Automation, Instrumentation, Measurements, and Process Control
This course provides the participants the theoretical and practical knowledge to apply and use the automation technologies as a fundamental factor to increase operational efficiency and production process productivity. It also contains the concepts and principles of measuring, instrumentation and process control as key elements for the automation of hydrocarbon production process.
Duration: 5 days
Location: To be advised
1. To apply and use the automation technologies as a fundamental factor to increase operational efficiency and production process productivity.
2. To understand the concepts and principles of measuring, instrumentation and process control as key elements for the automation of hydrocarbon production process
NOTE: Objectives for each day will be discussed with the participants and will be verified at closure of each day.
- a) to verify if the objectives for this day were met
- b) to determine if any adjustments need to be made to the program of the following day (if relevant)
This course is intended for individuals working as production and surface facility engineers to increase the understanding of the automation, instrumentation, measurement and process control.
In order to achieve a “Skill” level, further practical learning through
e.g. On-the-Job training or participation in projects and/or assignments is required
Module 1: Surface/Subsurface Automation Concepts
- Subsurface surface automation concept
- Automation Pyramid
- Process Control
- Centralized Control
- Key Factors
- Quantification of value creation
Module 2: Identification of Opportunities and Added Value using SS Automation Technologies
- Opportunities identification to add value using subsurface-surface automation technologies.
- Improvement on Differed production
- Production optimization in line
- Operational cost optimization
- Improvement on the percentage to access reserves
Module 3: Example of Typical SS Automation Solutions and Potential Benefits
- Examples of typical solutions of subsurface-surface automation system and potential benefits
- In line Measurements in surface facilities
- Fluids measurements and custody transfer
- Automated well test
- Artificial lift automated control
- Bottomhole sensors
- Conscious well
- Monitoring and diagnosis applications
- In line optimizers
- Diagnosis and optimization integrated system
Module 4: Technological Solutions
- Technological solutions
- Common Platform
- Specific Platform
- Standards and recommended practices
- Typical solutions
Although the course is aimed at a “Knowledge” (Understand) level, practical exercises and case studies will form an integral part of the learning process.
The objectives and modules of the training course “Automation, Instrumentation, Measurements & Process Control” are directly linked to the Competence Assurance Programme (CAP) as developed by SOGOS Academy. Skills are selected from the SOGOS Academy skills library and these are translated into the training course curriculum. This approach ensures that each training event will demonstrable contribute to the competence of course participants.
The management framework CAP ensures competence of all employees through:
- the use of a unique set of skills standard to the oil & gas industry
- a common language for skills and competence
- the use of development/job profiles for each employee
- fit-for-purpose training targets
- a control mechanism to measure state of competence
About the trainer
With more than 35 years of experience, the trainer’s first professional study was in Electro / Electronics which was successfully followed by a dedicated study in Instrumentation and obtained several other specified certifications during his long career in the Oil & Gas industry. He joined a daughter company of Shell in 1977, the Dutch Oil Company N.A.M., where he initially worked as Instrument Technician.
In 1992 he joined Shell Global Solutions at the Shell Re-search in Amsterdam as Quality Measuring Instrument (QMI) Assistant and later as Senior Assistant Chemist Analytical Processes at Hydro-Carbon Processing. During this period he started working part-time at the Shell Head Office in The Hague as Global QMI Consultant followed by a period as Instrument and QMI Trainer at Shell International. From that moment he started his successful International career and performed several jobs : QMI Start-up & Commissioning Engineer at Reliance Petroleum Refinery Ltd. – India; Senior Consultant during in-line blending project at Shell Harburg Refinery; QMI Maintenance Engineer at Nigeria LNG and his last Shell, assignment before retirement in November 2011, was QMI-Trainer & Consultant at Sakhalin, Russia.
Currently still working as trainer to transfer his long term experience (>35 years) to young Engineers and Technicians joining the world of Instrumentation.
Facilities design & engineering
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- Phone: +31 (0) 524 552616