Production Systems, Fluid Properties, and Hydrocarbon Properties
- Production system analysis
- Oilfield fluids
- Hydrocarbon properties exercise
On day one of this course participants will learn about production system analysis, fluid properties, and oilfield fluids. Hydrocarbon properties, such as gas solubility in crude oil, crude oil volumetric factors, viscosity, density, and interfacial tension will be covered. To end the day attendees will participate in hydrocarbon properties exercises.
Manifold and Gathering Systems
- Production manifolds
- Flow line characteristics
- Gathering systems
- Flow of fluids
The focus of day two will be manifold and gathering systems. Production manifold onshore and offshore facilities will be discussed, along with flowline characteristics. Gathering systems, such as radial, axial, loop, well center, and truck line systems will be covered on this day. Pipeline systems including the analysis of single and multiphase flow will be covered. The day will end with fluid flow exercises.
Pigging and Separation
Day three will teach participants about the configuration and operation of the pigging system. Separation design, selection, internal evaluation, problems, and troubleshooting will be covered in detail. The day will end with exercises on separation design and selection for different environments.
Oil and Water Treatment
- Oil treatment
- Water treatment
On day four participants will learn about the emulsion theory, emulsion destabilization, oil dehydration equipment, processes design and operation, and the desalting processes and equipment. Oil removal, suspended particles, oxygen removal, bacteria control are the topics to be covered in the water treatment session. At the end of the day real cases will be discussed and run exercises to design a real oil and water treatment facilities.
Gas Treatment, Pumps, and Compressors
- Gas treatment
The focus of day five will be gas dehydration, the sweetening process, and equipment. Emphasis on design, technology selection, and operation problems will be the main topics to be covered in the gas treatment part of the day. Pumps and compressors design, selection, and operations will also be covered on this day. At the end of each session participants will learn how to design and select gas treatment facilities, pumps, and compressors.
Surface facility operation engineers, surface facility design engineers, production operation engineers, and production managers.