Arabian American Center Details Training & Development
Program Title:
Plant Management & Production Optimization,
شرم الشيخ
21.07.2019 - 25.07.2019
$ 3200


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

               • To Understand the plant Optimization technique

               • To learn the basics of Nodal analysis technique

               • To understand the production optimization system

               • To Explain the integration between the production system components

               • Understanding the application of Nodal analysis for artificial lift design and selection

Course Content

        The course presents interactive instruction covering the following topical areas:

          1- Surface Plant Facilities management

                • 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- 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

          3- 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

          4- Oilfield scale

                • Water formed scale

                • Locations of formed scale

                • Downhole scale & in surface facilities

                • Effect of pressure and temperature  

                • Scale prediction

                • prevention and  remediation


          5- 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

           6- Crude oils Problems

                • Organic Precipitation & deposition

                • Blocking & restriction

                • High  system pressure drop

                • Loss plant and transportation

          7- 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

          8- 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


          9- Production Optimization

                • Introduction of Nodal Analysis;

                • Basic Elements of Nodal Analysis System;

                • Importance of Nodal Analysis;

                • Units and definitions;

                • Wellhead and Surface Gathering Systems;

                • Flow line Performance;

                • Choke Performance - Oil and gas wells;

        11- Total Production system analysis

                • Effect of reservoir performance

                • Well performance and its effect on the process performance

                • Well head pressure and flow effect

                • Well Performances, Inflow performance & Vertical lift performance;

                • IPR Graphs

                • Reservoir performance & Drive Mechanism;

                • Reservoir Phase Behavior Concepts;

                • Concept of Skin;

                • Skin components, Well perforation and skin effect;

                • Pressure Transient Analysis;

                • Near-Well bore Problems;

                • Single-Phase flow In compressible and Compressible Fluids;

                • Multi phase flow Correlations;

                • Total system analysis evaluation

                • Nodal Analysis Applications

                • Production Optimization using Nodal Analysis;

                • Selecting Tubing Size;

                • Selecting Flow line Size

                • Gravel Pack Design

                • Surface Choking Sizing

                • Subsurface Safety Valve Sizing

                • Analyze Abnormal Flow Restriction

                • Artificial Lift Design

                • Well Simulation Evaluation

                • Analyze the effect of compression on gas well

                • Analyze the perforating density

                • Predicting the effect of depletion

                • Allocating Injection gas among gas well lift

                • Analyzing the multi-well producing system

                • Relating field performance to time


         12- Nodal Analysis Applications

                • Production Optimization using Nodal Analysis;

                • Selecting Tubing Size;

                • Selecting Flow line Size;

                • Gravel Pack Design;

                • Surface Choking Sizing;

                • Subsurface Safety Valve Sizing;

                • Analyze Abnormal Flow Restriction;

                • Artificial Lift Design;

                • Well Simulation Evaluation;

                • Analyze the effect of compression on gas well;

                • Analyze the perforating density;

                • Predicting the effect of depletion;

                • Allocating Injection gas among gas well lift;

                • Analyzing the multi-well producing system;

                • Relating field performance to time;


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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