Energy Institute

5120 E Process sytems 2

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

Personnel involved in performing repair and maintenance on process installations offshore are the main target group for this course. In this target group are included land-based personnel within management and support organisations as well as personnel in the heavy engineering, industry building production of processing equipment.

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· What are the objectives of this course?

After completing this course the student should be able to operate rotating equipment, evaluate the use of heat exchangers and explain the different types ofvalves and seals used in process installations. They will also be able to operate process equipment for oil and gas treatment, use relevant simulation programs and describe gas-drying methods.

· Requirements

Completion of common course subjects – Level 1 – or equivalent qualifications are recommended. Completion of Process Systems 1 is an advantage. Practical experience from process installations offshore or heavy onshore mechanical industry is an 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 of normal tuition in this subject.


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What you'll learn on the course

Oil and Gas
Heat Transfer
Process design
Process simulation
Valve actuation
Gas compression
Pressure increases
Oil treatment
Gas treatment
Physical behaviour
Mechanical industry

Course programme

Course content:

Hydrocarbon characteristics

• Molecular structure and size in hydrocarbon systems

• Hydrocarbon’s physical behaviour

• PVT-properties

Sampling-the key to good process installations

• Sampling of water, oil and gas

• Sampling methods

• Sampling in wells and surface equipment

• Iso-kinetic sampling

• Multivariate methods for finding errors

Gas treatment

• Gas characteristics

• Water, gas and hydrates

• Gas drying for hydrate control and prevention

• Glycol and thermodynamic hydrate inhibition

• Gas drying installations

Oil treatment

• Stabilisation of crude oil

• Multi stage separation

• Control functions and equipment

Pumping equipment for liquids

• Liquid pumps

• Piston pumps

• Membrane pumps

• Centrifugal pumps

• Various pump problems

Gas compression and pressure increases

• Gas compression equipment

• Equipment characteristics and functions

• Equipment application areas

• Equipment damage

• Contamination of gas streams

Valves and control of hydrocarbons

• Valves –selection and location

• Shut off valves

• Adjustment valves

• Valve actuation

• Valve seals and compatibility

• Operational problems with valves

Conserving heat and controlling temperatures

• Heat transfer by different heating media

• Compact heat exchangers and plate heat exchangers

• With flow and counter flow heat exchangers

• Heat transfer calculations

• Efficiency and optimisation of heat transfer

Process design

• Review of process design principles

• Use of flow diagrams

• Process simulation

• Interpretation and use of results from simulations

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