Production Facilities Control Room OperationPROP/ADVCCRGB

Who should attend?

  • This course aims to acquire best practices of production facilities control room operation through role-play situations on integrated Oil & Gas production plant dynamic simulator.
Audience :
  • Experienced control room operators and production supervisors looking to advance their know-how in control room operation.

Level : Proficiency

Course Content

  • GETTING STARTED - DCS FUNCTIONALITIES FOR PROPER ANALYSIS

      • Familiarization with HMI functions and operation.
      • DCS tools review.
  • PROCESS CONTROL & SAFETY INSTRUMENTED SYSTEMS

      • 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

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

      • 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

      • 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

      • 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

      • 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

      • Weekly tests on simulator.

Learning Objectives

  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • analyze and anticipate behavior of main control loop structures (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.

Ways & Means

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