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E-508 - Gathering Network: Design Engineering

E-508 - Gathering Network: Design Engineering

5 days
PROD/NETWORKGB
Sessions
This course is not scheduled.
Who should attend?

Audience

    • Engineers looking to acquire best practices of Oil & Gas gathering network design and simulation using PIPESIM™.

Level

  • Foundation
  • This module aims at providing a practical understanding of gathering network conceptual design and tie-in assessment.
Learning Objectives
  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • explain operational constraints of single and multi-phase flow lines,
  • describe multiphase flow patterns and main disturbing factors,
  • assess the implications of different gathering network architectures,
  • study actual network configurations and the impact of adding tie-ins using the software PIPESIM™,
  • explain the different phases of the construction of a gathering network.
Course Content

FUNDAMENTALS OF FLUID MECHANICS

0.5 day

  • Total energy of a fluid; Bernoulli law.
  • Real fluid flow: viscosity, friction coefficient.
  • Flow regimes: laminar and turbulent flows.
  • Application: evaluation of pressure drop in a pumping station.

MULTIPHASE FLOW

0.5 day

  • Definition of multi-phase flow, main terminology.
  • Flow patterns, main considerations.
  • Basic understanding of different modeling approaches.

GATHERING SYSTEMS DESIGN & ARCHITECTURE SELECTION

0.5 day

  • Types of gathering systems, a review of common architectures.
  • Backpressure & well productivity.
  • Design practices and guidelines.
  • Main considerations: pressure drop, erosion velocities.
  • Design of pipelines, sizing criteria and sizing methodology.
  • Application: sizing of an oil/gas condensate production line.

OIL/GAS GATHERING NETWORK PROJECTS

0.5 day

  • Project planning; route selection; jurisdiction, permitting and rights of way.
  • Surface considerations; alignment; surveying and mapping.
  • Construction; inspection and testing.
  • Operation and maintenance.

GATHERING NETWORK DESIGN & OPTIMIZATION USING PIPESIM™

2 days

  • Introduction to PIPESIM™ software: building models, main considerations and recommendations.
  • PIPESIM™ will be used to study both gas production networks and crude oil production networks. For each type of system, the production network will be analyzed in detail:
  • Well performance vs. back-pressure.
  • Multiphase flow modeling (flow regimes, liquid holdup, slug characteristics and pressure loss analysis) across the production network.
  • Comparison of different gathering network configurations.
  • Determination of optimal locations for pumps and compressors.
  • Identification of locations most prone to flow assurance issues (erosion, corrosion, hydrate formation, deposits).
  • Analysis of heat transfer across the production network and associated flow assurance issues.
  • Identification of bottlenecks and optimization opportunities.

TIE-IN ASSESSMENT USING PIPESIM™

1 day

  • Tie-ins and their impact on existing networks.
  • Implementation strategies, design and operation considerations.
  • Introduction to gathering network simulation using PIPESIM™.
  • Tie-ins case studies using PIPESIM™.
Ways & Means
  • Highly interactive training with industry specialist lecturers.
  • Methodology illustrated by multiple industrial case studies.
  • Numerous design simulation using PIPESIM™.