Produced water management & treatment

Curso

Produced water management & treatment

Maestría en Ingeniería de Petróleos
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Produced water management & treatment

This course will be taught in English

Fees with academic credits:

*If you are in Colombia $4.024.000 COP

*If you are abroad USD $1118

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Fees without academic credits:

*If you are in Colombia $3.168.000 COP

*If you are abroad USD $880

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Schedule: monday, tuesday, wednesday, thursday, friday 5:00 p.m. to 8:20 p.m. Saturday June 26th 5:00 p.m. to 8:20 p.m.

*The schedules and modality (virtual or blended) of the courses are subject to modifications according to the provisions of the National and District Government for the management of COVID 19. The dates and times of the sessions can be consulted at mibanner.uniandes.edu.co

The course serves as an introduction to the critical issues that surround the management of produced water from oil and gas development. This course discusses methods, equipment and tools used for testing, diagnosing, and minimizing water production from conventional and unconventional, onshore, oil and gas wells. It will cover basic petroleum geology and petroleum recovery as they relate to produced water and its management. Reservoir engineering and surface facility aspects of water handling, treatment, re-injection and injection well fracturing are discussed. Water quality will be discussed and the measurement of critical parameters. Microbiology as a driver for geochemical dynamics in produced water will be discussed. The course will also review microbial control options for engineering water quality parameters. Additionally, physical and chemical water treatment operations will be discussed as well as the desirable endpoints for treatment. Common and emerging water management alternatives will be reviewed in the context of conventional and unconventional oil and gas development. Emergent technologies that enable re-use of produced water will be discussed.

Requirements: Bachelor in Engineering or Geosciences

 

Este curso hace parte del portafolio de materias de pregrado y posgrado de la Universidad  abiertas a todo público.

Al participar en este curso podrás vivir la experiencia Uniandina, acceder a contenidos de calidad, tomar  clases con estudiantes regulares, acceder al sistema de bibliotecas de Uniandes y participar en las actividades culturales que esta Universidad te ofrece.

Objetivos

By the end of the course, students will be able to:

  • Describe the different sources of produced water in the oil and gas industry
  • Describe common water quality parameters for different produced waters
  • Describe the biogeochemical changes that occur in produced water and what the chemical and biological drivers are for those processes
  • Describe management options for produced water
  • Discuss treatment and disposal options for produced water 

Contenido

  1. Syllabus, expectations, course overview
  2. resource descriptions
  3. Stimulation & recovery
  4. Produced water quality
  5. Microbiology biogeochemistry review
  6. Microbial impacts & control
  7. Environmental impacts
  8. Environmental impacts
  9. Regulations in Colombia
  10. Management & treatment
  11. Fate & transport
  12. Risk management & remediation

Profesores

Kelvin Gregory, Ph.D.

Dr. Kelvin Gregory is a full professor at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering of Carnegie Mellon University. His research interests concentrate on environmental biotechnology and biogeochemistry with a focus on the fundamental interactions between microorganisms and geochemistry, which influence the fate of environmental pollution. The goal of his research is to provide insight into the underlying science of enhanced engineering solutions for environmental challenges.

Condiciones

Eventualmente la Universidad puede verse obligada, por causas de fuerza mayor a cambiar sus profesores o cancelar el programa. En este caso el participante podrá optar por la devolución de su dinero o reinvertirlo en otro curso de Educación Continua que se ofrezca en ese momento, asumiendo la diferencia si la hubiere.

La apertura y desarrollo del programa estará sujeto al número de inscritos. El Departamento/Facultad (Unidad académica que ofrece el curso) de la Universidad de los Andes se reserva el derecho de admisión dependiendo del perfil académico de los aspirantes.