DAY ONE | TUESDAY 20 SEPTEMBER, 2022

FOCUS > THE ENERGY TRANSITION, COST & PRODUCTION THROUGHPUT | GREEN/SUSTAINABLE CHEMISTRY | CORROSION, SCALE, H2S. & IRON SULPHIDE MITIGATION & MANAGEMENT

7:30am Registration & Networking Breakfast

8:30am Opening Remarks

BREAKFAST BRIEFING

8.50am Impact Of The Energy Transition On The Oilfield Chemicals Industry 

In the last several years, a lot has changed. Companies have set ambitious net zero targets, sustainability has become a top priority, and oil & gas is now being seen as a dirty world, with many companies rebranding themselves as energy companies.

But what does this mean for the oilfield chemicals industry right now?

Join this breakfast briefing as an industry expert delivers a detailed presentation on this important topic.

What will be discussed:

  • What is the clear status of where we are right now with the energy transition across Europe?

  • What, if any, changes are planned from a regulation point of view?

  • How will the oilfield chemicals industry progress?

  • What will future business models of collaboration look like for the energy sector?

PRESENTATIONS & DISCUSSIONS FOCUSING ON: HOW TO OPTIMISE COST OF CHEMICALS & PRODUCTION THROUGHOUT WHILE REDUCING CARBON FOOTPRINT

KEYNOTE PANEL DISCUSSION:


9:30am - 10:00am How Can The Industry Achieve The Balance Between Treatment Cost and Unit Cost As The Cost Of Chemicals Rise 40% Quarter on Quarter 

Right now, cost is more critical than it has ever been. Not only because of the ongoing war in Ukraine, but also because a lot of fields are shifting from oil and gas to biofuels, biodiesel and bioethanol, and these fields use a lot of the resources or the feedstocks.

  • A question that E&Ps continue to ask all the time is ‘can we give a cheaper chemical?’. From a vendor’s point the view, the answer is no. The price of chemicals is shooting up 40% quarter on quarter, and the operator’s thinking needs to change.

  • The opening keynote panel discussion sets the foundation for the Oilfield Chemicals Europe 2022 event, with expert sharing insight on questions that on everyone’s minds right now.

  • Debating how the industry can address the rising price of chemicals when the supply is being swallowed up by the biofuels industry, creating massive squeezes on our feedstock

  • Comparing the costs and capabilities of new chemicals that are promising to be low on cost and high on effectiveness

  • Examining how a more concentrated, and active chemical can slash treatment costs by 50%.

PANEL DISCUSSION: INCREASE THROUGHPUT WHILE REDUCING CARBON FOOTPRINT
 

10.10am - 10:40am How Does The Industry Plan To Increase Throughput While Reducing Carbon Emissions and Risk

​The industry as a whole has ambitious plans to reduce carbon emissions. But even the best laid plans have their own challenges. These are just some of the questions the industry is now beginning to ask, with answers and solutions required urgently

  • How do we plan on increasing our production in a safe manner?

  • How can we increase what we produce?

  • How much more reserves we have in the ground?

  • Do we plan to drill more wells to produce more oil and more gas for the wells that we have

    available?

  • Do our existing wells have issues with salting with solid production and liquid production?

  • How do we plan on mitigating issues and risk and by doing so, increase our throughput?

Join production optimisation subject matter experts as they debate these questions and more and draw up a set of recommendation on how to move ahead with production plans while remaining aware of carbon footprint reduction targets.

10.40am Networking Refreshment Break

PRESENTATIONS, DISCUSSIONS FOCUSING & TECHNOLOGY DEMOS ON

ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY CHEMICAL TREATMENTS

 HELPING OPERATORS MEET SUSTAINABILITY GOALS

TECHNICAL E&P AND VENDOR PANEL DISCUSSION

11:10am - 11.50am Shifting From Green Chemistry to Sustainable Chemistry 

‘Just because we have a green chemistry, it doesn't mean it's sustainable.’
 

This is a contentious statement and one that we’ll debate in this next section of the conference. We’ll see experts sharing their views on:

  • The drive towards green chemistry that is also sustainable

  • How operators can meet legislations when it comes to chemical discharge and chemical usage

  • The subject of chemical discharges with biodegradability

TECHNICAL VENDOR-LED CASE STUDY

11:50am - 12:30pm New Biodegradable/Environmentally Friendly Chemicals

This presentation will demonstrate exactly how an operator can change the way it operates and apply sustainable, environmentally friendly chemicals to reduce failure frequency, and losses in

production.

