Surface Production Operations - PO3

Course

About the Course

This course presents a basic overview of all typical oilfield treating and processing equipment. Participants should learn not only the purpose of each piece of equipment but how each works. Emphasis is on gaining a basic understanding of the purpose and internal workings of all types of surface facilities and treating equipment. A major goal of this course is to improve communication among all disciplines, the field, and the office. Better communication should enhance operational efficiencies, lower costs and improve production economics. Example step-by-step exercises are worked together with the instructor to drive home the important points. Daily sessions include formal presentation interspersed with a good number of questions, discussion and problem solving.

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Target Audience

All field, service, support, and supervisory personnel having interaction with Facilities Engineers and desiring to gain an awareness level understanding of the field processing of production fluids. This course is excellent for cross-training and delivers an understanding of all the fundamental field treating facilities.

You Will Learn

  • A practical understanding of all the fundamental field treating facilities: what they are, why they are needed, how they work
  • The properties and behavior of crude oil and natural gas that govern production operations
  • Field processes for treating and conditioning full wellstream production for sales or final disposition
  • The basics of oilfield corrosion prevention, detection, and treatment
  • Internal workings of separators, pumps, compressors, valves, dehydrators, acid gas treatment towers, and other treating equipment
  • A wide range of produced fluid measurement and metering devices
  • A description of treating equipment whether located on the surface, offshore platform, or sea floor

Course Content

  • Properties of fluids at surface
  • Flowlines, piping, gathering systems; solids and liquid limits
  • Oil - water- gas - solids - contaminants
  • Separation and treatment
  • 2-3 phase separators, free water knockouts, centrifugal, filter
  • Storage tanks, gun barrels, pressure/vacuum relief, flame arrestors
  • Stabilizers
  • Foams, emulsions, paraffins, asphaltenes, hydrates, salts
  • Dehydrators
  • Water treaters: SP packs, plate interceptors, gas floatation, coalescers, hydrocyclones, membranes
  • Acid gas treatment: coatings, closed system, chemicals, solvents, conversion; stress cracking
  • Valves: all types; regulators
  • Pumps/Compressors: centrifugal, positive displacement, rotary, reciprocating, ejectors
  • Metering: orifice, head, turbine, and others
  • Corrosion/Scales: inhibition and treatment

Product Details

Categories:

Upstream

Levels:

Basic

Product Type:

Course

Formats Available:

In-Classroom Virtual

In-Classroom Format

'22
Aug
1
'22
Aug
5
In-Classroom
in Denver
Course
$4,255.00
Register
'22
Oct
31
'22
Nov
4
In-Classroom
in Houston
Course
$4,310.00
Register
'22
Dec
11
'22
Dec
15
In-Classroom
in Dubai
Course
$5,450.00
Register

Virtual Format

'22
May
16
'22
May
27
Virtual
from Houston
Course
$3,890.00
Register

Additional

This course is also available upon request as a private, on-site seminar. Contact us for details and pricing.

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