Oil & Gas Field ProcessingPROP/OGFP

Who should attend?

  • This course provides a comprehensive overview of Oil & Gas field processing technology.
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

Course Content

  • WELL EFFLUENTS BEHAVIOR

      • 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

      • Reservoirs: types, exploration techniques.
      • Drive mechanisms.
      • Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR): aim and principle of the main techniques.
  • FUNDAMENTALS OF DRILLING, COMPLETION & WELL PERFORMANCE

      • 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

      • 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

      • 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

      • 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

      • 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

      • Fundamentals of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) chain.

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,
  • 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.

Ways & Means

  • Course delivered by industry specialists.
  • Numerous applications and illustrations.