Process Technologies & Operations

HAZOP Applications in Petroleum Industry ( LEVEL I)

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HAZOP Applications in Petroleum Industry ( LEVEL I)

Course objective

• Understand the role of the Process Hazards Analysis in the Petroleum Industry • Appreciate the accompanied Hazards in the Petroleum Industry • Differentiate between the Occupational Safety and The Process Safety • Concentrate on the most commonly used methods in the petroleum Industry (HAZOP & What If/ Checklist Methods) • Increase the ability of the audiences to participate efficiently in the conducted PHA sessions.

Course Content

– Introduction To Process Hazards Analysis (PHA) – HAZOP Technique – What If & Check List Technique – Introduction to Human Error – Approaches to Mitigate Errors Likely Situations – Illustration of the Twenty Error Likely Situations with practical Examples

Who Should Attend

Process and Production staff, Engineering Staff, Managerial Staff, and Maintenance Engineers. Projects and Constructions Engineers

Duration

Natural Gas Processing Technology

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Natural Gas Processing Technology

Course objective

The course will cover all aspects of gas plant processing including: review of the gas laws, calculations of natural gas properties, inlet separation, condensate stabilization, sweetening processes, dehydration processes (Glycol, M. Sieve, etc.), refrigeration, LPG fractionation and gas sweetening processes, the focus will be on important operating principles, process control variables, operating problems and pertinent calculations.

Course Content

– Composition and specifications related to natural gas processing physical properties. – Basic gas calculations – Gas separation – Condensate Stabilization – Sweetening processes and sulfur recovery – Dehydration processes – Refrigeration (propane refrigeration) – LPG / LNG – Computer Dynamic Simulation Laboratories

Who Should Attend

New process engineers, process supervisor, and new engineers in relation to the important features of gas processing.

Duration

Oil Refining Technology

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Oil Refining Technology

Course objective

The participants will learn how to estimate some properties of crude oil as well as a detailed study of the operating features of all the crude oil refining processes listed below. These will include an examination of operating conditions, control variables, chemistry of the processes, catalysts, operating problems etc.

Course Content

– Classification and properties of oil – Desalting of crude oil – Overview of distillation process – Atmospheric distillation of crude oil – Vacuum distillation – Straight run product cuts and properties – Refinery gas plant – Introduction to advanced processes such as hydro treating, catalytic reforming, gasoline specifications and blending, hydro cracking, etc. – Computer Dynamic Simulation Laboratories

Who Should Attend

Process engineers, chemists in relation to the important features of oil refining.

Duration

Water Treatment & Water Injection

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Water Treatment & Water Injection

Course objective

Quality of Natural Water, Source of Water Supply, Definition of Terms that used in water treatment, Solubility of Chemical Compounds, CaCO3 Equivalents, Methods of Expressing Concentrations, Water Sampling Procedures, Water Analysis Techniques, Impurities in Water, Operating Problems (Corrosion, Scale Deposition, Microbiological Growth), Industrial Water Pretreatment, Water Injection Treatment, Waste Water Treatment.

Course Content

• Understand the Physical Properties of Water. • Understand Ca CO3 Equivalents. • Know how to express the Concentrations. • Know the Water Analysis Techniques. • Understand and Identify the Operating Problems. • Know the Different Methods for Water Treatment. • Identify the Required Inhibitors for Water Treatment.

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for Junior Engineers, Senior Operators, and Operators who are working in Oil Production Facilities and Oil Refineries.

Duration

LPG Technology

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LPG Technology

Course objective

The purpose of the course is to identify LPG properties, behavior& different recourses of LPG. The course also emphasis on methods of processing and purification required in addition to safe handling of LPG.

Course Content

• LPG properties • LPG Processing • LPG Storage, Leading and Metering • LPG Hazard • Upon success for completion of this course trainee will be able to: • Identify LPG specification • Identify major LPG processing methods • Improve LPG recovery. • Practice a safe use and handling of LPG products.

