What to expect from the training course

This workshop will teach upstream electrolyte chemistry concepts and electrolyte simulation techniques using a training manual that starts by modeling a single well. The chapters get progressively more advanced as participants learn more features about the software.

Who should attend

The course is designed for beginers and prospective OLI clients

The class has been developed for participants with little or no knowledge of OLI simulation techniques. Intermediate level clients wanting to refresh their skills may also join this class; there are extra problems in each section that allow for independent inquiry.

How long is the course 2 days (One 3-hour web session each day)
Please have a computer with two monitors and ensure that you can log into WebEx.

What is covered during the course

Workshop syllabus

During day one you will cover chapters 1 through 5. On day two the course includes chapters 6 to 20.

Day 1: Chapter 1

Introduction to ScaleChem

This is a general introduction chapter that participants can view in advance or following the course.

Day 1: Chapter 2

Creating a new brine and scale calculation

Participants will learn the basics of entering a brine analysis and calculating a scale tendency. Some of the key elements taught, are to distinguish among the three reconciliation options and to consider scaling as a function of production rate at standard conditions.

Day 1: Chapter 3

Entering a gas analysis

Participants will enter a gas analysis and calculate water saturation in the gas.

Day 1: Chapter 4

Reservoir saturation

Participants will learn how to set the initial solid saturation conditions at certain conditions. This chapter describes the merits of assuming equilibrium saturation between solids and the contacting waters.

Day 1: Chapter 5

Contour diagrams

Participants will calculate scaling tendencies and other variable using a different approach, which shows results with contour diagrams.

Day 2: Chapter 6

Building a new case

Having some experience with building a well, participants will build a new case from the ground up.

Day 2: Chapter 7


Participants will learn how to use the advanced facilities application. This application allows users to create
simple process flow scenarios.

Day 2: Chapter 8

Oil well

Participants will learn how to add an oil analysis, including a distillation assay and pseudocomponents.

Day 2: Chapter 9


Participants will run several calculations pertaining to Alkalinity. This chapter reinforces the importance of Alkalinity to the properties of a produced water and its impact on overall mineral scale potential.

Day 2: Chapters 10-20

Example applications

These chapters cover real world examples, and the challenges faced when trying to recreate the chemistry and flow of the system.


OLI Systems also offers various bespoke trainings, both online and in person.

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