ENGINEERING

 

 

  •   Pipeline Engineering

 

Overview

This intensive level course covers the design, construction and operation of pipeline systems. The focus is on pipeline routing, hydraulics, mechanical design, and construction for both onshore and offshore pipelines. The result of this course is cost-effective, safe and environmentally sound design, construction, inspection, operation, and maintenance of pipelines.

 

 Designed for

 

Students, technical professionals new to the pipeline business or needing a broad understanding of the pipeline business including: pipeline project managers, pipeline engineers, facilities engineers, pipeline design and construction engineers, engineering and construction contractors.

 

 

Course content

 

  • Pipeline systems definition and applications
  • Codes and standards related to pipelines
  • Pipeline hydraulics: single-phase gas and liquids, multiphase fluids and heavy/waxy crudes
  • Major design considerations for strength, stability, and installation
  • Pipeline survey and mapping
  • Pipeline route engineering
  • Pipeline materials and components
  • Corrosion and cathodic protection of pipelines
  • Special design aspects, covering such issues as risers, slug catchers, pigging facilities, etc
  • Basic design considerations for pipeline facilities
  • Pipeline construction for cross country and offshore systems focusing on welding
  • Pressure testing, pre-commissioning, and commissioning
  • Pipeline integrity aspects including in-line inspection
  • Leak detection and emergency planning considerations
  • Repairs and modification considerations
  • Safety, environmental, and regulatory requirements

 

TOTAL DURATION OF TECHNICAL COURSES: 5 days

Fees: 800 TND

Location: Sfax, Tunisia

 

 

  • OIL PRODUCTION & PROCESSING FACILITIES

 

Overview

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 will be discussed. Produced water treating and water injection systems are also covered. Solution gas handling processes and equipment will be discussed as well, though 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.

Designed for

 

Students, process/facilities engineers, senior operating personnel, and production chemists. Wide-ranging skills for design, operation and troubleshooting of oil and water production equipment.

 

Course content

 

  • Overview of upstream oil and gas production operations
  • Overview of reservoirs and well inflow performance
  • Overview of artificial lift
  • Processing configurations (example PFD’s)
  • Fluid compositions, properties and phase behavior
  • Phase separation of gas, oil, and water
  • Emulsions
  • Sand, wax, and asphaltenes
  • Oil treating
  • Field desalting
  • Crude stabilization and sweetening
  • Crude oil storage and vapor recovery
  • Measurement of crude oil
  • Transportation of crude oil
  • Produced water treating
  • Compressors
  • Water injection systems
  • Relief and flare systems
  • Overview of solution gas processing

 

TOTAL DURATION OF TECHNICAL COURSES: 10 days

Fees: 1250 TND

Location: Sfax, Tunisia

 

 

 

Overview

The emphasis of this course is on gas production facilities from the wellhead to the delivery of a specification gas product and to select and evaluate the different processes used to dehydrate natural gas, meet hydrocarbon dewpoint specifications and extract NGLs

Both hand-methods and computer-aided analysis are used to examine sensitivities of technical decisions.

 

Designed for

 

Students, process/facilities engineers, senior operating personnel, and production chemists. Wide-ranging skills for design, operation and troubleshooting of gas production equipment.

 

Course content

 

  • Gas Processing Systems
  • Physical Properties of Hydrocarbons
  • Terminology and Nomenclature
  • Qualitative Phase Behavior
  • Vapor-Liquid Equilibrium
  • Water-Hydrocarbon Phase Behavior, Hydrates, etc.
  • Basic Thermodynamics and Application of Energy Balances
  • Process Control and Instrumentation
  • Relief and Flare Systems
  • Fluid Hydraulics; two-phase flow
  • Separation Equipment
  • Heat Transfer Equipment
  • Pumps
  • Compressors and Drivers
  • Refrigeration in Gas Conditioning and NGL Extraction Facilities
  • Fractionation
  • Glycol Dehydration; TEG
  • Adsorption Dehydration and Hydrocarbon Removal
  • Gas Treating and Sulfur Recovery

 

TOTAL DURATION OF TECHNICAL COURSES: 5 days

Location: Sfax, Tunisia