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E-567 - Production Facilities Control Room Operation

E-567 - Production Facilities Control Room Operation

10 days
FOPS/ADVCCRGB
Sessions
This course is not scheduled.
Who should attend?

Audience

    • Experienced control room operators and production supervisors looking to advance their know-how in control room operation.

Level

  • Proficiency
  • To acquire best practices of production facilities control room operation through role-play situations on integrated Oil & Gas production plant dynamic simulator.
Learning Objectives
  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • analyze and anticipate behavior of main control loop structures,
  • describe DCS and SIS systems architecture and functionalities,
  • explain production equipment, process operating parameters and perform troubleshooting,
  • implement proactive, anticipatory control room operation and acquire a safety mindset,
  • react and act in a structured manner to anomalies and plant upsets,
  • enforce safety guidelines during downgraded and critical situations.
Course Content

GETTING STARTED - DCS FUNCTIONALITIES FOR PROPER ANALYSIS

1 day

  • Familiarization with HMI functions and operation.
  • DCS tools review.

PROCESS CONTROL & SAFETY INSTRUMENTED SYSTEMS

1 day

  • Impact of P&ID parameters and simple closed loop tuning.
  • Study of control loop structures: cascade, split-range on simulator.
  • Programmable logic controllers: introduction to automated sequences.
  • Monitoring of start-up sequence (compressor) through MMI.
  • Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS): PSS, ESD, HIPPS and F&G systems description.

WELLS & PRODUCTION LINES OPERATION

1 day

  • Well start-up (ramp-up) and shut-down.
  • Analysis of automatic well control.
  • Well monitoring and detection of abnormal conditions.

ROTATING MACHINERY OPERATION

1.5 days

  • Centrifugal pumps.
  • Centrifugal compressors:
  • Technology review, study of process and auxiliary lines, protection systems.
  • Start-up and shutdown sequences.
  • Analysis of operating conditions and operating parameters.

PROCESS UPSET MANAGEMENT

2.5 days

  • Alarms: priorities management and decision making.
  • Becoming aware of the need for anticipation VS on-alarm action.
  • Managing and predicting process disturbances by using trend views. Use of trends to anticipate deviations.
  • Global plant performance checks: identification and implementation of a routine checks roadmap.
  • Shift report and impact of a faulty report through role play situations.
  • Process upsets: learning to react and act in a structured manner.
  • Identification, analysis and containment of process upsets according to the learnt methodology.
  • Example of simulator exercises performed:
  • Loss of centrifugal compressor.
  • Loss of cooling media.
  • Production rate decrease.
  • Unexpected slugging.
  • ESD activation due to process safety trip.

SAFETY IN OPERATION

1 day

  • Learning to operate the plant in critical situation, to make adequate decision, to follow-up on actions performed.
  • Example of simulator exercises performed:
  • Gas leakage to the flare.
  • Inhibition and downgraded situation mitigation (faulty pressure transmitter, SDV blocked open…).
  • Manual ESD activation following leakage detection.

PRODUCTION START-UP

1 day

  • Analysis of production facilities start-up philosophy.
  • Safe plant start-up.
  • Implementing start-up procedure on simulator:
  • Operating parameters analysis and anticipation of process upset.
  • Generation of several malfunctions (by the instructor) to be fixed.

CONTINUOUS ASSESSMENT TEST

1 day

  • Weekly tests on simulator.
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Ways & Means
  • Extensive practice on integrated Oil & Gas production plant dynamic simulator.
  • Numerous case studies and role-play situations.