April 15, 2014


SPE FTS Luncheon Presentation - Flow Assurance Engineer – What are our Career Expectations?

Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM (Central Time (US & Canada))

Date: Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Time: 11.00 am - 1.00pm

11.00 - 11.30 am - Registration and Networking

11.30 onwards - Lunch

12.00 - 1.00 pm - Presentation and Q&A

Location: Norris Conference Center, CityCenter, 816 Town & Country St #210, Houston, TX 77024

Presenter: Doreen Chin, PhD, PE, ASME Fellow Doreen Chin.pdf


Dr. Doreen Chin is a surface engineering discipline advisor in Upstream Unconventionals for Shell Exploration and Production Co. She earned a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Houston.

Doreen has more than 26 years experiences in the power generation and petroleum industries, and in academia, including technology development, engineering design, analyses, research, teaching. She was named Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) in 2011.

Doreen’s  expertise and experiences in Oil and Gas industry include transient and steady-state multiphase flow and thermal analysis; safe and cost effective management of flow assurance risks; subsea processing/subsea production system design, production system operability and maintainability; as a project FA team lead for various projects (majors/marginal fields; green/brown fields) from Assessment, Selection, Definition, Execution, to First Oil; onshore shale production facilities; coordination/interface of multiple disciplines.

Doreen has published one technical book and 44 papers. She is the

  • two-time recipient of the OTC/ASME Arthur Lubinski Best Paper Award, 2011 and 2004.
  • Recipient of the ASME Petroleum Jacobson Best Paper Award, 2001

Doreen has been elected by the Board of Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) as the Program Committee Chairperson of OTC 2014. She also serves in ASME Petroleum Division Executive Committee, and Industrial Advisory Board in ME of University of Houston.


Title:   Flow Assurance Engineer – What are our Career Expectations?

Topic summary:

One of the tasks of Flow Assurance (FA) Engineers is to ensure the production flow and to prevent unexpecteddeferment caused by solid depositions in the petroleum production systems. In the past two decades, flow assurance technologies have been maturing along with the development of fundamentals associated with the formation, precipitation, and flocculation of the solids, and with the deep understanding of fluid characteristics and flow in production systems.

The role played by Flow Assurance Engineers in a project not only includes providing predictions, but also prevention strategies, and remediation methods in the case that the occurrence of solids deposition blocks pipelines and jeopardizes production. Flow Assurance Engineers are also responsible for providing the prediction and interpretation of the fluid characteristics, the flow hydraulics and thermal behaviors, the performance of the production system, and the guidance of operation strategies.

One of the question has been often asked is, “What can I do once become a Flow Assurance Engineer”?

This presentation is to discuss

1). Flow Assurance Science vs. Flow Assurance Engineering

2). The integrated role of Flow Assurance engineer in development projects

3). Flow Assurance Engineering in various phases of the projects

4). Flow Assurances Engineer – Career Expectations

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014


Norris Conference Center, CityCenter 816 Town & Country St #210 Houston, TX 77024 

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Tue, April 15, 2014

11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
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