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LONG 250 - Oil and Gas Production & Processing (26 Weeks)

Code Start Date Duration Venue Fees
LONG 250 16 August 2021 5 Days Istanbul $ 24900 Registration Form Link
LONG 250 11 October 2021 5 Days Istanbul $ 24900 Registration Form Link
LONG 250 06 December 2021 5 Days Istanbul $ 24900 Registration Form Link
LONG 250 31 January 2022 5 Days Istanbul $ 24900 Registration Form Link
LONG 250 28 March 2022 5 Days Istanbul $ 24900 Registration Form Link
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Course Description

This course will start by defining oil and production and processing, oil and gas properties, specifications and end uses. Then, typical oil and gas processing operations will be discussed, including oil and gas separation, oil desalting, oil degassing, oil movement, gas dehydration, acid gas removal, recovery of ethane, propane and NGL (natural gas liquids), liquefied natural gas (LNG) operations and oil refinery. Sulfur recovery will also be discussed. Typical equipment and facilities that are found in typical oil and natural gas processing operations will also be discussed including compressors, vessels, relief systems and safety system

Note: The above price is on the condition of having +5 participants. 

Course Objectives

  • Gaining knowledge of the properties, specifications and end uses of Oil &natural gas
  • Understanding the typical oil and natural gas processing operations
  • Gaining a deep understanding of the production of oil and gas 
  • Gaining knowledge of the different equipment and facilities found in oil and natural gas processing plants

Who Should Attend?

  • Petroleum engineers
  • Processing engineers
  • Operation engineers 
  • Commercial analysts
  • Decision makers/ investors in oil and gas sector

Course Details/Schedule

Part 1

  • introduction to Oil & Gas Gravity Separation 
  • Why Separation
  • Separation Conditions
  • The Main Factors in Gravity Separation
  • 2 Phase & 3 Phase Separators
  • Vertical & Horizental Separators
  • Separators Construction
  • Application Of Internal Devices Used In Separators
  • Production & Test Separators 
  • Special Types of Separators 
  • Vertical Separator Capacity
  • Horizental Separator Capacit
  • Separator Pressure & Level Control
  • Separator Start-Up Procedures 
  • Separator Shutdown Procedure
  • Routine Operating Checks
  • Separator Operation Exercise
  • Isolation Types & Factors
  • Operating Sequence to Prepare Vessel for Entry 
  • Operating Sequence to Prepare Vessel for Start-Up
  • Separators Troubleshooting

Part 2

  • Oil desalting 
  • Oil degassing & oil stabilization 
  • Oil H2S stripping 

Part 3

  • Oil movement and tank farm duty.
  • Crude oil receiving/storage
  • Settling time & water draining
  • Tank mixing & tank-tank transfer
  • Product specifications & blending
  • Example of overall monthly refinery balance
  • Calculations for crude oil received
  • Crude oil storage
  • Types of storage tanks and functions
  • Maintenance of storage tanks
  • Tank maintenance
  • Hazardous conditions and safety procedures 
  • Tank cleaning and desludging
  • Permit to work system 
  • Storage tank measurements
  • Types of errors
  • Fundamentals of storage tanks calibrations
  • Manual level gauging of storage tanks
  • Automatic level gauging of storage tanks
  • Free water measurements in storage tanks
  • Temperature measurements in storage tanks
  • Manual sampling of storage tanks
  • Automatic sampling of storage tanks
  • Advanced techniques in automatic storage tanks measurements 
  • Introduction to metering and meter proving
  • Static measurement – storage tanks
  • Dynamic measurement
  • Meter factor& K factor
  • Correction to meter reading
  • Prover tank correction
  • Pressure and temperature corrections
  • Master meters
  • Factors affecting the choice of meter proving equipment
  • Displacement meter hardware
  • Mechanical Automatic Temperature Compensation (ATC)
  • Significance of Common Errors in Storage Tank Measurements

Part 4

  • Introduction to oil and gas fluid transport properties
  • Fluid property data and phase determination
  • Fluid flow analysis – single and multiphase
  • Slug formation and prediction
  • Surge analysis
  • Corrosion – internal and external
  • Hydrate formation and prevention
  • Wax formation and deposition, including prevention and remediation
  • Asphaltene prediction, scale precipitation and sand production
  • Pigging operations
  • Leak detection methods and SCADA
  • Startup/shutdown issues
  • Pipeline optimization
  • Process of optimizing of a pipeline
  • Economic analysis, Life-cycle analysis and optimization of pipeline systems
  • Network analysis
  • Structural analysis of pipes
  • Dynamic analyses
  • Pipeline component design

