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E-738 - Precommissioning, Commissioning & Start-up

  • 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
  • To provide a comprehensive and practical knowledge of all issues involved in the long procedure leading to a successful start-up of oil and gas processing facilities
Learning Objectives
  • To plan and organize the start-up and acceptance of processing units
  • To learn about the specific constraints of these activities
  • To anticipate the problems related to financial, technical, operational and organizational aspects
  • To learn how to avoid most common errors or eventually reduce their impact
  • To take into account the distinct objectives of, and the communication channels between, all stakeholders (contractor, oil company’s project team and operating group)
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
Precommissioning: mechanical completion 1 day
  • Definition and responsibilities
  • Operations to be performed
  • Ready for commissioning
  • Hand over to commissioning team
  • Typical precommissioning dossier
  • Case studies
Commissioning activities 1.5 days
  • 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
2016 course calendar
Language Dates Location Tuition Register
Apr 10 - 14 Dubai €3,150 Online By email
Apr 25 - 29 Rueil €3,210 Online By email
May 30 - Jun 03 Port-Gentil €3,620 Online By email
Oct 10 - 14 Rueil €3,210 Online By email