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E-510C - Gas & Liquid Hydrocarbons Transportation Engineering Certification

E-510C - Gas & Liquid Hydrocarbons Transportation Engineering Certification

60 days
PROD/TRANSPORTGB
Sessions
This course is not scheduled.
Who should attend?

Audience

    • Graduate Engineers and Engineers in conversion, aiming at specializing in transportation facilities.
    • This certification program is well suited for junior engineers and engineers in conversion. It can also be tailored to experienced engineers.

Level

  • Foundation
  • To acquire a comprehensive knowledge and practical know-how in gas and liquid hydrocarbons transport facilities, from technical to HSE and economics issues.
Learning Objectives
  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • explain pipeline network design, technology and construction,
  • efficiently blend in operation and maintenance teams of hydrocarbon pipeline network,
  • enforce industry best practices of network operation and maintenance,
  • identify main risks associated to hydrocarbons pipelines operations and implement mitigation measures.
Course Content

INTRODUCTION TO CRUDE OIL & NATURAL GAS PRODUCTION & TRANSPORT

5 days

  • Crude oil and natural gas production: fundamentals of reservoir, drilling and completion; well effluent behavior, need for effluent field processing; crude oil processing, gas processing and conditioning.
  • Crude oil, natural gas and Natural Gas Liquids (NGLs) transport by pipeline: overview of transport network and interaction with other blocks of the crude oil chain and natural gas chain.

DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION & OPERATION OF PIPELINES

10 days

  • Fundamentals of fluid mechanics and friction losses in single-phase flow.
  • Pipeline design standards: pressure, length, volume, diameter.
  • Technology of pipelines: standards, material grades, insulation techniques.
  • Pipe laying: different steps of pipe laying operations (onshore and offshore approaches), cost and duration of pipe laying and compression station construction.
  • Pipeline operation and maintenance: main flow assurance problems, main available technical solutions; introduction to pipe corrosion monitoring and prevention; introduction to pipeline maintenance.

PUMPING STATIONS

5 days

  • Centrifugal pump operating principle, technology and selection criteria.
  • Pumping system performances and operating conditions.
  • Centrifugal pump operation and troubleshooting.
  • Centrifugal pump maintenance (preventive, conditional and corrective).

COMPRESSION STATIONS

5 days

  • Centrifugal compressor operating principle, technology and selection criteria.
  • Centrifugal compressor performances and operating conditions.
  • Centrifugal compressor operation and troubleshooting.
  • Centrifugal compressor maintenance (preventive, conditional and corrective).

METALLURGY & MATERIALS, WELDING

5 days

  • Metallurgy: structures and behavior of metals and alloys at service conditions for static equipment, evaluation of the mechanical characteristics required for predictable behavior at service conditions.
  • Most widely used metals and metal alloys in transport facilities: steels, their composition, structure and behavior at service conditions.
  • Effect of heat treatments resulting from welding or deliberately applied. Common defects in steels.
  • Welding: impact of welding on metals structure, post-welding heat treatment, identification of welding defects.

CORROSION PREVENTION - CATHODIC PROTECTION

5 days

  • Common types of corrosion: origin and development process, possible methods of prevention.
  • Corrosion prevention: design of equipment, choice of materials, corrosion inhibitors, anti-corrosion coatings and systems; cathodic protection with sacrificial anodes or imposed current (principles and applications, coating and cathodic protection, cathodic protection systems design).

INSTRUMENTATION & AUTOMATION

5 days

  • Process control overview.
  • Field instrumentation, controllers, control loop structures.
  • Distributed Control System (DCS).
  • Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS): ESD, HIPS, Fire & Gas System.

NETWORK OPERATION MANAGEMENT

10 days

  • Planning, material balance, allocations and accounts.
  • Monitoring: facilities remote monitoring, cathodic protection systems performance monitoring.
  • Metering stations: single-phase metering: operating principle and equipment, transactional metering of liquids, transactional metering of gases.
  • Maintenance management: maintenance policy and objectives, maintenance costs and failure costs; reliability process measurement and follow-up, reliability analysis and improvement methods; outsourcing and subcontracting, shutdown management.

HSE IN TRANSPORT FACILITIES

4 days

  • Main hazards associated with hydrocarbon transportation.
  • Risk assessment tools. Job safety analysis.
  • Risk in normal transport operations.
  • Safe isolation of plant and equipment.
  • HSE in maintenance and construction works. Permit to work system.
  • Organizational framework, human factors.
  • Sustainability management in transport operations. Environmental impact.

TRANSPORT ECONOMICS

1 day

  • Investment costs (CAPEX). Operation costs (OPEX).
  • Fundamentals of contracts. Pricing for access of third parties to the gas transport network.

FINAL PROJECT & JURY

5 days

  • 5-day teamwork on a real case study with deliverables to be presented on the last day (jury).
  • The final project consists in proposing a design and operation philosophy for a pipeline network project.
Ways & Means
  • Highly interactive training course delivered by industry experts and adapted to participants’ experience.
  • Numerous industrial case studies.
Certification
  • Une reconnaissance au niveau international.
  • L’obtention d’un Graduate Certificate.
  • Une expertise confirmée E-510C - Gas & Liquid Hydrocarbons Transportation Engineering Certification.
  • Des compétences applicables en milieu professionnel.