Arabian American Center January Training & Development
Program Title:
Plant Management
30.12.2018 - 03.01.2019
$ 3900


Course Objectives  

          By the end of this course ,the Participants  will be able to:

               • To learn and understand the fluid properties

               • To learn how the process plant work , control   and optimized

               • To Check data accuracy, system function, report discrepancies to facilities.

               • To explain theory behind  surface plant quality according to standard procedures  

               • Understanding  process plant performance

               • Understanding the mechanisms ,function of control system

               • To explain the theory and mechanisms of plant operation problems

Course Content

         The course presents interactive instruction covering the following topical areas:

              1- Surface Plant Facilities managment

                                 •  Facilities Configurations

                                 • Upstream and down stream equipment

                                 • Equipment selection

                                 • Equipment function according to its operation

                                 • Effect of  flow capacity on the equipment performance

                                 • Optimum operating condition for the equipment

             2- Total plant system analysis

                                 • Effect of reservoir performance

                                 • Well performance and its effect on the process performance

                                 • Well head pressure and flow effect

                                 • Total system analysis evaluation


              3- Effect of Flow Assurance on the process plant Performance

                                 • Flow assurance definition

                                 • Flow problems

                                 • Importance of flow assurance

                                 • Effect of flow assurance on the equipment performance

            4- Optimum operating conditions

                                 • Design pressure and operation pressure

                                 • Effect of pressure on the performance

                                 • Flow condition and performance relation

                                 • Management of Separation process performance

                                 • Treatment process performance

                                 • Instruments and control devices effect on overall performance

                                 • Effect of GOR on separation performance

                                 • Causes of blockage - hydrates, wax, scale and asphaltenes,

                                 • Emulsion and its effectiveness  

                                 • How to manage causes of  blockage - engineering and chemical solutions

                                 • Obtaining fluid samples and undertaking laboratory analysis, to assess risk

                                        of fluid related issues occurring in the expected pressure-temperature envelope

                                 • Plant operating problems solving

             5- Oilfield scale

                                 • Water formed scale

                                 • Locations of formed scale

                                 • Downhole scale & in surface facilities

                                 • Effect of pressure and temperature  ,

                                 • Scale prediction

                                 • prevention and  remediation


             6- Plant Control system  

                                 • Water plant control

                                 • Water emulsion control

                                 • Effect of water content on hydrate formation

                                 • GOR Control

                                 • Hydrocarbons deposits problems

                                 • Sludge prediction & prevention

                                 • process automation system

              7- Crude oils Problems

                                 • Organic Precipitation & deposition

                                 • Blocking & restriction

                                 • High  system pressure drop

                                 • Loss plant and transportation

             8-Wax formation and deposition

                                 • Waxy crude characterization

                                 • Pour and cloud point

                                 • Wax prediction models

                                 • Wax deposition mechanisms

                                 • Treatment & prevention

              9- Asphaltene deposition,

                                 • Heavy crude oil characterization

                                 • Resin and asphaltene ratio

                                 • Asphaltene deposition locations

                                 • Mechanisms of deposition

                                 • Prediction of asphaltene deposition

                                 • Prevention & treatment

              10- Corrosion  Problem

                                 • Corrosion cell

                                 • Corrosion types

                                 • H2S and CO2  corrosion

                                 • Difference between erosion and corrosion

                                 • Main factors that affect on corrosion rate

                                 • Material selection or chemical solution

                                 • prevention  and remediation

            11- Plant facilities  Operations And Control System

                                 • Separation performance and quality

                                 • Crude oil treatment quality

                                 • Water treatment for injection process

                                 • Equipment over capacity and quality

                                 • Surface plant facilities  troubleshooting

                                 • Surface plant facilities  Control systems and automation

             12- Plant System Analysis

                                 • Introduction to plant system analysis

                                 • Plant system components

                                 • Nodal analysis technique

                                 • Inflow system model

                                 • Outflow system model

                                 • Optimum plant rate using Nodal analysis

Training Tools

    This highly interactive training program uses broadcast-quality video, graphics, animation and PowerPoint presentations.

Handout materials

    Electronic and hard copy handout materials will be available for all trainees.



   This course if designed for  field operators ,plant operators ,system Engineers, Process Engineers, Operations Engineers, Facilities  Engineers, Plant Engineers, Petroleum Engineers and Flow Assurance Engineers, etc., and any one engaged in  plant operations


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