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E-531 - Module 2: Oil & Water Processing

E-531 - Module 2: Oil & Water Processing

5 days
Dates Location Tuition Register
Sep 24 - 28, 2018 Rueil 3,570 €
Online By email
Who should attend?


    • Engineers involved in operating or designing oil and water field processing facilities.


  • Proficiency
  • This course provides a comprehensive understanding of oil and water treatment processes, operation and troubleshooting.
Learning Objectives
  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • list various problems that can be induced by unwanted elements and compounds in crude oil streams,
  • master oil and water treatment processes, operations and related operating conditions,
  • design main equipment used for oil processing,
  • troubleshoot main operating problems encountered in oil and water processing and related solutions,
  • simulate crude oil treatment processes using the PRO/II™ software,
  • describe technology, operating principles and maintenance of storage tanks.
Course Content


0.25 day

  • Constituents raising problems for storage, transport, or crude oil sale.
  • Different specifications and quality requirements of crude oils.
  • Necessary treatments to reach these specifications.
  • Examples of compositions of commercialized crude oils.


2.75 days

  • Crude stabilization by Multi Stage Separation (MSS):
  • Process principle.
  • Operating parameters: number of separation stages, pressures, heating and cooling needs… - Influence on the quantity and quality (API grade) of the produced oil.
  • Foaming problems and main available solutions.
  • Associated gas recompression - Typical associated gas compression schemes.
  • Applications: practice of separator summary design methods.
  • PRO/II™ simulation: study of the influence of separation stage number on the performances of a MSS process.
  • Crude dehydration and desalting:
  • Emulsion problems.
  • Main dehydration processes.
  • Crude oil desalting.
  • Applications: practice of desalter summary design methods.
  • Acid crude sweetening (H2S removal):
  • Cold stripping: origin of stripping gas, need for sweetening of stripping gas.
  • Hot stripping.
  • Applications: practice of stripping column summary design methods.
  • PRO/II™ simulation: simulation of a crude oil stripping units case study.
  • Case study: simulation of a whole crude oil field treatment plant; study of an offshore crude oil field treatment unit, based on a Multiple Stage Separation (MSS) process scheme; optimization of the operating parameters.


0.5 day

  • Atmospherics tanks.
  • Case of floating storage vessels (FSO, FPSO).
  • Maintenance & operation.


0.5 day

  • Regulations for disposal.
  • Main treatments. Operating principle and required performances.
  • Comparison of the different available techniques. Selection criteria.
  • Examples of production water treatment block flow diagrams.


1 day

  • Reasons for water injection.
  • Quality requirements and necessary treatments.
  • Main operating conditions of each treatment and required performances.
  • Examples of injection water treatment block flow diagrams.
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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.