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Opening new doors with Chemistry THINK SIMULATION! 24 th Conference October 23-24, 2007 Product Development Pat McKenzie & A.J. Gerbino, AQSim October.

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1 Opening new doors with Chemistry THINK SIMULATION! 24 th Conference October 23-24, 2007 Product Development Pat McKenzie & A.J. Gerbino, AQSim October 2007 Future for Upstream Applications

2 THINK SIMULATION Think SIMULATION! Upstream Oil and gas production Downstream Refining Specialty Chemicals Industry – problem domains and where OLI provides value -added Process simulation & electrolyte thermodynamics Metals & mining Power (including nuclear)

3 THINK SIMULATION Think SIMULATION! How OLI provides value-added Midrange, general purpose tools Used across industry domains High-level, industry-oriented interfaces Engine, Databanks ESP, OLI Pro, Analyzers OLI Engine in Alliance Products Turnkey, consulting, training Electrolyte and Simulation Infrastructure Application Tools ScaleChem Opportunity!

4 THINK SIMULATION Think SIMULATION! Recap of market trends in the workplace Aging, retiring experts are not easily replaced Growing body of interested technologists Field of expertise is other than simulation and electrolyte behavior e.g. Corrosion Engineers, Production Chemists, Metallurgists Lack of time / manpower / staffing to learn two new disciplines Ongoing tension: relying on consultants versus developing in-house expertise

5 THINK SIMULATION Think SIMULATION! New focus: Application tools High-level interface Application-specific interface Incorporates best practices into the simulation Fixed flowsheets for limited, multiple configurations Multi-step and default orientation Recipe driven Characteristics / features of these products

6 THINK SIMULATION Think SIMULATION! Initial implementation One set of tools per industry domain OLI Tools: Production OLI Tools: Refining OLI Tools: Chemical Initial domain chosen: Production Expedient because we need to replace ScaleChem Eventually branch to other domains e.g., CDU Overheads (will be client-driven)

7 THINK SIMULATION Think SIMULATION! Project stakeholders OLI AQSim Possible industry partner Possible (external) software development team ScaleChem users

8 THINK SIMULATION Think SIMULATION! Possible Applications for Upstream Scale prediction Corrosion prediction MEG (MeOH) regeneration Hydrates provide water activity Squeeze Interfaces Link to matrix of T, P, flow model outputs Reservoir chemistry modeling Scale kinetics link to available model Multiple zone production fluid mixing in well Dynamic flow loop testing for scale inhibitors Reservoir souring (biological activity)

9 THINK SIMULATION Think SIMULATION! What are the common steps (in scale prediction)? Enter a brine Enter a hydrocarbon stream (gas or liquid) Saturate at reservoir conditions Produce the fluid (T, P calculations) Look at what-if Conditional scenarios Look familiar? These are the same tasks recommended for ScaleChem

10 THINK SIMULATION Think SIMULATION! What are the general goals? Make the application visual, so that what is to be done is intuitive Make data entry look similar to the fluid analysis reports Minimize the number of clicks Expose the items that are used 90% of the time Other items in the menu or specs button Enter data and view results on one-screen, where possible Add new scenario options by adding more calculation screens (simple screens, more of them)

11 THINK SIMULATION Think SIMULATION! Select ion to balance Make Duplicate Hide Zero Row Balance Options 1) Data Entry 2) Basic/Expanded chemistry 3) Charge Balance 4) Reconciliation 5) Solids on/off 6) Use Results Key Features: BASIC WATER ANALYSIS

12 THINK SIMULATION Think SIMULATION! Key Feature - Basic Hydrocarbon Analysis The Main Sheet – all inflow options available The Reconciled Properties are visible Data Entry Reconciliation Make Duplicate Load HC Template Hide Zero Rows

13 THINK SIMULATION Think SIMULATION! Key Feature: BASIC HC ANALYSIS – PURE COMPONENT Data Entry Reconciliation Additional HC Make Duplicate Hide Zero Rows 1) Standard HC 2) Addl HC List 3) Other inflows 4) Entry as: liquid, gas, or whole fluid Load HC Template

14 THINK SIMULATION Think SIMULATION! Data Entry Reconciliation Make Duplicate Load HC Template Hide Zero Rows 1) Add Templates 2) Ability to add components 3) Water Content 4) Reconcile multiple properties Key Feature: BASIC HC ANALYSIS – ASSAY

15 THINK SIMULATION Think SIMULATION! Key Feature: BASIC HC ANALYSIS – PSEUDOCOMPONENTS Data Entry Reconciliation Make Duplicate Load HC Template Hide Zero Rows A simple table that expands based on the PC value entered

16 THINK SIMULATION Think SIMULATION! No. of Inflows Flow Excess Brine Gas Oil Reservoir Saturation – Single-Pt Mix Make Duplicate Hide Zero Rows Key Features 1)Vary # of inflows 2)Add Flow Rates 3)Add Rock 4)Optional Output 5)Select Minerals Optional Output Brine Gas HC

17 THINK SIMULATION Think SIMULATION! Production – Mineral Scaling and Corrosion Graphic approach Make Duplicate Use Saturator Fluid and flows Key Features 1)Enter brine, gas, and oil phases 2)Enter Flow Rates 3)Choose Solids 4)Enter Process Conditions Case 1 of 8

18 THINK SIMULATION Think SIMULATION! Production – Mineral Scaling and Corrosion From Saturation Calculation Make Duplicate Case 1 of 8 Add new fluid and flows Key Features 1)Fluid and rate fixed by Saturation Calc 2)Choose Solids 3)Enter Process Conditions

19 THINK SIMULATION Think SIMULATION! Production Facilities Make Duplicate Key Features 1)Expandable # of locations 2)Choose Solids 3)Enter Process Conditions Input ST Mass SI Loc 1 of 8

20 THINK SIMULATION Think SIMULATION! Features/Calculation Forms to add Control brine/gas/oil inflow rate with production rate The flow rate at T/P conditions Saturate a mineral using a single ion Saturate BaSO 4 using BaCl 2 or Na 2 SO 4 Alternative scenarios Pipeline Flow OLGA matrix calculations MEG/MeOH Injection MEG/MeOH Regeneration Reservior Injection (water, stim fluid, squeeze)

21 THINK SIMULATION Think SIMULATION! Questions Thanks for your attention!


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