processing facilities are a major part of Process Facilities, and are covered in detail as Gas Processing elsewhere in this catalog. 

Process Facilities, as used here, will mainly include: Single-well, satellite & central tank batteries, including: Oil treating: Stabilization, Separation equipment, Desalting - Storage, Produced-water treating facilities, , Water injection facilities, Offshore topsides facilities and Corrosion management.

Training Modules Includes:
Offshore Engineering 

(52 Weeks Duration)

Description

EUROSTAR provides technical training and consulting for the complete life-cycle of offshore oil and gas systems; from exploration and development to decommissioning. The curriculum includes courses that provide attendees the knowledge to understand and participate in evaluating the major offshore development alternatives: fixed structures, floating systems and subsea systems. Other key elements stressed in all offshore courses include life-cycle costs, constructability, operability and interface management. Offshore instructors have extensive real world experience managing offshore development projects, well construction and servicing, asset management and producing operations. Their broad knowledge blends the unique technical and operational issues of offshore into an integrated approach to enhance understanding of the full scope of offshore facilities.

Training Modules Includes:
Pipeline Engineering

(52 Weeks Duration)

Description

EUROSTAR provides technical training and consulting for oil and gas transportation, focusing on pipeline systems as well as onshore infrastructure systems that support oil and gas operations. The curriculum covers pipeline transportation systems, oil and gas terminal facilities, and the onshore infrastructure from regional considerations through design and construction of site-specific systems. As with all our training programs, these discipline areas integrate with the other technical, operations and HSE disciplines. The Instructors and Consultants that support the Pipeline discipline have extensive real world – global experience from conceptual development through operations. Their broad knowledge blends the unique technical and operational issues of pipeline systems that transport all types of fluids: from heavy oils to refined products to high pressure injection gas and water, into integrated systems. This global experience spans the pipeline industry from initial site selection through detailed design and construction of unique facilities.

Training Modules Includes: he separation, conditioning and disposition of produced oil, gas and water; including the common operational difficulties that may arise, as well as the operational tactics used to resolve them.


Cost/Price Analysis and Total Cost Concepts in Supply Management

Intermediate Level (26 Weeks Duration)

Description

Managing and reducing cost continues to be one of the primary focal points of business and governments today. Maintaining a competitive position and even survival will depend on the organization’s ability to use all of the continuous improvement strategies which have been developed to reduce cost across the entire supply chain for the life of the product or service. Fundamental to developing and implementing these strategies is knowledge of Cost/Price Analysis, Value Analysis and Total Cost of Ownership concepts. This course provides the concepts of Cost/Price/Value Analysis and Total Cost of Ownership that are essential skill sets in developing and implementing the strategies required to achieve the high levels of cost reductions possible from the supply chain.

Who Should Attend

Managers and professionals in purchasing, procurement, and contracts and those involved in activities that expose them to suppliers and buying activities for production, maintenance, equipment and services requirements.


Inside Procurement in Oil & Gas

Intermediate Level (26 Weeks Duration)

Description

This course will expand the industry understanding of supply chain professionals and increase their value-added in a global, fast changing environment. Participants will learn what each industry segment requires from procurement and be given insights to maximize value delivery and increase their contribution to any business unit of the organization. Attendees will leave better prepared to create and support procurement strategies that meet stakeholder needs whether for projects or operations support.

Who Should Attend

Supply chain professionals with 2-7 years experience either inside or outside the oil and gas industry. The course is for anyone who needs a better understanding of procurement value creation in the oil & gas industry


Strategic Procurement & Supply Management in the O&G Industry

Intermediate Level (26 Weeks Duration)

Description

This program explores key concepts forming the basis of strategic supply management and moves today’s supply management organization from its typical tactical focus to the strategic focus needed to successfully implement the processes and methods needed to gain performance.

Who Should Attend

Managers and Professionals in Supply Management, Procurement, Purchasing, Contracts, Materials, Inventory Control, Projects, Maintenance, Operations, Finance and all other Managers and Professionals interested in lowering total cost and increasing productivity and profit contributions from better supply management operations in obtaining equipment, goods, and services in the Oil and Gas Industry.


