You Will Learn:
- 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
- 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
- Foams, emulsions, paraffins, asphaltenes, hydrates, salts
- 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
DR. OMAR BARKAT is a registered and licensed Professional Engineer and the Executive Director for Upstream Operations with PetroProTech. He has been a training specialist and technical consultant for OGCI-PetroSkills since 1997. He has over 28 years of combined industrial and academic experience in the USA, North Africa and Europe. He has been an active international oil and gas consulting engineer since 1993 involved in projects related to surface production operations, upstream facilities, field development, oil and gas production systems performance optimization, equipment selection, petroleum fluids treating and processing and fluids disposal management. From 1980 to 95, he worked on several oil and gas production technical issues and led research and development projects in areas such as: cement slurries, hydraulic fracturing fluids, proppant transport, emulsions, drilling muds, formation damage, cutting transport, H2S/CO2 corrosion, fluid flow and rheology, drag and pour point reducing agents and petroleum processing. He has successfully designed and delivered several short courses, seminars and lectures in a variety of oil and gas topics throughout the world. He is a former tenured university full professor in Louisiana and Oklahoma, a current member of several international societies including SPE, AIChE, ACS and ASEE, and a member of the US National Engineering Honor Society Tau Beta Pi. He is an invited Adjunct Professor of Petroleum Engineering at the University of Tulsa and a member of its Industrial Advisory Board. He is the author of numerous technical publications, the recipient of several professorship, research, teaching and merit awards and listed in the Who's Who in Science and Engineering. He received a Chemical Engineering State Diploma from the National Polytechnique School of Algiers, an MS and a PhD from the University of Tulsa.
MR. MASON GOMEZ is the PetroSkills Technical Director for the Production and Completions discipline and the Reservoir Engineering discipline. He is a Licensed Petroleum Engineer (LA#26131) with 26 years diversified experience including: production/reservoir engineering, offshore field development/mature field optimization, shale play drilling/ completions, Operator/Service Company employment, Engineering, Sales, Operations Management, Human Resource Development, and Project Management roles. He received a BS degree in Petroleum Engineering from Stanford University.
MR. JEFFREY S. MCMULLAN has over 30 years of broad career growth in the upstream oil and gas business including engineering assignments in drilling, well completions and production as well as operations supervisory, management and executive positions. He has also worked in employee selection, training and development for technical, administrative and operations personnel and is experienced in building highly successful organizations from the ground up. Jeff received a BS in Petroleum Engineering from Louisiana State University.
DR. CLIFF REDUS is an independent petroleum engineering consultant who specializes in production system optimization and subsea flow assurance. Prior to starting his consulting business, he was an Associate Professor of Petroleum Engineering at the University of Tulsa. He has 35 years of petroleum industry experience, both in production research and field operations in the area of multiphase flow. His primary areas of interest are multiphase flow in well bores, flow lines and production equipment, multiphase meters and pumps, computational fluid mechanics, advance separation technology and paraffin and hydrate deposition in production flow lines and wells. He was in a supervisory capacity in production related industrial research for the last 10 years with Texaco's Upstream Technology Department in Houston Texas, with the last four years as Director of Texaco's live oil multiphase flows loop in Humble Texas. At Tulsa University, he was actively engaged in teaching, research in multiphase flow, and as executive director of Tulsa University Fluid Flow Projects. He received a B.S. in Mechanical engineering from Texas A&M University in Kingsville, Texas, an MS. and Ph.D., from the University of Houston, both in Mechanical Engineering.
MR. RICHARD SCHROEDER is founder and President of RHS Management, specializing in technical and management consulting for the petroleum industry. He has more than 45 years of experience in engineering, international operations, management and teaching experience in all phases of exploration, production, research and corporate development. He specializes in reservoir management, production optimization, drilling, operations, completion and workover capabilities, personnel development, communications and multi-discipline team building. His professional experience includes: 9 years in engineering, research and supervision with Exxon; 8 years as Senior Vice President with May Petroleum, an independent drilling fund company; 8 years as President of Rosewood Resources, a privately-owned international integrated oil company; and 7 years as President/Vice Chairman/Consultant of Harken Energy Corp., an international exploration company. He has authored articles and manuals on various phases of petroleum engineering and personnel management. He is a member of API, SPE, IPAA, and TIPRO, is a Tau Beta Pi Fellow, and has various outstanding lecturer awards. He received a BS in Engineering Science and an MS in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.
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
How to contact PetroSkills:
1-800-821-5933 toll-free in North America or
Address P.O. Box 35448, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74153-0448, U.S.A