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Flow Assurance Management

Providing versatile flow assurance strategy to ensure optimum productivity, lower operation cost and safer hydrocarbon flow in Oil field, Gas field & Gas Condensate field development

2-4 July 2012 JW Marriott Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Led by World-Class Expert Ratnam Sathananthan, Global Flow Assurance Manager, Subsea7
Mr. Sathananthan is the Global Flow Assurance Manager at Subsea 7 in Aberdeen, Scotland. He has 33 years of experience in the Oil & Gas Industry. His interests lie in thermal and hydraulic management of multiphase transportation systems, the development of long distance deepwater subsea tieback solutions including Subsea Processing and the economic development of marginal fields. Mr. Sathananthan have consulted various field development projects in Asia and have worked on some of the most critical deepwater and ultra deepwater field developments in Brazil, Gulf of Mexico, West Africa and Europe. Area of Expertise: Flow Assurance Multiphase Flow Fluid Transportation Thermal Management of Subsea System Hydrate & Wax Management in Oil & Gas Field Development Process Engineering Topside process facility design

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Subsea 7 is a seabed-to-surface engineering, construction and services contractor to the offshore energy industry worldwide. A provider of integrated services and has a proven track record in delivering complex projects in deepwater, harsh and challenging environments. Subsea 7 achieve this by: Using specialist knowledge and expertise in the design, fabrication, installation and commissioning of seabed-to-surface projects; Deploying global resources in all major offshore hydrocarbon basins worldwide; Operating one of the worlds most versatile fleets comprising over 40 high-specification pipelay, construction, remote intervention and diving support vessels; Always keeping safety at the heart of all operations and committing to an incident-free workplace, everyday, everywhere.

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Flow Assurance Management

2-4 July 2012 | JW Marriott Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


Flow assurance has been recognized by many operators as a critical technical activity, present in all the phases of planning, project execution, operation, and production surveillance of deep water developments. Competency in flow assurance is critical to companies that get involved in oil and gas development in deep water. Current and future developments in deep water challenge the industry to progress flow assurance technologies to enable successful and profitable development of an ever increasing portfolio of oil and gas accumulations in both deepwater and ultra-deep water around the world. As industry gains increased awareness for the complexity of flow assurance, particularly in the deepwater arena, industry experts are calling for more research and development while also pursuing standardization in applications based on lessons learned to help lower development & operating costs. Flow assurance impacts every phase of field development, affecting a production systems concept selection, design and operating strategy. Many experts also see a need for more conceptual engineering to identify flow assurance problems, such as hydrate formation, wax deposition and potential corrosion that can impact on production flow from a well to a host facilities,(platform or FPSO). The new challenges includes cold-water environment. High water cuts, increased hydrate risks due to the Hydrostatic pressure in the ultra-deep water Flow line and risers. Management of solid deposition in long offset subsea developments, coupled with the ever increasing demand for highly reliable and cost effective solutions require innovative progression of flow assurance strategies. Prominent amongst production considerations is the thermal management strategy. With active heating systems, the operator can mitigate the deposition of solids, such as hydrates, waxes and asphaltenes, a capability which was not available with traditional passive insulation systems. Two distinct types of active heating have been successfully incorporated into a subsea production system; hot fluid circulation and electrical heating systems.

Key Course Benefits:

Overall Learn

understanding of Flow Assurance in Oil & Gas field development about Assurance of flow in Onshore / Offshore, Normal, Deep & Ultra deep water Oil & Gas field developments transportation

Knowledge of Influence of Fluid properties in Multiphase Thermal

Gain more knowledge on the transient behavior of fluid Learn

flow in field operation best practice and innovation technologies to improve production of application of latest Software tools for integrated system design

management of subsea systems (Temperature dependent transportation)


Current status on Subsea processing in the industry Finally COLD flow technology for future long distance tieback (Temperature independent transportation)


This workshop is designed for engineers and technologists who are involved with the management, supervision, design and operation of Oil field, Gas field & Gas Condensate field development:

Flow assurance engineers Process Engineers Facility engineers Lead, reservoir and petroleum engineers Production managers/engineers Pipeline engineers and managers EHS engineers and managers Offshore/subsea engineers and technicians Offshore/onshore project developers Head of production/plant/equipment/engineering Head of research and development


The presentations are intended for those with a basic understanding of Flow Assurance design and operation. For complex matters all of the required introductory background will be briefly discussed.

Upon the successful completion of this course, you will receive a Certificate of Attendance bearing the signatures from both Mr. Ratnam Sathananthan and the Course Organizer. This Certificate will testify your endeavor and serve towards your professional advancement.


The lectures are the backbone of the course and are given in an interactive workshop format. Group discussion and case studies are an integral part of the course. Active participation by the attendants is encouraged. The demonstrations of the case studies/practical examples will be using the latest flow assurance tools such as PIPESIM and OLGA.

Customized In-house Training Solution (Save up to 35%)

This workshop can be tailored solely to your organizations needs anywhere, any time. Some of our distinguished clients include British Gas India, RWE DEA AG, Volta River Authority, Petronas Vietnam, PREPA and PetroVietnam. To discuss how we can work together to achieve your learning requirements please contact: Daniel Lau Corporate Learning Manager DID: +65 6557 9169 Email: daniel.lau@neo-edge.com


Mr. Ratnam Sathananthan would like to customize the class based on your specific needs. Pre-Course Questionnaire will be sent to you prior to the workshop to complete. Dr Hossein Aminian will analyze in advance and address the issues during the course.

