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E-505 - Module 2: Oil & Water Treatment

5 days PROD/ADV2GB
  • Engineers involved in operating or designing oil and water field processing facilities
  • To provide a comprehensive understanding of oil and water treatment processes, operation and troubleshooting
Learning Objectives
  • To assess various problems that can be induced by unwanted elements and compounds in crude oil streams
  • To master oil and water treatment processes, operations and related operating conditions
  • To design main equipment used for oil processing
  • To ascertain main operating problems encountered in oil and water processing and related solutions
  • To simulate crude oil treatment processes using the ProII software
  • It is highly recommended to attend Module 1 first (cf. E-504)
Ways and means
  • Highly interactive training with industry-specialist lecturers
  • Numerous applications and illustrations
  • Extensive practice of ProII process simulation software

Need for oil field processing - Quality requirements 0.25 day
  • Constituents raising problems for storage, transport, or crude oil sale
  • Different specifications and quality requirements of crude oils
  • Necessary treatments to reach these specifications
  • Examples of compositions of commercialized crude oils
Crude oil treatment 2.75 days
  • Crude stabilization by Multi Stage Separation (MSS)
  • Process principle
  • Operating parameters: number of separation stages, pressures, heating and cooling needs... - Influence on the quantity and quality (API grade) of the produced oil
  • Foaming problems and main available solutions
  • Associated gas recompression - Typical associated gas compression schemes
  • Applications: practice of separator summary design methods
  • ProII simulation: study of the influence of separation stage number on the performances of a MSS process
  • Crude dehydration and desalting
  • Emulsion problems
  • Main dehydration processes
  • Crude oil desalting
  • Applications: practice of desalter summary design methods
  • Acid crude sweetening (H2S removal)
  • Cold stripping: origin of stripping gas, need for sweetening of stripping gas
  • Hot stripping
  • Applications: practice of stripping column summary design methods
  • ProII simulation: simulation of a crude oil stripping units case study
  • Case study: Simulation of a whole crude oil field treatment plant - Study of an offshore crude oil field treatment unit, based on a Multiple Stage Separation (MSS) process scheme - Optimization of the operating parameters
Production water treatment 1 day
  • Regulations for disposal
  • Main treatments - Operating principle and required performances
  • Comparison of the different available techniques - Selection criteria
  • Examples of production water treatment block flow diagrams
Injection water treatment 1 day
  • Reasons for water injection
  • Quality requirements and necessary treatments
  • Main operating conditions of each treatment and required performances
  • Examples of injection water treatment block flow diagrams
2016 course calendar
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Sep 26 - 30 Rueil €3,310 Online By email