Troubleshooting Oil and Gas Processing Facilities - PF-49

Discipline: Process Facilities
Level: Intermediate
Instructors who teach this course:


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Oil Production and Processing Facilities - PF-4
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About the course
This course will cover how to establish and apply a general troubleshooting methodology as well as how to conduct process/equipment specific troubleshooting. Definitions of good/normal performance will be discussed for each process/equipment type covered. Data gathering, validation and utilization procedures will be discussed. Criteria to use when evaluating possible problem solutions will also be covered. Real-world exercises will be utilized throughout the class to reinforce the learning objectives. Both onshore and offshore facilities will be discussed. It is assumed that course participants have a solid understanding of how typical oil and gas production and processing facilities work, including the commonly used processes and equipment involved.
Designed For
Process/Facilities engineers with 5-10 years of experience, facilities engineering team leaders/supervisors, and senior facilities operational personnel.
You will learn
  • The difference between troubleshooting, optimization, and debottlenecking
  • How to recognize trouble when it is occurring
  • How to develop a methodical approach to troubleshooting
  • To recognize how different components of a facility interact with each other, and the significance of these interactions
  • How to gather, validate, and utilize the data needed for troubleshooting
  • The criteria to be considered for identifying the best solution when several feasible solutions are available
  • Typical causes of problems, and their solutions, for the main types of processes and equipment used in the upstream-midstream oil and gas industry
Course Content
  • Troubleshooting methodology fundamentals and data reconciliation
  • Gas - Liquid separators
  • Reciprocating compressors
  • Amine gas sweetening
  • Glycol dehydration units
  • 3-phase separators
  • Centrifugal pumps
  • Oil treating
  • Produced water treating systems
  • Shell and tube heat exchangers
  • Centrifugal compressors
  • Molecular sieve dehydration units
  • NGL recovery processes