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E-532C - Production Supervisor Certification

  • Current or future production supervisors in oil and gas production, transport or storage facilities
  • To provide the required skills and comprehensive knowledge to hold the position of production supervisor and ensure safe and efficient operations in upstream oil and gas facilities, within the framework of environmental regulations
Learning Objectives
  • To explain fundamental concepts underlying oil, water and gas processing
  • To grasp technical details and operating issues of completion and artificial lift
  • To detail typical effluent processions techniques and impact of various operating parameters
  • To describe technology and operation of static equipment and rotating machinery used in production facilities
  • To identify HSE risks linked to operations, constraints and maintenance activities
  • To detect anomalous operating conditions and launch appropriate actions
Ways and means
  • Several applications and illustrations

Fundamentals 5 days
  • Fundamentals of chemistry: atoms, molecules, atomic weight, molecular weight
  • Hydrocarbons types and main characteristics
  • Applied physics: force, work and energy, temperature, thermal energy and heat transfer, pressure, hydrostatics, hydrodynamics and friction losses
  • Well effluent: composition, types and characterization parameters
  • Liquid-Vapor equilibrium of pure components and mixtures
  • Well effluents behavior - Need for effluents field processing - Specifications
Downhole production 5 days
  • Fundamentals of reservoir engineering
  • Information on drilling techniques
  • Completion techniques and equipment - Wellhead equipment
  • Artificial lift by Gas Lift (GL), Electrical Submersible Pumps (ESP), Sucker Rod Pumps (SRP), Progressing Cavity Pumps (PCP): principle, operation, selection criteria
Effluent processing 10 days
  • Crude oil treatment
  • Stabilization (degassing): principle, process parameters, foaming problems
  • Dehydration (water removal): principle, process parameters, emulsion problems
  • Sweetening (H2S removal): different techniques, process parameters
  • Production and injection water treatment
  • Gas treatment
  • Gas dehydration and hydrate formation inhibition
  • Gas sweetening
  • NGL extraction/recovery
  • Fundamentals of LNG
  • Oil and gas metering
  • Terminals, FSO/FPSO, Offshore development
Static equipment 5 days
  • Piping and valves - Metallurgy and corrosion
  • Storage equipment
  • Thermal equipment
  • Instrumentation, process control - Distributed Control System (DCS) - Electricity
  • Safety System: HIPS, ESD, EDP, F&G, USS
Rotating machinery 5 days
  • Pumps: centrifugal and positive displacement
  • Compressors: centrifugal and reciprocating
  • Turbo-expanders
  • Gas turbines
HSE 5 days
  • Main HSE risks
  • Hazards for personnel
  • HSE in production operations
  • HSE in construction and maintenance works
  • Risks inherent to Simultaneous Operations (SIMOPS)
  • HSE management - Responsibilities
  • Risk analysis - Safety Engineering concepts