Energy Institute

5110 E Process sytems 1

Energy Institute

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Typology Training
Level Beginner
Methodology Online
Duration 8 Weeks
Start Different dates available
  • Training
  • Beginner
  • Online
  • Duration:
    8 Weeks
  • Start:
    Different dates available

Personnel involved in performing maintenance on offshore process installations. In this target group we include land-based personnel in oil companies operating divisions as well as those with responsibility for construction, assembly, or repair of process installations.

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· What are the objectives of this course?

After completing this course the student should be able to calculate energy conditions in process installations, explain the design of piping systems and calculate the capacity and flow patterns in pipes. They should also be able to operate production manifolds and describe their construction, mode of operation and possible operational problems that may occur. Participants will also be able toexplain separation, define operating criteria and perform calculations associated with separators.

· Requirements

Completion of common course subjects – Level 1 – or equivalent qualifications are recommended. Practical experience from process installations or the merchant navy is of advantage.

· Qualification

This web-based course is in accordance with the guidelines from The Norwegian Oil Industry Association and covers the official Norwegian syllabus for Technical College, Petroleum Technology Faculty. The course is equivalent to 73 hours ordinary tuition in this subject.


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What you'll learn on the course

Gas transport
Pig operations
Buoy loading operations
Liquid flow

Course programme

Course content:

• Description of production systems

Energy considerations

• Energy in the form of pressure for gas, kinetic energy or flow.

• Temperature and chemical energy

• Relationship between pressure and temperature and volume for gases

• Calculation of entropy

• Kinetic energy and the Joule-Thompson effect

• Heat capacity and heat conservation

Flow in gases and liquids

• Flow regimes, laminar and turbulent flow

• Liquid viscosity as a function of temperature

• Energy considerations in different flow regions

• Erosion and kinetics in flowing systems

• Reynolds number

Multi-phase flow

• Multi-phase flow and discontinuity

• Unstable flow

• Velocity effects, choke valves

Manifolds and multi-phase criteria

• Wear and erosion

• Scale and velocity control

• Temperature and velocity

Gravitational effects and multi-phase flow

• Expansion and decompression

• Gravitation and flow

• Lift velocity and homogeneity in flowing systems

• Density and separation

• Hydrocyclones

• Rapid de-pressurisation and pipe dimensions

• Temperature and separation equilibrium

Design of separation equipment

• Riser manifolds and chokes valves

• Criteria for effective separation

• Design of three phase separators

• Vortex breaking and separator inlets

• Stoke’s law, particles and water droplet size

• Hydrocyclones, optimising operational conditions

Transport of oil

• Pipelines

• Velocity, phase equilibration and loss of pressure

• Temperature profiles

• Stoke’s law, condensation and water

• Reynold’s number in oil transport

• Chemicals and improved liquid flow

Gas transport

• Gas pipelines, capacity and design

• Hydrates and temperature

• Dew point for water and gas

• Corrosion

Problems with multi-phase transport

• Pig operations

• Pig types and condition assessment of pipelines

• Buoy loading operations

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