Oil Production and Processing Facilities

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Oil Production and Processing Facilities

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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 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.

Designed For

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

Course Objectives

  • Upon completion, you will know how to:
  • Assess well inflow performance and its impact on production/processing facilities
  • Explain oil, gas, and water compositions and properties needed for equipment selection and sizing
  • Select and evaluate processes and equipment used to meet sales or disposal specifications
  • Apply physical and thermodynamic property correlations and principles to the design and evaluation of oil production and processing facilities
  • Perform equipment sizing calculations for major production facility separation equipment
  • Evaluate processing configurations for different applications
  • Recognize and develop solutions to operating problems in oil/water processing facilities.

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