Who Should Attend

The course is essential for engineers/technical staff in operation, process, safety, and may be required for mechanical and electrical people working in Gas plants, LPG recovery units, LPG catalytic polymerization units, LPG Hydrogenation units, vapor recovery units (VRU), to be a wear with LPG industry.

Duration

Oil Treatment

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Oil Treatment

Course objective

Fundamentals of separation in vessels, Operation and Troubleshooting. Crude Oil Emulsions, Sizing of Heater-Treaters, Electrostatic Heater Treater, and Operation. Basic Pump Hydraulics. Storage Tank Design, Hazardous Conditions and Safety Procedures, and Measurements.

Course Content

• Understand the fundamentals of separation in vessels by Gravity. • Operate and Troubleshoot Separator Problems. • Identify Emulsions, Emulsifying Agents, and Demulsifies. • How to operate and troubleshoot Heater-Treaters • Understand the Basic Pump Hydraulics. • Identify Storage Tank Types and components. • Know Tank Maintenance Procedures. • Identify Hazardous Conditions and apply Safety Procedures. • Know the required measurements for oil the storage tanks (Gravity, Temperature, Volume, Salt Content, Water and Sediment)

Who Should Attend

Junior Engineers, Senior Operators, and Operators who are working in Oil Production Facilities and Oil Refineries.

Duration

Fired Heater & Heat Transfer Equipments

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Fired Heater & Heat Transfer Equipments

Course objective

Principles of Heat Transfer & Heat Transfer in Heat Exchangers, Types of Heat Exchangers, Shell and Tube Exchangers, Double pipe Exchangers, Air – Cooled Exchangers, Plat Heat Exchangers, Heat Exchanger Operations, and Heat Exchanger Problems. Fired Heater Designs, Performance Monitoring, Operation, and Troubleshooting.

Course Content

• Understand the Principles of Heat Transfer. • Know the Function of Heat Transfer Equipment. • Identify the different Types of Heat Exchangers. • Know the components of Air – Cooled Exchangers. • Know Testing procedures of Heat Exchanger for leaks. • Identify the Heat Exchanger Problems and how to troubleshoot. • Start Up, Shutdown and Troubleshoot the Furnace

Who Should Attend

Junior Engineers, Senior Operators, and Operators who are working in Oil Production Facilities and Oil Refineries.

Duration

Process Calculation Simulation

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Process Calculation Simulation

Course objective

This course covers the fundamentals of the essential hand calculation in the oil and gas field, the course represented as a basic for the advanced calculation course by simulation.

Course Content

– Calculate the mol%, vol%, total density, Specific gravity, and molecular weight of the crude oil. – Calculate the pressure losses in piping within laminar or turbulence flow. – Debutanizer calculation. – Heat exchanger Design calculation. – Heater Design calculation. – Compressor sizing. – Calculate the Bubble point, dew point, flash calculation. – Calculate the tower feed inlet, top and, bottom operating pressure and temperature. – Calculate the Mass and Heat balance. – Calculate heater and heat exchanger Efficiency.

Who Should Attend

New Engineers, Senior Engineers/ Process, and others engineers involved in field or plant operations also may be Experience technicians

Duration

Planned Shutdown & Critical Activities and Start-up

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Planned Shutdown & Critical Activities and Start-up

Course objective

The successful achievement of the objectives of any type of Shutdown is heavily dependent on the quality of the preparation. This is reflected in the structure of the shutdown process, the first three phases of which are aimed at a controlled development of the plan prior to the execution of the shutdown.

Course Content

– Shutdown Planning – Controlling Shutdown Activity – Shutdown Activity – Shutdown Isolations – Shutdown Safety – Start Up

Who Should Attend

The course is designed for Shutdown managers, Planners, Supervisors, Maintenance Engineers.

Duration

Water Treatment Chemicals

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Water Treatment Chemicals

Course objective

This course provides in-depth coverage of the different purposes for using water treatment chemicals as well as the different monitoring and chemical injection system.

