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Introduction to Oil Field Surface Facilities Operations with Simulator

This course will introduce the trainee to the basic types of equipment and mechanical systems used in oil and gas production facilities.  The objective is to develop an understanding of the function and control of key equipment.  It includes a substantial simulation component to enhance understanding of production system operation and performance

  • Agenda
  • Audience
  • Prerequisites
  • Agenda

    Day 1

    Introduction to Basic Equipment and Systems for Oil and Gas Production

    • Overview of Oil and Gas Production Systems
    • Pumps
    • Tank Systems
    • Troubleshooting Pump and Tank Systems

    On completion of day one, the attendee will be able to generally describe the mechanical systems required for oil and gas production well operation, describe the types of pumps and tank systems that are typical of oil field production sites, how to monitor for proper operation, and the basic considerations in troubleshooting.  Instruction for this day will include practice on the Simtronics DSS-100 Process Simulator, including SPM-100 Tank System, SPM-200 Pumping System, SPM-800 Centrifugal Pump and, SPM-3020 Three-Phase Separator

    Day 2

    Compressor Operation

    • Reciprocating Compressors
    • Centrifugal Compressors
    • Troubleshooting Compressor Operation  

    On completion of day two, the attendee will be able to describe the function of reciprocating and centrifugal compressors, how to monitor for proper operation, and the basic considerations in troubleshooting compressor operation.  Instruction for this day will include practice on the Simtronics DSS-100 Process Simulator, including SPM-1300 Reciprocating Compressor, and SPM-1400 Centrifugal Compressor.

    Day 3

    Instrumentation and System Control

    • Introduction to Instrumentation
    • Troubleshooting Instrumentation
    • Process Control
    • Well System Control
    • Diagnosing Control Issues     

    On completion of day three, attendees will be able to describe instrumentation typically used for measurement of flow, temperature, pressure and level, plus basic control schemes for these parameters.   In addition, the attendee will be able to describe basic schemes for control of well systems will and how to diagnose control problems.  Instruction for this day will include practice on the Simtronics DSS-100 Process Simulator, including SPM-1100 Instrumentation I, SPM-1600 Instrumentation II, and SPM-3050 Tank Battery.

    Day 4

    Well System Operation

    • Introduction to Production Operations
    • Monitoring Well Operation
    • Alarms and Interlocks
    • Abnormal Situation Management

    On completion of day four, attendees will be able to describe overall concerns of operating production wells, plus considerations for monitoring well operation.  In addition, the attendee will be able to describe how to interpret alarms and interlock trips in well operation and a basic approach to abnormal situation management.  Instruction for this day will include practice on the Simtronics DSS-100 Process Simulator, including SPM-3050 Tank Battery, and SPM-3010 Advanced Gas-Oil Separation Process.                         

    Day 5

    Well System Operation (Cont.)

    • Optimizing Well Production
    • Troubleshooting Production Issues
    • Environmental System Operation     

    On completion of day five, the attendee will be able to describe steps that may be taken to optimize well production, how to troubleshoot production issues, and operation of environmental remediation systems.  Instruction for this day will include practice on the Simtronics DSS-100 Process Simulator, including SPM-3010 Advanced Gas-Oil Separation Process, and SPM-3100 Amine Treating Unit.

  • Audience

    This class is aimed at entry level of operation engineers and technician

  • Prerequisites

    None.  Familiarity with basic mechanical equipment used in energy production would be helpful

  • Prerequisites

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