Oil Production and Processing Facilities


5 Days

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1690 KD

20% discount for group above 5 attendees


This course provides an introduction and comprehensive discussion on the treatment of produced water in oil production facilities, including water injection systems. It covers not only the engineering aspects of these facilities but also addresses practical operational challenges. Topics covered include the treatment of emulsions, sand handling, wax and asphaltenes management, natural gas dehydration, sweetening, and refinery processing. The course aims to equip participants with knowledge and strategies to effectively address these operational issues in oil production facilities.



Course Objectives:

At the end of the Oil Production and Processing Facilities course the participants will be able to:

  • Learn the origins and chemical characteristics of Oil & Gas
  • Understand the challenges associated with offshore operations, horizontal drilling and other safety concerns
  • Familiarize the participants with various methods and techniques used to explore, drill, produce, treat and transport Oil, Gas and their products
  • Introduce the participants to upstream, midstream and downstream operations
  • Appreciate Oil & Natural Gas treatment technologies and processes including produced water treatment
  • Learn the many processes involved in crude oil refining and how these contribute to refinery complexity and profitability
  • Gain valuable knowledge of Gas Sweetening and Physical Solvents Unit Troubleshooting


Who Should Attend?

Oil Production and Processing Facilities training course is ideal for:

  • Chemical, Mechanical engineers and Process Technologists,
  • Facility and Inspection engineers
  • Maintenance or project engineers
  • Operations and Laboratory Chemists
  • Technicians, support engineers and engineering trainees
  • Consultants and Sales professionals


Course Outlines:

Introduction of Oil & Gas Production Life Cycle:

  • The nature and formation of fossil fuels and oil reserves
  • Basic petroleum geology- Where we find fossil fuels: Onshore/ offshore
  • Type of wells and Reservoir types
  • Exploration activities:
    • Exploration well
    • Directional Drilling
    • Drilling Offshore
    • Well Testing & Completion
    • Well Stimulation & Workover


Functions Related to Oil & Gas Operations

  • The chemistry of fossil fuels and petroleum
  • Physical properties of hydrocarbons
  • Oil & Gas Gathering and separation
  • On-site surface processing,
  • Produced Water Generation and Management Practices
  • Dew Point Control/Liquids Recovery
  • Acid gas injection
  • Oil Recovery Methods


Chemical Reaction Processes:

  • Types of Contaminants and General Safety Considerations
  • Specifications and process selection criteria
  • Hydrates, and Gas Dehydration
  • Chemistry of Amine Gas Sweetening
  • Alkanolamine Processes Selection and Classification
  • Selection Criteria for Acid Gas Removal Systems
  • Process Flow Schemes
  • General Design Criteria / Guidelines
  • General Operating Problems in Amine Processes


Common Process Being Used In Gas Plant Industries

  • Physical processes:
    • Selexol, Fluor, Rectisol, Purisol
  • Alkaline Salt Processes:
    • Hot Potassium Carbonate Plants – Benfield, Catacarb
  • Combination Processes:
    • Sulfinol, HiPure
  • Batch Processes:
    • Chemsweet, Sulfa-Check, Sulfa Treat, Puraspec, Molecular Sieve
  • Iron Chelate Processes:
    • LO-CAT, SulFerox
  • Liquid Hydrocarbon Treating:
    • Regenerated Caustic, Perco Solid Copper Chloride, Molecular Sieve, Merox


Downstream Operations

  • Oil & Gas Downstream Operations
  • Oil Storage & Transportation
  • Crude oil Treatment & Processing
  • Refinery Operations & Products
  • Petrochemical Industry
  • Oil and Gas pricing
  • Energy Types, World Energy Review & Global Statistics
  • Course review and evaluation