Course Content

– Different Sources of water and physical properties of water – Water analysis techniques – Purposes for chemical treatment of water: – Data collection for problem identification – Produced water sampling, analysis and characterization – Selection and testing of chemicals: – Injection water sampling, analysis and characterization – Chemical treatment / injection techniques. – Monitoring of the efficiency of chemical treatment and optimization of chemical usage

Who Should Attend

Engineers, senior Operators who are working in oil& gas production, and oil refineries.

Duration

Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS)

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Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS)

Course objective

This course is designed to create the foundation for understanding the common principles for LIMS which is software that is used in the laboratory for the management of samples, laboratory users, instruments, standards and other laboratory functions such as work flow automation.

Course Content

– Identify the aspects of L IMS – Control the Lab activities, including the instruments, personnel and procedures – Effectiveness of the system – Efficiency of personnel. – LIMS enables labs to meet scientific, performance and regulatory goals

Who Should Attend

– Lab chemists and Lab technicians who have been working in the fields of oil and gas production. – Processing and quality control for 1 to 5 years. – Lab chemists and Lab technicians in the petrochemical companies and refineries.

Duration

Waste Water Treatment Systems

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Waste Water Treatment Systems

Course objective

This course covers the waste water treatment in Oil, Gas processing and Refining Industries. It is based on industrial implementation of treatment methods and describes operators’ experiences in running waste water facilities in a number of plants.

Course Content

– Chemistry of Water – Characterizing oil industry waste water and explain the general parameters in common with municipal waste water. – Main reactions during Industrial waste water treatment. – Introduction to Pollution and its criteria – Treatment of oil produced water – Main sources of polluting effluents in refineries – Details of the sequencing of waste water treatment: – The concept of toxic pollutants and particular treatments

Who Should Attend

Engineers and Senior Operators who are working in Oil & Gas production, and Oil Refineries.

Duration

Corrosion & Corrosion Control Fundamentals in Oil & Gas Field

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Corrosion & Corrosion Control Fundamentals in Oil & Gas Field

Course objective

This course is designed to create the foundation for Corrosion Engineering and understanding the common corrosion and corrosion control principals used in oil, gas fields, and other industries in general.

Course Content

– Introduction – Basics of Corrosion – Metallurgy and Materials – Corrosion Forms – High Temperature Corrosion – Corrosion Inhibitors – Cathodic Protection – Coatings – Corrosion Monitoring – Application and Case Studies

Who Should Attend

Corrosion engineers who have been in the field of corrosion and corrosion control for 1 to 5 years. Process engineers, production engineers and technicians, maintenance engineers and project engineers.

Duration

Chemical Treatment in Oil and Gas Field

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Chemical Treatment in Oil and Gas Field

Course objective

This course is designed to create the foundation for understanding the common principles for the chemical treatment programs applied in the oil and gas fields, the associated engineering, as well as the criteria for selection, monitoring and control techniques in general.

Course Content

– Introduction. – Demulsifiers – Hydrate Inhibitors – Corrosion Inhibitors – Oxygen Scavengers – Biocides – Scale Inhibitors – Pour-point Depressants and Flow Improvers – Discussion on the application of the different treatment programs and actual case studies.

Who Should Attend

Process engineers, production engineers, technicians and project engineers. Corrosion engineers, Chemists, Processing engineer and in the corrosion and corrosion control for 1 to 5 years.

Duration

Flare System, Operations and Design

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Flare System, Operations and Design

Course objective

The course participants will learn how to control process conditions by venting gases and/or liquids. Burning brought about the need for pilots and pilot ignitors and the need for awareness of the design factors and considerations imposed on a system by a flame at the exit. Also to desirable the safe and the economic flaring of the gases was accompanied by objectionable dense black smoke. It will appear an important point in the transition from unburned vents to flaring and from vent pipes to burners specifically designed for flare applications.

Course Content

– Flare Systems – Factors Influencing Flare Design – Flare Designer Equipment – Flare Combustion Products – Pressure Reliefs And Flaring – De-pressuring, Emergency Relief And Flare System – Safe Analyses

Who Should Attend

Junior Engineers, Senior Operators, and Operators who are directly working in Oil and Gas field production units, Gas processing Facilities and Refineries.

