May 13-14, 2019    London, UK

Advanced Materials and Methods - Chemical and Petroleum Engineering


Petroleum Geology
Petroleum geology is the study of the origin, natural occurrence, movement, gathering and exploration of hydrocarbon fuels, especially oil or petroleum. Petroleum geology involves sedimentology, the study of how sand, mud and clay are deposited. The major

  • Geochemistry
  • Marine
  • Sedimentology and Stratigraphy
  • Structural Geology
  • Paleontology and Biostratigraphy
  • Seismology and Geophysics
  • Plate Tectonics
  • Paleogeography
  • Geologic Maps
  • Completion
  • Source rock analysis
  • Basin analysis
  • Exploration stage
  • Appraisal stage
  • Production stage
  • Reservoir analysis

Geophysical Exploration
Geophysical Exploration is the application of the principles of Physics to the study of the subsurface, in search of hydrocarbon. Geophysical investigations of the interior of the earth involve taking measurements at or near earth’s surface that are influ

  • Seismic surveying
  • Remote sensing
  • Wildcat
  • Gravity surveying
  • Magnetic surveying

Hydraulic Fracturing
Hydraulic Fracturing is the process of pumping fluid into a wellbore at an injection rate that is too high for the formation to accept without breaking. During injection the resistance to flow in the formation increases, the pressure in the wellbore incre

  • Increase the flow rate of oil from low-permeability reservoirs
  • Increase the flow rate of oil from wells that have been damaged
  • Connect the natural fractures in formation to the wellbore
  • Decrease the pressure drop around the well to minimize sand production
  • Enhance gravel-packing sand placement

Advanced Drilling Technologies
Drilling is a unique mechanical process that is designed to bring petroleum oil hydrocarbons to the surface by making a hole or bore into the earth’s surface. In geotechnical engineering, drilling fluid is used to aid the drilling of boreholes into

  • Mechatronics Technology in Drilling Operations Used to Enhance Safety
  • Horizontal Drilling
  • Multilateral Drilling
  • Extended Reach Drilling
  • Complex Path Drilling
  • Continuous Flight Auger CFA Drilling
  • Cased continuous Flight Auger CCFA Drilling
  • Sonic Drilling

well Logging And Testing Techniques
Borehole logging is the preparation of creation a complete record (a well log) of the geologic formations penetrated by a borehole, the acquired data is analyzed to broaden the information and increase the understanding of the hydrocarbon properties therein and characteristics of the underground reservoir where the hydrocarbons are trapped.

  • Acoustic Logs
  • Cement Bond Log
  • Cross-Dipole Acoustic Log
  • Caliper Log
  • Chemical Logging
  • Density Log
  • Gamma Log
  • Mud Logging
  • Neutron Log
  • Pressure Temperature Log
  • Single-Well and Cross-Well Resistivity
  • Spontaneous Potential Well Log
  • Downhole Fluid Sampling
  • Earth Tidal Analysis
  • Flow Test
  • Injectivity Test
  • Static Temperature Survey
  • Stress Test
  • Tracer Testing
  • Vertical Flowmeter Test

Petroleum Refineries
Petroleum refinery is an industrial process plant where crude oil is processed and refined into more useful products such as petroleum naphtha, gasoline, diesel fuel, asphalt base, heating oil, kerosene and liquefied petroleum gas. Oil refineries are typi

  • Fluid Catalytic Cracker
  • Distillate hydrotreater
  • Visbreaking Merox
  • Vacuum distillation Continuous distillation
  • Boiler plants Cooling towers

Computer Applications in Petroleum Engineering
Petroleum Engineering makes use of technology in a variety of ways depending on the specialization area. The reason for this is because the ability to extract hydrocarbons has become more complex as the terrain has become more difficult including deep-wat

  • GAP

Computational Modeling Techniques
Monte Carlo simulation is a process of running a model numerous times with a random selection from the input distributions for each variable. The results of these numerous scenarios can give you a "most likely" case, along with a statistical distribution

  • line item cost
  • geological attribute such as porosity
  • capital investment

Petroleum Desulphurization Techniques
Sulphur exists in crude petroleum as a non-hydrocarbon constituent in different concentrations. Among the distillate fractions obtained from crude oil, the distribution of sulphur compounds is not uniform, rather it vary from fraction to fraction dependin

  • Extractive Desulphurization EDS
  • Adsorptive Desulphurization ADS
  • Polymer membranes by Pervaporation
  • Oxidative Desulphurization ODS with Ionic Liquids IL
  • Ultrasound Assisted ODS
  • Desulphurization using Nanomaterial TiO2, Fe2O3

Reservoir Engineering Reservoir Simulation
Reservoir Engineering involves assessing oil and gas deposits. Reservoir Engineers firstly estimate the size of a reservoir, then determine how much oil and gas reserves are in the reservoir and finally work out how to maximize the economic return from ex

  • Petro-Physical and Geo-mechanical analysis
  • Surveillance Engineers
  • Production Engineers and gas
  • Simulation modelling Engineers
  • Geothermal Engineers
  • Enhanced oil recovery EOR
  • Modelling of coal bed methane CBM production
  • Miscible displacement by natural gas CO2 or nitrogen
  • Chemical flooding polymer, alkaline, surfactant, or a combination of them

Advanced Natural Gas Engineering
Natural gas is a subcategory of petroleum which is naturally occurring complex mixture of hydrocarbons, with a minor amount of inorganic compounds. Geologists and chemists agree that petroleum originates from plants and animal remains that accumulate on t

