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Advanced Analytical Chemistry-for lab Technician for Oil & Gas

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About the course

The good and advanced analytical laboratory can motivate dispirited teams of chemist and technicians to accomplish high quality work. It is very important for lab staff to learn how to create the success in their lab. The course is designed to provide an introduction and practical application of analytical chemistry in the laboratory. It is designed also to understand concepts of basic analytical chemistry in the laboratory, and how to apply quality standards, how to do health and safety risks assessments, how to develop the technical and methods in the lab and how to evaluate the lab results.    Further, this course is designed to provide delegates an advanced, cohesive understanding of analytical chemistry methods and instrumentation to promote success in their careers. Core concepts will be presented by both participants and course instructor via lecture presentations and discussions. The course will be wide in scope incorporating aspects of statistics, error, limits of detection, chemical measurements, modern analytical instrumentation, and determination of chemical structure via analytical techniques. Special emphasis will be put on the appropriate preparation, and meaningful presentation, of scientific results. The delegates is expected to dedicate significant effort both in and out of lectures to be successful.  

Course Objectives

  Upon successful completion of this course, the delegates will be able to:

  • Understand principles of analytical chemistry in advance
  • Provide an advanced understanding of the roles of quality standards, how to develop the technical, and methods in the analytical chemistry lab and how to evaluate the lab results
  • Gain in-depth knowledge of analytical chemistry to devise experiments that can quantify a range of diverse chemical components
  • Have proper interpretation of data (including statistics and theoretical comparisons)
  • Understand the characteristics and working mechanisms of common analytical tools
  • Discus the application of analytical methods to current scientific challenges
  • Prepare and present data in an accurate and meaningful way    

    Course Outline

     

    Day 1 Module (01) Basic chemistry

  • Introduction

  • Chemistry Historical and review

  • Basic Principal and theory

  • Atoms

  • Atomic structure

  • The proton, electron and neutron

  • Atomic weight (mass)

  • Light, Photon Energies, and Atomic Spectra

  • Elements

  • Periodic table of Elements

  • Structure of Elements

  • Chemistry of Elements

  • Metals, non-metals and semi-metals

  • Isotopes’

  • Ions

  • Types of Ions

  • Valiancy of Ions

  • Radicals

  • Solubility of ionic Substances

  • The periodic Table

  • Chemical Bonding

  • Ionic Bond

  • Covalent Bond

  • Hydrogen Bond

  • Metallic Bond

  • Molecules and Compounds

  • Molecular weight of Compounds

  • Equivalent weight of Compounds

  • Mole and the Avogadro constant

  • Solution

  • Solution, Mixture, Compound and Solvent

  • Standard Solution

  • Solvent Types and properties

  • PH Solution

  • Acid Solution

  • Base (Alkaline) Solution

  • Neutral Solution

  • Indicators for pH

  • Stability of Acid and Base Solution

  • Buffer Solution

  • Acid- Base chemistry

  • Salt solution

  • Chemical Reactions in Solution

  • Physical behavior of Solutions

  • Matter

  • Matter and Measurements

  • Electronic Structure of Matter

  • States of Matter (Gas, Liquid, Solid, Plasma)

  • Physical properties of Matter

  • Units for Expressing Concentration

  • Percent weight and percent Volume

  • Molarity

  • Molality

  • Normality  

    Day 2 Module (02) Water Chemistry Analysis

  • Basic Principal and Theory of Analytical Chemistry

  • Analytical Chemistry and Chemical Analysis

  • Type of Chemical Analysis Methods

  • Classical  Methods

  • Semi micro Qualitative Analysis

  • Gravimetric Analysis

  • Titrimetric (volumetric) Analysis

  • Instrumental Analysis

  • Spectroscopy Analysis

  • Chromatography Analysis

  • Electromechanical Analysis

  • Choosing the Right Instrument

  • Source of Water

  • Type of water

  • Soft water

  • Hard water

  • Type of Hardness in water

  • Pathogenic  microorganisms   Module (3) Standard Solution

  • Standard Solution

  • Type of standard solution

  • Primary Standard solution

  • Secondary Standard Solution

  • Preparation, Handling, and Storage of standard solution

  • Molar Solution

  • Normal Solution

  • Part per million (PPM)