Duration

HAZOP Applications in Petroleum Industry (Level II)

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HAZOP Applications in Petroleum Industry (Level II)

Course objective

To learn the tips, tricks, and secrets that analysts use to conduct efficient HAZOP; an introduction to the Safety integrity level SIL determination will be introduced and recognition of the layer of protections and protective safety systems.

Course Content

– Methods of Risk Ranking – Process Control vs. Safety Control – Prescriptive Protection Practices – Level Of Protection Analysis LOPA – Advanced HAZOP applications – Safety Integrity Level SIL Determination – Mitigation of Human Error – HAZOP Practicing Leadership Work Shop

Who Should Attend

• Management, engineering (design, process, facilities, instrumentation and control), operations and safety of process operations. • Engineers, safety/environment personnel, plant operators, area managers and maintenance personnel.

Duration

Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)

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Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)

Course objective

Provide basic knowledge about Environmental impact assessment (EIA).

Course Content

– Outline about Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA). – Topics of Environmental impact assessment (EIA) – Objectives of EIA studies – Characteristics of impacts. – The main procedural elements of the EIA. – Steps of EIA – Requirements of an EIA system – EIA and project planning – EIA Methodology – United Nations Program – USA program – Egypt program

Who Should Attend

• HSEQ Engineers, Environmental Engineers • Technical Engineers, Safety Engineers, Lab • Chemists, Operation Engineers, and Oil movement Engineers.

Duration

Hazardous Wastes in Petroleum Industry

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Hazardous Wastes in Petroleum Industry

Course objective

Introduce an Overview of how to manage Hazardous Wastes, Specific HW Generating Industries, and Introduce Common Hazardous waste treatment and Transportation methods.

Course Content

– Hazardous Waste Management, – HW Generating Units & HW Generation Scenario – Specific Waste Guidance Documents Characterization and Waste Minimization Options – Quantification of Hazardous Wastes – Recycling Options – Waste Minimization Options – Hazardous Waste for Incineration – Recycling & Land Disposal – HW Generating Industries – Common Hazardous waste treatment – HW Disposal Facilities in Operation – Guidelines for Transportation of HW – Steps Taken for Effective – Implementation of HW – Common HW incinerator Guidelines – FLUE GAS EMISSION STANDARDS – use of High Calorific Value Hazardous – waste as fuels in Cement Kilns – Recycling of Hazardous Waste

Who Should Attend

Environment, production, process, project engineers and supervisors

Duration

Pollution Prevention in Petroleum Industry

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Pollution Prevention in Petroleum Industry

Course objective

In the end of the course you will be able to evaluate the most pollution events and how to prevent it

Course Content

– Introduction , Environmental Challenges – Oil Drilling & Production: o Pollution in Drilling & Production o Standards & Guidelines for Drilling o Revised Guidelines for Disposal of o Drill Cuttings and Drilling Fluids – Oil Refining: o Minimizing Emissions o Minimizing Wastewater o Solid Waste Management – Petrochemical Industry: o Waste Water o Emissions o Solid Wastes

Who Should Attend

Environment, production, process, project engineers and supervisors

Duration

Process Operations (for Technicians)

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Process Operations (for Technicians)

Course objective

• Operate an oil refinery with safety as the prime consideration. • Monitor instrumentation and the operation of equipment. • Detect potential and actual problems and take corrective action to prevent the interruption of system operations. • Analyze operational trends and take corrective actions. • Use standard operating procedures to start/stop production equipment

Course Content

– Introduction to Petroleum Refining – Industrial Valves, Compressed Air – How to Read Process Drawings – Basic Process Instrumentation and Control – Pump, Fundamentals – Compressors – Heat Exchangers – Basic Safety – Process plant startup / shutdown – Troubleshooting

Who Should Attend

Process operations, troubleshooting, process engineering, and technical services

Duration

Chemical laboratory in Petroleum Industry

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Chemical laboratory in Petroleum Industry

Course objective

Provide basic knowledge about importance of chemical laboratory in petroleum industry.