Part 5

  • General Considerations and Safety
  • Types of Contaminants
  • Gas specifications
  • Heating Value
  • Sulphur Content
  • Water Content
  • Commercial Gases
  • Ethane. Propane LPG
  • Chemistry of Amine Gas Sweetening
  • Process Selection and Classification
  • Operating Problems
  • Selective Sweetening Systems
  • Process Flow and General Design Criteria / Guidelines
  • MEA
  • DEA
  • MDEA
  • DGA
  • DIPA
  • FLEXSORB
  • Formulated Solvents
  • Sterically Hindered Amines
  • Design Procedures for Amine Systems
  • Amine absorber
  • Amine circulation rates
  • Flash drum
  • Amine reboiler
  • Amine stripper
  • Overhead condenser and reflux accumulator
  • Rich/lean amine exchanger
  • Amine cooler
  • Amine pumps &storage tanks 
  • Materials of construction
  • Amine process variables &monitoring 
  • Amine plant start up &shutdown 
  • Amine plant maintenance 
  • Amine plant optimization 
  • General Operating Problems in Amine Processes
  • General Considerations for Amine Processes
  • Claus Process Considerations and Modifications
  • Typical PFD – 3 Stage
  • Process Considerations
  • Mechanical Considerations
  • Instrumentation
  • Tail Gas Handling
  • Incineration
  • Clean-up
  • SO2 Recovery Process
  • H2S Recovery Process
  • Direct Oxidation Process
  • Liquid Redox
  • The EUROCLAUS Concept
  • SCOT
  • Claus Process Calculations and Exercises
  • Sulfur Product Specifications
  • Sulfur Storage and Handling
  • Safety and Environmental Considerations
  • Sulfur Recovery plant startup &shutdown and maintenance  
  • Troubleshooting: what can go wrong
  • Course review and evaluation
  • Plant optimization 

Part 6

  • Water content of natural gas
  • Hydrate formation ,Hazard ,prevention and handling 
  • Types of dehydration processes: absorption, adsorption and condensation
  • Dew point & Dew point depression
  • Glycol dehydration size 
  • Mass transfer operations: absorption and stripping, trays vs. packing
  • TEG equipment: gas scrubbers, glycol contactors, flash tank, filters, lean/rich heat exchanger, regenerator, stripping gas
  • Operating procedures and problems for TEG systems: startup and shutdown, normal operations, glycol losses, corrosion, troubleshooting
  • Care of the TEG solution
  • Mole sieve gas dehydration
  • Adsorpers and desiccants
  • Mass transfer zone
  • Regeneration system
  • Operation and adsorbent life
  • Mole Sieve operating problems and troubleshooting
  • Mole Sieve loading &unloading procedures 
  • Refrigeration circuit basic design /operation
  • Capacity control 
  • Refrigeration  equipment: surge drum ,expansion valve ,chiller ,compressor and condenser  
  • Operation troubleshooting and optimization 
  • Fractionation process principle
  • Fractionation tower design trays & packaging 
  • Fractionation equipment: preheater .tower .reflux condenser, reflux pump and reboiler.
  • Fractionation process variable and control system 
  • Fractionation process troubleshooting and optimization 
  • Minimization of pipeline running cost
  • Planning of cost efficient operations

Part 7

  • Overview of the petroleum refinery
  • Refinery classification, organization & process flow
  • Crude oil distillaiton fundamentals
  • Refinery product slate
  • Composition of the gasoline pool
  • Gasoline and distillate properties
  • Gasoline reformulation options
  • Hydrotreating of petroleum
  • Hydrotreating catalysts
  • Chemistry and process flow
  • Hydrocracking of petroleum
  • Hydrocracking catalysts, chemistry & process flow
  • Hydrocracker yields and product properties
  • Isomerization
  • Catalysts, chemistry & operating conditions
  • Isomerization yields and product properties
  • Catalytic reforming
  • Reforming catalysts
  • Fluid catalytic cracking
  • Mass, heat, and pressure balance
  • Cracking of heavy feedstocks
  • Alkylation
  • Auxiliary refinery processes
  • Heavy oil processes
  • Petroleum refining economics
  • Petroleum refining trends

Part 8

  • Pumps 
  • Compressors 
  • Heat exchangers 
  • Piping and valves 
  • Heaters 
  • Control system

Part 9

  • Process safety management 
  • Accident investigation 
  • HAZOP