Dr. Ana Ferrer obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry in 2008 and that year she received a special award in Chemistry from the University of Cordoba (Spain). Following her bachelor's degree she went on to pursue a Master of Science degree in Advanced Fine Chemistry in 2009 and eventually obtained a Ph.D. in Engineering and Technology in 2013, all from the University of Cordoba. Her Ph.D. dissertation was distinguished and received two different national awards in 2014. Her Ph.D. dissertation was recognized as the best dissertation in the category of Engineering and Technology for that same year. Dr. Ana Ferrer is a prolific writer and has approximately 60 peer-reviewed contributions including a chapter of a book in her subject area.
From 2013 to 2015 she worked as a Postdoctoral Research Scholar at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina. During her time at NC State she worked in different projects in the area of lignocellulosic materials in order to process them into value added materials for industrial applications such as packaging and papermaking. She has been recognized by her peers for transitioning research results into scalable production processes and innovative materials from sustainable, non-petroleum-based resources.
Since December 2015 Dr. Ferrer has been working as a Principal Chemist at Nalco Champion in the Asset Integrity RD&E group, where she is helping producers mitigate corrosion by leveraging extensive field experience, treatment programs and monitoring methodologies to select, design and innovate technologies to solve a wide variety of corrosion issues. She addresses site specific design considerations, provides product recommendations and assists with planning long term risk mitigation strategies. Dr. Ferrer also develops environmentally sustainable solutions to combat corrosive conditions caused by acid gases, bacterial growth and other factors, maximizing an asset value without compromising the safety of personnel, the community and environment.
2018 Agenda Highlights
Brand New Focus Areas In 2018: Detailed Approach To Production Chemicals Optimization
> PRE-CONFERENCE TRAINING COURSE & WORKSHOP: JUNE 26
> MAIN TWO-DAY CONFERENCE: JUNE 27 & 28
> HIGHLIGHTS OF CONFERENCE DISCUSSIONS ON DAY 1
- Improved Production Chemical Regimes: E&P plans of action & competitive strategies of success to optimize recovery & runtime at a profitable rate
- Maximize The Value Of Your Chemical Program: Correlate chemical cost per gallon and performance to establish the ROI of chemical programs
- New & Innovative Production Chemistries: Optimize chemical selection & injection to treat horizontal wells
- Optimal Injection Rate: Maximize well performance, achieve 100% schedule conformance and avoid over and under injecting
- Chemical Delivery Systems: Ensure chemicals reach optimal downhole depths to treat horizontals
- Smarter Paraffin & Corrosion Management: Tried-and-tested application to inhibit, control & eliminate paraffin
> HIGHLIGHTS OF CONFERENCE DISCUSSIONS ON DAY 2
- Optimal Chemical Monitoring Programs: Monitor chemical injection accuracy & timelines and chemical performance
- Monitor & Track Tank & Pump Levels : Know volumes of chemicals being used daily & monthly to avoid over-injection
- Scale Management Strategies : Learn how to manage scale with new chemicals & technologies
- H2S Treatment Strategies : Application of innovative non-Triazine based scavengers
- Unique Chemical Blends: Double and triple combination products to treat paraffin, corrosion, scale and/or H2S simultaneously
- Bacteria & TDS Monitoring & Treatment Regimes: Produced water management from a chemical perspective
- Optimize Chemical Delivery: Batch treatment | Continuous Injectionchieve