  • Part per billion (PPB)

  • Calibration and Standardization

  • Instruments Calibration and Traceability

  • Calibration work instructions

  • Calibration Procedures, Certificate and Documentation

  • Reference Standard materials

  • Correction of errors and improving blank

  • Measurement Uncertainly in testing and Calibration  

    Day 3 Module (4) Analytical Chemistry

  • Analysis of Water

  • Global standard test methods of water and wastewater analysis

  • PH acidity and alkalinity

  • Temperature

  • Density

  • Turbidity

  • Total Hardness

  • P,M & OH Alkalinity

  • Specific conductance

  • Total Solids (TS)

  • Total Dissolved Solids (TDS)

  • Total Suspended Solids (TSS)

  • Dissolved Oxygen (DO)

  • Oxygen Demand (COD, BOD)

  • Organic Contaminants

  • Toxic Organic Compounds

  • Radioactive contaminants

  • Nutrients

  • Chloride

  • Cyanide

  • Pathogenic microorganisms

  • Sulphite

  • Phosphate

  • Oil and Grease

  • Inorganic Chemicals   Module (5) Troubleshooting of Laboratory Equipment

  • Laboratory Equipment

  • Problem, Troubleshot and Routine Maintenance

  • Comparing Instrumental Techniques

  • Choosing the Right Instrument  

    Day 4

      Module (6) Crude Oil Dehydration and Desalting Process


  • Petroleum Origin

  • Petroleum Composition and its Properties

  • Classification of crude oil types

  • Crude Oil receiving analysis

  • Physical Properties of Crude Oil

  • Chemical Composition of crude oil

  • Evaluation of Crude oil

  • Crude Oil Treatments

  • Dehydration of Crude Oil

  • Desalting of Crude Oil

  • Petroleum refining processing

  • Major refinery Products

  • Analysis of Crude oil    Module (7) Gas Processing

  • Historical review

  • Natural Gas Origin

  • Natural Gas sources

  • Natural Gas Production

  • Natural Gas Processing

  • Gas-Handling Facilities and Treatment

  • Stored and Delivered of Natural Gas

  • Measurement of Natural Gas

  • Natural Gas uses

  • Properties of Natural Gas

  • Physical and Chemical Properties of;

  • Natural Gas

  • Composition of Natural Gas

  • Testing and Analysis of Natural Gas

  • Composition of Natural Gas by Gas Chromatography  

    Day 5

      Module (8) Hydrocarbons Laboratory and field tests


  • Hydrocarbons Laboratory

  • Sampling of Petroleum and Petroleum Products

  • Crude oil and Hydrocarbon Products analysis (ASTM-IP)

  • Carbon Residue, Asphaltene Content

  • Density(Specific Gravity)

  • Distillation

  • Light Hydrocarbons

  • Metallic Constituents

  • Salt Content

  • Sulfur Content

  • Viscosity and Pour Point

  • Water and Sediment

  • Wax Content

  • Other Tests

  • The Evaluation of Results and Methods

  • Data Analysis

  • Laboratory Report

  • Quality Control and Quality Assurance    

    Course Methodology

      A variety of methodologies will be used during the course that includes:


  • (30%) Based on Case Studies

  • (30%) Techniques 

  • (30%) Role Play

  • (10%) Concepts

  • Pre-test and Post-test

  • Variety of Learning Methods

  • Lectures

  • Case Studies and Self Questionaires

  • Group Work

  • Discussion

  • Presentation

Who should attend

This course is intended for all laboratory staff, chemists and lab technicians which involved in oil & gas industry.

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