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E-546C - Gas & Liquid Hydrocarbons Transport Operations Certification

E-546C - Gas & Liquid Hydrocarbons Transport Operations Certification

165 days
FOPS/TRANSOPGB
Sessions
This course is not scheduled.
Who should attend?

Audience

    • This training is particularly suited to newly-hired personnel called on to hold the position of hydrocarbon pipeline operator. It can also be adapted to experienced operators seeking to enhance their knowledge and know-how of pipeline network operations.

Level

  • Foundation
  • This course provides, through a comprehensive practical training, the required technical knowledge and skills to hold the position of Pipeline Operator and to contribute to safe and efficient operation of HC pipeline networks.
Learning Objectives
  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • describe a pipeline network and how to operate it,
  • perform routine operations safely,
  • perform equipment and machine routine monitoring and preventive maintenance,
  • detect pipeline defaults and implement adapted solutions,
  • identify and react adequately to abnormal conditions and incidents.
Course Content

Classroom training: PIPE ACCESSORIES, SCHEMATIZATION & INTRODUCTION TO CRUDE OIL TREATMENT & TRANSPORT

10 days

  • Piping. Pipe accessories: valves, flanges, gaskets, pressure safety valves.
  • Schematization: PFD, P&ID, isometrics, mechanical drawings.
  • Fundamentals of Oil & Gas production and processing: well effluent behavior, need for well effluent treatment; crude oil treatment, gas treatment and conditioning.
  • Overview of the transport network and interaction with other blocks.

Practice on site: OJO (ON THE JOB ORIENTATION)

10 days

  • On-Job practical training periods of 2 to 3 weeks alternating with classroom lessons. Operators are under the responsibility of the Company with companionship by mentors designated among the experienced Operators. The OJO activities allow participants to acquire practical knowledge of site equipment, identify their operating conditions and learn how they are operated: identification and study of equipment: routine monitoring and associated operating procedures; operations follow-up, organization of the operations team familiarization with operator job duties.

Classroom training: METALLURGY - CORROSION - CATHODIC PROTECTION-STORAGE

10 days

  • Pipeline technology and construction.
  • Fundamentals of metallurgy, welding and coating materials.
  • Pipeline corrosion, cathodic protection.
  • Introduction to pipeline corrosion monitoring and prevention.
  • Storage of liquid HC.
Practice on site: OJO (ON THE JOB ORIENTATION) 10 days

Classroom training: PUMPING & COMPRESSION STATION

10 days

  • Pumping stations: pump operating principle and technology; performance of the pumping system and operating conditions; operation and troubleshooting. preventive maintenance.
  • Compression stations: principle of operation and technology of compressors; compressor performance and operating conditions; operation and troubleshooting, preventive maintenance.
  • Drivers: electric motor, diesel, gas turbine.
  • Power supply network: HV/LV transformer station.
Practice on site: OJO (ON THE JOB ORIENTATION) 10 days

Classroom training: INSTRUMENTATION, PROCESS CONTROL & METERING

10 days

  • Instrumentation: sensors, transmitters, control valves, on/off valves, electro-hydraulic valve.
  • Regulation: controllers, control loops and remote monitoring of pipeline transport networks.
  • Metering station. Oil & Gas metering technology: single-phase metering: principle of operation and equipment; liquid transactional metering; gas transactional metering.
  • Multi-product transport: segregation and tracer injection.
Practice on site: OJO (ON THE JOB ORIENTATION) 10 days

Classroom training: HSE IN HYDROCARBONS TRANSPORT

10 days

  • Main hazards associated to hydrocarbons transport.
  • Risks in transport operations.
  • Specific risks associated to gas transport.
  • Safe isolation of facilities and equipment.
  • Permit to work system. Procedures in operations.
  • Environmental impact (accidental spills…).
  • Incident management.
Practice on site: OJO (ON THE JOB ORIENTATION) 10 days

Classroom training: OPERATIONS TUTORIALS, REVISIONS EXERCISES & FINAL TESTS

10 days

  • Case studies and operations tutorial based on actual experience feedback.
  • Revision of the main subjects covered in previous theoretical modules.
  • Final tests concluding the theoretical part of the program.

Practice of operator job duties: OJT (ON THE JOB TRAINING)

50 days

  • This practical on-site training period aims to provide the specific knowledge required to assume Pipeline Operator job duties.
  • During this period, participants will perform the various tasks as defined in the Pipeline Operator job description, under the supervision of a mentor and operations team.
  • During this phase, participants are required to prepare a final, OJT report.

FINAL EVALUATIONS & JURY

5 days

  • Oral presentations to assess the knowledge of participants’ concerning their OJT assignment area (specific hazards, details of facilities, operating conditions, equipment characteristics, site specificities…), as well as the ability of participants’ to assume Pipeline Operator job duties (routine surveillance, routine and non-routine operations, knowledge of HSE rules and behavior in case of incident/ accident...)
Ways & Means
  • The training program is customized to your assets specificities. It alternates between classroom lectures and practice on site. The alternation can be adapted to local constraints.
Certification
  • Une reconnaissance au niveau international.
  • L’obtention d’un Vocational Certificate.
  • Une expertise confirmée E-546C - Gas & Liquid Hydrocarbons Transport Operations Certification.
  • Des compétences applicables en milieu professionnel.