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|Oil Production and Processing Facilities - PF-4|
Discipline: Process Facilities
Duration: 10 days
Instructor(s): Mark Bothamley, William Dokianos, Gerard Hageman, Dale Kraus, Mahmood Moshfeghian, Jay Rajani, Wes Wright
The emphasis of this course is on oil production facilities - from the wellhead, to the delivery of a specification crude oil product, to the refinery. Both onshore and offshore facilities are discussed. Produced water treating and water injection systems are also covered. Solution gas handling processes and equipment will be discussed at a relatively high level. In addition to the engineering aspects of oil production facilities, practical operating problems will also be covered, including emulsion treatment, sand handling, dealing with wax and asphaltenes, etc. Exercises requiring calculations are utilized throughout the course. The course intended to complement the G-4 Gas Conditioning and Processing course, focused on the gas handling side of the upstream oil and gas facilities area.
"I took a lot from the course, and will hopefully become a more well-rounded facilities engineer as a consequence. I can already feel that things are more contextualized." - Structural Engineer, Qatar
"This is the most comprehensive and practical facilities engineering course I have seen in my career (over 30 years). A must-attend course for facilities engineers at all levels of experience." - Regional Operations Manager, United States
Process/facilities engineers and senior operating personnel involved with the design and operation of oil and produced water processing facilities.
You Will Learn:
MR. MARK BOTHAMLEY has experience that covers the areas of design, operation, troubleshooting and optimization of offshore and onshore oil and gas production and treating facilities. Prior to joining PetroSkills he was with BP/Amoco for 24 years, in several locations around the world. Mr. Bothamley is a past chairman of the SPE Facilities Subcommittee and a former member of the GPSA Data Book Editorial Review Board. Mr. Bothamley holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada, and a Diploma in Natural Gas and Petroleum Technology from the British Columbia Institute of Technology in Vancouver, BC Canada.
MR. WILLIAM (BILL) DOKIANOS has over 35 years' experience in engineering, production and pipeline. He is a Professional Engineer in the states of Louisiana and New Mexico, and holds a General and Commercial Contractor License in the State of New Mexico. Over the last 7 years he has been instructing for PetroSkills | John M. Campbell. He instructs the PF4 course, 'Oil Production and Processing Facilities'. He has actively consulted over the past 10 years with ExxonMobil, Shell Exploration and Production, Sandridge Energy, Repsol and Chevron. Mr. Dokianos' onshore consulting has focused on optimizing production utilizing casing gas systems, vessel and battery design, revising gun barrel design for better separation, production optimization and production troubleshooting (bad oil and or bad water). His offshore experiences include analyzing and solving poor platform up time at GB 128, GC 65 and other offshore locations. Activities included process control changes due to stacked separator vessels, revising safe charts, operating settings and reconfiguration of pipeline export pumps. He managed a subsea tieback project in which the platform modifications included high pressure vessel redesign, dehydrator expansion, adding a second vapor recovery unit, restaging high pressure and intermediate gas compressors and modifying bulk oil process design. He has been responsible for DOT compliance activities and reporting. This compliance responsibility has included development and implantation of federal risk programs and smart pigging. Mr. Dokianos holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan.
MR. GERARD HAGEMAN is based in The Hague (The Netherlands), where he settled after 33 years in the downstream oil and gas business (including LNG). He is equipped with thorough knowledge and experience in LNG, gas and refinery operations, start-up, design, process technology, teamwork, change processes, and competency assessment. He started his career with the Gulf Oil refinery in The Netherlands as a process engineer, followed by a job as economic analyst for Gulf Oil Chemicals in London, after which he joined Shell for 29 years. During his career with Shell, Mr. Hageman has worked in numerous countries including Malaysia, Thailand, Saudi Arabia, Oman, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Denmark and, of course, The Netherlands. He has been responsible for Process Engineering, Design, Operation, Start-up, Process Safety (Integrity), Interface Management, Change Processes, Competency Assurance and Training. He holds an MS in Chemical Engineering from Twente University in The Netherlands. He is a member of KIVI, i.e. The Royal Dutch Institute of Engineers. Mr. Hageman joined PetroSkills | John M. Campbell in 2012.
MR. DALE KRAUS has over 30 years of progressive responsibility from staff to management positions within the Upstream Oil and Gas Industry. Mr. Kraus has obtained a sound basis in Facility/Processing Engineering with an emphasis on Plant and Field Operations in Oil and Gas Production, both sweet and sour. He is also the President of D. Kraus Oil & Gas Consulting Corp., a member of APPEGA and holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan. He currently resides by the lake in Wakaw, Saskatchewan.
DR. MAHMOOD MOSHFEGHIAN is a Senior Technical Advisor and Senior Instructor for PetroSkills. He is the author of most Tips of the Month and develops technical software for PetroSkills. He has 40 years' teaching experience in universities as well as for oil and gas industries. Dr. Moshfeghian joined John M. Campbell & Co. in 1990 as a part time consultant and then as full time instructor/consultant in 2005. Dr. Moshfeghian was Professor of Chemical Engineering at Shiraz University. Dr. Moshfeghian is a senior member of AIChE and has published more than 125 technical papers on thermodynamic properties and process engineering. Dr. Moshfeghian has presented invited papers at international conferences. He is a member of the Editorial Board for the International Journal of Oil, Gas, and Coal Technology. He holds a BS (74), an MS (75) and a PhD (78) in Chemical Engineering, all from Oklahoma State University.
DR. JAY RAJANI worked in Amsterdam, The Hague and London for Royal Dutch Shell Group of Companies for 33 years. He started his career in the Shell Research Laboratories in Amsterdam where he was involved in the development of refinery burners/furnaces. He later moved to Separation Technology. He worked on the development of conventional as well as membrane based gas-liquid and liquid-liquid separators. From 1987 to 2005, he worked in the Gas/Liquid Treating and Sulphur Processes department as Principal Technologist, providing technical and operational excellence to all gas plants and LNG plants that were operated or advised by Shell. His last position (2005 to 2010) was as a Lead Process Engineer with Qatargas 3&4 LNG Project (first with EPC contractor in Japan and then in Ras Laffan in Qatar). The last three years of the project involvement was in the construction, commissioning and start-up of the 7.8 mtpy LNG trains. From 2011 to 2014 Jay worked with SBM Offshore in the Netherlands on the development of gas treating modules for FPSO and FLNG. Jay is now an independent consultant and an instructor with PetroSkills|John M. Campbell. He holds BS and PhD degrees from the University of London and a Diploma in Management Studies from the University of Coventry.
MR. WES WRIGHT has 32 years' experience in oil and gas producing facilities. Mr. Wright began teaching with PetroSkills in 2004 where he has been delivering courses in CO2 Surface Facilities, Oil and Gas Processing and Operator Training world-wide. Previously, Mr. Wright was the lead on-site engineer at the Weyburn CO2 Miscible flood where he was closely involved in the development, design, construction, start-up and operations. Through the 1980's, Mr. Wright performed contract research at the University of Calgary in Enhanced Oil Recovery and was a consultant on a wide range of sweet and sour oil and gas projects throughout Western Canada. Mr. Wright graduated in 1983 with a BSc in Engineering from the University of Calgary. He is a Professional Engineer in Alberta, Canada and is a member of the SPE. He has been published in the ASME-OMAE, CSCE, IAHR, and in Carbon Sequestration and Related Technologies (Wiley, 2011).
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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