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E-738 - Precommissioning, Commissioning & Start-up

  • This course is aimed at supervisors, engineers and technicians in E&P (production, process, maintenance and projects), and professionals responsible for commissioning, start-up, acceptance and operation of new processing facilities or revamping projects.
  • This course provides a comprehensive and practical knowledge of all issues involved in the long procedure leading to a successful start-up of Oil & Gas processing facilities.
Learning Objectives
  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • plan and organize the start-up and acceptance of processing units with respect to specific constraints
  • anticipate the problems related to the financial, technical, operational and organizational aspects,
  • avoid the most common errors and reduce their impact,
  • take into account the distinct objectives of, and the communication channels between, all stakeholders (contractor, oil company’s project team and operating group).
  • No prerequisites for this course.
Ways and means
  • Use of participants’ experience.
  • Start-ups and incident analysis from real situations related to trainees’ background.

PROJECT PRESENTATION (with emphasis on input of precommissioning/commissioning start-up activities) 1 day
  • Main phases of a project: pre-FEED, FEED (basic engineering), detailed engineering, construction, precommissioning, commissioning, start-up.
  • Categories of engineering, procurement, construction (EPC) contracts: EPC, EPCC, EPCC/start-up.
  • Reimbursable versus long sum types of EPC contracts.
  • Definition and responsibilities.
  • Operations to be performed.
  • Ready for commissioning.
  • Hand over to commissioning team.
  • Typical precommissioning dossier.
  • Case studies.
  • Definition and responsibilities.
  • System and subsystem approach, packages.
  • Commissioning preparation: organization and man-power (including vendors and future operators), planning, budget, documentation/commissioning spare parts.
  • Case studies.
  • Operations to be performed in each discipline: mechanical, electrical, instrumentation, OTP’s.
  • Hand over.
  • Safety during commissioning (SIMOPS, …).
  • Commissioning costs.
START-UP 1.5 days
  • Preparation: Manpower (operators; vendors, …), training, spare parts, planning, procedures/operating manual.
  • Safety.
  • Performances tests.
  • Start-up costs.
  • Case studies.
2017 course calendar
Language Dates Location Tuition Register
Apr 24 - 28 Rueil €3,400 Online By email
Oct 02 - 06 Rueil €3,400 Online