My name is Saiedeh Nikraftar. I am a process engineer with 20 years of experience in the oil and gas sector, designing and leading a few projects in various locations around the world. I graduated from Sharif University of Technology in chemical engineering and acquired my MBA degree from Bahar educational institute. I moved to the UK in 2007. Since then I’ve worked for international contractors like Foster Wheeler (UK), Peritus Int. (UK), and EPConsult Energies. I am currently self-employed and work as a freelancer for various companies.

During the years, I’ve prepared and published a few articles on Flow Assurance and Cost Estimation, which are published in LinkedIn as well. I’ve also prepared training courses on various subjects. In this blog, I share various educational content such as papers, courses, etc. that I prepare about process engineering.

My Courses

Gas Sweetening & Sulfur Recovery Course

There are different technologies for natural gas sweetening in the industry. Natural gas may contain CO2 and H2S, called acid gas. Acid gases are toxic and harmful to human beings. They also cause severe corrosion within the equipment and piping. The process of removing acid gases from natural gas is called sweetening. Acid gases should then be disposed of safely. H2S is converted to elemental sulfur in a sulfur recovery unit. And the remained trace of acid gas is either treated in a tail gas cleanup unit or being incinerated. Choosing the best technology for each of these processes, which suits the specific needs of the projects is a required knowledge for chemical engineers. Getting familiar with the Amine Treating Units and know their operational problems and special design considerations are also necessary for someone who works in the Oil & Gas industry as a design engineer or an operator.

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My Articles

Flow Assurance Studies, Steady-State Modeling

Steady-state Modeling Flow assurance deals with all issues that may arise in the flowline and can cause the flow not to happen properly. It deals with issues like slugging, hydrate formation, the flow of waxy fluids, multiphase flow prediction, etc. Flow assurance studies can be categorized to steady-state studies and transient studies. Steady-state flow assurance …

Flow Assurance Studies: Hydrate Management

Introduction In 1930, Hydrate management started to become the biggest challenge in the pipeline. Pipelines blocked by ice-like plugs which are crystalline compounds that occur when water forms a cage-like structure around smaller guest molecules. Hydrate looks like water ice but its properties are much different. It’s been known as burning ice because it burns …

About me

My name is Saiedeh Nikraftar. I am a chemical engineer with 20 years of experience in the oil & gas and petrochemical industry. Have been working for international companies in FEED and detail design projects. Have also been involved in a few feasibility and conceptual study projects. I am specialized in (i) process design, (ii) flow assurance, (iii) cost estimation.

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