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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.