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Overview

This 1-day course is designed to train the participants on the engineering design, operation and maintenance of the technologies for the removal and cleaning of the sands and solids prior to discharge. Proven sand removal technologies, such as wellhead desanders, produced water desanding hydrocyclones, sand fluidizers, and sand cleaning systems are commonly used in the upstream oil & gas production. These sand removal and cleaning systems need to be designed and operated correctly to ensure optimised separation performance. The following topics will be covered in this course:
 
  1. Equipment Engineering Design Philosophy (Principles of Operation, Desander Performance Characteristics, etc.),
  2. Package Description (Review of all package components, Major Design & Engineering Features, etc.),
  3. Equipment Start-up Procedure (Initial start-up/commissioning, Normal start-up, etc.),
  4. Normal Operation Procedure (Operating Parameters, System Monitoring, Solids Removal, etc.),
  5. Shutdown Procedure (Temporary Isolation, Prolonged Shutdown, etc.),
  6. Troubleshooting & Maintenance (Routine Maintenance, Liner Removal & Replacement, etc.).

At the end of the course, participants will be able to understand the importance of sand separation processes and how it can be performed effectively during the design, operation and maintenance stages.


Speakers / Trainers

What You’ll Learn

Topic 1: Introduction - Why We Need Sand Management for Offshore Oil & Gas Production Facilities
  • Introduction of course trainer and discussion topics
  • Types of solids in offshore oil & gas production
  • Why we need effective and efficient solids management
  • Impacts of poor solids management
Topic 2: Equipment Engineering Design Philosophy for Wellhead Desander System
  • Wellhead Desander: Process design, performance, applications and misapplications
  • Solids Fluidizer: Process design, performance, applications and misapplications
  • Desanding Hydrocyclone: Process design, performance, applications and misapplications
  • Sand-Cleaning: Process design, performance, applications and misapplications
Topic 3: Desander Process System Package
  • General arrangement of a wellhead desander vessel
  • Process performance characteristics for a wellhead desander liner (14” Single Liner type)
  • Piping & Instrumentation Diagram (P&ID) for desander and solids accumulator
  • Process control and instrumentation
  • Major design features
  • Solids accumulator vessel sizing and flushing
  • Solids discharge educator
Topic 4: Equipment Start-up Procedure
  • Pre-commissioning and site acceptance
  • Initial start-up and commissioning
  • Normal start-up
Topic 5: Normal Operation Procedure
  • Operating parameters
  • System monitoring
  • Solids removal
Topic 6: Equipment Shutdown Procedure
  • Temporary isolation
  • Prolonged shutdown
Topic 7: Trouble-shooting Wellhead Desander Equipment
  • Symptoms
  • Causes
  • Reasons
  • Actions
Topic 8: Maintenance of Wellhead Desander Equipment
  • Routine maintenance
  • Cyclone liner removal and replacement
Topic 9: Example Project, Assessment, Q&A
  • Key aspects of a desanding hydrocyclone project
  • Design considerations and options
  • Predicted performance
  • Assessment of course participants
  • Questions & Answers sessions

Who Should Attend

  • Operation managers, engineers, technicians, operators (for Offshore Oil & Gas Production Facilities)
  • Process design managers and process engineers (for Offshore Oil & Gas Production Facilities)
  • Project managers and project engineers
  • Mechanical and reliability engineers and technicians (for Offshore Oil & Gas Production Facilities)
  • Maintenance managers, engineers, technicians (Offshore Industry)

 

SITizens Learning Credits (SLC) - Eligible Course

SIT Alumni: Before registering for courses, please activate your SITizens Learning Credits via the email sent by SIT Alumni Team, on behalf of SITLEARN Professional Development.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY (only for SIT Alumni)

 

Certificate and Assessment

A Certificate of Participation will be issued to participants who:

  • Attend at least 75% of the course, and
  • Undertake non-credit bearing assessment during the course
 

Continuing Professional Development

This course is eligible for the following continuing professional development units:

Schedule

Time Topic
8:30am Welcome and Registration
9:00am Topic 1: Introduction - Why We Need Sand Management for Offshore Oil & Gas Production Facilities
9:30am Topics 2: Equipment Engineering Design Philosophy for Wellhead Desander System
10:30am Tea Break
10:45am Topic 3: Wellhead Desander Process System Package
11:30am Topic 4: Equipment Start-up Procedure
12:30pm Lunch
1:30pm Topic 5: Normal Operation Procedure
2:30pm Topic 6: Equipment Shutdown Procedure
3:30pm Tea Break
3:45pm Topic 7: Trouble-shooting Wellhead Desander Equipment
4:30pm Topic 8: Maintenance of Wellhead Desander Equipment
5:15pm Topic 9: Example Project, Assessment, Q&A
6:00pm End of Day

 

Fees

Category

Full Fee After SF Funding After SF Mid-Career
Enhanced Subsidy
Singapore Citizen (Below 40) /
Singapore PR
$749.00 $224.70 Not Eligible
Singapore Citizen (40 & above) $749.00 $224.70 $84.70
Non-Singaporeans $749.00 Not Eligible Not Eligible

Note:

  • All figures include GST. GST applies to individuals and Singapore-registered companies.

Terms & Conditions for SkillsFuture Course Funding

In order to be eligible for the 70% training grant awarded by SkillsFuture, applicants (and/or their sponsoring organisations where applicable) must:

  1. Be a Singaporean Citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident
  2. Not receive any other funding from government sources in respect of the actual grant disbursed for the programme

SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy

To be eligible for the 90% enhanced subsidy awarded, applicants (and/or their sponsoring organisations where applicable) must:

  1. Be a Singaporean Citizen
  2. Be at least 40 years old
  3. Not receive any other funding from government sources in respect of the actual grant disbursed for the programme

SIT reserves the right to collect the balance of the programme fees (i.e. the potential grant amount) directly from the applicants (and/or their sponsoring organisations where applicable) should the above requirements not be fulfilled.

SIT reserves the right to make changes to published course information, including dates, times, venues, fees and instructors without prior notice.

Key Info

Venue Seminar Room at SIT@Dover, 10 Dover Drive, Singapore 138683
Time 08:30 AM to 06:00 PM
Date 11 Dec 2019 (Wed)
Registration is Closed.

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