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About this Training Course 

This comprehensive 5-day training course covers the fundamentals of communication systems and solutions critical for upstream operations in modern oil and gas sites. As oil and gas operations become more complex and distributed, reliable and robust communication systems are essential for efficient operations and safety.

By completing this course, engineers will have the expertise to design, implement, and troubleshoot communication systems for oil and gas operations. Robust connectivity is critical for functions like SCADA, telemetry, asset tracking, subsea communications, and more. As oil and gas sites become more automated, engineers need an in-depth knowledge of how these communication systems work together to enable safe and efficient upstream operations.

  • Deep understanding of the difference between Backhaul and Onsite Comm
  • Communication Systems Fundamentals
    • Different Building Blocks of Modern Wireless Communication Systems. – Discrete and Continuous Signals in Communication Systems.
    • Modulation and Demodulation Techniques for Wireless Systems.
  • Robust knowledge and understanding of Satellite Communication SATCOM Systems, including;
    • SATCOM System Link Budget and Operating Frequency Bands
    • SATCOM System Performance Parameters and Design Considerations
  • Mastering different Standards of Cellular Communication Systems, mainly LTE
  • Advantages and Potentials of Microwave and Optical Fibers-based Systems for Backhaul Comm
  • Vigorous Knowledge of Wireless Communication and Network Standards for Onsite Communication Applications.
    • Case Study: IEEE 802.11 Wi-Fi Networks
    • Introduction to Mesh Radio Communications.
  • Integrating these novel concepts into overall Solution for Oil and Gas Upstream Comm
  • Electrical and communication engineers
  • IT and telecommunication engineers
  • Process Engineers
  • Mechanical and Equipment Engineers
  • Project Engineers
  • Basic
  • Intermediate

The training instructor relies on a highly interactive training method to enhance the learning process. This method ensures that all participants gain a complete understanding of all the topics covered. The training environment is highly stimulating, challenging, and effective because the participants will learn by case studies which will allow them to apply the material taught in their own organization.

Your expert course leader is a professional engineer with extensive experience in power system studies, substation design field-testing, and EHS programs settings for Mining and Electrical Utilities sectors. He was formally the Engineering Manager at GE Canada in Ontario. He received his M.Sc. in electrical engineering from the University of New Brunswick and his MBA from Laurier School of Business in Waterloo. He has managed and executed more than 150 engineering projects on substation design EMF audits and power system studies and analyses, EMF audits and grounding audits, for major electrical utilities, mines, oil and gas, data centers, industrial and commercial facilities in Canada and the U.S. He is a certified professional engineer in the provinces of Ontario and Alberta.

He has various IEEE publications, has served as a technical reviewer for many IEEE journals in power systems and control systems, and is the chair of the Industry Application Chapter (IAS) for IEEE Toronto Section. He remains a very active member for the IEEE substation committee of IEEE Std. 81 ground testing (WGE6) and IEEE Std. 80 ground design (WGD7). A certified electrical safety trainer by GE Corporate and a Canadian Standard Association (CSA) committee member at the mining advisory panel for electrical safety, he also taught many technical courses all over Canada to industrial customers, electrical consultants as well as to electrical utilities customers.

Highlighted Projects:

  • Various Power System Studies for 345/230 kV Stations – Nova Scotia Power (EMERA)
  • RF audits for Telecom tower and antennas – Cogeco/Rogers Mobile
  • Power System analysis – Powell Canada
  • Structural/Geotechnical Design and upgrades – Oakville Hydro
  • Underground Cables testing and sizing – Plan Group
  • Relay programming and design optimization – Cenovus Canada
  • Different Arc Flash Analysis and BESS Design – SNC Lavalin
  • Environmental site assessment (ESA) Phase I/II for multiple stations – Ontario
  • Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) assessment for Toronto LRT expansion – MOSAIC
  • Battery energy storage system (BESS) installation at City of London – Siemens Canada
  • EMF audits for 500 kV Transmission Lines – Hydro One
  • EMF audits for 500 kV Transmission Lines – Hydro Quebec
  • AC interference for 138 kV line modeling and mitigations – HBMS Mine

To further optimise your learning experience from our courses, we also offer individualized “One to One” coaching support for 2 hours post training. We can help improve your competence in your chosen area of interest, based on your learning needs and available hours. This is a great opportunity to improve your capability and confidence in a particular area of expertise. It will be delivered over a secure video conference call by one of our senior trainers. They will work with you to create a tailor-made coaching program that will help you achieve your goals faster.
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