Production Operations Workshop

Production Operations Workshop , Production Operations course, Production Operations training

  • This 5-day course will focus on the understanding of the main principles of Production- & Well Management Operations.


    Duration: 5 days
    Location: To be advised

  • 1. To understand the principles of:

    • BASIC Hydrocarbon
    • Reservoir In-flow

    2. To understand the principles of:

    • Well outflow Gathering
    • Separation

    3. To understand the principles of:

    • Oil Treatment
    • Gas Treatment

    4. To understand the principles of:

    • Water Treatment principles and processes.
    • Metering and Metering Uncertainty
    • Pipeline operation and Maintenance

    5. To understand the principles of:

    • The Operations Excellence Concept
    • Hydrocarbon Allocation (HCA) and Programming aspects.
    • The Process Safety Approach.

    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)
  • The course is open for e.g. production, operations, facilities and petroleum engineers; production managers and field production supervisors;
    surface equipment technicians; and technical or supervisory personnel who interact with field facility engineers and


    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: Basics hydrocarbon


    • The structure of hydrocarbon molecules
    • Various hydrocarbon products

    Module 2: Reservoirs In-flow


    • Reservoir- & cap rock, porosity & permeability
    • Darcy formula
    • Inflow Performance Relationship, Vogel, skin, damaged zone

    Module 3: Well outflow Gathering


    • Intake Pressure Curves, tubing size
    • Chokes, critical flow
    • Slug catchers
    • Manifolds, Pressure Relief systems, spec breaks

    Module 4: Separation


    • Separation (oil, gas, water), test separators
    • Two- and three phase separation
    • Single- and multi-stage separation, yield factors

    Module 5: Oil Treatment


    • Oil / Water separation, emulsion, chemical treatment
    • Stoke’s law
    • Coalescence

    Module 6: Gas Treatment


    • Isobaric gas drying, Joule-Thompson, Low Temperature Separation
    • MEG, DEG, TEG, silicagel – Absorption, Adsorption
    • Glycol and silicagel regeneration

    Module 7: Water Treatment


    • Water purification
    • Various oil-in-water separators (API, TPS, Hydrocyclone, Membrane) Demulsifiers

    Module 8: Metering


    • The functioning of various meters (orifice, ventury, ultra-sound, Coriolis)
    • Meter Uncertainties

    Module 9: Pipelines


    • Pipeline operations and maintenance
    • Pigging, corrosion and corrosion products

    Module 10: Operating Excellence


    • The Turbine Wheel, the Operations Excellence Questionnaire

    Module 11: HPIM: Hydrocarbon Administration en Production Planning & Programming


    • HCA, Planning & Programming – Tanker scheduling, gas offtake planning, allocation calculus

    Module 12: Process Safety


    • Process Safety, Major Accident Hazards, Bow-Tie, Swiss Cheese, SCE, Risk Matrix


    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 “Production Operations Workshop” 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
    The trainer is a seasoned Production Operations Engineer who holds a BSc in Mechanical Engineering. He has a solid background in Oil & Gas Production Operations with thorough exposure to functions in Surface and Sub-Surface Field Operations, Production Planning and Programming, Hydrocarbon Administration, Offshore Installation and Manager SAP implementation Team Leader. With 28 years worldwide Shell experience the trainer continued his Career in a consultancy roll mainly for Shell. He has worldwide successfully worked in multi cultural environments.

    He demonstrates prime qualities such as :

    • Strong power of analysis
    • A strong focus on Operational Safety
    • Easy accessibility and providing a listening ear
    • Ability to transfer knowledge as well as theoretical as practical

    The trainer retired from Shell in 1999 and in 2001 started working as a Consultant. The first few years as self-employed freelancer, later as member of the SOGOS group. As Consultant he mainly worked in Training and Facilitation of Production Operations related Courses and Workshops eg the Shell P-142, Production Surface Operations. He is also proficient in Production Operations Staff Competency Assessments.

    Production Operations & Maintenance

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