Subscribe  |  Login  | 
E-550C - Production Supervisor Certification

E-550C - Production Supervisor Certification

45 days
This course is not scheduled.
Who should attend?


    • Current or future production supervisors in Oil & Gas production, transport or storage facilities.


  • Foundation
  • This course provides the required skills and comprehensive knowledge to hold the position of Production Supervisor and ensure safe and efficient operations in upstream Oil & Gas facilities.
Learning Objectives
  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • explain fundamental concepts underlying oil, water and gas processing,
  • grasp technical details and operating issues of completion and artificial lift,
  • detail typical effluent processing techniques and impact of various operating parameters,
  • describe technology and operation of static equipment and rotating machinery used in production facilities,
  • identify HSE risks linked to operations, constraints and maintenance activities,
  • analyze Oil & Gas processing operations using DCS, suggest and implement adapted solutions,
  • detect and react to abnormal conditions in a structured manner by implementing troubleshooting best practices, using DCS tools readily available.
Course Content


5 days

  • Fundamentals of chemistry: atoms, molecules, atomic weight, molecular weight.
  • Hydrocarbons types and main characteristics.
  • Applied physics: force, work and energy, temperature, thermal energy and heat transfer, pressure, hydrostatics, hydrodynamics and friction losses.
  • Well effluent: composition, types and characterization parameters.
  • Liquid-Vapor equilibrium of pure components and mixtures.
  • Well effluents behavior. Need for effluents field processing. Specifications.

Downhole production

5 days

  • Fundamentals of reservoir engineering.
  • Information on drilling techniques, completion techniques and equipment. Wellhead equipment.
  • Fundamentals of well performance.
  • Artificial lift by Gas Lift (GL), Electrical Submersible Pumps (ESP), Sucker Rod Pumps (SRP), Progressing Cavity Pumps (PCP)
  • Operating principle, selection criteria, operations, troubleshooting.

Effluent processing

10 days

  • Oil treatment:
  • Stabilization (degassing): principle, process parameters, foaming problems.
  • Dehydration (water removal): principle, process parameters, emulsion problems.
  • Sweetening (H2S removal): different techniques, process parameters.
  • Production and injection water treatment.
  • Gas treatment:
  • Gas dehydration and hydrate formation inhibition.
  • Gas sweetening.
  • NGL extraction/recovery.
  • Fundamentals of LNG.
  • Oil & Gas metering.
  • Terminals, FSO & FPSO, offshore development.
  • Fundamentals of process troubleshooting.

Static equipment

5 days

  • Piping and valves. Metallurgy and corrosion.
  • Storage equipment.
  • Thermal equipment.
  • Instrumentation, process control. Distributed Control System (DCS). Electricity.
  • Safety System: HIPS, ESD, EDP, F&G, USS.

Rotating machinery

5 days

  • Pumps: centrifugal and positive displacement.
  • Compressors: centrifugal and reciprocating.
  • Gas turbines.

Control Room Operation & surface produCtion Troubleshooting

10 days

  • Troubleshooting methodology:
  • Troubleshooting flowchart.
  • Recognize a trouble when occurring.
  • Methodological approach to identify causes and remedial options. Action plan.
  • Implement operational/design modification.
  • Troubleshooting toolbox.
  • Case study. Feedbacks from industry.
  • Troubleshooting in control room operations (on dynamic simulator):
  • Use of DCS tools (trends, historian, alarm summary…) to anticipate deviations, identify and react to common production operations problems.
  • Surface production units operation and troubleshooting: wells and production lines. Rotating machines. Oil & Gas treatment.
  • Production facilities start-up and shutdown.
  • Troubleshooting mini-project on real case studies.


5 days

  • Main HSE risks.
  • Hazards for personnel.
  • HSE in production operations.
  • HSE in construction and maintenance works.
  • Risks inherent to SIMultaneous OPerationS (SIMOPS).
  • HSE management. Responsibilities.
  • Risk analysis. Safety Engineering concepts.
You might be interested by these trainings
Ways & Means
  • Highly interactive training by experienced lecturers.
  • Numerous examples taken from the industry and case studies derived from actual situations.
  • Analysis and troubleshooting of actual production operations problems using a dynamic simulator.
  • An international recognition of your competencies.
  • A Vocational Certificate is obtained.
  • An expertise confirmed in E-550C - Production Supervisor Certification.
  • Ready-to-use skills.