Flow Assurance Management

2-4 July 2012 | JW Marriott Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


Mr. Sathananthan is the Global Flow Assurance Manager at Subsea 7 in Aberdeen, Scotland. He has years of experience in the Oil & Gas Industry. His interests lie in thermal and hydraulic management of multiphase transportation systems, the development of long distance deepwater subsea tieback solutions including Subsea Processing and the economic development of marginal fields. In addition to a degree in chemical engineering, Ratnam has extensive field experience in process system design and operation. He has designed onshore and offshore facilities, with many successful major subsea developments to his credit. A firm believer in continual self-improvement, to enhance his own knowledge base and that of the industry, Ratnam conducts courses in Flow Assurance and Subsea Engineering and he presents papers in numerous international forums. Published Articles
Flow (Cash) Assurance: A Smart Flow Assurance Solution to Enhance Production is Cold Flow The Answer to Long Distance TieBacks. Ratnam Sathananthan, Boon Li Tay, Daniel Shields, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 30th September 1st October 2003 Thermal Management Masterclass: The Benefits of Active Heating Within Subsea Production Systems and Effective Wax / Hydrate Management to Enhance Production. Ratnam Sathananthan, Flow Assurance Europe 2003, London, 20th November 2003 Flow (Cash) Assurance: Wax Management in Subsea Systems. Ratnam Sathananthan, Seamus Byrne, John Lawson, OPT Annual 26th Event: 25th 26th February 2003, Amsterdam Effective Wax Management To Enhance Production, Ratnam Sathananthan, Seamus Byrne, Chris McDermott, John Lawson, Flow Assurance: A Holistic Approach 29th 30th October 2002, The Caf Royal, London Future Developments in the Field of Flow Assurance, Chris McDermott and Ratnam Sathananthan, Subsea Tie-backs Conference, 22 23rd April 2002, Amsterdam Enhanced Flow Assurance By Active Heating Within Towed Production Systems, Steven Easton and Ratnam Sathananthan, DOT International Conference and Exhibition XIII, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2001 Enhancing Subsea Production Using Pipeline Bundle Systems, Jim Brydon and Ratnam Sathananthan, OMAE 2001/PIPE-4100, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2001 Bundled Pipe Design, Chris McDermott and Ratnam Sathananthan, OPT International Conference, Houston, Texas, USA, October 2001 Enhancing Subsea Production Using Pipeline Bundle Systems, Ratnam Sathananthan and Martin Price, Angola Offshore Convention, 2000

Flow Assurance Management

2-4 July 2012 | JW Marriott Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


Day 1
Principles of Oil & Gas Processing
Onshore / Offshore Normal water depth / Deepwater / Ultra water depth

Solids deposition
Hydrates/Wax Management Hydrate Theory Hydrate Management Wax Management Blockage Remediation Chemical Injection Chemical Management

Flow Assurance Principles

Flow Assurance Essentials Principles of Multiphase Flow Single, two & multiphase flow in Oil & Gas field development

Day 3
Management of Field Operation
Normal operation / Start-up(Ramp-up) / Shut down(Ramp-down) Dynamic fluid flow behavior in the Flowline and Riser system Depressurisation of pipeline system

Fluid Composition and PVT

Physical properties and its influences Oil / emulsion viscosities Modelling Options Simulation models Black Oil models Compositional model

Thermal Management Strategy

Passive Insulation system (WET & DRY) Active Thermal Management Hot fluid circulation heating system Electrical heating system Cold spot management

Workshop includes: Case studies on various examples of managing field operations in the Oil & Gas field development Subsea Processing Technologies to improve Oil & Gas Recovery
Latest technology available to enhance performance

Flow Assurance Challenges

Long Tie-backs Hub Concept Assessment HP / HT Developments Deepwater considerations

Subsea Technology
Gas Lift v ESPs / HSPs Booster Technology Subsea Separation & Metering

Multiphase Flow Behavior - Slugging

Slugging Mechanisms Designing for slugging service Slug Suppression Slug Catcher Design

Flow Assurance through the project life-cycle

Addressing issues associated with production profile through the life cycle. P10 Optimistic Realistic P50 pessimistic P90

Transient Operation
System turndown limitations Planned and unplanned shutdown Operability assessment System shut down & fluid cool-down System re-start & warm up

COLD flow
Temperature Independent transportation

Workshop includes: Case studies on various examples of design methodology of Oil & Gas field development

Flow Assurance Technology and use of appropriate tools:


Day 2
Pipeline Integrity Management in consideration of Flow Assurance
Corrosion Corrosion Mechanisms Corrosion Management Covering flow assurance aspects of corrosion Material of construction Erosion Erosion limitations Erosion rate determination Sand transportation in multiphase flow

Programme Schedule (Day 1 - 3)

08:00 08:30 10:10-10:30 12:00 13:30 14:50-15:10 16:30 - Registration & Tea - Morning Session Begins - Refreshments & Networking - Lunch - Afternoon Session Begins - Refreshments & Networking - Finish of Day/Course

Flow Assurance Management

2-4 July 2012 | JW Marriott Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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YOUR INVESTMENT USD 3,995 per delegate USD 3,595 per delegate if you register & pay by 14th of May 2012
The investment includes: Course documentation, lunches, refreshments and 15% service charge

The course fee does not include accommodation or travel costs. It is recommended to book the hotel rooms early. You can either contact the reservations directly or book online. JW Marriott Hotel Kuala Lumpur
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Booking Conditions Should you be unable to attend, a substitute is always welcomed at no additional cost. Please inform us as early as possible. Alternatively, a credit voucher equivalent to the full amount will be issued for you to attend any Neoedge events for up to 18 months. No refund for cancellation within 4 weeks prior to the event. Event Code: T1207FA

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