Compare courses
Register
ICTD International Centre for Training and Development

Modern Surface Production Operations

This course has no confirmed dates in the future. Subscribe to be notified when it is offered.

Relevant courses

Course format
Starting after
Ending before

Disclaimer

Coursalytics is an independent platform to find, compare, and book executive courses. Coursalytics is not endorsed by, sponsored by, or otherwise affiliated with ICTD International Centre for Training and Development.

Full disclaimer.

Description

This course presents a modern overview of all typical oilfield treating and processing equipment. Participants should learn not only the purpose of each piece of equipment but how each works. Emphasis is on gaining a basic understanding of the purpose and internal workings of all types of surface facilities and treating equipment. A major goal of this course is to improve communication among all disciplines, the field, and the office. Better communication should enhance operational efficiencies, lower costs and improve production economics. Example step-by-step exercises are worked together with the ICTD well experienced instructor to drive home the important points. Daily sessions include formal presentation interspersed with many short directed questions, discussion and problem solving.

Course Objectives

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

  • A practical understanding of all the fundamental field treating facilities: what they are, why they are needed, how they work
  • The properties and behavior of crude oil and natural gas that govern production operations
  • Field processes for treating and conditioning full well stream production for sales or final disposition
  • The basics of oilfield corrosion prevention, detection, and treatment
  • Internal workings of separators, pumps, compressors, valves, dehydrators, acid gas treatment towers, and other treating equipment
  • A wide range of produced fluid measurement and metering devices
  • A description of treating equipment whether located on the surface, offshore platform, or sea floor

Course Outline

Day 1

  • Properties of fluids at surface
  • Flowlines, piping, gathering systems; solids and liquid limits
  • Oil - water- gas - solids - contaminants

Day 2

  • Separation and treatment
  • 2-3 phase separators, free water knockouts, centrifugal, filter
  • Storage tanks, gun barrels, pressure/vacuum relief, flame arrestors

Day 3

  • Stabilizers
  • Foams, emulsions, paraffins, asphaltenes, hydrates, salts
  • Dehydrators

Day 4

  • Water treaters: SP packs, plate interceptors, gas floatation, coalescers, hydrocyclones, membranes
  • Acid gas treatment: coatings, closed system, chemicals, solvents, conversion; stress cracking
  • Valves: all types; regulators

Day 5

  • Pumps/Compressors: centrifugal, positive displacement, rotary, reciprocating, ejectors
  • Metering: orifice, head, turbine, and others
  • Corrosion/Scales: inhibition and treatment

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 all field, service, support, and supervisory personnel having interaction with Facilities Engineers and desiring to gain an awareness level understanding of the field processing of production fluids. This course is excellent for cross-training and delivers an understanding of all the fundamental field treating facilities.

Files

Detailed Description
Detailed Description
Show more

Course reviews

Reviews for this course are not publicly available