Arabian American Center August Training & Development
Program Title:
Process Systems Foundations & Gas Lift Foundations
18.08.2019 - 22.08.2019
$ 3900


Course Objective

       By attending the course, participants will be able to:

                 Develop their existing understanding of Process Systems Foundations

                 Understand the construction, the arc extinguishing principles of

                 Surface Production Facilities Operations

                 Expand their knowledge of the Separation, Dehydration, Treatment, & Sweetening Processes

                     of oil & Natural Gas


                Acquire the skills and practical knowledge to identify the requirements for Safety Aspects

                Develop their existing understanding of Surface Equipment Facilities Troubleshooting

                Select the appropriate gas lift systems and equipment

                Design continuous-flow gas lift systems

               Analyze operating gas lift systems Increase production from your wells using gas lift technology

                   and optimization Improve the economics of gas lift operation


Who Should Attend?

          Petroleum engineers, operators, & technicians

       Production engineers and operations’ staff responsible for designing gas lift installations and/ or performing surveillance and optimization on wells using gas lift; appropriate for staff at all levels of gas lift expertise and has been given with good results to both production engineers new to gas lift as well as industry gas lift consultants.


Course Contents

Part 1: Process Systems Foundations

             Separators & Separation

                               Types of separators

                               Component parts of separator

                               Operating problems

                               Separator sizing


            Piping & Measurements

                               Piping design and selection

                               Piping materials

                               Oil measurement

                               Gas measurement


            Oil Reservoir  

                              Types of reservoir,

                              Reservoir performance & recovery factor

                              Secondary Recovery (water & gas injection)

                              Water Injection Treatment


           Surface Concern

                              Gas / Oil Separation,

                              Basic Concepts Understanding Gas/Oil Separation,

                              Separation Equipment


           Oil Treatment




           Gas Dehydration

                             Reason for dehydration

                             Prediction of Conditions Leading to Hydrate Formation,

                             Dehydration Methods


           Gas Sweetening (Acid Gas Removal)

                            Chemi- Sorption Seating Process

                            Physical Solvents ,

                            Direct Conversion H2S to Elementary Sulfur


          Valves Types & Principles of Operations

          Safety Aspects

                           Flare System

                           Gas Conversion & Flaring Minimization  

                           Control System


            Production Operation  

            Surface Facilities

            Crude Oil Separation

            Sub. Centers Operation & Design

            Crude Oil Emulsion Chemicteristic & Solution

            Troubleshooting (Operations)


Part 2: Gas Lift Foundations

                    Gas lift concepts and data



                    Nodal analysis

                    Equilibrium curves


                    Gas lift equipment and valve mechanics

                    Valve selection

                    Gas lift equipment demo

                    Valve calibration



                    Mandrel spacing and step-by step, complete gas lift design for a well

                   Temperature effects on valves

                    Determine the Ptro

                    Orifice sizing techniques

                    Lift gas rates for best economics


                    Causes and solutions of instability

                    Gas lift surveillance

                    Gas measurement

                    Analysis of flowing pressure gradient surveys

                    Analysis of GL surface charts and measurements


                    Gas allocation and field optimization

                    Use of computer programs for gas lift design, trouble-shooting and optimization

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