CO2 Surface Facilities - PF-81

Discipline: Process Facilities
Level: Specialized
Instructors who teach this course:
  • Mr. Paul Carmody
  • Mr. Wes Wright

  • About the course
  • Designed For
  • You will learn
  • Course Content
This course emphasizes the effect of carbon dioxide on the selection and operation of equipment (separators, compressors, and dehydrators), as well as sweetening process equipment. This program, first introduced in 1985, assists those working with carbon dioxide or high carbon dioxide content natural gas. This course is particularly applicable to those persons who operate and/or design enhanced oil recovery (EOR) facilities using CO2 as a miscible agent. Physical and thermodynamic property data for carbon dioxide/natural gas mixtures are discussed. Calculations are performed to illustrate principles and techniques. An extra day will be added to this course if a plant tour is available (Midland public course sessions, or in-house sessions only).

"Refresher on CO2 and natural gas phase envelopes, material and spec discussions and best practices/real world examples." - Facilities Engineer, United States

"Great instructor - Lots of humor/energy." - Reservoir Engineer, United States

Engineers and senior operating personnel involved with carbon dioxide/natural gas/CO2 EOR systems.
  • What to expect over the life of a CO2 EOR system
  • Impact of CO2 on the design and operation of oil production equipment
  • Physical and thermodynamic properties of pure CO2, and the impact of CO2 in hydrocarbon mixtures
  • Dehydration of high CO2-content gases
  • Best practices to deal with Dense Phase pipelines, metering, flaring etc.
  • How to pump and compress CO2
  • Using purification processes: membranes, Ryan-Holmes, amines, hot carbonate, etc.
  • Overview of CO2 injection and process facilities
  • Heavy emphasis on CO2 for enhanced oil recovery
  • Physical and thermodynamic properties of CO2 and high CO2 mixtures
  • Materials selection and design consideration in CO2 systems
  • Process vessel specification
  • Pumps and compressors
  • Fluid flow and special pipeline design considerations such as the control of ductile fractures
  • Dehydration of CO2 and CO2-rich gases
  • General overview of processes to treat/recover CO2