E&I Technology for Oil & Gas Facilities


Who should attend?

  • Provides the basic knowledge for electrical & instrumentation equipment used in the Oil & Gas industry.
Public :
  • Personal working in the Oil & Gas industry, needing overview on E&I.

Level : Foundation

Course Content


      • Generalities: origin of electricity, electrical energy production, alternate and direct currents, the electrical circuits. Standards, symbols, different types of electrical drawings.
      • Electrical generation: alternator, coupling of sources and throughput on structured networks.
      • Equipment monitoring and maintenance.
      • Electrical networks: constitution of an HV and LV network, architectures and equipment. Constituents: HV & LV boards and cabinets. Transformers. Breakers, control elements and isolation. UPS and batteries. Protections.
      • Asynchronous motors: constitution and operation of three-phases AC electric motors. Electric motor-related equipment.
      • Electrical risks: hazards in the electrical installations. Effects and consequences of the electrical risks. Protection against the electrical risks.
      • Hazardous areas classification: current standards (API RP 500, European ATEX standards) and applications on Oil & Gas facilities. Protection and identification of the material set in hazardous area.

      • Control loop: function and symbolization.
      • Field instrumentation: main technologies for measuring pressure, temperature, level, flow.
      • Automatic valves: technologies of control valves and on-off valves. Role of accessories: limit switches, solenoid valves, positioners…

      • Single loop: structure and representation.
      • Control schemes: single loop, cascade, split-range. Case of overrides.
      • PID controller: control diagrams. Function, operation, direction of action and operating modes.
      • Automatism: distributed control systems. Operation of a controller, operator interface, network architecture.

      • Identification of Safety Instrumented Systems.
      • Fire and gas sensors: main technologies and applications.
      • Different safety systems and architecture.

Learning Objectives

  • Upon completion of the training, participants will be able to:
  • identify electrical and instrumentation equipment used in Oil & Gas,
  • acquire the technological knowledge necessary to understand the control and safety schemes.

Ways & Means

  • Demonstration (illustration) of process control on dynamic simulator (IndissPlus de CORYS).
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