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E-736 - Upstream Project Precommissioning, Commissioning & Start-Up

E-736 - Upstream Project Precommissioning, Commissioning & Start-Up

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


    • Supervisors, engineers and technicians in the E&P field and professionals responsible for commissioning, start-up, acceptance and operation of new processing facilities or revamping projects.


  • Proficiency
  • This course provides a comprehensive and practical knowledge of all issues involved in the long procedure leading to a successful start-up of Oil & Gas processing facilities.
Learning Objectives
  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • plan and organize the start-up and acceptance of processing units with respect to specific constraints,
  • anticipate the problems related to the financial, technical, operational and organizational aspects,
  • avoid the most common errors and reduce their impact,
  • take into account the distinct objectives of, and the communication channels between, all stakeholders (contractor, oil company’s project team and operating group).
Course Content


1 day

  • Main phases of a project: pre-FEED, FEED (basic engineering), detailed engineering, construction, precommissioning, commissioning, start-up.
  • Categories of engineering, procurement, construction (EPC) contracts: EPC, EPCC, EPCC/start-up.
  • Reimbursable versus long sum types of EPC contracts.


1 day

  • Definition and responsibilities.
  • Operations to be performed.
  • Ready for commissioning.
  • Hand over to commissioning team.
  • Typical precommissioning dossier.
  • Case studies.


1.5 days

  • Definition and responsibilities.
  • System and subsystem approach, packages.
  • Commissioning preparation: organization and man-power (including vendors and future operators), planning, budget, documentation/commissioning spare parts.
  • Case studies.
  • Operations to be performed in each discipline: mechanical, electrical, instrumentation, OTP’s.
  • Hand over.
  • Safety during commissioning (SIMOPS…).
  • Commissioning costs.


1.5 days

  • Preparation: manpower (operators; vendors…), training, spare parts, planning, procedures/operating manual.
  • Safety.
  • Performances tests.
  • Start-up costs.
  • Case study: start-up sequence exercise in teams of three to four.
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