Discipline Surface Facilities Design and Engineering
LevelFoundation
Duration5 Days
Delivery Mechanism Classroom
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Course Progression Map - Surface Facilities Production Operations

Introduction to HYSYS in Oil and Gas Processing

This course will focus on teaching participants how to use HYSYS software in order to model different oil and gas processes for design analysis.  This software will also assist in evaluating the performance of existing oil and gas facilities, process equipment, and plants.    Participants will complete the preliminary process of flow diagrams, mass and energy balance, and equipment sizing based on HYSYS operations.  Participants will also learn how to extend objects that allow custom unit operations, kinetic reactions, and property packages to incorporate into HYSYS simulation.  This course will also cover how to build, navigate, and optimize process simulations using HYSYS.


  • Agenda
  • Audience
  • Prerequisites
  • Agenda

    Day 1

    Initial Evaluation and Course Objectives 

    • HYSYS overview and applications
    • Fluid and transport properties
    • Oil and gas property simulation using HYSYS
    • Thermodynamic selection

    On day one, each participant will go through an initial evaluation to enhance their current knowledge.  After, the course will move onto the objectives for the next days and the scope that the course will cover.  Specific topics that will be discussed on this day include a HYSYS overview and application, components selection, fluid characterization, fluid package and transport properties, and thermodynamic selection.  The day will end with participants learning about oil and gas property simulation, along with phase envelope and fluid property calculations.

    Day 2

    Process Flow Diagrams, Customized Reports, and Applications 

    • Process flow diagrams
    • Material and energy balances
    • Customized reports and applications     

    Day two of this course will cover process flow diagrams in HYSYS, to include unit operations such as separation, heat exchange, pumps, compressors, valves, expanders, and absorption.  Material and energy streams, as well as worksheets and graph tools will also be covered on this day.  Participants will learn how HYSYS applies to customized reports, extension applications, and oil and gas property applications. 

    Day 3

    Simulation Workshop 

    • Oil, gas, and water separators
    • Pump and compressors
    • Valves, fittings, and pipelines

    Day three will focus on workshop simulation practices.  Simulations that will be covered on this day will include the most common upstream processes and units like  oil, gas, and water separators, pumps, compressors, and heat exchangers.  The second half of the day will cover simulations on valves, fittings, pipelines, absorption, and distillation columns.

    Day 4

    Simulation Workshop  (Cont.) 

    • Oil pumping and transportation
    • Gas compression plant
    • Oil stabilization plant
    • NGL extraction by mechanical refrigeration

    On day four, participants will continue with the  workshop on simulation practices.  Simulations that will be covered on this day include oil and gas separation systems, oil pumping and transportation systems, gas compression plant, oil stabilization plant, and NGL extraction by mechanical refrigeration.

    Day 5

    Simulation Workshop (Cont.)

    • NGL fractionation plant simulation
    • Process optimization      

    On the last day, participants will take part in several workshops, including NGL fraction plant simulation and case studies for process optimization.  The day will end with individual final evaluations and a course evaluation.          

  • Audience

    Process engineers, mechanical engineers, instrumentation and control engineers, and surface facilities project engineers.

  • Prerequisites

    Participants should have some knowledge of the surface facilities production system.

  • Prerequisites

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