Schematization of Oil & Gas Processes

Block Flow Diagrams, PFD, P&ID, Plot Plans & Isometrics

PENG/SCHEMGB

Who should attend?

  • This course aims to provide technical knowledge of the Oil & Gas process schematization.
Audience :
  • Engineers and technicians, who need to read Oil & Gas process schemes. Process, design and construction staff, equipment suppliers for Oil & Gas processing facilities, etc.

Level : Foundation

Course Content

  • DIFFERENT DIAGRAMS USED IN OIL & GAS PROCESSING

      • Different types of diagrams used in the Oil & Gas industry:
      • Block Flow Diagrams.
      • Process Flow diagrams (PFD).
      • Piping & Instrumentation Diagram (P&ID).
      • Plot plan onshore and offshore.
      • Isometrics.
      • Symbolization: representation of the different pieces of equipment, the instrumentation…
      • Illustration by examples of schemes corresponding to the same process unit.
  • DRAWING A BLOCK FLOW DIAGRAM

      • Drawing the Block Flow Diagram.
      • Identification of the different connections between the blocks.
      • Analysis of the working principle of the whole process.
  • DRAWING A PROCESS FLOW DIAGRAM

      • Reminder of the working principle of main equipment: valves, separators, desalter, pumps, compressors, heat exchangers…
      • Drawing of a PFD starting from an illustration and a written description of a crude oil stabilization plant, including associated gases compression unit, crude oil storage and export pumps.
      • Emphasis on the schematization pitfalls to avoid: inlet and outlet connections of each piece of equipment, tube side and shell side of heat exchangers, suction and discharge lines of rotating machinery, typical arrangement of compressors (gas cooler, scrubber, anti-surge line…).
      • Implementation of the different control loops on the previous schematic, starting from a written description.
      • Emphasis on the instrumentation pitfalls to avoid: connection of sensors, positioning of control valves (inlet or outlet of capacities, suction or discharge or rotating machinery, inlet or outlet of heat exchangers…).
  • STUDY & ANALYSIS OF A P&ID

      • Team work exercises.
      • Analysis of a set of Process and Instrumentation Diagrams, symbols, line numbering, safety systems, etc.
      • Identification of the different systems: hydrocarbon, water, utilities…
      • Analysis of the instrumentation and process control.
      • Drawing of the Process Flow Diagrams corresponding to the studied P&ID’s.
      • Presentation of the results of each team to the other groups.
  • DRAWING OF ISOMETRICS

      • Use of isometrics.
      • Exercises of isometric drawing.

Learning Objectives

  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • distinguish between the different diagrams used in the Oil & Gas industry,
  • read and analyze each of these types of schemes,
  • know which type of diagram to refer to, in order to obtain specific required information,
  • communicate better with other teams from different disciplines, contributing to an Oil & Gas project.

Ways & Means

  • Highly interactive training with industry specialist lecturers.
  • This course rely on several case studies based on common Oil & Gas processing facilities.