Concept Selection and Specification of Production Facilities in Field Development Projects - PF-3
Discipline: Process Facilities
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Robert A. Hubbard, James Langer
This course is similar to Introduction to Oil and Gas Production Facilities (PF-2), but is presented in the context of concept selection and front-end field development planning.
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This course is intended for those working on field development teams, as well as those who need to better understand how surface facilities are selected and how subsurface characteristics affect facility design and specification.
You Will Learn:
- How to develop the project framework and decision making strategy
- How the specification of production/processing facilities is influenced by reservoir type, drive mechanism, fluid properties, location, and contractual obligations
- Operating conditions that affect the specification of the production facilities from the wellhead through initial separation
- Parameters that affect the design and specification of oil stabilization and dehydration equipment
- The design and specification of produced water systems appropriate for the rate and composition of the produced water to meet the required environmental regulations and/or injection well capacity
- The design and specification of gas handling facilities, including compression dehydration and sweetening
- The impact of artificial lift systems and secondary/tertiary production projects on facilities selection and design
- The principles of asset integrity and inherently safe design given the rate, composition, temperature, and pressure of the production stream
- About midstream facilities required downstream of the primary production facility to deliver saleable products to the market, and how these facilities are affected by production rates, composition, and production facility performance
- Reservoir types, fluid properties, and typical product specifications
- Flowlines, gathering systems, flow assurance, and production separation
- Oil dehydration and stabilization
- Produced water treating and water injection systems
- Gas handling, including compression, dehydration, and sweetening
- The effect of artificial lift systems, and secondary and tertiary recovery projects
- Midstream facilities - gas processing, pipelines, product storage, and LNG
- Other facility considerations - utility systems, process safety and asset integrity, and environmental regulations
MR. ROBERT HUBBARD is based in Norman, Oklahoma with over 42 years' experience in oil and gas facilities, worldwide. Mr. Hubbard has previously served as Sr. Technical Advisor-Facilities and Process Engineering for PetroSkills, and as President of John M. Campbell & Co. until December 2012 when the company was acquired by PetroSkills. In 2009 he retired from the University of Oklahoma where he served as a visiting professor and directed a master's program in Natural Gas Engineering and Management in the Petroleum and Geological Engineering Dept. In 2002 he retired from John M. Campbell & Company where he worked for 23 years providing training and consulting services to several international oil and gas companies. He served in several capacities at JMC including chairman, a position he held when he retired in 2002. He also worked for Texaco from 1972-1980, where he held various engineering and management positions. Mr. Hubbard is a member of SPE and GPSA; he has chaired the SPE Facility Engineering Committee and has held several leadership positions in the Oklahoma City SPE Section including the section chairperson in 2011-2012. He has published several papers in the area of gas processing and facilities design. He was the distinguished author in the August 2009 Journal of Petroleum Technology with an article titled 'The Role of Gas Processing in the Natural Gas Value Chain'. Mr. Hubbard holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from Kansas State University (1971), and an MBA from Tulane University (1978).
MR. JAMES LANGER is a registered professional chemical engineer in Texas and California. Jim worked for Hess as a Senior Process Engineering Advisor for 8 years. He is retired from Shell having worked 28 years as a Senior Staff Process Engineer, and Principal Technical Expert for Shell / Shell Global Solutions. He has had a global job for the past 20 years and had experience in offshore / onshore, shallow water / deepwater, heavy oil / light oil, water treating, and natural gas processing. He has been a project manager working field development projects through all of the phase gates and stages. He frequently travels the globe assisting operations with process issues, and showing them how to unlock additional barrels through the application of production optimization. This has delivered over $2 billion in value to sponsors. Jim installed Shell's smallest, most expensive gas plant. The project took 8 years and is located on Pacific Coast Highway in Huntington Beach California. Jim graduated with a BS in Chemical Engineering from UCLA and has an MBA from Pepperdine.
In-House Course Presentations
All courses are available for in-house presentation to individual organizations. In-house courses may be structured the same as the public versions or tailored to meet your requirements. Special courses on virtually any petroleum-related subject can be arranged specifically for in-house presentation. For further information, contact our In-House Training Coordinator at one of the
numbers listed below.
Telephone 1- 832 426 1234
Facsimile 1- 832 426 1244
Public Course Presentations
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