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E-530 - Module 1: Thermodynamics Applied to Well Effluent Processing

E-530 - Module 1: Thermodynamics Applied to Well Effluent Processing

5 days
PROC/ADV1GB
Sessions
Dates Location Tuition Register
Sep 17 - 21, 2018 Rueil 3,570 €
Online By email
Who should attend?

Audience

    • Engineers involved in operating or designing Oil & Gas field processing facilities.

Level

  • Proficiency
  • This course provides a thorough understanding of thermodynamics principles underlying operation and design of Oil & Gas processing facilities.
Learning Objectives
  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • describe Oil & Gas well effluents composition, properties and characteristics,
  • grasp ideal gas law and real fluid behavior and characterization methods,
  • explain liquid-vapor equilibrium of pure substances and mixtures,
  • master the operating principles and performances of mixture separation processes,
  • perform simulations with PRO/II™ and master the fundamentals of equations of state.
Course Content

WELL EFFLUENT

0.75 day

  • Constitution and physical states of matter.
  • Constituents of well effluents: hydrocarbons, impurities, water, sediments…
  • Different types of effluents: black oil, light oil, volatile oil, condensate gas, dry gas…
  • Characterization parameters: GOR, CGR, BSW, WOR, water cut, Bo, Bg, B'g…
  • Examples of compositions of crude oil and natural gas effluent.

LIQUID-VAPOR EQUILIBRIUM OF PURE SUBSTANCES

1.25 days

  • Vapor pressure curves.
  • Overall phase diagram of a pure substance (three dimensions: P, T and V).
  • Enthalpy diagrams of pure substances.
  • Exercises: vapor pressure and boiling points of pure components; vapor pressure and boiling point; case of a column.
  • PRO/II simulation: propane cryogenic loop; operating parameters optimization; effect of ambient conditions.

LIQUID-VAPOR EQUILIBRIUM OF MIXTURES - MIXTURE SEPARATION PROCESSES

2 days

  • Phase envelopes.
  • PRO/II simulation: phase envelope of well effluents, sales gas, stabilized crudes.
  • Well effluents behavior from pay zone to surface processing facilities.
  • PRO/II simulation: evolution of the effluent behavior in a well.
  • Techniques applied to mixture separation: flash process, distillation process.
  • Absorption and stripping phenomena.
  • PRO/II simulation: LPG recovery by physical absorption; mixture separation by distillation (LPG splitter).

IDEAL GAS & REAL FLUID BEHAVIOR

0.5 day

  • Ideal gas behavior.
  • Behavior of real fluids: compressibility factor, Amagat's law, law of corresponding state with two and three parameters.
  • Equations Of State (EOS): conception, uses, examples, selection.

HEAT TRANSFER, HEAT BALANCE & THERMAL EQUIPMENT

0.5 day

  • Fundamentals of heat transfer.
  • Heat balance.
  • Technology of heat exchangers and air coolers.
  • Examples of thermal equipment applications.
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Ways & Means
  • Highly interactive training with industry-specialist lecturers.
  • Numerous applications and illustrations.
  • Extensive practice of PRO/II™ process simulation software.