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E-531 - Module 1: Thermodynamics Applied to Well Effluent Processing

5 days PROC/ADV1GB
  • Engineers involved in operating or designing Oil & Gas field processing facilities.
  • This course provides a thorough understanding of thermodynamics principles underlying operation and design of Oil & Gas processing facilities.
Learning Objectives
  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • describe Oil & Gas well effluents composition, properties and characteristics,
  • grasp ideal gas law and real fluid behavior and characterization methods,
  • explain liquid-vapor equilibrium of pure substances and mixtures,
  • master the operating principles and performances of mixture separation processes,
  • perform simulations with PRO/IITM and master the fundamentals of Equations Of State.
  • No prerequisites for this course.
Ways and means
  • Highly interactive training with industry-specialist lecturers.
  • Numerous applications and illustrations.
  • Extensive practice of PRO/IITM process simulation software.

Well effluent 0.75 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.
Liquid-vapor equilibrium of pure substances 1.25 days
  • 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.
  • PRO/IITM simulation: Propane Cryogenic Loop. Operating parameters optimization. Effect of ambient conditions.
Liquid-vapor equilibrium of mixtures - mixture separation processes 2 days
  • Phase envelopes.
  • PRO/IITM simulation: Phase enveloppe of well effluents, sales gas, stabilized crudes.
  • Well effluents behavior from pay zone to surface processing facilities.
  • PRO/IITM simulation: evolution of the effluent behaviour in a well.
  • Techniques applied to mixture separation: flash process, distillation process.
  • Absorption and stripping phenomena.
  • PRO/IITM simulation: LPG recovery by physical absorption. Mixture Separation by distillation: LPG splitter.
Ideal gas & 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.
Heat transfer, heat balance & thermal equipment 0.5 day
  • Fundamentals of heat transfer.
  • Heat balance.
  • Technology of heat exchangers and air coolers.
  • Examples of thermal equipment applications.
2017 course calendar
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Sep 18 - 22 Rueil €3,510 Online