Maintenance Superintendent CertificationMAI/MAINSI

Who should attend?

  • This course develops managerial and communication skills while providing an in-depth technical knowledge stretching over a wide range of issues and advanced topics in relation to the maintenance and operation of Oil & Gas treatment facilities. This certifying training deals in details with effluent processing, HSE, equipment maintenance and management.
Audience :
  • Professionals with a significant experience in maintenance of Oil & Gas production facilities, called on to hold the position of maintenance superintendent.

Level : Foundation

Course Content

  • INTRODUCTION

      • Welcome and program overview. Entry test. Units. Dimensions.
  • DOWNHOLE PRODUCTION - WELL PERFORMANCE - PRODUCTION FUNDAMENTALS

      • Fundamentals of reservoir engineering. Well testing. Fundamentals of drilling, completion and well servicing. Artificial lift (pumping, gas lift…) and well performance. Effluent behavior. Fundamentals of thermodynamics. Specifications. HSE management.
  • OIL, WATER & GAS PROCESSING

      • Oil processing: required specifications; stabilization; dehydration, desalting. Production and injection water treatment: why a water treatment; expected qualities and required treatments; operating conditions. Gas processing: required specifications; dehydration; hydrates, consequences and treatments; Natural Gas Liquids recovery. Work on study cases to detail processes and concerns.
  • OFFSHORE DEVELOPMENTS, FLOW ASSURANCE

      • Offshore developments challenges, technology and techniques and production constraints. Fixed and floating production structures. Prevention of deposits in flowlines. Multi-phase flows in flowlines.
  • TERMINAL, FSO & FPSO

      • Overview of oil terminals. FSO & FPSO technologies. Metering of oil quantities.
  • BEHAVIORAL MANAGEMENT

      • Teamwork management, written and oral communication. Active listening and communication tools. Team cohesion and stress management. Problems analysis and investigation: tools and behaviors. How to better analyze and know oneself.
  • INSTRUMENTATION & PROCESS CONTROL - ELECTRICITY

      • Instrumentation and process control: functional blocks, symbolization; pneumatic, electrical and digital technologies; measurements, sensors, security equipment; control equipment, actuators; controllers and control loops; Distributed Control System (DCS): architecture, connections; Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS): HIPS, ESD, EDP, FGS. Electricity: generation (turbines, alternators, monitoring, troubleshooting); distribution (HT-BT networks, power supply, stability, constituents, cabinets, transformers, batteries, isolation, protections).
  • ROTATING MACHINERY (in mechanical workshop)

      • Pumps: pumping prerequisites: pressure, flowrate, head; centrifugal pumps: types, technology, auxiliaries, performances; volumetric pumps. Compressors: compression prerequisites: technology, auxiliaries, practical laws; centrifugal compressors: rotor, stator, bearings, shafts, seals balance; reciprocating compressors: frame, cylinders, pistons and rings, bearings, lubrication, cooling. Gas turbines: operating principles, compression, combustion, expansion, performances; technologies: compressor, combustion chamber, turbine, internal cooling; auxiliaries. HSE concerns. Technology and maintenance of the elements: bearings (ball, hydrodynamics, magnetic); shaft outlet sealing systems: braided and mechanical seals; rotors and shafts: balancing, geometric controls; coupling and alignments: types, stresses; diagnostics from process, vibration or oil analysis data; wear and rupture phenomena.
  • CORROSION, INSPECTION & INTEGRITY

      • Corrosion mechanisms. Types of corrosions in the Oil & Gas industry. Corrosion prevention and monitoring, fundamentals of inspection.
  • MAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT - EQUIPMENT AVAILABILITY CONTROL

      • Maintenance policy and objectives. Reliability process implementation and follow-up. Reliability analysis and improvement. Maintenance costs and failure costs. Subcontracting, shutdown management, progress plans.
  • HSE RISKS & MANAGEMENT

      • HSE risks, flammability, overpressure systems: PSV, flare and flare network, closed and open drains… Safety in operation: use of utilities, degassing/inerting, confined space entry, start-up & shutdown. Safety during construction and maintenance works: lifting & rigging, work at height, electrical safety… Work permit system. SIMultaneous OPerationS (SIMOPS) management… Safety engineering: HAZID, HAZOP, layout optimization and identification of major accidents. Risks matrix… Safety systems: HIPS, ESD, EDP, F&G, USS. Safety logic diagrams. Human factors. Opersafe: philosophy and methodology. Incident analysis and reporting. Root cause analysis.
  • REVISIONS - ORAL ASSESSMENT

Learning Objectives

  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • describe the Oil & Gas production chain, from reservoir to offloading facilities,
  • explain technology, working principle, operation and maintenance of main equipment in Oil & Gas facilities,
  • anticipate production constraints and their consequences on maintenance,
  • describe HSE management rules and responsibilities,
  • use adapted work methods and communication skills,
  • prepare and manage effectively a global maintenance plan.

Ways & Means

  • Several applications and illustrations.
  • Several teamwork sessions.
  • Several tutorials with equipment in a fully equipped workshop.

Certification

  • An international recognition of your competencies.
  • A Vocational Certificate is delivered.
  • An expertise confirmed in Maintenance Superintendent .
  • Ready-to-use skills.