Oil Process Facilities

Magdi El Naggar

This course is designed to ensure awareness and effective understanding of various phases of production operations fundamentals through understanding the functions of various oil field components from the well to processing facilities.

The course also addresses and emphasizes the fundamental understanding of the wide range of oilfield production handling and treatment equipment not only “what” but “how” the field fluid treating equipment works. The major objective of this course is to improve communication among the technical disciplines across organizations in order to enhance operational and cross-functional work performance, promote cooperation and teamwork spirit among the team across various organizations, optimize cost, and improve production economics. This can be the operator’s best insurance to achieve successful safe and cost-effective operations

DAY 1 - Module 1, 2 and 3

Pre-Course test
Module 1: Introduction and Overview

  • Properties of fluids, viscosity, density, solubility,
  • compressibility, and surface tension at the surface.
  • Effects of fluid properties on a production system
  • Phase envelop, dew/bubble points, dense phase, critical point, hydrocarbon mixture
  • Laws: Stokes, Bernoulli, Darcy, Reynolds

Module 2: Integrated Production System

  • Reservoirs: types, drive mechanisms, porosity, permeability, skin
  • Wells: Types and objectives
  • Surface facilities: Configurations and objectives
  • Flowlines, piping, gathering systems; solids, and liquid limits
  • Production measurements and types of meters
  • Disposal: types and environmental impact
  • Nodal analysis: pressure drop over the system

Module 3: Sub-surface Operations

  • Well types: vertical, deviated, casing schemes, cementation, completion classification, packers, perforations, tubing standards, and tubing connections.
  • Vertical flow performance: multi-phase flow
  • Well integrity: well intervention operations, workover, snubbing, coiled tubing, acid treatment, pressure control, SSSV, MAASP
  • Artificial lift: gas lift, beam pump, ESP, etc.
  • Group discussion & exercises

DAY 2 - Module 4, 5 and 7

Quizzes & Recap

Module 4: Wellhead & X-mas Tree

  • Types of casing and objectives
  • Casing head housing/spools
  • Tubing hanger: Tubing hanger systems and
  • components, types
  • X-mas tree: types, valves, API standard

Module 5: Flow Control and Manifolds

  • Chokes: fixed, variable, critical flow, erosion
  • Flowlines: horizontal flow performance: multi-phase flow, vertical flow phases
  • Manifold layout

Module 6: Separation

  • 2 and 3 phase separation, multi-stage separation, effects of separator pressure, the internals of separators, vertical/horizontal separators, retention time.
  • Atmospheric separation, surge vessels

Module 7: Oil Treatment

  • Wash tanks, storage/export tanks,
  • Emulsion treatment, dehydration/desalting of crude
  • Solids in oil
  • Export/sales quality and market requirements
  • Case Study:
    • Emulsion
    • Reservoir and emulsion aspects

DAY 3 - Module 8, 9, 10 and 11

Quizzes & Recap
Module 8: Pipeline Systems

  • Operations
  • Maintenance
  • Inspection of pipelines
  • Best practices of pipeline pigging operations
  • Cathodic protection and corrosion monitoring through pigging operations

Module 9: Water Treatment

  • Water quality: oil in water, disposal at surface/sub-surface, water injection, hydro cyclones

Module 10: Reserves Planning

  • PRMS: Petroleum Resource Management System
  • Portfolio management

Module 11: Gas Treatment

  • Gas coolers: water in the gas, isobaric dehydration
  • LTS: mechanical cooling, J-T valves, turboexpander
  • Absorption: glycol systems, regeneration, contactor, quality, filters
  • Adsorption: silica gel systems, batch operation
  • Acid gas treatment
  • Case Study:
    • Produced water treatment & recycling
    • Wash water quality and role in the oil separation process?

DAY 4 - Module 12, 13, and 14

Quizzes & Recap
Module 12: Corrosion

  • Corrosion mechanisms
  • CO2, H2S, Chlorine, brittle fractures, HIC
  • Galvanic corrosion
  • Corrosion detection, management, and protection

Module 13: Rotating Equipment

  • Pumps
  • Compressors (reciprocating, centrifugal)

Module 14: Static Equipment

  • Heaters
  • Vessels
  • Valves
  • Regulators
  • Case Study:
    • 3 case studies by participants?

DAY 5 - Module 15, 16, 17 and 18

Module 15: Instrumentation

  • Measurement equipment: end elements, DCS / SCADA
  • Safety equipment: IPF, HIPPS, voting systems
  • Fiscal measurements
  • Reliability: SIL, FoD, risk

Module 16: State-of-the-Art Systems

  • New developments

Module17: Oil Storage & Shipping Facilities

  • Tanks and Tank Storage facilities
  • Types of Storage Tanks
  • Associated Hazardous Conditions

Module18: HSE Requirements

  • Authorization and Competency of Production
  • Personnel
  • General Safety Procedures
  • Handling Chemicals
  • Post-course test

What is Oil Process Facilities training course objective?

  • Understand surface facilities components from well to production station
  • Understand the principles of Oil & Gas Separation
  • Understand the principles of Oil & Gas Dehydration
  • Familiarize with the principles of Fractionation & Operations
  • Familiarize with the principles of Refrigeration Operations
  • Understand and Identify the Operating problems
  • Familiarize with the Pipeline Operations & Maintenance, Problem & Troubleshooting
  • Familiarize with the Pipeline Pigging Operations
  • Familiarize with types of Storage Tanks, Associated Hazards & Safety
  • Familiarize with various equipment and tools and their function

Who should join Oil Process Facilities training course by PetroSync?

  • Production Engineers with 0-10 Years of Experience
  • Operation Engineers with 0-10 Years of Experience
  • Facilities Engineers with 0-10 Years of Experience
  • Petroleum Engineers with 0-10 Years of Experience
  • Field Production Supervisors with 0-10 Years of Experience
  • Surface Equipment Technicians with 0-10 Years of Experience
  • Field Facility Engineers / Operators with 0-10 Years of Experience

Magdi El Naggar

Managing Director

Magdi El Naggar is officially Certified as Professional Petroleum Engineering Consultants (License 116/7). He has 46 years of professional experience n various phases of Petroleum Engineering including Petroleum/Reservoir/Production/Drilling & Workover Engineering as well as field operations with several multi-national international companies including ARAMCO (Saudi Arabia) and ADNOC (UAE). He has extensive professional experiences in all phases of well intervention operations including coiled tubing, especially during well emergency cases, well control and extended reach operations.

He specialized in well intervention operations, especially, during emergency cases and well blowouts. He also has extensive experiences in full field development studies, Production Enhancement for oil fields as well as various types of wells, CO2 Injection and EOR operations, IWCF & IADC certification.

  • Code PST0423-202301
  • Start Date 02 Oct, 2023
  • End Date 06 Oct, 2023
  • Locations Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Cost USD 4195
Code Start Date End Date Locations Cost Instructor Register
PST0423-202301 02 Oct, 2023 06 Oct, 2023 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia USD 4195 Magdi El Naggar