Oil & Gas Process SimulationPENG/SIMULGB

Who should attend?

  • This course provides a comprehensive knowledge of all field treatments, and develops practical skills in simulation of Oil & Gas treatment processes using the software HYSYS™ and PRO/II™.
Audience :
  • Professionals involved or interested in Oil & Gas field treatment processes: operation or process personnel, engineering staff, R&D engineers…

Level : Foundation

Course Content

  • SOFTWARE PRESENTATION

      • Presentation of the different pieces of equipment: pumps, compressors, heat exchangers, turbines, turbo expanders, separators, valves, pipes.
      • Choice of the thermodynamic model: PR, SRK…
      • Definition of components, pseudo-components, heavy-cuts.
  • SIMULATION OF A CRUDE OIL FIELD TREATMENT UNIT

      • Main field treatments for crude oils: stabilization, sweetening, desalting and dehydration, associated gas compression and treatment.
      • Study of an offshore crude oil field treatment unit, based on Multiple Stage Separation (MSS).
      • Influence of the number of separators on the quality (API°, RVP…) and quantity of stabilized oil.
      • Optimization of the operating parameters: pressures and temperatures of separators, suction and discharge condition of compressors, pumping needs for export by pipe.
      • Identification and adjustment of the controlling parameters.
  • SIMULATION OF A NATURAL GAS FIELD TREATMENT UNIT

      • Main field treatments for natural gases: dehydration, sweetening, LNG extraction/recovery, compression and export…
      • Study of an offshore natural gas dehydration, liquids extraction and compression unit.
      • Optimization of the operating parameters: primary separator operating conditions, dehydration parameters, cooling temperature for a sufficient liquid extraction, compression needs upstream the export pipe.
      • Identification and adjustment of the controlling parameters.
      • Analysis of hydrate formation risks.
  • SIMULATION OF A GAS DEHYDRATION UNIT BY PHYSICAL ABSORPTION (TEG)

      • Simulation of the glycol loop: contactor, flash separator, regenerator (still), circulation pumps, glycol/glycol exchanger.
      • Adjustment of controlling parameters: dry gas residual moisture content versus purity of lean TEG, moisture flow to be removed versus TEG circulation flow.
  • SIMULATION OF A NATURAL GAS LIQUIDS (NGL) EXTRACTION/RECOVERY UNIT

      • Progressive build up of the PFD of a Natural Gas Liquids (NGL) extraction unit.
      • Three processes are studied:
      • External refrigeration loop (cryogenic loop).
      • Joule Thomson expansion valve.
      • Turbo Expander.
      • Illustration of the results on phase envelope diagram.
  • SIMULATION OF A PROPANE CRYOGENIC LOOP

      • Study of a simple loop.
      • Improvement of loop performances by addition of an intermediate expansion.
      • Use of propane enthalpy diagram to validate the software results.
      • Influence of propane purity and consequences of air ingress.
  • SIMULATION OF NATURAL GAS LIQUID FRACTIONATION UNIT - DISTILLATION PROCESS

      • Principle of separation by distillation process and main operating parameters.
      • Simulation of a LNG fractionation unit using distillation columns.
      • Characteristics and operating conditions of the main equipment. Specific constraints.

Learning Objectives

  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • understand Oil & Gas processing operations: flash separation, compression, expansion, heating or cooling, mixing, pumping, etc.,
  • grasp common Oil & Gas processing schemes and operating parameters,
  • build a Process Flow Diagram (PFD) and optimize existing processing schemes,
  • simulate an industrial unit at different operating stages,
  • extract thermodynamics data from the simulation software database (phase envelope, critical point parameters, hydrate formation risk area, different physical properties…).

Ways & Means

  • Highly interactive training by industry-specialist lecturers.
  • Several simulation case studies, addressing most of Oil & Gas field treatments.
  • Extensive practice of PRO/II™ and HYSYS™ simulation software.