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E-501 - Oil & Gas Field Processing

5 days PROD/OGFP
  • Engineers and technicians interested, although not directly involved, in day-to-day oil and gas field processing operations: reservoir engineers, drilling and completion personnel, platform designers, petroleum architects, equipment suppliers, economists...
  • To provide a comprehensive overview of oil and gas field processing technology
Learning Objectives
  • To list main characteristics of oil and gas well effluents
  • To assess problems induced by unwanted compounds in well effluents
  • To understand and explain field treatment of oil and gas streams and processes technology
  • To grasp fundamentals of oil and gas field processing operations and related operating conditions
  • To ascertain the treatment processes necessary for production water and injection water
Ways and means
  • Course delivered 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 effluent 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 – Vapor pressure curves and phase envelopes
  • Constituents that pose problems for storage, transport, or commercialization/utilization of crude oils and natural gases
  • Main specifications to be respected and required treatments
Crude oil processing 1 day
  • Crude stabilization by Multi Stage Separation (MSS) - Foaming problems and main available solutions
  • Crude dehydration and desalting - Emulsion problems and main treatments available
  • Crude sweetening (H2S removal)
  • Examples of oil treatment and associated gas recompression process schemes
Production and injection water treatment 1 day
  • Quality requirements for rejected water - Environment related constraints
  • Main necessary treatments: API oil-water separators, plate separators, floatators, 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 and conditioning - Fundamentals of LNG 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, molecular sieves, membranes
  • Natural Gas Liquids (NGL) extraction: use of cryogenic refrigeration, Joule-Thompson expansion, Turbo-expander
  • Fundamentals of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) chain
2016 course calendar
Language Dates Location Tuition Register
May 30 - Jun 03 Pau €3,370 Online By email
Jun 20 - 24 Rueil €3,370 Online By email
Sep 19 - 23 Port-Gentil €3,730 Online By email
Nov 28 - Dec 02 Rueil €3,370 Online By email