Overview of Oil & Gas Design Engineering

PENG/O&GDESIGNGB

Who should attend?

  • This course aims to acquire a comprehensive knowledge of the design of Oil & Gas surface facilities.
Audience :
  • Process and mechanical engineers involved in the conceptual, basic or detailed engineering of gathering networks and field processing facilities.

Level : Foundation

Course Content

  • OIL & GAS UPSTREAM PROJECTS

      • E&P activities.
      • Main phases of a field’s life.
      • Reasons and battery limit of design engineering during a project.
      • Case study: review of some onshore and offshore projects.
  • NEEDED INFORMATION FOR SUMMARY DESIGN

      • General considerations for plant design.
      • Review of the plant conditions: selection of export routes, power generation versus power from the grid, weather and seasonal conditions.
      • Analysis of the process function: export specifications, injection/disposal specifications.
      • Operating philosophy selection.
  • GATHERING NETWORK DESIGN OVERVIEW

      • Types of gathering systems, a review of common architectures.
      • Main considerations: backpressure, pressure drop, erosion velocities.
      • Gathering network engineering: architecture, location of pumping/booster stations, summary sizing of the lines, operating conditions and operating philosophy.
      • Case study: gathering network of 4 oil fields.
  • METHODOLOGY FOR PLANT SUMMARY DESIGN

      • Review of ISO 10418/API RP 14C Petroleum and natural gas industries production installations Basic surface process.
      • Process flow diagram selection methodology: production trains number versus production, operating philosophy and trains and equipment redundancy.
      • Requirements for process sizing criteria to be used during pre-project and basic or detailed engineering phases.
      • Utilities verification and checklist.
  • OBSOLESCENCE & PLANT LIFETIME CYCLE MANAGEMENT

      • Obsolescence and production aging management.
      • Plant design philosophy: phasing opportunities identification, anticipation of plant revamping.
      • Project and operation deliverables list.
  • DESIGN ENGINEERING WORKFLOW & USE OF SIMULATORS IN GATHERING NETWORKS & PROCESS DESIGN

      • Process design workflow: identification of production scenario, process summary design, simulation, heat and material balance, sizing of the main equipment, design validation.
      • Needed inputs for simulation.
      • Engineering outputs of a process or gathering network simulation: heat and material balance, equipment datasheets…
  • CASE STUDY: OIL TREATMENT & ASSOCIATED GAS COMPRESSION FIELD TREATMENT PLANT SUMMARY DESIGN

  • FLARE NETWORK DESIGN OVERVIEW

      • Fundamentals of flare network design.
      • Flare network description, control, safety systems and operation.
      • Outputs of a flare network design: architecture of flare network, design of lines and flare KO drums, flare tips datasheets.

Learning Objectives

  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • integrate the different disciplines involved in surface facilities design and engineering,
  • list the different input/output of the conceptual, basic and detailed design of an Oil & Gas treatment plant,
  • select the technology of processing equipment, describe the mechanical design of equipment,
  • propose a summary design of a flare network,
  • read and modify BFD, PFD and P&ID.

Ways & Means

  • Highly interactive training course delivered by industry experts and adapted to participants’ experience.