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Oil & Gas Training
and Competency Development
Competency Management system SLB NEXT

Water, Oil, and Gas Sampling and Analysis

This course covers the basics of automatic and manual sampling of water, oil and natural gas for the determination of the chemical composition and heating values.  The chemistry related problems of mineral scales, corrosion, bacteria, and oily water will be generally reviewed. It also provides an overview of the operation, calibration, and maintenance of analyzers while addressing the design, installation, operation, and maintenance of odorant injection and detection systems.

Participants of this course will gain the knowledge necessary to understand the importance of water analysis to maintaining the health of water systems and how it typically forms part of a comprehensive management strategy.  Such monitoring methods need to be implemented and maintained to ensure best practices and acknowledge any important alterations in microbial activity or water quality.  

The basic objective of crude oil sampling which is to obtain a small portion or ”spot” sample for analysis and the importance of assuring that it is truly representative of the material contained in a large bulk container, vessel, or pipeline shipment will be discussed in this course.  Participants will learn that sometimes a series of spot samples may be collected and composited for analysis, which can help to minimize randomness and make for a somewhat more representative sample.

Once a by-product of oil production, discarded and flared off natural gas has become an increasingly valuable energy source.  The ability to verify the composition of the hydrocarbon gas is critical to the determination of its commercial value.  This course will also provide the participants with the knowledge necessary to understand the importance of accurate and reliable sampling which allows both buyer and seller to be confident of a fair transaction.  

 

Day 1

Water Sampling

  • Sampling methods and systems
  • Locations and hazards
  • Sample quality and integrity
  • Water quality, analysis, criteria, monitoring, and assessment

On day one, participants will gain an overall understanding of water sampling methodologies, systems, and equipment associated with water sampling. Sampling locations and associated hazards as well as safety and environmental concerns will be addressed.  Sample integrity, criteria and analysis will be reviewed while stressing process, safety and environmental compliance and concerns.

Day 2

Oil Sampling

  • Apparatus
  • Manual sampling considerations and special precautions
  • General sampling procedures and types

Participants will obtain an overall understanding of oil sampling methodologies, systems, and equipment associated with oil sampling on this day.  Some of the sampling methods include tank, pipeline, tap, dipper, tube, boring, and grab sampling will be reviewed. Sampling locations and associated hazards as well as safety and environmental concerns will be addressed. Sample integrity, criteria and analysis will be reviewed while stressing process, safety and environmental compliance and concerns.

Day 3

Gas Sampling

  • Sampling methods and systems
  • Locations and hazards
  • Sample quality and integrity
  • Analysis, criteria, monitoring, and assessment

On day three, participants will gain an overall understanding of gas sampling methodologies, systems, and equipment associated with gas sampling in the oil and gas industry.  Sampling locations and associated hazards as well as safety and environmental concerns will be addressed.  Sample integrity, criteria and analysis will be reviewed while stressing process, safety and environmental compliance and concerns.

Learning activity mix

This course is mainly targeted to process technicians, process technologists and maintenance personnel.  The course can also be applicable to employees working with equipment and materials purchasing, equipment procurement, job planning as well as immediate supervisors to the working technicians.

Participants should have some recent exposure to oil and gas facility terminology.

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