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Production Facilities Control Room Operation

Overview:

Introduction:

  • Experienced control room operators and production supervisors looking to advance their know-how in control room operation.

Level: Proficiency

Learning Objectives:

  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • analyze and anticipate the behavior of main control loop structures (DCS and SIS systems architecture and functionalities),
  • explain production equipment, process operating parameters, and perform troubleshooting,
  • implement proactive, anticipatory control room operation and acquire a safety mindset,
  • react and act in a structured manner to anomalies and plant upsets,
  • enforce safety guidelines during downgraded and critical situations.

Target Audience:

  • This course aims to acquire best practices of production facilities control room operation through role-play situations on integrated Oil & Gas production plant dynamic simulator.

Course Outlines:

Unit 1:

  • GETTING STARTED - DCS FUNCTIONALITIES FOR PROPER ANALYSIS

      • Familiarization with HMI functions and operations.
      • DCS tools review.
  • PROCESS CONTROL & SAFETY INSTRUMENTED SYSTEMS

      • Impact of P&ID parameters and simply closed loop tuning.
      • Study of control loop structures: cascade, split-range on the simulator.
      • Programmable logic controllers: introduction to automated sequences.
      • Monitoring of start-up sequence (compressor) through MMI.
      • Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS): PSS, ESD, HIPPS, and F&G systems description.

Unit 2:

  • WELLS & PRODUCTION LINES OPERATION

      • Well, start-up (ramp-up) and shutdown.
      • Analysis of automatic good control.
      • Well, monitoring and detection of abnormal conditions.
  • ROTATING MACHINERY OPERATION

      • Centrifugal pumps.
      • Centrifugal compressors:
      • Technology review, the study of process and auxiliary lines, protection systems.
      • Start-up and shutdown sequences.
      • Analysis of operating conditions and operating parameters.

Unit 3:

  • PROCESS UPSET MANAGEMENT

      • Alarms: priorities management and decision making.
      • Becoming aware of the need for anticipation VS on-alarm action.
      • Managing and predicting process disturbances by using trend views. Use of trends to anticipate deviations.
      • Global plant performance checks: identification and implementation of a routine checks roadmap.
      • Shift report and impact of a faulty report through role-play situations.
      • Process upsets: learning to react and act in a structured manner.
      • Identification, analysis, and containment of process upsets according to the learned methodology.
      • Example of simulator exercises performed:
      • Loss of centrifugal compressor.
      • Loss of cooling media.
      • Production rate decrease.
      • Unexpected slugging.
      • ESD activation due to process safety trip.

Unit 4:

  • SAFETY IN OPERATION

      • Learning to operate the plant in critical situations, to make adequate decisions, to follow-up on actions performed.
      • Example of simulator exercises performed:
      • Gas leakage to the flare.
      • Inhibition and downgraded situation mitigation (faulty pressure transmitter, SDV blocked open…).
      • Manual ESD activation following leakage detection.

Unit 5:

  • PRODUCTION START-UP

      • Analysis of production facilities start-up philosophy.
      • Safe plant start-up.
      • Implementing the start-up procedure on the simulator:
      • Operating parameters analysis and anticipation of process upset.
      • Generation of several malfunctions (by the instructor) to be fixed.
  • CONTINUOUS ASSESSMENT TEST

      • Weekly tests on the simulator.

 

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