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  • September 6, 2021 - September 17, 2021
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Course Length:    10 Days          Course Dates: September 6 – 17, 2021          Course Venue:         Calgary, Alberta, Canada


Course Description:                                                                    

This course provides an introduction into the basic processes, technologies and equipment of surface system operations.  The objective is to develop an understanding of the function and control of key equipment. In includes a substantial simulation component to enhance understanding of production system operations and performance

Who Should Attend?

This course is designed for surface system operation professionals, project managers, project developers, project & design engineers, process engineers, facility engineers, operation engineers, and asset managers

 What You Will Gain:

  • Knowing and recognizing the characteristics and applications of different types of subsurface and surface production operations currently implemented in oil and gas industry
  • review the basic concepts (mathematical, fluid dynamics, engineering mechanics) often applied in the analysis of subsurface and surface production operations
  • Utilize fundamental mechanics, the knowledge of basic technical and economic factors to make informed decisions on concept selection for subsurface and surface production systems projects
  • Learn the processes, contemporary methods and challenges involved in the fabrication / construction of subsurface and surface production systems
  • Implement the various methods, metrics and processes used in integrity assessment of offshore structures, to qualify the integrity of production assets
  • Successfully apply industry standards and procedures in assessing risks on production system structural components and processes
  • Learn the processes involved in qualifying structures for life extension projects, and the methods typically implemented in life extension analysis



Introduction and Overview of Production Operations

    1. Well production facilities
    2. Manifold and gathering facilities
    3. Pigging facilities
    4. Separation facilities
    5. Treatment facilities
    6. Storage facilities
    7. Export facilities

Subsurface Production Operations

    1. Introduction to workflows for modeling well operations problems and remedial options
    2. Well production performance evaluations
    3. Artificial lift system performance modeling
    4. Petroleum production operation problem detection and diagnosis
    5. Matrix and hydraulic fracturing acidizing
    6. Water and gas management (coning and conformance)
    7. Chasing barrels behind casing
    8. Case studies

Integrated Production Modeling and Optimization

    1. Introduction to integrated asset modeling (IAM) & system analysis concept
    2. Integrated asset and facility modeling workflows
    3. Integrated asset model updating using monitoring and production data
    4. System performance optimization
    5. Simulation-optimization systems for Real-time decision making
    6. Case studies

Gas Transmission and Processing System

    1. Gas transmission
    2. Dew point control – refrigeration and JT plants; propane refrigeration
    3. Dehydration and glycol regeneration
    4. Gas sweetening
    5. System integration and optimization
    6. Case studies

Crude Oil transmission System

    1. Crude oil transmission
    2. Case studies


Water and Chemical Injection System

    1. Water injection
    2. Chemical injection
    3. System integration and optimization
    4. Case studies

Manifold and Gathering System

    1. Fundamentals of manifold and gathering system operations
    2. Monitoring manifold and gathering system operations

Pigging System

    1. Fundamentals of pigging system operations
    2. Monitoring pigging system operations

Flow Metering System

    1. Introduction to flow metering technologies
    2. Drivers for flow metering systems
    3. Flow metering principles
    4. The failure of current flow metering techniques and why emerging meters are needed?

Applications of Well Metering System

    1. Reserves estimation
    2. Production allocation
    3. History matching
    4. Production optimization
    5. Reservoir management


Process Synthesis in Hydrocarbon Processing and Conditioning System

    1. Systematic approaches
    2. Cased-based reasoning
    3. Rule-based approaches

Safety Management System

    1. Overview and course objectives
    2. Definition for accident analysis
    3. Legal Requirements on Process Safety
    4. Hazard, Risk and Layer of Protection
    5. Principles of Safety Management
    6. Functional Safety Standards

Safety Considerations in Design

    1. Plant Design Phases
    2. Safety Evaluation During Design
    3. Design Error of Process Equipment
    4. Operational Errors of Process Equipment
    5. Most Common Design and Operational Errors Types
    6. Process Equipment Accidents and Inherent Design Safety
    7. Point to Look for Safe Design

Design and Implementation of HAZID and HAZOP Studies

    1. Requirements for the implementation of a hydrocarbon flow meter
    2. Basic Procedures for Hazard Identification and Development (HAZID), Hazard and Operability Studies (HAZOP) and Quantitative Risk Assessment (QRA) and Safety Studies
    3. Safety Cases and their development, Safety Management Systems and the role of the Health and Safety Executive

Risk Management

    1. Risk assessment covering all stages of project life, including hazard identification
    2. Identifying those at risk, developing a plan, implementing the plan and monitoring its
    3. operation
    4. Auditing and Management Systems
    5. Development of Standards, Work Permits, Modification of Equipment and Processes, Emergency Plans and Crisis Management
    6. Quantitative Risk Assessment: Reliability and availability. Availability Analysis. Truth Tables. Mathematical Modeling and Computer Simulations for the Quantitative Analysis
    7. Problems Associated with the Operation of Process Plant – Equipment Problems, Fires and Explosions, Sources of Ignition, Dust Explosions and Their Control, Toxicity and Safe Systems of Work
    8. Corrective Action Analysis
    9. Accident Databases and Learning from Accident