SCADA Systems and Industrial Networks for The Petroleum Industry

Course Overview
This course is only offered as an in-house course. For more information or to request a proposal, please fill out a request form.

This three-day course is designed to provide SCADA and industrial networking personnel with a thorough grounding in the principles on which their operating environment is based, including discussion on developments in supporting technology. The course will appeal to people newly involved in the field, professionals in related disciplines and operations personnel and managers.

A complete set of course materials and lunches are included.

All scheduled event(s) for this short course:
Date: TBA
Course Syllabus
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Course Outline
  • Introduction and Concepts Review
  • Instrument and Equipment Interfaces
  • Telecommunications Services and Link Protocols
  • Master Station Local Network Technologies
  • Adapting Office Network Technologies
  • Principles of Networking with TCP/IP
  • Reliability and Redundancy Issues
  • Features of the MTU and RTU
  • PLCs and Industrial Computers
  • The Man-Machine Interface
  • Adding Effectiveness with Backend Systems
  • Planning and Managing SCADA Projects
  • Workshop - Conceptual Design of a SCADA System

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Leonard Smart has thirty-five years of professional experience in the telecommunications and computer-communications fields, much of which has been specialized in SCADA and industrial computing applications. He has designed SCADA systems, built equipment packages, managed the procurement of major systems, and supported clients in the operation of these technologies in numerous consulting assignments. He has delivered over 500 technical training courses on subjects relating to SCADA, Internet Architecture (TCP/IP), Data Networking, Mobile Computing, and Network Security in some 20 countries worldwide. Len is a registered Professional Engineer in the Province of British Columbia, Canada.

Training Venue

To avoid potential course disruptions caused by the attendance of unconfirmed registrants, the training venue address will ONLY be provided to registrants upon receipt of payment (via an email confirmation note).

Participant Evaluations
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October 8, 2015, Electrical Engineer, Calgary
The instructor is very knowledgeable and this course helps me to quickly build up entry-level concept of SCADA.
October 21, 2014, Program Manager, Houston
This course is advertise to be specific to the O&G industry. I think it would be better if we could have more example related to the SCADA system development in that specifica industry. On one hand it is good to be general but it is also good to have some example of application to O&G
October 28, 2014, VP Operation, Houston
Fantastic course!
October 31, 2014, Automation Technician, Houston
This course was a great over view of SCADA systems. showing a variety of approach's to implementing a sound and reliable SCADA system.
May 26, 2014, Sr Network Analyst, Calgary
Excellent introduction course.
June 2, 2014, Infrastructure Architect, Calgary
very good course, large portion of the first day is network heavy. I would happily take another course with these folks.
October 17, 2013, WebSphere Sales, Calgary
Excellent materials and instructor provided a fantastic foundation of knowledge for understanding the composition of SCADA.