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Surface Facilities

Oil Production and Processing Facilities


The emphasis of this course is on oil production facilities – from the wellhead to the delivery of a specification crude oil product to the refinery. Both onshore and offshore facilities will be discussed. Produced water treatment and water injection systems are also covered. Solution gas handling processes and equipment will be discussed as well, though at a relatively high level. In addition to the engineering aspects of oil production facilities, practical operating problems will also be covered including emulsion treatment, sand handling, dealing with wax and asphaltenes, etc. Exercises are utilized throughout the course. The course is intended to be complementary to the Gas Conditioning and Processing course which is focused on the gas handling side of the upstream oil and gas facilities area.


By the end of this course participants will learn:

  • About well inflow performance and its impact on processing facilities
  • About oil, gas, and water compositions and properties needed for equipment selection and sizing
  • How to select and evaluate processes and equipment used to meet sales or disposal specifications
  • How to apply physical and thermodynamic property correlations and principles to the design and evaluation of oil production and processing facilities
  • How to perform equipment sizing calculations for major production facility separation equipment
  • How to evaluate processing configurations for different applications
  • How to recognize and develop solutions to operating problems in oil-water processing facilities

Target Audience

Process facilities engineers, senior operating personnel, and production chemists


Surface Facilities Outline

The course covers the following topics:

  • Overview of upstream oil and gas production operations
  • Fluid properties and phase behavior
  • Overview of artificial lift
  • Processing configurations
  • Phase separation of gas, oil, and water
  • Emulsions
  • Sand, wax, and asphaltenes
  • Oil treating
  • Field desalting
  • Crude stabilization and sweetening
  • Crude oil storage and vapor recovery
  • Measurement of crude oil
  • Transportation of crude oil
  • Produced water treating
  • Water injection systems
  • Overview of solution gas processing
    • Compressors
    • Sweetening
    • Dehydration
    • NGL recovery
  • Relief and flare systems


Ref Location From To Cost
SF08 Cairo 1-1-2024 1-1-2024
PF05 Cairo 9-8-2024 13-8-2024