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E-502 - Field Processing & Surface Production Facilities

10 days PROD/FPSPF
  • Engineers and technicians interested in onshore and offshore oil and gas field processing technology and equipment
  • To provide a comprehensive understanding of onshore and offshore oil and gas field processing techniques, along with a knowledge of technology and operating principles of surface production facilities equipment
Learning Objectives
  • To grasp fundamentals of oil and gas production techniques
  • To understand operating principles and conditions of oil, water and gas treatment
  • To learn about the technology of main equipment and specifities of offshore production techniques
  • To ascertain fundamentals of process control and to draw a typical safety system layout
  • To understand main metering techniques, corrosion issues, its prevention and monitoring
Ways and means
  • Very interactive training by industry specialists
  • Numerous applications and illustrations

Fundamentals of reservoir, drilling and completion 0.5 day
  • Reservoirs: types, exploration techniques
  • Drilling principle – Case of offshore drilling
  • Main completion equipment – Principle of artificial lift by pumping, Gas Lift…
  • Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR): aim and principle of the main techniques
Well effluents behavior - Need for effluent field processing 0.5 day
  • Different types of well effluent - Main characterization parameters
  • Liquid/Vapor equilibrium of pure substances and mixtures – Effluent behavior
  • Constituents that pose problems for storage, transport, or commercialization
  • Main specifications to conform with and required treatments
Crude oil processing 1 day
  • Crude stabilization by Multi Stage Separation (MSS) - Foaming problems
  • Crude dehydration and desalting - Emulsion problems
  • Crude sweetening (H2S removal)
  • Examples of oil treatment and associated gas compression process schemes
Production and injection water treatment 1 day
  • Rejected water: environmental constraints and required treatments
  • Injection water: aim, quality requirements and required treatments
  • Examples of process schemes for production and injection water treatment
Gas processing and conditioning 2 days
  • Hydrates formation prevention and inhibition: injection of MeOH, MEG, DEG, Low Dosage Hydrate Inhibitor (LDHI)
  • Gas dehydration: TEG units, solid desiccants (molecular sieves) units
  • Gas sweetening - Acid components (H2S and CO2) removal: amine units...
  • Natural Gas Liquids (NGL) extraction: use of cryogenic refrigeration, Joule-Thomson expansion, or Turbo-expander
  • Fundamentals of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) chain
Case of offshore developments - Flow assurance 1 day
  • Offshore production structures: jacket, semi-submersible, Spar, TLP, FPSO...
  • Storage and offloading vessels (FSO, FPSO, FPU, buoy...)
  • Deep offshore developments - Examples of subsea architecture
  • Flow Assurance: problems of slug, erosion, hydrate formation, deposits (paraffins, asphaltenes, naphtenates, carbonates, sulfates, salts...) - Main preservation techniques and pigging solutions
Rotating machinery 1 day
  • Classification and main types of pumps and compressors - Selection criteria
  • Turbo-expanders and gas turbines
  • Technology and main uses for each type of rotating machinery
  • Operating principle
Thermal equipment 0.5 day
  • Heat exchangers, Air coolers, Furnaces, Heaters, fire tubes: types, operation, technology
Fundamentals of corrosion 0.5 day
  • Different types of corrosion, prevention and monitoring
Instrumentation & process control - Safety systems 1 day
  • Elements constituting a simple process control loop - Cascade and split-range loops - DCS
  • Technology and working principle of sensors, transmitters and control valves
  • Safety Systems: HIPS, ESD, EDP, F&G, USS
Metering and allocation 1 day
  • Importance of metering and production allocation
  • Transactional metering of liquids and gas
  • Single-phase metering
  • Calibration of metering installations on test bench
  • Calculators: corrections, conversion into standards volumes
  • Multi-phase metering: advantage, principle and fields of application
2016 course calendar
Language Dates Location Tuition Register
May 30 - Jun 10 Pau €6,380 Online By email
Jun 20 - Jul 01 Rueil €6,380 Online By email
Nov 28 - Dec 09 Rueil €6,380 Online