Oil and Water Processing Facilities

This course is designed and conducted by Dr. Maurice Stewart on how to design, select, install, operate, and troubleshoot oil and water processing facilities. 

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • Develop a “feel” for the important parameters in designing, selecting, specifying, operating and trouble-shooting surface production facilities
  • Understand the uncertainties and assumptions inherent in designing and operating the equipment in these systems and the limitations, advantages, and disadvantages associated with their use
  • How to size, select, specify, operate, maintain, test and trouble-shoot surface equipment used in gas/oil/water facilities such as separators, heater treaters, wash tanks, gun-barrels, storage tanks, pumps, ACT units and produced water disposal and injection equipment
  • How to evaluate and choose the correct process for a given situation

COURSE OUTLINE

Basic Principles

          Oilfield chemistry

Basic hydrocarbon chemistry

Physical properties

Phase behavior

Flash Calculations

 Overview of Production Processes

          Introduction to field facilities

Hydrocarbon reservoirs and reservoir fluid characteristics

Major operational functions

Equipment and facilities

Offshore considerations

Separation

          Fundamentals

Separator construction

Factors affecting separation

Gas-liquid separation

Vessel operation

Vessel internals

Separator operation considerations

Liquid-liquid separation

Two-phase sizing

Three-phase sizing

Mechanical design using the ASME Code

Emulsions and Oil Treating

          Emulsion theory

Factors affecting emulsion stability

Emulsion treating methods

Emulsion treating equipment

FWKO’s

Gun-barrels

Wash Tanks with external gas boots

Vertical/horizontal heater treaters

Electrostatic heater treaters

Oil Dehydrators and Desalters

Emulsion treating equipment sizing

The practical design of an oil treating system

Water Treating

          Basic considerations

Pre-treatment considerations

Upstream equipment considerations

Process considerations

Water treating equipment

API Separators

Skimmer Tanks and Vessels

Plate Separators (Downflow/Upflow/Crossflow)

Free-flow Turbulent Coalescers

Induced Gas Flotation Units (Mechanical/Hydraulic)

Sparger Units

Hydrocyclones

Combination Units

Information required for design

Influent water quality

Equipment selection and performance

Filtration

          Solids removal principles

Water injection system treatment steps

Solids removal equipment

Equipment selection and performance

Pumps

          Fluid principles and hydraulics

Hydrostatics

Hydrodynamics

NPSH requirements

Power requirements

Pump selection

Measurement

          Oil and Water Metering

Accuracy

Positive Displacement Meters

Turbine meters

ACT Unit Components and Operation

Basis of meter proving

Requirements for proving

Process Control and Safety Systems

          Process control

Elements of a process control system

Control loops

Automatic control loops

Closed-loop control

Automatic control loops

Control modes

Advanced control

Algorithms

Controller tuning

Control philosophy

Undesirable Events

For in-house training please contact LDI Training at lditrain@singnet.com.sg.