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OG-P 170 - Oil & Gas Gravity Separation

Code Start Date Duration Venue
OG-P 170 09 October 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
OG-P 170 04 December 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
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Course Description

The separator is one of the most important and often used vessels on a plant. In this unit participants will learn what a separator does, what internal parts it must have to do its job, and how they work together. Participants will also learn what substances can be separated and why they must be removed from each other. This course is designed to provide the fundamental concepts and practice for such activities.

Course Objectives

  • Explaining the function of gravity separation
  • Explaining the principles of operation for gravity separation
  • Listing the physical factors that aid gravity separation
  • Identifying the different types of gravity separators and describe different services
  • Identifying the major differences between 2-phase and 3-phase gravity separators
  • Explaining the major differences between horizontal and vertical gravity separators
  • Describing the basic construction of a gravity separator
  • Explaining the basic separator operation & controls

Who Should Attend?

  • Engineers
  • Process operations professionals 
  • Field & DCS operators 
  • Oil & Gas Treatment technicians 

Course Details/Schedule

Day 1

  • Introduction to Oil & Gas Gravity Separation 
  • Why Separation
  • Separation Conditions
  • The Main Factors in Gravity Separation

Day 2

  • 2 Phase & 3 Phase Separators
  • Vertical & Horizental Separators
  • Separators Construction
  • Application Of Internal Devices Used In Separators

Day 3

  • Production & Test Separators 
  • Special Types of Separators 
  • Vertical Separator Capacity
  • Horizental Separator Capacity

Day 4

  • Separator Pressure & Level Control
  • Separator Start-Up Procedures 
  • Separator Shutdown Procedure
  • Routine Operating Checks
  • Separator Operation Exercise 

Day 5

  • Isolation Types & Factors
  • Operating Sequence to Prepare Vessel for Entry 
  • Operating Sequence to Prepare Vessel for Start-Up
  • Separators Troubleshooting
  • Overview