Oil and Gas

Oil and Gas | Facilities and Surface Operations

Introduction to Crude Oil Gathering and Processing

Course Code: N611
Instructors:  Dale Kraus
Course Outline:  Download
Format and Duration
2 days

Summary

This course is designed to familiarize participants with the basic aspects of crude oil production and the common processes and equipment used in gathering and processing. It is ideally suited to technical, operations and maintenance personnel involved in oil gathering and processing who have had limited exposure in this area, or for professionals involved in other areas of the petroleum industry who require a comprehensive overview of oil gathering and processing.

Feedback

I thought the course did a good job of providing an overview of how oil is gathered, I particularly learned a lot about the satellite and battery facilities

Duration and Training Method

This is a two-day classroom course comprising lectures illustrated with real-world examples. Participants will earn 1.6 CEUs (Continuing Education Credits) or 16 PDHs (Professional Development Hours).

Course Overview

Participants will learn to:

  1. Recognize the characteristics of crude oil that impact flow and processing.
  2. Identify the lease elements required for oil production.
  3. Describe the various types of separators.
  4. Describe the components of a pipeline.
  5. List typical elements of an oil battery.
  6. Identify options for produced water disposal.
  7. Discuss tankage requirements on a facility.

Day One

  1. Introduction
  2. Characteristics of Oil, Water and Gas Production
  3. Vapor/Liquid Separation
  4. Sales Product Specifications
  5. Fluid Flow – Pipelines
  6. Satellites
Day Two
  1. Oil Well Production Facility: Battery
  2. Inlet Separation and Free Water Knockout
  3. Oil Treating
  4. Storage Considerations
  5. Water Handling and Distribution
  6. Compression
  7. Stabilization
  8. Tankage
  9. Vapor Recovery
  10. Utility Systems

This course is designed  for technical, operations and maintenance personnel involved in oil gathering and processing who have had limited exposure in this area, or for professionals involved in other areas of the petroleum industry who require a comprehensive overview of oil gathering and processing. It is not intended for Facility Engineers with more than two years of experience.

Dale Kraus

Background
Dale Kraus earned a Degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan in 1981.  He has held Facility Engineering and Operations Management experience with several major multinational oil companies for 20 years, and, most recently, has been providing consulting services to the Oil & Gas Industry.  He has a broad background in Upstream Facilities and Process Engineering, coupled with extensive Operational experience gained in the Field.

Affiliations and Accreditation
BSc University of Saskatchewan - Chemical Engineering
Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta - Member
Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan - Member

Courses Taught
N611: Introduction to Crude Oil Gathering and Processing
N612: Introduction to Natural Gas Gathering and Processing
N613: Natural Gas Processing - Dehydration, Refrigeration, and Fractionation

CEU: 1.6 Continuing Education Units
PDH: 16 Professional Development Hours
Certificate: Certificate Issued Upon Completion
RPS is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and is authorized to issue the IACET CEU. We comply with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognised internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices.
We issue a Certificate of Attendance which verifies the number of training hours attended. Our courses are generally accepted by most professional licensing boards/associations towards continuing education credits. Please check with your licensing board to determine if the courses and certificate of attendance meet their specific criteria.