PF&C: Challenges of Heavy Oil Processing

Speaker Dr. Walled Georgie
President Maxoil Solutions, Inc. Dr. Georgie posses over 30 years experience in the Oil and Gas industry, mainly in oil and gas processing and separation offshore and onshore. His primary area of expertise is centered around operation trouble-shooting, de-bottlenecking, oil water separation and slugging problems, process verification, and all other ...

President
Maxoil Solutions, Inc.



Dr. Georgie posses over 30 years experience in the Oil and Gas industry, mainly in oil and gas processing and separation offshore and onshore. His primary area of expertise is centered around operation trouble-shooting, de-bottlenecking, oil water separation and slugging problems, process verification, and all other fluid and gas handling issues, including fluid, production chemistry, flow assurance and integrity management. Dr. Georgie worked mainly with the service sector in the USA, UK and ME, between 1979 till 1987 and then followed a career with Statoil in Norway from 1987 till 1999, mainly in daily operation and project operation support and plants troubleshooting of oil and gas facilities. Dr Georgie then started Maxoil Solutions and has been working as consultant since March 1999, in the area of separation trouble shooting, operation assurance, produced water management, gas handling problems, flow assurance, system integrities and production chemistry.


 

Dr. Georgie posses a B.Sc in Chemistry, M.Sc in Polymer Technology, M.Sc Safety Engineering, and Ph.D in Chemical Technology. He is a member of SPE and has served on numerous committees as a technical advisor.

Full Description
There are numerous flow assurance and processing challenges associated with the production of heavy oil.  These challenges are generally addressed in the early stage of the development and include; sizing of separators, internal design of the vessels, the process vessel configuration and the optimum means of handling solids and water. A critical aspect of the design is the accuracy and the reliability of the fluid characterization data. Numerous operators can attest to the difficulties in processing heavy oil and many make attempts to minimize the impact of these issues in the design stage. However, there are critical factors associated with produced fluid characterization data that are regularly either overlooked or misinterpreted. It is the importance of this data reliability and accurate interpretation that is the subject of this presentation.
Organizer Deodath Mahase

When?

Tue, Sep. 18, 2012
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. US/Central

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Norris Center City Center
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