Course Content

– Outline about chemical laboratory. – Chemicals handling. – Petroleum products and it᾿ s uses. – Different sampling techniques for petroleum products. – The importance of laboratory test methods for operation process. – The importance of products standard specifications. – Relation between different chemical treatment and laboratory test methods. – Technical support from the chemical laboratory to operation process.

Who Should Attend

Senior process operators, new process engineers new technical engineers and laboratory technicians.

Duration

Overview of Oil, Gas and Petrochemicals

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Overview of Oil, Gas and Petrochemicals

Course objective

To give an idea of the entire system of the hydrocarbon value chain, from oil and natural gas production to valorization into refinery products and petrochemicals. To present overview of the operations of refinery. Highlight technology aspects in the chain.

Course Content

– Introduction to Conventional / Nonrenewable Energy Sources – Overview of Crude Oil – Overview of Natural Gas – Overview of Petrochemicals

Who Should Attend

– Who want to gain a complete overview of the entire value chain of hydrocarbon industry (oil & gas, refinery and petrochemicals). – Who want to know the technical aspects of the industry they are working in. – Executives who have interaction with upstream and downstream of the industry they are working in. – Those working in major hydrocarbon projects.

Duration

Cathodic Protection Principles and Applications

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Cathodic Protection Principles and Applications

Course objective

To get the attendees acquainted with the basic and necessary fundamentals of cathodic protection systems such that they become able to deal with the cathodic protection operation problems and how to undertake all the maintenance/ monitoring issues of the installed systems and to review all the cathodic protection design systems.

Course Content

– Fundamentals of Corrosion – Pipeline Coatings – Cathodic Protection—How It Works – Criteria for Cathodic Protection – Survey Methods and Evaluation Techniques – Cathodic Protection with Impressed Current Systems – Cathodic Protection with Galvanic Anodes Systems – Stray Current Corrosion Problem – Cathodic Protection Standards and Case Studies

Who Should Attend

Corrosion engineers, Chemists, technicians, process and production engineers, maintenance engineers and project engineers and technicians.

Duration

Corrosion Management

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Corrosion Management

Course objective

This course provides a good overview on the different methods of corrosion management in the production processing operation. Helps in choosing the right technology, which reduces the corrosion and protects the surrounding environment.

Course Content

– Corrosion Definition & Principles – Forms of Corrosion in Petroleum Production – Kingdom of Microorganisms – Occurrence of Corrosion in Petroleum Production Equipment – Case study of some types of Corrosion in Petroleum Production – Corrosion Monitoring in Oil Fields – Fundamentals of Inhibitors – Corrosion Control by Material Selection – Pipelines Corrosion Control By Pigging – Coating & Lining – Cathodic Protection

Who Should Attend

Corrosion Engineers, Process & production Engineers; Field Maints. Engineers and Senior Supervisors of process & Production technicians.

Duration

Burner Management System (BMS)

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Burner Management System (BMS)

Course objective

Since explosions and fires in fuel-fired heat utilization equipment constitute a loss potential in life, property, and production. This course gives overview of a compilation of guidelines, rules, and methods applicable to the safe operation of this type of equipment.

Course Content

– General – Definitions – Location and Construction – Furnace Heating Systems – Safety Equipment and Application – Final Exam

Who Should Attend

• Technical and Operations Process Engineers • Instruments Engineers, Operation technicians and senior • Supervisory technicians.

Duration

Design & Installation of Safety Devices for surface Production Facilities

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Design & Installation of Safety Devices for surface Production Facilities

Course objective

To improve the safety performance and increase the awareness of the prescriptive safety analysis approach, that is positively affect the efficiency of process within the operations /production areas.

Course Content

– Introduction to Hazard Identification – Levels of Protections and Process Hazard Analysis PHA – Prescriptive Approach of Assigning Protection Devices – Safety Analysis – Support Systems

Who Should Attend

Operation Staff, Engineering Staff, Technical Managerial Staff, Maintenance staff, Process Engineers, Constructions Engineers, Drilling staff and Marine.

