Arabian American Center January Training & Development
Program Title:
Crude Oil Testing, Equipment and Corrosion Control
13.01.2019 - 17.01.2019
$ 3900


Course Overview:

Crude oil is the single largest traded commodity in the world. With the market proliferation of synthetic, high TAN, and extra-heavy crude oils, proper sampling, analysis, and reporting of data according to established standards is of paramount importance. Whether crude oil is refined in the near-term or stored for an extended period, it is fundamentally important that recognized procedures and standards be used in sampling and analysis.


In addition, this course is aimed at those who work with or around chemicals. Successful completion will prepare participants to look carefully at their own work activities when handling chemicals and contribute to the safer use and transport of chemicals in the workplace. It further goes on to teach the proper steps to control and reduce losses in the event of a spill.

Course Objectives:

              ─ How representative samples are collected using automatic and manual methods.

              ─ About the test methods available for obtaining the data necessary to determine quantity

                    for custody transfer purposes and conformance to expected quality

              ─ How to evaluate the commodity for assessing handling and processing characteristics,

                    especially opportunity crude oil.

              ─ The challenges facing refiners and analysts as crude oil streams become heavier, and

                   higher in sulphur and acid content.

              ─ Describe Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS)


              ─ Describe NFPA Labeling system

              ─ Describe Proper PPE for the various chemicals

              ─ Safely handle chemical containers

              ─ Safe storage of chemicals, protection needs and containment

              ─ Take actions and Precautions in the event of a spill


              ─ Limit a chemical spill disaster

              ─ Properly use a spill containment kit and clean up a chemical spill

              ─ Handle the chemical waste and used spill kit components

              ─ Apply problem-solving steps and tools

              ─ Analyze information to clearly describe problems


              ─ Identify appropriate solutions

              ─ Think creatively and be a contributing member of a problem-solving team

              ─ Select the best approach for making decisions

              ─ Create a plan for implementing, evaluating, and following up on decisions

              ─ Understand problem-solving


              ─ Use problem-solving model and toolkit

              ─ Make good group decisions

              ─ Analyze and select solutions

              ─ Plan and organize

Who Should Attend:

             ─ Laboratory technicians and chemists responsible for the analysis of crude oil samples for

                   quantity and quality purposes

             ─ Chemical laboratory staff, Chief Chemist, and Lab Tech. in Oil fields, power stations, water

                    treatment stations, and refineries, etc.

Course Contents:

        Day 1:

              ─ Introduction to crude oil testing

              ─ Definitions and Terms

              ─ Crude oil Routine Test

              ─ APT gravity

              ─ water cut


              ─ BS &W

              ─ Asphalt content

              ─ wax content

              ─ Viscosity & Yield point

              ─ Salt content


              ─ Crude oil Assay

              ─ Waxy crude oil testing equipments

              ─ Pour & cloud point test

              ─ Wax crystallization temperature equipment

              ─ Pipe loop test


              ─ Rheology test

              ─ Wax deposition test

        Day 2:

              ─  Heavy crude oil testing equipments

              ─ Asphalt /Resins ratio

              ─ Asphalt deposition test

              ─ GLC test

              ─ Viscosity –temperature curve


              ─ Quality Variations and Their Causes

              ─ The Complexities of Crude Oil Composition

              ─ Sampling Protocols

              ─ Sampling Containers and Sample Integrity

              ─ Inspection Analysis (Cursory Assay)


              ─ Comprehensive Analysis (Full Assay)

              ─ Basics of Crude Oil Processing Evaluation

              ─ Other Important Crude Oil Properties

              ─ Future Needs in Crude Oil Characterization

              ─ Challenges Presented to the Analyst by Heavier, Higher Sulphur Feedstock and Opportunity

                    Crude Oils

              ─ Future analytical Test Method Requirements.


              ─ Role of Emergency Response Team

              ─ Review of Chemical classifications and hazard labeling

              ─ Spill activation procedures and response priorities

              ─ Review of Personal Protective Equipment and clean-up materials

              ─ Hands-on familiarization with equipment


              ─ Personal Protective Equipment donning exercises

              ─ Review of simple chemical identification tests

              ─ Practical chemical identification exercise

              ─ Spill clean-up and waste disposal procedures, e.g. acids and solvents

              ─ Decontamination procedures


              ─ Requirement of the Safety, Health & Welfare at Work Act 2005

              ─ What is a Hazardous Substance?

              ─ Identifying Hazardous Substances

              ─ Health impacts of exposure

              ─ Identify risks associated with chemical use


              ─ Safety Data Sheets (SDS) Explained

              ─ Personnel Protection Equipment – Overview

              ─ Practical Chemical Spill Demonstration

              ─ Fire Extinguisher/Fire Blanket use for Chemical Spill

              ─ Immediate first aid action for chemical burns


              ─ General Principles of Chemical Safety

              ─ Emergency Plans

              ─ Site Familiarization


              ─ An understanding of SDS and how to use the data for risk assessments

              ─ The knowledge to predict a chemical’s behavior if released

              ─ The problem-solving method

              ─ Information gathering

              ─ Problem definition


              ─ Preparing for brainstorming

              ─ Generating solutions

              ─ Analyzing solutions

              ─ Selecting a solution

              ─ Planning your next steps

              ─ Recording lessons learnt

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