Surface Production Operations - PO3

PetroSkills
Training overview
Professional Course
Classroom
5 days
From 4,255 USD
Start dates
Denver
4,255 USD
8/1/2022

Houston
4,310 USD
10/31/2022

Dubai
5,450 USD
12/11/2022

Course description

Surface Production Operations - PO3

This course presents a basic overview of all typical oilfield treating and processing equipment. Participants should learn not only the purpose of each piece of equipment but how each works. Emphasis is on gaining a basic understanding of the purpose and internal workings of all types of surface facilities and treating equipment. A major goal of this course is to improve communication among all disciplines, the field, and the office. Better communication should enhance operational efficiencies, lower costs and improve production economics. Example step-by-step exercises are worked together with the instructor to drive home the important points. Daily sessions include formal presentation interspersed with a good number of questions, discussion and problem solving.

"I thought the focus was perfect for my needs." - Electrical Engineer, United States

"Great overview of upstream was covered. " - Technical Specialist III

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Who should attend?

All field, service, support, and supervisory personnel having interaction with Facilities Engineers and desiring to gain an awareness level understanding of the field processing of production fluids. This course is excellent for cross-training and delivers an understanding of all the fundamental field treating facilities.

Training content

  • Properties of fluids at surface
  • Flowlines, piping, gathering systems; solids and liquid limits
  • Oil - water- gas - solids - contaminants
  • Separation and treatment
  • 2-3 phase separators, free water knockouts, centrifugal, filter
  • Storage tanks, gun barrels, pressure/vacuum relief, flame arrestors
  • Stabilizers
  • Foams, emulsions, paraffins, asphaltenes, hydrates, salts
  • Dehydrators
  • Water treaters: SP packs, plate interceptors, gas floatation, coalescers, hydrocyclones, membranes
  • Acid gas treatment: coatings, closed system, chemicals, solvents, conversion; stress cracking
  • Valves: all types; regulators
  • Pumps/Compressors: centrifugal, positive displacement, rotary, reciprocating, ejectors
  • Metering: orifice, head, turbine, and others
  • Corrosion/Scales: inhibition and treatment

Certification / Credits

  • A practical understanding of all the fundamental field treating facilities: what they are, why they are needed, how they work
  • The properties and behavior of crude oil and natural gas that govern production operations
  • Field processes for treating and conditioning full wellstream production for sales or final disposition
  • The basics of oilfield corrosion prevention, detection, and treatment
  • Internal workings of separators, pumps, compressors, valves, dehydrators, acid gas treatment towers, and other treating equipment
  • A wide range of produced fluid measurement and metering devices
  • A description of treating equipment whether located on the surface, offshore platform, or sea floor

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PetroSkills is the world leader in training and knowledge transfer in the oil and gas industry. For over 60 years, we have provided the highest quality classroom, virtual, online, simulator training, and e-Learning; all of which is directed and vetted...


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Average rating 4.2

Based on 12 reviews.

Drilling Engineer
Instructor was awesome. Very knowledgeable and charismatic.
Operations Engineer I
The instructor was great. I enjoyed the real life application scenarios (case studies, example, etc.!). The class was effective.
Operations Engineer I
The enthusiasm of class interaction, conversation, and discussion was great.
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