Duration

Facilities Engineering for Non-Facilities Engineers (Part 1)

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Facilities Engineering for Non-Facilities Engineers (Part 1)

Course objective

An official training course for Petroleum and Petrochemicals companies employees in order to increase the awareness of Surface Production Facilities operation theories and physical phenomena that govern the fluids handling and equipments interaction, that is positively affect the efficiency of process within the operations /production areas

Course Content

– Introduction to Fluids Properties and fluids flow – Line Sizing and Wall Thickness Calculations – Valves Types and Pressure Ratings – Pressure Vessels and Separators – Piping Design Considerations for particular equipment – Recommended Practice for safety devices installation

Who Should Attend

This course is dedicated for Operations Staff, Engineering Staff, Technical Managerial Staff, Maintenance staff, Process Engineers.

Duration

Facilities Engineering for Non-Facilities Engineers (Part 2)

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Facilities Engineering for Non-Facilities Engineers (Part 2)

Course objective

An official training course for Petroleum and Petrochemicals companies employees in order to increase the awareness of Surface Production Facilities operation theories and physical phenomena that govern the fluids handling and equipments interaction, that is positively affect the efficiency of process within the operations /production areas

Course Content

– Literature Review on level I – Process Control Philosophy – Pressure-Relieving Devices – Operations of Centrifugal Pumps – Introduction to Process Safety – Engineering Drawings & Documentations – Simplified HAZOP workshop

Who Should Attend

This course is dedicated for Operations Staff, Engineering Staff, Technical Managerial Staff, Maintenance staff, Process Engineers.

Duration

Hydrocarbon Storage, Shipping and Utilization

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Hydrocarbon Storage, Shipping and Utilization

Course objective

This course presents a detailed overview of the storage facilities, shipping and Utilization. Each refining, petrochemical and gas processing facilities have its own storage and shipping equipment which have several types of operating techniques and special troubles which will discussed with details.

Course Content

– Introduction to oil and gas industry. – Storage tank types. – Tank gauging. – Liquid volume calculations. – Tools and accessories used in tank farms. – Pumping stations. – Hydrocarbon consumption.

Who Should Attend

New process engineers, process supervisor, and new technicians in relation to the important features of storage and loading facilities.

Duration

LPG, NGL & LNG Production and Handling

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LPG, NGL & LNG Production and Handling

Course objective

This course is designed to give the attendants the fundamentals of natural gas handling systems and facilities including some of the details of the process. Specifically, by attending this course you will Gain a deep knowledge of the properties, specifications and uses of natural gas Gain an understanding of typical natural gas processing operations, including Dehydration and fractionation.

Course Content

– Definitions, physical properties, and primary uses of LNG, NGLs and LPGs. – Overall supply/demand balances. – Key drivers of supply, demand, and price. – Gas conditioning – Gas dehydration – Amine sweetening plant – Turbo Expanders – NGL recovery – LNG Production – LPG storage and transportation

Who Should Attend

New process engineers, process supervisor, and new engineers in relation to the important features of gas processing.

Duration

Process Panel Operator Assessment (Software)

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Process Panel Operator Assessment (Software)

Course objective

Upon successful completion of this lab, you will understand the operation of oil and gas process and how changes in operating parameters effect the composition and flow rate of products as follows; • Explain the effect feed flow on product composition • Explain the effect of changing reflux flow on product composition, flow and overhead temperature. • Explain the effect of changes in bottoms temperature on product composition and flow. • Perform a successful start up and shut down of a distillation column simulation.

Course Content

– Laboratory Preparation – Laboratory Procedure – Theory of Distillation Column Operation – Process Description – Normal process operating conditions – Process equipment – Process instrumentation – Part A: Characteristics of Distillation Processes – Part B: Start Up Procedure for the Distillation Process – Step 1: Starting up the Simtronics simulations software – Step 2: Process Familiarization – Step 3: Composition control – DSS Process Log – Pre-Lab Assignment

Who Should Attend

• Engineers working as DCS panel operators • Panel operators • Qualified field operators required to be prepared as panel operators

Duration

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