|Onshore Pipeline Facilities - Design, Construction and Operations - PL-42|
|Onshore Gas Gathering Systems: Design and Operations - PF-45|
|Terminals and Storage Facilities - PL-44|
Discipline: Pipeline Engineering
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Josh Gilad, Steve Scott, Stuart Watson
This 5-day, foundation level course reviews key issues associated with development, design, construction, and operation of terminals and storage facilities for liquid hydrocarbons and NGLs. The course focuses on six areas: 1) terminal codes and siting constraints, 2) terminal design and equipment layout, 3) types of storage and selection criteria, 4) design considerations for loading racks, fire protection, vapor recovery, blending equipment, and water treatment, 5) detailed design of storage tanks, vessels, and caverns, and 6) operations and maintenance. Safety, quality control, system reliability, availability, and regulatory compliance are integrated throughout the course. Case studies and team exercises are used to reinforce key points.
"I enjoyed the overall general information given as my own exposure has been minimal to this point." - Leak Detection Engineer, United States
"Everything that was taught was relevant and I enjoyed every aspect of the course." - Participant, Ghana
Project managers, engineers, operations and maintenance supervisors, and regulatory compliance personnel with 1-3 years of experience in planning, engineering, constructing and/or operating terminals and storage facilities for hydrocarbon liquids, NGLs, and petrochemical feedstocks. This course is for participants needing a foundation level understanding of the planning, engineering, construction, operations, and maintenance of storage and terminals connected to pipelines, rail, barges/tankers and/or truck loading facilities.
You Will Learn:
MR. Y. (JOSH) GILAD, PE, has 40 years of domestic and international experience in the engineering, analysis, inspection, troubleshooting, forensic investigation and expert witness for marine liquid bulk terminals for oil (crude, products) and gas (LNG, LPG), cargo handling and storage facilities, prime movers, piping and pipelines. His experience includes pipeline flow and hydraulic transient analysis, pipe stress analysis, pipeline on-bottom stability, pipeline integrity & fitness for service assessment. Throughout his years with Brown & Root (now KBR), Han-Padron Associates (now CH2M-Hill), and as an independent consultant, Mr. Gilad has been involved in the design and installation of numerous single point mooring (SPM) systems and other offshore petroleum terminals, fixed-berth and offshore cargo transfer systems, oil and gas pipelines, Pipeline End Manifolds (PLEMs), pig launching/receiving and oil storage facilities. Mr. Gilad holds a BS and MS in mechanical engineering from the Technion, Haifa and is a registered Professional Engineer in the States of TX, NY and CA. He is one of the original authors of the California State MOTEMS, and presently a member of PIANC working group, WG153, that is developing recommendations for the design of marine oil terminals.
Steve Scott is a Chemical Engineer by qualification and an Atmospheric Storage Tank and Sludge Processing Specialist by experience. He is a member of the Institution of Chemical Engineers and the Energy Institute, and is qualified as an API Certified Tank Inspector (API 653). On leaving full time education, Steve joined ICI, and was involved as a key player in the development of improved operational performance across a broad range of chemical manufacturing plants. In 1985, Steve became a member of the Institute of Petroleum team charged with the production of its 'Tank Cleaning Safety Code,' which has become the definitive document worldwide. In 1992, Steve became Managing Director of Progressive Technical Services specializing in the preparation for inspection of large diameter black oil storage tanks and the subsequent processing of the resultant hydrocarbon waste for oil recovery, recycling and waste minimization.
As a recognized industry expert, Steve decided to offer his services to a wider audience and in 1997, formed Bro Nant International. As an independent, Steve can work for both contractor and industrial major alike and has built up an enviable reputation both in the UK and overseas. Strategic alliances formed with leading oil industry service companies allows Bro Nant International to offer a full turnkey capability from a single managed source. A comprehensive knowledge of the relevant industry standards including BS, EEMUA, and API ensures that all projects are undertaken with a high degree of professional integrity, all participants having been independently audited by Bro Nant International. During the past 20 years, Steve has provided training in Atmospheric Storage Tank Management to literally hundreds of industry professionals worldwide.
MR. STUART WATSON has international oil and gas experience including onshore and offshore roles; process/mechanical, lead mechanical and project engineering positions for over 25 years.
His experience has taken him to facilities around the world in regions including Australia, Africa, the Middle East and the US. Mr. Watson graduated with honors in 1995 from Curtin University, Perth, Australia, with a BS in Mechanical Engineering. After graduating he worked in Perth, Australia supporting Woodside's offshore facilities. In January 2000, Stuart accepted a position with Pearl Development Company of Colorado where he worked over the next eight years at many of the gas production and processing facilities in the western US. His work included expansions for Unocal Alaska, facilities engineering at the El Paso Field Service's 650MMscfd Chaco Plant and various other projects in Colorado and Wyoming. In 2008, he oversaw and commissioned a 92MMscfd amine sweetening and cryogenic NGL train for the Government of Ras Al Khaimah (UAE). Thereafter, he started his own engineering consultancy supporting both mechanical and process disciplines. In 2009 he started instructing part time for John M. Campbell and Co. in mechanical engineering and operator training. Currently, Mr. Watson supports PetroSkills in a full time role to ensure technical and quality assurance in ICE, Pipeline, Mechanical and Offshore engineering.
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