Production Superintendent CertificationPROP/PRODSI

Who should attend?

  • This certifying course provides the in-depth technical knowledge of Oil & Gas processing operations along with managerial and communication skills for qualifying to hold the position of production superintendents. The required high-level knowledge stretches over a wide range of issues in relation to reservoir, corrosion, inspection, maintenance, well performance, flow assurance…
Audience :
  • Professionals with a significant experience in Oil & Gas surface production who are called on to hold position of production superintendents.

Level : Foundation

Course Content

  • INTRODUCTION

      • Welcome and program overview. Entry test. Units. Dimensions.
  • DOWNHOLE PRODUCTION - WELL PERFORMANCE - PRODUCTION FUNDAMENTALS

      • Fundamentals of reservoir engineering. Well testing. Fundamentals of drilling, completion and well servicing. Artificial lift (pumping, gas lift…) and well performance. Effluent behavior. Fundamentals of thermodynamics. Specifications. HSE management.
  • OIL, WATER & GAS PROCESSING

      • Oil processing: required specifications; stabilization; dehydration, desalting. Production and injection water treatment: quality requirements and associated treatments; operating conditions. Gas processing: required specifications; dehydration; hydrates, consequences and treatments; Natural Gas Liquids recovery.
  • OFFSHORE DEVELOPMENTS, FLOW ASSURANCE

      • Offshore developments challenges, technology, techniques and production constraints. Fixed and floating production structures. Prevention of deposits in flowlines. Monitoring of multi-phase flows through flowlines.
  • ADVANCED TREATMENTS

      • Oil & Gas sweetening. Liquefied Natural Gas, principles and liquefactions processes. Natural gas liquids treatments. Operations troubleshooting methodology and case studies: recognize a trouble when occurring; ISHIGAWA grid; methodological approach to identify causes and remedial options; PARETO graph; troubleshooting toolbox.
  • PRODUCTION FACILITIES TROUBLESHOOTING, DYNAMIC SIMULATOR

      • Oral presentations of facilities actual malfunctions and teamwork investigation.
      • Case studies on a dynamic simulator: wells and production lines; rotating equipment; crude oil and associated gas: operation and troubleshooting; production shutdown and restart.
  • BEHAVIORAL MANAGEMENT

      • Teamwork management, written and oral communication. Active listening and communication tools. Team cohesion and stress management. Problems analysis and investigation: tools and behaviors. How to better analyze and know oneself.
  • INSTRUMENTATION & PROCESS CONTROL - ELECTRICITY

      • Instrumentation and process control: functional blocks, symbolization; pneumatic, electrical and digital technologies; measurements, sensors, security equipment; control equipment, actuators; controllers and control loops; Distributed Control System (DCS): architecture, connections; Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS): HIPS, ESD, EDP, FGS.
      • Electricity: generation (turbines, alternators, monitoring, troubleshooting); distribution (HT-BT networks, power supply, stability, constituents, cabinets, transformers, batteries, isolation, protections).
  • ROTATING MACHINERY

      • Pumps: pumping prerequisites (pressure, flowrate, head); centrifugal pumps (types, technology, auxiliaries, performances); volumetric pumps (rotating, reciprocating).
      • Compressors: compression prerequisites (technology, auxiliaries, practical laws); centrifugal compressors (rotor, stator, bearings, shafts, seals balance); reciprocating compressors (frame, cylinders, pistons and rings, bearings, lubrication, cooling). Gas turbines: operating principles, compression, combustion, expansion, performances; technologies (compressor, combustion chamber, turbine, internal cooling); auxiliaries. HSE concerns.
  • TERMINAL, FSO & FPSO

      • Overview of oil terminals. FSO & FPSO technologies. Metering of oil quantities.
  • CORROSION, INSPECTION & INTEGRITY

      • Corrosion mechanisms. Types of corrosions in the Oil & Gas industry. Corrosion prevention and monitoring, fundamentals of inspection.
  • HSE RISKS & MANAGEMENT

      • HSE risks, flammability, overpressure systems: PSV, flare and flare network, closed and open drains… Safety in operation: use of utilities, degassing/inerting, confined space entry, start-up and shutdown. Safety during construction and maintenance works: lifting & rigging, work at height, electrical safety… Work permit system. SIMultaneous OPerationS (SIMOPS) management… HSE management systems. Management of change. Downgraded situations. HSE referential and responsibilities. Safety engineering: HAZID, HAZOP, layout optimization and identification of major accidents. Risks matrix… Safety systems: HIPS, ESD, EDP, F&G, USS. Safety logic diagrams. Human factors. Safe operating philosophy and methodology. Incident analysis and reporting. Root cause analysis.
  • REVISIONS - ORAL ASSESSMENT

Learning Objectives

  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • describe the overall production process, from reservoir to offloading facilities,
  • explain available tools and techniques for well performance enhancement and production optimization,
  • explain state-of-the-art Oil & Gas production techniques,
  • describe HSE management rules and responsibilities,
  • acquire world class work methods and communication skills,
  • anticipate anomalous events and react effectively to troubleshooting to avoid production loss.

Ways & Means

  • Several applications and illustrations.
  • Intensive teamwork.
  • Use of dynamic training simulations.
  • Practical sessions with equipment in a workshop.

Certification

  • An international recognition of your competencies.
  • A Vocational Certificate is delivered.
  • An expertise confirmed in Production Superintendent .
  • Ready-to-use skills.