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E-504 - Module 1: Thermodynamics Applied to Well Effluent Processing

5 days PROD/ADV1GB
  • Engineers involved in operating or designing oil and gas field processing facilities
  • To provide a thorough understanding of thermodynamics principles underlying operation and design of oil and gas processing facilities
Learning Objectives
  • To learn about oil and gas well effluents composition, properties and characteristics
  • To grasp ideal gas law and real fluid behavior and characterization methods
  • To comprehend liquid-vapor equilibrium of pure substances and mixtures
  • To master the operating principles and performances of mixture separation processes
  • To understand gas compression and gas expansion laws
  • To perform simulations with ProII and master the fundamentals of Equations Of State
Ways and means
  • Highly interactive training with industry-specialist lecturers
  • Numerous applications and illustrations
  • Extensive practice of ProII process simulation software

Well effluent 0.5 day
  • Constitution and physical states of matter
  • Constituents of well effluents: hydrocarbons, impurities, water, sediments...
  • Different types of effluents: black oil, light oil, volatile oil, condensate gas, dry gas...
  • Characterization parameters: GOR, CGR, BSW, WOR, Water Cut, Bo, Bg, B'g...
  • Examples of compositions of crude oil and natural gas effluent
Ideal gas and real fluid behavior 0.5 day
  • Ideal gas behavior
  • Behavior of real fluids: compressibility factor, Amagat's law, law of corresponding state with two and three parameters
  • Equations Of State (EOS): conception, uses, examples, selection
Gas compression and expansion 1 day
  • Practical gas compression and expansion laws
  • Exercise: Compression of propane
  • ProII simulation: Propane compressor
Liquid-vapor equilibrium of pure substances 1 day
  • Vapor pressure curves
  • Overall phase diagram of a pure substance (three dimensions: P, T and V)
  • Enthalpy diagrams of pure substances
  • Exercises: Vapor pressure and boiling points of pure components - Vapor pressure and boiling point - Case of a column
  • ProII simulation: Propane Cryogenic Loop
Liquid-vapor equilibrium of mixtures - Mixture separation processes 2 days
  • Phase envelopes
  • Well effluents behavior from pay zone to surface processing facilities
  • Techniques applied to mixture separation: flash process, distillation process
  • Absorption and stripping phenomena
  • Exercises: Equilibrium coefficients (K values) and relative volatility - Vapor pressure of a mixture of hydrocarbons - LPG recovery by physical absorption
  • ProII simulation: Mixture Separation by distillation - LPG splitter
2016 course calendar
Language Dates Location Tuition Register
Sep 19 - 23 Rueil €3,310 Online By email