Supplier Relationship Management

Intermediate Level (26 Weeks Duration)

Description

Continuous improvement in all aspects of the supply chain is necessary to remain competitive in today’s global economy. Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) and collaboration provide an organizational focus on communicating with suppliers on the many steps of the Supply Management process. This focus reduces the lead-time and total cost of acquisition, transportation, administration, and possession of goods and services for the benefit of both the buyer and seller and as a result provides a competitive advantage and improved profits.

Who Should Attend

Managers and professionals involved in purchasing, projects, contracts, supply management, operations, maintenance, engineering, quality, and other activities that expose them to dealings with suppliers for goods, equipment, and services in the Oil and Gas Industry and who want to improve the supplier relationship for the benefit of both.

05) Process Facilities Courses
Applied Water Technology in Oil and Gas Production

Basic Level (16 Weeks Duration)

Description

This course provides an overview of the main water handling systems typically encountered in upstream (E&P) production operations, both onshore and offshore. The chemistry of the main water related problems of mineral scales, corrosion, bacteria, and oily water will be reviewed both from the theoretical and practical aspects. Produced water treatment equipment and typical water quality specifications will be reviewed as well as water injection and disposal systems. Emphasis will be placed on understanding and resolving operational problems in process equipment.

Who Should Attend

Managers, engineers, chemists, and operators needing to understand water related problems in oil and gas production and their solutions.


Corrosion Management in Production/Processing Operations

Basic Level (16 Weeks Duration)

Description

This course will cover the main causes of corrosion in upstream oil and gas operations, as well as monitoring and mitigation methods. The various corrosion mechanisms give rise to a number of different forms of corrosion damage which will all be considered. Participants will estimate the corrosivity of a given environment through analysis of the chemical and physical characteristics of the system. You will review approaches to selecting materials and coatings for corrosion resistance for different conditions and their applications. 

The course content is based on a field facilities engineering point of view as opposed to a more narrowly specialized corrosion engineering or chemistry viewpoint. This course provides an appropriate balance of necessary theory and practical applications to solve/mitigate corrosion related problems.

Who Should Attend

Managers, engineers, chemists, and operators needing to understand corrosion and its control management in oil and gas production and processing.


Introduction to Oil and Gas Production Facilities

Basic Level (16 Weeks Duration)

Description

This course provides a high level discussion of surface processing facilities used in oil and gas production with emphasis on the selection and specification of these facilities as part of a field development plan. 

The importance of knowledge about reservoir type, produced fluid composition and properties, drive mechanism, facility location, product specifications and contractual obligations is highlighted.

Who Should Attend

This course is intended for those who are interested in how production facilities are selected and specified:

Subsurface engineers looking for a better understanding of production/processing facilities.

Facilities/Process engineers looking for an entry level review of surface production facilities.

Other technical professionals not directly involved in the design and operation of production facilities looking for an awareness of such facilities.


Oil Production & Processing Facilities

Basic Level (16 Weeks Duration)

Description

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 treating 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 requiring calculations are utilized throughout the course. 

Who Should Attend

Process/facilities engineers, senior operating personnel, and chemists. Wide-ranging skills for design, operation and troubleshooting of oil and water production equipment.


Process Utility Systems

Basic Level (16 Weeks Duration)

Description

This course will provide an overview of the various Utility Systems, key selection considerations and how they are integrated into onshore and offshore oil and gas facilities. Individuals will develop a basic understanding of the wide variety of utility systems and components and how they integrate with the process facilities and overall operation. 

System selection, relative costs and other managerial decisions pertinent to utility operations are covered. Exercises are used to identify utility consumers, summarize utility requirements, consider high level utility systems options, and select the most energy efficient alternatives from an onshore and offshore perspective.

Who Should Attend

Facility Engineers or engineers new to utility systems who are responsible for designing, operating and maintaining utility systems in oil and gas processing and related facilities. Most operations and planning activities depend on a fundamental knowledge of utility systems.

This important subject is frequently overlooked however it is vital to successful oil and gas operations. Attending this course will assist participants in developing a broad background in utility systems.


Produced Water Treating

Basic Level (16 Weeks Duration)

Description

This course covers technical topics related to produced water operations and the required processing in upstream oil and gas operations. Typical produce