Oil Production and Processing Facilities

Details :

The emphasis of this course is on oil production facilities - from the wellhead, to the delivery of a specification crude oil product, to the refinery. Both onshore and offshore facilities are discussed. Produced water treating and water injection systems are also covered. Solution gas handling processes and equipment will be discussed at a relatively high level. In addition to the engineering aspects of oil production facilities, practical operating problems will also be covered, including emulsion treatment, and handling, dealing with wax and asphaltenes, etc. Exercises requiring calculations are utilized throughout the course. 

• Well inflow performance and its impact on production/processing facilities
• About oil, gas, and water compositions and properties needed for equipment selection
and sizing
• How to select and evaluate processes and equipment used to meet sales or disposal
• To apply physical and thermodynamic property correlations and principles to the
design and evaluation of oil production and processing facilities
• How to perform equipment sizing calculations for major production facility separation
• To evaluate processing configurations for different applications
• How to recognize and develop solutions to operating problems in oil/water
processing facilities

Process/facilities engineers and senior operating personnel involved with the design and operation of oil and produced water processing facilities.

• Reservoir traps, rocks, and drive mechanisms

• Phase envelopes and reservoir fluid classification

• Well inflow performance

• Artificial lift

• Gas, oil, and water - composition and properties

• Oil gathering systems

• Gas-liquid separation

• Emulsions

• Oil-water separation

• Oil treating

• Desalting

• Oil stabilization and sweetening

• Oil storage and vapor recovery

• Sand, wax, asphaltenes, and scale

• Pipeline transportation of crude oil

• Pumps

• Produced water treatment

• Water injection systems

• Solution gas handling

  • All lectures are in colorful presentation
  • All lectures are interspersed with interactive discussion
  • All lectures include group discussion, case history and exercises
  • Actual major incidents as well as industry experience are reviewed
  • Participants receive a multicolor course manual
  • Pictures of real incidents and case history are shown
  • Videos on the subject are shown

daily 09:00 – 14:00