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E-544 - Preparatory Course for Production Operator

E-544 - Preparatory Course for Production Operator

25 days
FOPS/PCBOA
Sessions
This course is not scheduled.
Who should attend?

Audience

    • Newly-hired personnel who need to strengthen their academic fundamentals before attending technical training courses.

Level

  • Foundation
  • To consolidate mathematics, physics, chemistry and mechanics fundamentals required to attend IFP Training’s Production Field Operator certification or other technical courses for operators.
Learning Objectives
  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • reach the prerequisite academic level in mathematics, physics, chemistry and mechanics applied to Oil & Gas industry in order to attend technical courses,
  • understand the basics of Oil & Gas production,
  • explain the main physical phenomena governing well effluent treatment processes,
  • identify the main static and rotary equipment of the production facilities and indicate their function.
Course Content
OVERVIEW OF OIL & GAS PRODUCTION 1 day

APPLIED MATHEMATICS FOR OIL & GAS PRODUCTION OPERATIONS

5 days

  • Powers and roots. Solving first degree equations, first degree inequalities. Functional relations.
  • Numerical equalities and inequalities.

SYSTEMS & MOTIONS

0.5 day

  • Units and international system.
  • Time, position/trajectory, velocity, acceleration.

FORCE & ASSOCIATED QUANTITIES

1.5 days

  • Force, mass, weight.
  • Specific gravity, density, °API.
  • Pressure, buoyancy.
  • Moment of a force, torque.
  • Energy, work and power.

FUNDAMENTALS OF ELECTRICITY

2 days

  • Current, intensity and voltage.
  • Resistor, electric power, generator and receiver.

THERMAL PHYSICS

2 days

  • Temperature and heat.
  • Specific heat and latent heat.
  • Combustion and calorific power.

WELL EFFLUENT CHARACTERIZATION & FLUID FLOW

1.5 days

  • Introduction to notions of GOR, BSW…
  • Flow, flow regimes and viscosity.
  • Principles of metrology, introduction to laboratory analyzes applied to Oil & Gas industry.

FUNDAMENTALS OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY

2 days

  • Atom, molecule, counting matter.
  • Nomenclature, hydrocarbon groups and physical properties.
  • Chemical reaction.

INORGANIC CHEMISTRY - FUNDAMENTALS OF AQUEOUS SOLUTION CHEMISTRY

1.5 days

  • Acids/bases and pH.
  • Red-Ox chemistry.
  • Corrosion phenomena. Different types of corrosion encountered in the Oil & Gas industry

PHYSICAL PHENOMENA OF THE SEPARATION PROCESSES

2 days

  • Liquid-liquid separation; application to the separation of oil and water:
  • Gravity settling and parameters that can improve process efficiency: concept of retention time; apparent density, introduction to the principle of flotator; centrifugal force, introduction to the operating principle of hydrocyclones; temperature…
  • Emulsion and foams notions - Stability and emulsion breaking.
  • Liquid-gas separation; application to oil stabilization: flash separation principles; Multi Stage Separation; fundamentals of distillation, absorption and stripping.

MATERIALS USED IN OIL & GAS INDUSTRY

2 days

  • Generality on piping; fittings, flanges, seals. Main materials used in production facilities.
  • Introduction to valves, safety valves, insulation devices.
  • Introduction to Static Equipment Technology: flash drum (separator, scrubber...); absorption or stripping column; heat exchangers...
  • Introduction to rotating machine function & technology: pumps and compressors.

SYMBOLIZATION, SCHEMATICS & INDUSTRIAL DRAWINGS

2 days

  • Industrial drawings, dimensions and standards.

MECHANICAL PARTS OF ROTATING MACHINERY

2 days

  • Bearing and trust bearings.
  • Coupling and gears.
  • Lubrication.
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  • Numerous application exercises inspired from Oil & Gas production operations.