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Crude Oil Storage Facilities: Operations, Control & Troubleshooting

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Crude oil movement, management, handling and tank farms together with the storage facilities are very important tasks. The oil product specifications and properties as well as the handling techniques are of major priorities to be studied.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, the delegates will be trained of:

  • Tank farms Crude oil management
  • Handling
  • Tank gauging
  • Oil spills
  • Safety procedures with tanks
  • Storage facilities and main concerns
  • Trouble shooting techniques

Course Outline

Day 1

  • Introduction to oil plant tanks
  • Crude oil storage
  • Tank classification
  • Tank distribution
  • Accessories

Day 2

  • Knowledge on oil production and recovery
  • Crude oil management
  • Tank farm specifications
  • Oil terminals and tank farms

Day 3

  • Crude oil handling
  • Methods of gauging tanks
  • Gauge devices
  • Oil products specifications

Day 4

  • Tank mixing
  • Oil Spills and loss
  • Emergency of oil spills
  • Cleaning of crude oil tanks
  • Precautions during cleaning
  • Cleaning of leaded gasoline tanks

Day 5

  • Safety procedures
  • Pigging procedures
  • Pigging operations in crude oil pipelines
  • Quality assurance and control, contingency

Course Methodology

A variety of methodologies will be used during the course that includes:

  • (30%) Based on Case Studies
  • (30%) Techniques
  • (30%) Role Play
  • (10%) Concepts
  • Pre-test and Post-test
  • Variety of Learning Methods
  • Lectures
  • Case Studies and Self Questionaires
  • Group Work
  • Discussion
  • Presentation

Who should attend

This course is intended for Petroleum engineers, pigging engineers and qualified petroleum technicians.


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