  • Wax Remediation
    • Wax removal methods
    • Physical removal methods and pigging
    • Thermal removal methods
    • Chemical removal methods
    • Thermochemical removal methods
  • Wax Surveillance
    • Role of surveillance in wax management
    • Analysing production trends
    • Production fluids analysis
    • Deposit analysis and profiling
    • Analysis from pigging operations
    • Other (niche) wax control methods
    • Three Golden Rules of Chemical Selection

The objective of the course is to learn from corrosion experts, and utilize technology and methods practiced across multiple industries to implement an effective and comprehensive Wax Management System

Engineers, technologists, field operators, production chemists, and managers responsible for maintaining the integrity and efficiency of wells, pipelines, equipment, and facilities in the presence of paraffin wax in the fields of:

  • Integrity & Inspection
  • Engineering
  • Production
  • Process & Operations
  • Processing of hydrocarbons

Industries such as:

  • Oil & Gas
  • Petrochemical & Chemical
  • Refineries
  • Upstream Exploration and Production

With over 30 years in the oil and gas industry, Dr. Dario Frigo excelled as a production chemist, technologist, and engineer. He achieved the role of Global Discipline Lead for Production Chemistry, overseeing training and mentoring.

His 87 publications and active engagement with SPE showcase his expertise in physical and biological sciences, including chairing symposia and reviewing papers for SPE journals.

  • Registration will only be confirmed once payment is received in full and notification is received back from AIE.
  • It is the responsibility of the attendee to ensure that they have an adequate internet connection as well as audio and microphone facilities.
  • Payments are non-refundable in the event of a cancellation. However, substitute delegates are permitted at any time by providing advance notice to AIE.
  • In the event that AIE postpones the course and the delegate is unable or unwilling to attend on the rescheduled date, a full refund of monies will be provided.
  • AIE shall assume no liability in the event of this conference being cancelled due to any unforeseen or uncontrollable circumstances.