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