Oil and Gas Production Operation Surface Facility

Oil and Gas Production Operation Surface Facility

About the Course

This course aims to provide the participants with an integrated view of how oil and gas is produced, focusing on production and related facilities throughout the lifetime of the reservoir. The role of current technology will be presented and in addition, will include an overview of new and emerging technologies used to improve the bottom line.

This course will dwell in to the understanding of the wide range of oilfield production handling and treatment equipment that are utilized during exploration and production. Participants will be able to appreciate how fluids behave in the reservoir and how these are extracted, processed and refined.

Course Objectives

  • Up-to-date global statistics of oil & gas, reserves, production, consumption and exports
  • Familiarization of the oil and gas supply chain: upstream, mid-stream and downstream operations and related facilities
  • Update participants of the various methods and technologies used to explore, drill, produce, treat and transport oil, gas and their products
  • Essentials of international oil and gas supply, economics and transportation
  • The key economic drivers of the international oil gas value chain.
  • Primary logistics – tanker freight costs and chartering
  • Supply logistics – major international pipelines, shipping routes, and choke points
  • The configuration and structure of different refineries from simple to complex
  • The value of crude oil based on product market prices retail and distribution

Course Content

Introduction, Facility Types

Choosing a Process (Introduction, Controlling the Process)

o   Operation of a Control Valve

o   Pressure Control

o   Level Control, Temperature Control, Flow Control, Basic System Configuration

o   Wellhead and Manifold, Separation, Oil Treating

o   Lease Automatic Custody Transfer (LACT), Pumps

o   Water Treating, Compressors, Gas Dehydrators (Well Testing, Gas Lift, Offshore Platform Considerations)

o   Overview, Modular Construction

o   Equipment Arrangement

Fluid Properties (Introduction, Basic Principles)

o   Specific Gravity and Density, Viscosity (Flash Calculations, Characterizing the Flow Stream)

o   Molecular Weight of Gas, Gas Flow Rate

o   Liquid Molecular Weight, Specific Gravity of Liquid, Liquid Flow Rate, the Flow Stream (Approximate Flash Calculations, Other Properties)

 Two-Phase Oil and Gas Separation (Introduction, Factors Affecting Separation, Equipment Description)

o   Horizontal Separators, Vertical Separators

o   Spherical Separators, Other Configurations

o   Scrubbers (Horizontal vs. Vertical Vessel Selection, Vessel Internals)

o   Inlet Diverters, Wave Breakers, Defoaming Plates

o   Vortex Breaker, Mist Extractor (Potential Operating Problems)

o   Foamy Crudes, Paraffin, Sand

o   Liquid Carryover and Gas Blowby (Theory)

o   Settling, Drop Size, Retention Time

o   Re-entrainment (Separator Sizing)

o   Horizontal Separators, Procedure for Sizing Horizontal Separators, Vertical Separators (Examples

o   Sizing a Vertical Separator

o   Sizing a Horizontal Separator

Oil and Water Separation (Introduction, Equipment Description)

o   Horizontal Separators, Vertical Separators

o   Horizontal vs. Vertical Selection (Vessel Internals)

o   Coalescing Plates, Sand Jets and Drains (Emulsions, Theory)

o   Gas Separation, Oil/Water Settling

o   Water Droplet Size in Oil, Oil Droplet Size in Water

o   Retention Time (Separator Sizing)

o   Horizontal Separators, Settling Equation

o   Vertical Separators (Examples)

o   Sizing a Vertical Three-Phase Separator

o   Sizing a Horizontal Three-Phase Separator

Crude Oil Treating Systems (Introduction, Emulsion Treating Theory)

o   Forming Emulsions, Emulsifying Agent

o   Demulsifies (Gravity Separation)

o   Coalescence, Viscosity, Temperature Effects

o   Heat Input Equations, Water Droplet Size and Retention

o   Time, Coalescing Media, Electrostatic Coalescers (Treating Equipment)

o   Vertical Treaters, Horizontal Treaters

o   Electrostatic Treaters (Equipment Sizing and Theory)

o   Settling Equations, Retention Time Equations,

o   Water Droplet Size (Design Procedure)

o   Sizing a Horizontal Treater, Sizing a Vertical Treater

Produced-Water Treating Systems (Introduction, System Description, Theory)

o   Gravity Separation, Dispersion, Coalescence

o   Flotation (Treating Equipment)

o   Settling Tanks and Skimmer Vessels

o   Skimmer Sizing Equations, Plate Coalescers

o   Skimmer/Coalescers, Precipitators/Coalescing Filters

o   Free-Flow Turbulent Coalescers (SP Packs)

o   Flotation Units, Hydrocyclones, Disposal Piles

o   Skim Pile (Drain Systems, Information Required for Design, Influent Water Quality)

o   Produced Water, Soluble Oil, Deck Drainage (Equipment Selection Procedure, Equipment Specification, Example: Design the Produced-Water Treating System for the Data Given)

 Pressure Drop in Piping (Introduction, Basic Principles)

o   Reynolds Number, Flow Regimes

o   Bernoulli’s Theorem, Darcy’s Equation

o   Moody Friction Factor (Fluid Flow Equations)

o   Liquid Flow, Gas Flow, Two-Phase Flow (Head Loss in Valves and Pipe Fittings)

o   Resistance Coefficients, Flow Coefficient

o   Equivalent Length, Laminar Flow Coefficient

o   Pressure Drop in Liquid Line

o   Pressure Drop in Gas Line,

o   Pressure Drop in Two-Phase Line

 Choosing a Line Size and Wall Thickness (Introduction, Line Size Criteria)

o   Erosional Flow, Liquid Lines, Gas Lines

o   Two-Phase Flow (Wall Thickness Criteria)

o   Standards and Requirements, General Hoop Stress

o   Formula for Thin Wall Cylinders (Pressure Rating Classes)

o   Industry Standards, API 6A

o   Pipe, Valve, and Fitting Specifications

o   Liquid Line, Gas Line, Two-Phase Line


Who Should Attend?

The course is recommended for production personnel and other staff who want to increase their understanding of the oil & gas production & operation.

5 Days

Course Fees (VAT Included)

Lagos/PH/Abuja: ₦ 537,500.00

UK/US/Ghana/Others: $ 5,375.00


  • Award of Certificate.
  • Professional Training Materials



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BANK:                           ECOBANK


ACCOUNT NUMBER:  1613062169

BRANCH:                     Chevron Branch

SORT CODE:               050150340



BANK:                           ECOBANK


ACCOUNT NUMBER: 1613062183

BRANCH:                     Chevron Branch

SORT CODE:               050150340

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