N611 - Introduction to Crude Oil Gathering and Processing

Quick Facts for this Event
Date: Oct 22 - 23, 2019
Length: 2 days (8:30 AM - 4:30 PM)
Location: Calgary, AB
Delivery Method: Classroom Training
CEU: 1.6 Continuing Education Units
PDH: 16 Professional Development Hours
Certificate: Certificate Issued Upon Completion
Fee: $ 1,695 CAD
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Course Description
This two-day 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. This course 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.

Participants will learn to:

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

A complete set of course materials and lunches are included.

Course Syllabus
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Course Outline
  • Characteristics of Oil, Water and Gas Production
  • Sales Product Specifications
  • Fluid Flow - Pipelines
  • Vapor/Liquid Separation
  • Compression
  • Dehydration
  • Typical Oil Well Production Facilities
  • Inlet Separation and Free Water Knockout
  • Oil Treating
  • Storage Considerations
  • Water Handling and Distribution
  • Vapor Recovery
  • Utilities

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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.

Training Venue

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Participant Evaluations
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November 17, 2016, Petro Engineering technologist, Calgary
the course is very good and useful.
July 22, 2015, Senior Project Manager, Calgary
This was one of the best courses I've attended. It included a great overview of the upstream oil industry, including great stories and examples from the instructor, Dale Kraus. Very beneficial to anyone new to the upstream oil industry, or oil industry in general.
July 24, 2015, Project Engineer, Calgary
I really liked how knowledgeable Dale was. He had answers to every question! I loved his use of pictures so it almost felt like we were taking a tour through a well site or processing facility. Great course!
December 4, 2014, Midstream Ops Analyst, Houston
October 2, 2014, Crude Oil Marketing Accountant, Calgary
Very informative and well structured and delivered.
October 9, 2014, Facilities Engineer, Calgary
This is a course which is excellent for newcomers to the industry or non-technical employees. It provides a good overview of oil and gas facilities from well to sales line, but does not offer much detail in design and operation as it is meant as a high level overview.
July 16, 2014, Engineering Technologist, Calgary
Excellent course for someone with limited field experience.
July 16, 2014, Policy Analyst, Calgary
Very good overall, but more detailed discussions of oil-related disasters would further emphasize safety considerations.
December 12, 2013, Senior Process Engineer, Houston
While it was very good training I found it to be way to shallow. But maybe it is just me I happened to be the only ChemE in the room besides the instructor. I did hear from other attendee that some stuff was way over her head. So I would call this a subjective assessment.
October 3, 2013, Production Engineer, Calgary
PEICE provides very good training to the oil and gas industry.
October 9, 2013, Senior Facilities Engineer, Calgary
Good course for beginners, in oil & gas Projects.
July 18, 2013, Facilities & Pipeline Technologist, Calgary
Course was very good for anyone who has a very low knowledge base on oil processing in general... If you have a decent grasp this will be quite basic for you.
July 19, 2013, Business Development Representative, Calgary
Overall I was very impressed with the course, I enjoyed the instruction. He kept you engaged and interested and provided numberous breaks to help break up the sitting time and keeping the engagement level high.
July 22, 2013, Market Analyst, Calgary
The class was very informative and enjoyable. I now have not only a greater understanding of crude gathering and processing, but a greater appreciation to the many steps and expenditures that are necessary to get our products to market.
July 31, 2013, Production Engineer, Calgary
The course was a very good intro course. If you have any experience at all with oil seperation, look for a higher level course.
October 3, 2013, CPA, Calgary
Very informative. Excellent instructor.