Well Engineering and Production > Surface Production Operations – Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT)

About this Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT)

This 5 half-day Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT) course is designed to provide an understanding of the wide range of surface production handling and treatment equipment. Participants will learn not only the “what” but “how” field fluid treating equipment works. Participants will be introduced to the fundamental principles of fluid behavior and how it applies to all of the various equipment and systems comprised in production operations.

A significant outcome from participating in this VILT course is improved team work and communication among the related technical disciplines in the field and office in order to enhance operational efficiencies, lower costs and improve production economics. In addition to lectures, exercises are also worked-in together with the instructor to drive home the important learning points from the VILT course.

Upon completion of this VILT course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the physical properties and phase behavior of crude oil and natural gas that govern production operations
  • Learn field processes for treating and conditioning full wellstream production for sales or final disposition
  • Access an introduction to the wide range of equipment used to process, treat, transport, and store oilfield produced fluids
  • Learn the basics of oilfield corrosion prevention, detection and treatment
  • Determine and minimize pressure drop in pipelines, valves and pressured vessels as well as internal workings of separators, pumps, compressors, valves and other treating equipment
  • Gain an overview of the processes and equipment used to handle acid gases
  • Get an understanding of a wide range of produced fluid volume measurement and metering devices
  • Obtain a description of treating equipment whether located downhole, on the surface, offshore platform or sea floor

The VILT course will benefit 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 operators.

The VILT course will be delivered online in 5 half-day sessions comprising 4 hours per day, with 2 breaks of 10 minutes per day.

Course Duration: 5 half-day sessions, 4 hours per session (20 hours in total).

Your expert course leader is a Production Operations Engineer who has worked in the Oil & Gas Exploration and Production industry in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and North and South America since 1980. He has working experience in (oil & gas) field & terminal operations, wells, planning & programming, hydrocarbon administration, projects, auditing and competence development in various positions. In the role of competence development, he was responsible for training, development as well as the assessment of Production and Maintenance staff in Oman and Egypt. Since 2017, he worked as an Operations consultant in various projects as well as delivered courses for graduate engineers and experienced field staff in the area of production surface and sub-surface operations. He brings with him over 37 years of operations experience in the upstream Oil & Gas sector. Prior to his current role, he was the reliability improvement manager and operations field engineer for Bapetco, Egypt, seconded from Shell International E&P. Before taking on his role in Bapetco, he was the function lead operation readiness for Petroleum Development Oman (PDO). Prior to his role in Oman, he took on the position of head of production and maintenance in Shell Petroleum Development Company in Nigeria.