Fundamentals of Engineering Activities

PENG/FENGGB

Who should attend?

  • This course provides an overview of the engineering studies of Oil & Gas projects, from conceptual phase to end of detailed studies.
Audience :
  • Professionals wishing to gain a clear understanding of engineering activities, their execution by a contractor and their supervision by company. This includes discipline engineers, project engineers and project engineering managers.

Level : Foundation

Course Content

  • FROM PRE-PROJECT STUDIES TO ENGINEERING

      • Context of a field development project.
      • Preliminary, conceptual and pre-project studies.
      • Basic engineering and Front-End Engineering Design (FEED).
      • Detailed engineering.
      • Greenfield vs. brownfield projects.
      • Discipline overview.
  • CONTRACTUAL SCHEMES

      • Scope of works of the engineering activities.
      • Statement of requirements and basis of design.
      • Roles of contractors and subcontractors.
      • Supervision role by company team.
      • Organization requirements for each party involved.
  • PROCESS DESIGN

      • Specifications for crude oil and natural gas and necessary treatments.
      • Equipment standards, basis of design, equipment list and sizing.
      • Flare, power supply, control and safety loops.
      • Process simulations.
      • Oil & Gas process diagrams: block flow, process flow, piping and instrumentation.
  • STRUCTURE & MECHANICAL

      • Pipe racks, loads and pipe supports.
      • Equipment design.
      • Static and rotating equipment.
      • Types of pumps.
  • SAFETY IN DESIGN

      • HAZID, HAZAN and HAZOP.
      • Plant layout, escape routes and fire zones.
  • SITE PREPARATION & CIVIL WORKS

      • Concrete slabs and foundations.
      • Vendor drawings.
  • MATERIALS & CORROSION

      • Material classes and selection, corrosion control.
      • Cathodic protection system design.
      • Painting insulation specifications.
      • Piping material, classes, installation and stress analysis.
  • ELECTRICITY & INSTRUMENTATION

      • Single-line diagrams.
      • Database management.
  • AREAS OF CONCERN DURING ENGINEERING EXECUTION

      • Typical critical path of an Oil & Gas project.
      • Internal constraints of the engineering schedule: interfaces between disciplines, vendor input.
      • Coordination between engineering, procurement and construction activities.
      • Interface management, change management.
      • Actual progress control and reporting.
      • Standardization procedures.

Learning Objectives

  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • coordinate all engineering activities, deliverables, work sequence and interfaces,
  • evaluate the main risks: schedule, vendors, interfaces, quality and how to mitigate them,
  • control engineering execution: critical issues and controls/KPI to put in place,
  • apply best practices, including management of changes, progress control, interfaces, etc.

Ways & Means

  • Half of the training is devoted to hands-on exercises on engineering discipline and management tasks.