Oil Production and Processing Facilities

Course topic:

Oil and Gas Management

Format availability:

In-Person, Online streaming


5 Days

Introduction to the course

Oil Production & Processing Facilities is a comprehensive 5-day training course that concentrates on oil & gas production and subsequent treatment surface facility operations and processes. The training course covers the entire oil & gas value chain from discovery, exploration and transportation through to refining and finally sales to downstream industries. An overview and fundamental understanding of the wide range of oilfield production handling and treatment equipment will be presented as well as new technologies.

The Oil Production and Processing Facilities training course emphasises oil and gas production facilities both onshore and offshore - from the wellhead to delivery of an on-specification crude oil to the refinery or natural gas to downstream users. Produced water treating facilities are introduced and discussed and includes coverage of water injection systems. In addition to the engineering aspects of oil production facilities, practical operating problems will also be covered, including treatment of emulsions, handling of sand, dealing with wax and asphaltenes, natural gas dehydration and sweetening and refinery processing.

Course details

In this Oil Production and Processing Facilities training course you will:

  • Learn the origins and chemical characteristics of Oil & Gas
  • Understand the challenges associated offshore operations, horizontal drilling and other safety concerns.
  • Familiarize the participants with various methods and techniques used to explore, drill, produce, treat and transport oil, gas and their products.
  • Introduce the participants to upstream, mid-stream and downstream operations
  • Appreciate oil & natural gas treatment technologies and processes including produced water treatment
  • Learn the many processes involved in crude oil refining and how these contribute to refinery complexity and profitability
  • Gain valuable knowledge of Gas Sweetening and Physical Solvents Unit Troubleshooting

To ensure the concepts introduced during the training course are understood, they will be reinforced through a mix of learning methods, including lecture style presentations, short videos, open discussion, case studies, and group work.

This highly interactive, stimulating training course will be augmented with presenter led opportunities for advancing the participants’ opinions and ideas by discussions and workshops, and syndicate exercises and examples.

This Oil Production and Processing Facilities training course is suitable to a wide range of professionals within the Oil and Gas Industries but will greatly benefit:

  • Chemical, Mechanical engineers and Process Technologists,
  • Facility and Inspection engineers
  • Maintenance or project engineers
  • Operations and Laboratory Chemists
  • Technicians, support engineers and engineering trainees
  • Consultants and Sales professionals

Daily Agenda

DAY 1:
Introduction of Oil & Gas Production Life Cycle
  • The nature and formation of fossil fuels and oil reserves
  • Basic petroleum geology- Where we find fossil fuels: Onshore/ offshore
  • Type of wells and Reservoir types
  • Exploration activities
    • Exploration well
    • Directional Drilling
    • Drilling Offshore
    • Well Testing & Completion
    • Well Stimulation & Workover
DAY 2:
Functions Related to Oil & Gas Operations
  • The chemistry of fossil fuels and petroleum
  • Physical properties of hydrocarbons
  • Oil & Gas Gathering and separation
  • On-site surface processing,
  • Produced Water Generation and Management Practices
  • Dew Point Control/Liquids Recovery
  • Acid gas injection
  • Oil Recovery Methods
DAY 3:
Chemical Reaction Processes
  • Types of Contaminants and General Safety Considerations
  • Specifications and process selection criteria
  • Hydrates, and Gas Dehydration
  • Chemistry of Amine Gas Sweetening
  • Alkanolamine Processes Selection and Classification
  • Selection Criteria for Acid Gas Removal Systems
  • Process Flow Schemes
  • General Design Criteria / Guidelines
  • General Operating Problems in Amine Processes
DAY 4:
Common Process Being Used In Gas Plant Industries
  • Physical processes:
    • Selexol, Fluor, Rectisol, Purisol
  • Alkaline Salt Processes:
    • Hot Potassium Carbonate Plants – Benfield, Catacarb
  • Combination Processes:
    • Sulfinol, HiPure
  • Batch Processes:
    • Chemsweet, Sulfa-Check, SulfaTreat, Puraspec, Molecular Sieve
  • Iron Chelate Processes:
    • LO-CAT, SulFerox
  • Liquid Hydrocarbon Treating:
    • Regenerated Caustic, Perco Solid Copper Chloride, Molecular Sieve, Merox
DAY 5:
Downstream Operations
  • Oil & Gas Downstream Operations
  • Oil Storage & Transportation
  • Crude oil Treatment & Processing
  • Refinery Operations & Products
  • Petrochemical Industry
  • Oil and Gas pricing
  • Energy Types, World Energy Review & Global Statistics
  • Course review and evaluation

Frequently Asked Questions

There are no prerequisites. Our courses are open to students of all backgrounds who are 18 years of age and older. All courses are conducted in English. Video lectures include English subtitles and the option to slow-down, pause, or replay lectures for better retention. Discussion boards are a critical component of each of our courses; therefore, we suggest students have a conversational knowledge of English when pursuing a Certificate of Completion. For any of the art writing courses, students need to be 100% proficient in written English.

You should have an up-to-date web browser such as: Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Internet Explorer. For more detailed information, please see the guides for supported browsers and basic computer specifications. Our Online Courses can be accessed on a mobile or tablet device, although we strongly encourage you to have access to a desktop or laptop computer and reliable internet connection for certain course components. Former students have told us it is easiest to read discussion threads and complete written assignments on a laptop or desktop computer.

Registration is available on our website. Just follow these simple steps: Click the “Apply Now” button in the top right corner of your screen. Select “Online Courses.” Choose your course(s). You will be asked for basic contact information and your credit card payment. We require full payment at the time of registration and all tuition is billed in US dollars. Be sure to check with your bank or credit card company, as your financial institution may charge a foreign transaction fee.

Our classes are kept small, at no more than 30 students, to better facilitate and encourage personalized interaction with the instructor and fellow participants. Your classmates come from all over the globe and contribute their global perspectives and experience. Some are currently working within the arts while others are just beginning. All classmates share in their passion for the art world.

It is recommended that you begin your course promptly. If you do need to start the course a few days late, contact your instructor as soon as possible after the course has opened to discuss your options. Registration closes on the Friday after the course begins.

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Online streaming
30 Sep-04 Oct 2024
Fee: $3,950
30 Sep-04 Oct 2024
Fee: $5,950
09-13 Dec 2024
Fee: $5,950
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