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E-526C - Gas Production & Processing Engineer Certification

E-526C - Gas Production & Processing Engineer Certification

70 days
PROC/GASENG
Sessions
This course is not scheduled.
Who should attend?

Audience

    • Production Engineers, Field Engineers, Process Engineers…, seeking to acquire comprehensive and solid engineering capabilities in gas production, from the reservoir to the transport network.
    • 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 comprehensive and practical knowledge of natural gas production, processing and transport engineering in order to quickly and efficiently adapt and contribute to a broad range of engineering positions within the gas industry.
Learning Objectives
  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • identify key subsurface parameters impacting gas production,
  • design gas processing plants and anticipate process performances by simulation,
  • select appropriate technology of static/rotating equipment according to service and analyze key operating parameters/performances,
  • identify main risks related to gas production facilities and participate to safety engineering studies,
  • efficiently contribute to gas field development studies.
Course Content

FUNDAMENTALS OF GEOLOGY, RESERVOIR ENGINEERING & PRODUCTION MODES

5 days

  • Petroleum geology and geophysics. Reservoir fluids. Petrophysics. Well log interpretation. Well testing. Reservoir engineering and simulation.

FUNDAMENTALS OF DRILLING, WELL COMPLETION & WELL PERFORMANCE

5 days

  • Drilling fundamentals. Well completion equipment. Well performance. Well servicing and workover.

GATHERING NETWORKS DESIGN & OPERATION - FLOW ASSURANCE ISSUES

5 days

  • Fundamentals of fluid mechanics. Multiphase Flow. Flow assurance issues. Gathering systems design. Tie-in assessment: case study using PIPESIM™. Multi-phase flow dynamic simulation. Natural gas field development: gathering network simulation using OLGA™.

THERMODYNAMICS APPLIED TO WELL EFFLUENT PROCESSING

5 days

  • Well effluent. Ideal gas and real fluid behavior. Gas compression and expansion. Liquid-vapor equilibrium of pure components and mixtures. Mixture separation. HYSYS™ or PRO/II™ simulation: propane cryogenic loop. Fundamentals of distillation. HYSYS™ or PRO/II™ simulation: NGL splitter.

GAS PROCESSING & CONDITIONING

5 days

  • Commercial specifications for natural gas. Need for gas field processing. Water content of natural gas. Gas hydrates. Dehydration process: TEG units and molecular sieves. Sweetening: amines, membranes. NGL recovery and fractionation.

PROCESS SIMULATION

5 days

  • Using HYSYS™ or PRO/II, participants are coached throughout the week to build a complete gas plant model including: gas field treatment (primary separation, dehydration, compression); NGL recovery and fractionation: propane loop, distillation. Analysis of gas plant design and operating parameters.

NATURAL GAS STORAGE & TRANSPORT BY PIPELINE

5 days

  • Gas storage: storage types, storage equipment, compression. Gas transport by pipelines: transport network; design and construction of gas pipelines; compression, corrosion prevention, metering stations; operation of a network.

PIPING SYSTEMS & PROCESS EQUIPMENT: SIZING & OPERATION

5 days

  • Piping and valves. Metallurgy. Corrosion. Cathodic protection. Pressure relief systems - PSV’s and flare network. Thermal equipment, pressure vessels, separation columns.

ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS, INSTRUMENTATION, PROCESS CONTROL & SAFETY SYSTEMS

5 days

  • Electrical power generation. Electrical power distribution network and equipment. Field instrumentation; controllers; control loop structures. Distributed Control System (DCS). Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS): ESD, HIPS, fire and gas system.

ROTATING MACHINERY: TECHNOLOGY, SELECTION & OPERATION

5 days

  • Operating principles, technology, selection criteria, performances and operating conditions of centrifugal and volumetric pumps; centrifugal and reciprocating compressors; gas turbines; turbo-expanders.

HSE & SAFETY ENGINEERING APPLIED TO GAS PLANTS

5 days

  • Main hazards in gas production facilities. Risk in normal production operations. Safe isolation of plant and equipment. Main safety engineering studies: HAZID/HAZOP workflow and application; plant layout case study; QRA - Consequence analysis methodology.

PROJECT MANAGEMENT & ECONOMICS

5 days

  • Project phases: preliminary studies, FEED, detailed engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning. Project cost estimation and cost control. Quality and HSE management in projects. Overview of Natural Gas Economics.

GAS FIELD DEVELOPMENT PROJECT & JURY

10 days

  • 10-day teamwork on a real case study with deliverables to be presented on the last day (jury).
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Ways & Means
  • Highly interactive training course delivered by industry experts and adapted to participants’ experience.
  • Multiple teamwork sessions and industrial case studies.
  • Hands-on activities on professional software: HYSYS™ or PRO/II™ for process simulation, PIPESIM™ and OLGA™ for gathering networks and flow assurance.
  • Teamwork project on a real case study of gas field development.
Certification
  • An international recognition of your competencies.
  • A Graduate Certificate is obtained.
  • An expertise confirmed in E-526C - Gas Production & Processing Engineer Certification.
  • Ready-to-use skills.