 

  • Find out how new chemistries compare to existing products from an economics and performance point of view 

  • Hear results from application in the lab and on the field to quantity short and long-term performance and effects on the well, to measure success

  • Are new products compatible with existing inhibitors and conditions because of the way they are chemically structured?

12:30pm - Networking Lunch Break 

TAKING A LOCALISED & RISK BASED APPROACH TO ASSET INTEGRITY MANAGEMENT

CORROSION & SCALE MITIGATION & TREATMENT

E&P-LED PRESENTATION & INTERACTIVE AUDIENCE DISCUSSION

1:40pm - 2:20pm Managing Corrosion In High Pressure High Temperature And Fields 

With corrosion management becoming a bigger and bigger priority issue for E&Ps, irrespective of where they operate. Operators are recognizing that there isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach for managing different types of corrosion. This panel discussion will allow participants and attendees to share their experiences on... 

 

  • Changes in the reservoir that causes corrosion to deposit

  • Has more corrosion been depositing in recent months and years? 

  • What type of corrosion inhibitor is good in which scenario?

  • What is the cut-off point?

  • What are the limitations, if any? 

  • What kind of temperatures can different corrosion inhibitors tolerate? 

  • Who are the E&P’s preferred corrosion products’ suppliers?

TECHNICAL PRESENTATION ON NEW CORROSION-RESISTANT MATERIALS AND COATINGS

2:10pm - 2:50pm Protect Capital Asset From Corrosion Damage And Prolong Equipment Life

Once corrosion builds up, you cannot 100% remove it. You can treat it and prolong the life of your equipment and systems, but there is nothing like 100% protection from corrosion. What operators can do is put measures in place to prevent it. We look at some of the most effective ways to prevent corrosion and protect equipment and systems from its detrimental effects.

 

  • Materials to help you produce oil knowing it has corrosive elements in it without drilling holes and destroying the asset/pipeline

  • Application of coatings and liners to protect equipment, tanks, treaters, vessels and piping that are exposed to water

  • Understand the cost of doing nothing vs. the cost of doing something – does the cost of taking preventative measure outweigh failure costs?

TECHNICAL PRESENTATON ON HOW TO PROACTIVELY PREVENT SCALE

2:50pm - 3.30pm Advanced Application Procedures To Chemically Treat Wells At Different Stages To Overcome Scaling And Production Issues

  • Learn best practices on effectively injecting the right dosage of scale squeezers at the right time to proactively prevent issues

  • Find out how to treat the well and/or add more chemical additives to the stimulation process to overcome production issues

  • Real results on how new and improved chemicals and application strategies have reduced scale in flowlines

3:30pm Afternoon Networking Break

H2S & IRON SULPHIDE REMEDIATION

PRODUCTION CHEMICAL APPLICATION: NEW VS TRADITIONAL 

TECHNICAL H2S FOCUSED PRESENTATION

4:00pm - 4.30pm Non-Triazine Alternatives & Multi-Purpose Chemicals To Remove H2S From Water 

'Over the last five years or so, there's been a huge push to come up with alternative for traditional H2S removal methods. In other words, is there anything else apart from that? And the answer is absolutely, yes.'

  • The latest developments in unique H2S products, including costs and compatibility characteristics

  • Practical strategies on how to apply products to the right location, at the right time to get the desired result

  • Cutting-edge developments in H2S scavengers – have we found the Holy Grail?

TECHNICAL PRESENTATION: PROCESS IMPROVEMENTS TO REMOVE IRON SULPHIDE

4.30pm - 5:00pm Alternative Solutions To Manage Sulphide In Sour Gas Wells 

Operators have made their objectives clear – prevent, remediate or eliminate iron sulfide – all at a low cost. Operators are spending millions on chemicals – but if they design their processes innovatively and correctly, they can reduce a lot of that cost and realize significant cost savings.

  •  How can processes be designed/redesigned to eliminate the issue of plugging of injection wells?

  • How can you make corrosion unreactive in the upstream side so that it carries through the system without causing iron sulphide?

  • What can be done to reduce the negative effects of iron on friction reducers during recycling & reuse?

5:00pm Day 1 Closing Remarks

5:10pm - 6:10pm Networking Drinks Reception