Offshore Oil and Gas Processing



Outstanding Features

Using Worley’s vast knowledge and experience, this course provides in-depth technical knowledge of offshore Oil & Gas processes and design considerations to provide Process/Facilities/Operating engineers with industry international best practices.

The emphasis is on oil production facilities; from the wellhead, to the delivery of a specification gas or crude oil product, to the refinery. In addition to the engineering aspects of oil production facilities, practical operating problems will also be covered, including emulsion treatment and sand handling.

Course Overview

This course covers the basic concepts and techniques necessary to design, specify and manage oil and gas production facilities. It includes a comprehensive overview of oil and gas conditioning and processing technology and provides a clear understanding of the equipment and processes used in common oil and gas separation and treating systems.

Participants will develop a “feel” for the important parameters of designing and operating an oil and gas production facility. The course leverages Worley’s vast global experience in working for international and national oil and gas companies, multinational engineering contractors and equipment suppliers to facilitate participants’ understanding of the uncertainties and assumptions inherent in designing and using the equipment in these systems and the limitations, advantages and disadvantages associated with their use.

Target Audience

Process/facilities engineers and senior operating personnel involved with the design and operation of oil, gas and produced water processing facilities.

You Will Learn How to

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the oil and gas facilities terminology
  • Discuss how oil and gas processing fits into the value chain for hydrocarbon products
  • Describe fundamental concepts underlying Oil & Gas processing
  • Understand main characteristics of reservoir fluids
  • Assess problems induced by unwanted components in reservoir fluids
  • Detail field treatment of Oil & Gas streams and processes technology
  • Analyze operating conditions and basic design of oil, gas and water treatment
  • Interpret static equipment and rotating machinery used in production facilities
  • Ascertain the treatment processes necessary for gas, oil and production water
  • Know about the typical utilities required for Oil & Gas processing and related design considerations
  • Gain an understanding of the relief systems and sizing considerations


  • Overview
  • Introduction to Upstream Industry
  • Oil Treatment
  • Gas Treatment
  • Produced Water Treatment
  • Utilities
  • Relief Systems

Course Details

Day 1

Topic 1: Overview

  • Offshore Processing Overview
  • General Layout Constraints
  • Topic 2: Introduction

  • Reservoir & Seismic
  • Offshore Drilling & Completions
  • Reservoir Drive Mechanisms
  • Reservoir Drive Mechanisms
  • Artificial Lift, Stimulation
  • Improved Recovery Techniques
  • Topic 3: Oil treatment

  • Bulk Liquid Separation
  • Emulsions
  • Desalting
  • Stabilization
  • Oil Export
  • Day 2

    Topic 4: Gas Treatment

  • Hydrates
  • Dehydration
  • Acid Gas Treatment
  • Liquids Recovery
  • Mercury Removal
  • Compression
  • Topic 5: Water Treatment

  • Produced Water Treating Equipment
  • System Considerations
  • Treatment for Water Injection
  • Day 3

    Topic 6: Utilities

  • Fuel Gas
  • Closed & Open Drains
  • Compressed Air
  • Nitrogen
  • Diesel
  • Fire Protection
  • Potable Water
  • Sewage Treatment
  • Topic 7: Relief systems

  • Flare & Vent System
  • Relief Valves
  • Lines Sizing
  • Isolation
  • Relief Valve Installation

Course Length

3 Days

Course Director

Kavitha Raghavendra


Upon completion, you will receive a Worley Academy Certificate of Completion.

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