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TECHNICAL CONSULTANCY: PRODUCTION CHEMISTRY

Maximising hydrocarbon recovery. Minimising environmental impact.

From developing an offshore field through to operations and decommissioning, production chemistry has ongoing answers for peace of mind.

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Overview

Evaluating oil, water and gas properties, interactions and behavior is fundamental to offshore success at every production stage, from downhole to topsides and then export. Our production chemistry technical consulting covers a full range of activities to help enhance hydrocarbon recovery and maintain flow assurance. 

This specialist discipline is essential for optimal asset performance, risk assessments, management of change and mitigation strategies. It enables operational excellence through best available technologies (BAT), best environmental practices (BEP), chemical management services (CMS), process optimisation and KPI monitoring and evaluation. It offers way to improve waste streams and minimise environmental impacts. 

What we offer

We help at all stages.

When developing a field, we provide the critical inputs needed for your appraisal and select project phases. Sampling, robust testing, investigating characterisation and compatibilities and predicting behaviours will give you reliable evidence to make your key engineering and design decisions. This also covers materials selection, as well as specialised treatments and operating practices for life of field.

In the define and execute project phases, and then in full operations mode, we continue to provide essential support. The ways we can help here include: 

  • effective mitigation strategies with speciality chemicals selection
  • chemical management services (CMS)
  • production operations sampling
  • process performance optimisation
  • treatment monitoring
  • data collection and evaluation 
  • continuous improvements 
  • minimising environmental impacts.

As field production matures, we deliver critical assessments for proactive management of changes. This ensures optimal process performance and reliable asset operations.

Key areas

Our support is rigorous and comprehensive. We cover six main aspects:  

  1. Production chemical management strategy
  2. Specific roles and responsibilities
  3. Key performance standards monitoring and measuring 
  4. Chemical applications and performance monitoring 
  5. Changes and chemical control procedures
  6. Chemical awareness and environmental impact

How this service works

Through correct sampling techniques, robust testing and evaluation of the interactions of fluids and gas properties, we provide technical capabilities in assessing production and flow assurance risks. These risks include solids deposition (scale), corrosion, fluids’ separation, bacteria, reservoir souring and environmental impacts. 

We can then make reliable interpretations using simulations and predictive modelling. Our techniques explore the characterisation of produced fluids and gas behaviours, identifying effective mitigation and management strategies. 

What are the benefits?

Our team provides technical input and comprehensive understanding of fluids and gas properties for essential evaluation, modelling and interpretation of characteristics. As part of due diligence, this enhances the accuracy of:

  • flow assurance predictions
  • risk management strategies
  • engineering design and materials selection 
  • specialised treatments 
  • operating practices for life of field. 

We also deliver specialised project support through a multi-disciplined approach and integrated technical services. Solutions here cover critical technical inputs, assessments and mitigation of risks for feasibility, concept, pre-FEED, FEED and commissioning, through to production operations.

Why choose LR?

Our team has a background in, and hands-on experience of, both operator and technical service provider roles. We’re specialists in technical disciplines for assessing and monitoring all production streams, bringing extensive knowledge of production operations and process treatment chemistries to your project. 

You benefit from an in-depth understanding of operational performance criticalities, as well as the design and application of speciality treatment products, associated performance monitoring and assessments for maintaining effective chemical management strategies.

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