Oil Production & Processing Facilities PF4

About the Course

 The emphasis of this course is on oil production facilities – from the wellhead, to the delivery of a specification crude oil product, to the refinery. Both onshore and offshore facilities are discussed. Produced water treating and water injection systems are also covered. Solution gas handling processes and equipment will be discussed at a relatively high level. In addition to the engineering aspects of oil production facilities, practical operating problems will also be covered, including emulsion treatment, sand handling, dealing with wax and asphaltenes, etc. Exercises requiring calculations are utilized throughout the course. The course intended to complement the G-4 Gas Conditioning and Processing course, focused on the gas handling side of the upstream oil and gas facilities area.

“I took a lot from the course, and will hopefully become a more well-rounded facilities engineer as a consequence. I can already feel that things are more contextualized.” – Structural Engineer, Qatar

“This is the most comprehensive and practical facilities engineering course I have seen in my career (over 30 years). A must-attend course for facilities engineers at all levels of experience.” – Regional Operations Manager, United States

Target Audience

 Process/facilities engineers and senior operating personnel involved with the design and operation of oil and produced water processing facilities.

You Will Learn

 Well inflow performance and its impact on production/processing facilities

About oil, gas, and water compositions and properties needed for equipment selection and sizing How to select and evaluate processes and equipment used to meet sales or disposal specifications

To apply physical and thermodynamic property correlations and principles to the design and evaluation of oil production and processing facilities

How to perform equipment sizing calculations for major production facility separation equipment To evaluate processing configurations for different applications

How to recognize and develop solutions to operating problems in oil/water processing facilities

Course Content

  • Reservoir traps, rocks, and drive mechanisms Phase envelopes and reservoir fluid classification Well inflow performance
  • Artificial lift
  • Gas, oil, and water – composition and properties Oil gathering systems
  • Gas-liquid separation Emulsions
  • Oil-water separation Oil treating Desalting
  • Oil stabilization and sweetening Oil storage and vapor recovery Sand, wax, asphaltenes, and scale Transportation of crude oil Produced water treatment
  • Water injection systems Solution gas handling

Product Details

 Categories: Midstream

Disciplines: Process Facilities

Levels: Foundation

Product Type: Course

Formats Available: In-Classroom Virtual

Instructors: Wes Wright   Gerard Hageman   Dale Kraus   Mahmood Moshfeghian  Jay Rajani PetroSkills Specialist