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E-540 - Oil & Gas Field Processing

5 days PROC/OGFP
  • Engineers and technicians interested, although not directly involved, in day-to-day Oil & Gas field processing operations: reservoir engineers, drilling and completion personnel, platform designers, petroleum architects, equipment suppliers, economists, …
  • This course provides a comprehensive overview of Oil & Gas field processing technology.
Learning Objectives
  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • list main characteristics of Oil & Gas well effluents,
  • assess problems induced by unwanted compounds in well effluents,
  • explain gathering network design and operations,
  • detail field treatment of Oil & Gas streams and processes technology,
  • grasp fundamentals of Oil & Gas field processing operations and related operating conditions,
  • ascertain the treatment processes necessary for production water and injection water.
  • No prerequisites for this course.
Ways and means
  • Course delivered by industry specialists.
  • Numerous applications and illustrations.

Well effluents behavior 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.
Fundamentals of reservoir & drive mechanism 0.25 day
  • Reservoirs: types, exploration techniques.
  • Drive mechanisms.
  • Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR): aim and principle of the main techniques.
Fundamentals of drilling, completion & well performance 0.25 day
  • Drilling principle. Case of offshore drilling.
  • Main completion equipment.
  • Well performance. Needs for artificial lift. Principle of artificial lift by pumping, gas lift, …
Well effluent transportation, flow-assurance & gas hydrates prevention 0.5 day
  • Gathering network design and operation:
  • Multiphase flow. Flow patterns.
  • Main flow assurance issues.
  • Hydrates formation prevention strategies. Hydrates inhibition.
  • Case studies: Gas condensate field development. Deep-offshore production.
Crude oil processing 1 day
  • Crude stabilization by Multi Stage Separation (MSS): election of the number of stages, effect of operating parameters, management of foam issues.
  • Crude dehydration and desalting. Emulsion treatment: operating parameters, internals, chemicals selection.
  • Crude sweetening (H2S removal).
  • Examples of oil treatment and associated gas compression process schemes.
Production & injection water treatment 1 day
  • Quality requirements for production water. Environment related constraints.
  • Main produced water treatments: API oil-water separators, plate separators, flotators, hydrocyclones, …
  • Reasons for water injection. Quality requirements and necessary treatments:
  • Chlorination, filtration, oxygen removal, sulfate removal.
  • Examples of process schemes for production and injection water treatment.
Gas processing & conditioning 1 day
  • Gas dehydration: TEG units, solid desiccants (molecular sieves) units.
  • Gas sweetening. Acid components (H2S and CO2) removal: amine units, molecular sieves, membranes.
  • Natural Gas Liquids (NGL) extraction: use of cryogenic refrigeration, Joule-Thompson expansion, Turbo-expander.
Liquefied Natural Gas 0.5 day
  • Fundamentals of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) chain.
2017 course calendar
Language Dates Location Tuition Register
Jun 12 - 16 Pau €3,570 Online By email
Nov 27 - Dec 01 Rueil €3,370 Online