Refresher Course for Production OperatorPROP/REFRESHOPGB

Who should attend?

  • This course aims to increase the knowledge in oil/gas/water processing operations, as well as acquiring or validating fundamentals of rotating machines and static equipment operation.
Audience :
  • Experienced operations personnel who need to validate or strengthen their technical knowledge.

Level : Foundation

Course Content

  • OIL, GAS & WATER PROCESSING & OPERATOR DUTIES

      • Wells: performance, activation, monitoring and operation.
      • Oil treatment: multi-stage separation, dehydration, desalting, treatment of emulsions, treatment of foaming, sweetening.
      • Gas treatment: sweetening, dehydration, NGL and condensate recovery.
      • Water treatment: production and injection water treatment.
  • ROTATING EQUIPMENT OPERATION & MONITORING

      • Centrifugal and volumetric pumps, centrifugal and reciprocating compressor:
      • Technology, seal (gas or oil) system, ancillary circuit, UCP/DCS HMI, safety system.
      • Normal operation.
      • Troubleshooting.
      • Drivers: electrical motors, diesel engines, gas turbines. Associated safety system.
  • STATIC EQUIPMENT USED IN OIL & GAS PRODUCTION

      • Wells: from downhole to choke valve, manual valves, automatic valves, safety system, control cabinet.
      • Separator, distillation column, dehydrator and desalter, wash tanks: technology, control system & safety equipment.
      • Thermal equipment:
      • Heat exchanger: shell and tube, plate heat exchanger, air cooler.
      • Furnaces and boiler.
      • Technology, operation, control system and safety equipment.
      • Storage tank: floating roof, fixed roof. Associated safety equipment.

Learning Objectives

  • Upon completion of the training, participants will be able to:
  • efficiently operate Oil & Gas production units, solve operational problems, analyze cause-and-effect relationships related to an action or operation, detect malfunction and anticipate process deviation,
  • better monitor rotating machines and their ancillaries by focusing on their critical parameters and equipment,
  • help extend equipment uptime,
  • take into account machine and process safety aspects,
  • optimize static equipment operation, taking into account their technology as well as the related process safety aspects.

Ways & Means

  • Numerous exercises and applications concerning the operation of production facilities.
  • The course can be adapted according to the experience and/ or actual equipment operated by the participants.