Oil & Gas Field Processing Troubleshooting

PROP/TROUBLEGB

Who should attend?

  • To contribute to troubleshooting operations by identifying and tackling process deviations and abnormal conditions using a structured, step-by-step approach.
Audience :
  • Field operators, control room operators, supervisors and maintenance technicians, looking to acquire best practices of Oil & Gas production facilities troubleshooting.

Level : Proficiency

Course Content

  • METHODOLOGY

      • Troubleshooting flowchart.
      • Recognize a trouble when occurring. Problem definition using ISHIGAWA fishbone chart.
      • Methodological approach to identify causes and remedial options.
  • CASE STUDIES

      • Operating parameters instability.
      • Compressor failure.
      • Glycol and hydrate inhibition.
      • Non-compliance with product specifications.
      • Pipeline network analysis.
      • Flowline erosion.
  • CASE STUDIES ON SIMULATOR

      • The participants will study the different types of control loops and the consequences of an inappropriate tuning of PID algorithm parameters through dynamic simulation exercises.
  • SPECIFIC CASE STUDY RELATED TO THE PLANT OPERATED BY THE PARTICIPANTS

      • During these two days:
      • Describe normal production operations.
      • Review production units current operating conditions.
      • List recurrent abnormal conditions, operating parameters disturbances phenomena and observed consequences.
      • Use methods studied on the first day to identify causes and potential corrective actions.

Learning Objectives

  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • explain operation normal conditions, list common issues on main O&G processes and major equipment,
  • identify roots causes to process deviations and abnormal conditions by using a structured, step-by-step approach,
  • find an adapted solution to the identified problem.

Ways & Means

  • Training delivery with industry specialist lecturers.
  • Methodology illustrated by multiple industrial case studies.
  • Use of a dynamic simulator for process control tuning.
  • Specific case study related to the actual plant operated by the participants.