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E-557 - Offshore Field Development - Pipelines & Flow Assurance

E-557 - Offshore Field Development - Pipelines & Flow Assurance

5 days
FOPS/OFFSHGB
Sessions
Dates Location Tuition Register
Oct 22 - 26, 2018 Rueil 3,570 €
Online By email
Who should attend?

Audience

    • Engineers and technicians involved in designing, constructing or operating Oil & Gas offshore production facilities.

Level

  • Foundation
  • This course provides a deep understanding of offshore technology and techniques, with a particular emphasis on issues of flow assurance.
Learning Objectives
  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • understand the technology and design of offshore production facilities,
  • grasp the architecture of offshore field developments, from shallow water to deep offshore,
  • understand pipelines technology, laying techniques and main operational problems,
  • learn the techniques used to prevent main problems of flow assurance.
Course Content

OVERVIEW OF OFFSHORE DEVELOPMENTS

0.25 day

  • Constraints specific to offshore production.
  • Present performances and future perspectives. Technological barriers.

FIXED & FLOATING PRODUCTION STRUCTURES

0.25 day

  • Offshore production structures: jacket, semi-submersible, SPAR, TLP, FPSO…
  • Selection criteria. Limitations.
  • Terminology: shallow water, deep offshore, ultra-deep offshore.

CONSTRUCTION & INSTALLATION OF PLATFORMS

0.5 day

  • Platform technology. Platform installation techniques.
  • Examples of shallow water developments.

DEEP OFFSHORE DEVELOPMENTS

0.5 day

  • Typical subsea architecture: subsea wellheads, well jumpers, production manifolds, production lines, production risers, preservation lines, umbilicals.
  • Role and technology of each piece of equipment.
  • Examples of deep offshore developments.

FPSO/FSO TECHNOLOGY

0.5 day

  • Technology of floating (production), storage and offloading vessels.
  • Ballast tanks. Atmosphere control.
  • Oil, methanol… Storage tanks. Blanketing system.
  • Storage tanks start-up procedures. Incidents.
  • Technology and operation of FSO/FPSO offloading (tanker loading) buoy.

OPERATION OF TERMINALS

0.25 day

  • Technology of tankers and loading/offloading equipment.
  • Marine operations of reception and exports.
  • Terminal constraints: storage capacity, scheduling.

NEW DEEP WATER TECHNOLOGIES

0.25 day

  • Overview of new deep water technologies that are in R&D or pilot stages.

FLOW ASSURANCE 1/2: PREVENTION OF DEPOSITS IN FLOWLINES

0.5 day

  • Main flow assurance problems: hydrates, paraffins, sulfates, sand, salt, naphtenates…
  • Main technical solutions and preservation operations. Intervention techniques.

FLOW ASSURANCE 2/2: MONITORING OF MULTI-PHASE FLOW THROUGH FLOWLINES

1 day

  • Multi-phase flow patterns. Application to Oil & Gas upstream activities.
  • Gas dominated systems: dry versus wet scheme, flowline and slug catcher design.
  • Oil dominated systems: hydrodynamic slug flow, examples.

PIPELINES: TECHNOLOGY, LAYING & OPERATION

1 day

  • Technology of pipelines: standards, material grades, insulation techniques.
  • Pipeline laying techniques (offshore and shore approach). Illustrations.
  • Pipeline operation and maintenance:
  • Main flow assurance problems. Main available technical solutions.
  • Pipe corrosion monitoring and prevention. Cathodic protection.
  • Pipeline maintenance/maintenance management.
Ways & Means
  • Highly interactive training by industry-specialist lecturers.
  • Numerous case studies from the offshore industry.