  • Liquefied Natural gasLNG
  • Gas-To-LiquidsGTL conversion
  • Marine Compressed Natural Gas CNG
  • Injectivity in Gas Storage Well
  • Coal Bed Methane
  • Natural Gas Transport
  • Shale Gas
  • Conventional gas
  • Unconventional gas
  • Gas Hydrates

Petrophysics Petrochemistry
Petrophysics is the study of physical and chemical rock properties and their interactions with fluids. A major application of Petrophysics is in studying reservoirs for the hydrocarbon industry. Petrophysicists are employed to help reservoir engineers

  • Petro-physics of tight sandstones PETGAS
  • The CAPROCKS consortium
  • Multiphase flow properties of fault rocks
  • Coal Geology
  • Reservoir Surveillance and Monitoring
  • Energy Economics

Enhanced Oil Recovery

  • Gas Injection
  • Waterflooding
  • Pressure Maintenance
  • Liquefied Petroleum Gas Miscible Slug
  • Enriched Gas Miscible Process
  • High Pressure Lean Gas Miscible Process
  • Carbon Dioxide Process
  • Chemical Processes
  • Micellar Polymer Flooding
  • Caustic Flooding
  • Polymer Flooding
  • Thermal Recovery
  • Steam Injection
  • Nitrogen Injection

Minerals and Energy Resources

  • Mineral Resources
  • Origin of Mineral Deposits
  • Mineral Deposits and Plate Tectonics
  • Solar Energy
  • Nuclear Energy
  • Fossil Fuels
  • Formation of Petroleum
  • Oil Traps
  • Distribution of Petroleum
  • Oil Shale and Tar Sands
  • Coal

Surface Production Operation
All typical oilfield treating and processing equipment. Participants must learn not only the purpose of every piece of equipment but how each works. Emphasis is on gaining a basic understanding of the purpose and internal workings of all categories of surface facilities and treating equipment.

  • Gas Handling Systems
  • Mechanisms Of Heat Transfer
  • Heat Exchangers
  • Hydrates
  • Condensate Stabilization
  • Acid Gas Treating
  • Gas Dehydration
  • Gas Processing
  • Compressors
  • Mechanical Design Of Pressure Vessels
  • Safety Systems

Chemical Engineering
Chemical engineers can work in any industry that usages material substances because they solve problems about the production or usage of chemicals and other materials.

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Thermodynamics
  • Fluid and Particle Mechanics
  • Fluidisation
  • Elastomers
  • Process Dynamics And Control
  • Process Instrumentation

New Frontiers in Petroleum Engineering
Petroleum engineering is considered as a relatively new among other engineering disciplines. Due to the need for a specialized petroleum engineering science, its pillars were set by mining engineers, geologists, mechanical engineers, civil engineers and m

  • Smart wells and smart oilfields
  • Maximum reservoir contact completion MRC
  • Nano fluids drilling, completion, fracturing, IOR, etc
  • Geosteering drilling
  • Real-time drilling monitoring
  • Real-time data services
  • Digital field data and software

Environmental Impacts in Petroleum Engineering
Petroleum-derived contaminants constitute one of the most prevalent sources of environmental degradation in the industrialized world. In large concentrations, the hydrocarbon molecules that make up crude oil and petroleum products are highly toxic to ma

  • Petroleum-Contaminated Soil
  • Oil Spills Oil Seeps
  • Thermal pollution of effluents
  • Particulate emissions into Atmosphere
  • Massive Explosion at plants

Petroleum Substitutes
The scale of global fossil fuel consumption is massive. While fossil fuel consumption continues to increase to sustain our growing population and the advancement of developing nations most of this increase in consumption comes from coal and natural gas. C

  • Biomass and Biofuels
  • Biodiesel Biomass
  • Bio alcohol methanol, ethanol, butanol
  • Lithium-ion battery
  • Fuel cells
  • Nuclear power
  • Solar power

Petroleum Economics
Petroleum Economics is about how oil and gas activities are driven by economic considerations, and how the values are shared. Just about anyone working with the petroleum sector needs to understand some fundamentals of its economics. Petroleum Economics h

  • Oil markets prices
  • Oil Damage and Recovery
  • Capital Cost Estimation
  • Cash Flow, Depletion Depreciation
  • Profitability
  • Energy efficiency Energy Economics

Health Safety And Environment In Petroleum Industry
HSE or health, safety, and environment is normally used as shorthand for HSSES (health, safety, environment, security, and social economics) and is also known as SHE or EHS. An alternative term for it is occupational safety and health (OSH). Some administrations include security and social economics below the HSE umbrella.

  • HSE culture
  • Organisation Technology Change
  • Decision support tools
  • Physical work environment and health
  • Prevention of serious personal injuries and major accidents

Major Challenges in Petroleum Industry
Over the last twenty years the field of Petroleum Engineering has undergone major changes. The evolution of technology as well as the increasing presence of computerized tools in nearly all stages of the exploration-production processes.

  • Metal forming technology
  • Welding technology
  • Corrosion in Oil and Gas Industry
  • High-resolution subsurface imaging
  • Challenges in reusing produced water
  • In-situ molecular manipulation
  • Increasing hydrocarbon recovery factors
  • Carbon capture and sequestration

Formations Evolution Of Petroleum

  • Oil Formation Theories
  • Abiotic Oil
  • Peak Oil
  • Extraction Rate
  • Abiogenic Petroleum
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