Technical Standards for Surface Facilities Design

PENG/STANDGB

Who should attend?

  • This course provides a comprehensive overview of technical standards applied in projects for construction, maintenance and operation of upstream Oil & Gas facilities.
Audience :
  • Engineers and technicians interested or directly involved, in day-to-day activities of Oil & Gas projects: safety, design, construction, operation and/or maintenance of Oil & Gas field.

Level : Proficiency

Course Content

  • HSE GUIDELINES FOR OIL & GAS DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS

      • Settle down the minimum safety requirements for the layout of installations.
      • Risks resulting from industrial activity, either routine operation or abnormal event.
      • Methodology for identifying Safety Critical Elements and minimize the risk of major accidents.
      • Review of API RP 500 and API RP 505 Recommended Practice for Classification of Locations for Electrical Installations at Petroleum Facilities and of API RP 14C Recommended Practice for Analysis, Design, Installation, and Testing of Basic Surface Safety Systems for Offshore Production Platform.
      • Comparison with ISO 17776 Petroleum and Natural Gas Industries - Offshore production installations - Guidelines on tools and techniques for hazard identification and risk assessment.
      • Global HSE dossier of project. Comparison of EU directive SEVESO III and offshore safety case regulation 2015.
  • WELDING & QUALITY CONTROL INSPECTION OF PIPING

      • Minimum requirements for welding of pressure containing piping and/or equipment.
      • General requirements for the field welding and inspection of pipelines.
      • Review of the ASME Section IX Welding and Brazing Qualifications and comparison with EN 287 Qualification Test of Welders - Fusion Welding.
      • Review of ASME V Non-destructive examination.
  • PIPELINE DESIGN, STANDARD FOR CONSTRUCTION & INSPECTION

      • General considerations for onshore pipeline design.
      • Specifications applicable to pre-project engineering, basic engineering, and construction engineering of the pipeline systems.
      • Review of API 1104 Standard for Welding Pipelines and Related Facilities.
  • STANDARD PRACTICE FOR EQUIPMENT DESIGN, MAINTENANCE & INSPECTION

      • Scope of the inspections for certain stages in construction, in particular on hand over to a third party.
      • Minimum measures regarding risk mitigation during construction and installation activities.
      • Requirements for the evaluation and rating of the criticality of the units delivered under the contract.
      • Requirements for the quality surveillance activities.
      • Identification of key inspection documents using EN 10204 Types of inspection documents.
  • ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS FOR PROJECTS

      • Establish the environmental requirements for projects design and E&P activities.
      • Environmental Baseline Survey (EBS) and Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA).
      • Effects and potential impacts of the Project on the natural and human environment, and of their extent.
  • LIQUID STORAGE TANKS

      • Minimum rules and requirements to be met with respect to design, fabrication, manufacturer quality control, inspection test and painting of single containment, double-walled metallic storage tanks.
  • INSPECTION PLAN FOR EQUIPMENT & STRUCTURES

      • Corrosion control on production facilities: field operation.
      • Minimum inspection requirements necessary to assure the integrity of plant and structures.
  • GAS FACILITIES DESIGN

      • Minimum requirements for process sizing criteria to be used during pre-project and basic or detailed engineering phases.
      • Review of ISO 17776 Petroleum and natural gas industries - Offshore production installations - Guidelines on tools and techniques for hazard identification and risk assessment for plant layout design and of ANSI B 31.8 Gas Transmission and Distribution Piping Systems for gathering and export networks design.
      • Defining maintainability and inspectability criteria necessary to ensure the installations’ integrity throughout their life.
      • Fundamentals for the maintenance strategy, by type of equipment.
      • Production availability studies of Oil & Gas facilities.
  • INTRODUCTION TO ISO 29001

      • Main requirements for quality management.
  • WATER TREATMENT SYSTEMS

      • Emulsions in crude oil processing.
      • Produced water treatment.
      • Injection water treatment.

Learning Objectives

  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • list the main Norms and recommended practices for Oil & Gas projects,
  • assess standards that ensure the long-term productivity of surface installations,
  • explain guidelines and procedures for promotion and maintenance of safe working conditions throughout construction, maintenance and operation activities,
  • detail the basic requirements for safe and environmentally sound construction and maintenance of Oil & Gas infrastructures,
  • grasp the key aspects of safety, design, construction and operation, necessary for the orderly and effective development of Oil & Gas projects,
  • ascertain the treatment processes necessary for production water and injection water.

Ways & Means

  • Several illustrations from recent projects.
  • Review of applicable standards, norms and current industry best practices.