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Nov 26 - 30, 2018 Rueil 3,570 €
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Who should attend?

Audience

    • Engineers and technicians interested, although not directly involved, in day-to-day Oil & Gas field processing operations: reservoir engineers, drilling and completion personnel, platform designers, petroleum architects, equipment suppliers, economists…

Level

  • Foundation
  • This course provides a comprehensive overview of Oil & Gas field processing technology.
Learning Objectives
  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • list main characteristics of Oil & Gas well effluents,
  • assess problems induced by unwanted compounds in well effluents,
  • explain gathering network design and operations,
  • detail field treatment of Oil & Gas streams and processes technology,
  • grasp fundamentals of Oil & Gas field processing operations and related operating conditions,
  • ascertain the treatment processes necessary for production water and injection water.
Course Content

WELL EFFLUENTS BEHAVIOR

0.5 day

  • Different types of well effluent. Main characterization parameters.
  • Liquid-vapor equilibrium of pure substances and mixtures. Effluent behavior.
  • Constituents that pose problems for storage, transport or commercialization.
  • Main specifications to conform with and required treatments.

FUNDAMENTALS OF RESERVOIR & DRIVE MECHANISM

0.25 day

  • Reservoirs: types, exploration techniques.
  • Drive mechanisms.
  • Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR): aim and principle of the main techniques.

FUNDAMENTALS OF DRILLING, COMPLETION & WELL PERFORMANCE

0.25 day

  • Drilling principle. Case of offshore drilling.
  • Main completion equipment.
  • Well performance. Needs for artificial lift: principle of artificial lift by pumping, gas lift…

WELL EFFLUENT TRANSPORTATION, FLOW-ASSURANCE & GAS HYDRATES PREVENTION

0.5 day

  • Gathering network design and operation:
  • Main flow assurance issues.
  • Multiphase flow. Flow patterns.
  • Hydrates formation prevention strategies. Hydrates inhibition.
  • Case studies: Gas condensate field development. Deep-offshore production.

CRUDE OIL PROCESSING

1 day

  • Crude stabilization by Multi Stage Separation (MSS): election of the number of stages, effect of operating parameters, management of foam issues.
  • Crude dehydration and desalting. Emulsion treatment: operating parameters, internals, chemicals selection.
  • Crude sweetening (H2S removal).
  • Examples of oil treatment and associated gas compression process schemes.

PRODUCTION & INJECTION WATER TREATMENT

1 day

  • Quality requirements for production water. Environment related constraints.
  • Main produced water treatments: API oil-water separators, plate separators, flotators, hydrocyclones…
  • Reasons for water injection.
  • Quality requirements and necessary treatments: chlorination, filtration, oxygen removal, sulfate removal.
  • Examples of process schemes for production and injection water treatment.

GAS PROCESSING & CONDITIONING

1 day

  • Gas dehydration: TEG units, solid desiccants (molecular sieves) units.
  • Gas sweetening. Acid components (H2S and CO2) removal: amine units, molecular sieves, membranes.
  • Natural Gas Liquids (NGL) extraction: use of cryogenic refrigeration, Joule-Thompson expansion, turbo-expander.

LIQUEFIED NATURAL GAS

0.5 day

  • Fundamentals of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) chain.
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