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E-533C - Production Superintendent Certification

  • Professionals with a significant experience in oil and gas surface production who are called on to hold position of production superintendents
  • To provide the in-depth technical knowledge of oil and gas processing operations, along with the managerial and communication skills, for qualifying to hold the position of production superintendents
  • The required high-level knowledge stretches over a wide range of issues in relation to reservoir, corrosion, inspection, maintenance, well performance, flow assurance…
Learning Objectives
  • To describe the overall production process, from reservoir to offloading facilities
  • To explain available tools and techniques for well performance enhancement and production optimization
  • To explain state-of-the-art oil and gas production techniques
  • To describe HSE management rules and responsibilities
  • To acquire world class work methods and communication skills
  • To anticipate anomalous events and react effectively to avoid production loss
Ways and means
  • Several applications and illustrations
  • Intensive teamwork
  • Use of dynamic training simulations
  • Practical sessions with equipment in a workshop
2 weeks in Martigues (south of France), 1 week in Rueil

Downhole production - Well performance 4 days
  • Units - Dimensions
  • Fundamentals of Reservoir Engineering - Well testing
  • Fundamentals of Drilling, Completion and Well Servicing
  • Artificial Lift (Pumping, Gas Lift...) and Well Performance
Oil, water and gas processing 10 days
  • Effluent behavior - Fundamentals of thermodynamics - Specifications
  • Oil processing
  • Production and Injection water treatment
  • Gas processing
  • Work on Study cases to detail processes and concerns
HSE risks and management 17.5 days
  • HSE risks, flammability, overpressure systems: PSV, flare and flare network, closed and open drains...
  • Safety in operation: use of utilities, degassing/inerting, confined space entry, start-up & shutdown
  • Safety during construction & maintenance works: lifting & rigging, work at height, electrical safety…
  • Work permit system - SIMultaneous OPerations (SIMOPS) management…
  • HSE management systems - Management of change - Downgraded situations - HSE referential & responsibilities
  • Safety engineering: HAZID, HAZOP, layout optimization and identification of major accidents - Risks matrix…
  • Safety systems: HIPS, ESD, EDP, F&G, USS - Safety logic diagrams
  • Human factors - Opersafe: philosophy and methodology
  • Incident analysis and reporting - Root cause analysis
  • Environmental and societal aspects
Instrumentation & process control - Electricity 5 days
  • Instrumentation & Process Control - Distributed Control System (DCS) - Electricity
Rotating machinery 5 days
  • Rotating machinery: pumps, compressors, turbo-expanders, and gas turbines
Corrosion, inspection & integrity 3 days
  • Metallurgy – Corrosion – Inspection – Facility integrity management
Multidisciplinary conferences 3.5 days
  • Terminal and FSO / FPSO
  • Deep offshore: development challenges and specific operating constraints
  • Flow assurance - Chemicals injection monitoring - Deposit prevention and monitoring
  • Field Operations Management (FOM): objectives and methodology
Dynamic training simulator 5 days
  • Unit troubleshooting - Practice on Dynamic Training Simulator
  • Team work management
Work methods and communication 2 days
  • Work methods and team management
  • Written and oral communication
Revisions - Oral assessment 3 days
2016 course calendar
Language Dates Location Tuition Register
Sep 14 - Dec 07 Pau, Rueil & Martigues €39,610 Online By email