Electrical and Instrumentation (E&I) Engineering for Oil and Gas Facilities

THE WORKSHOP

There is a growing shortage, and hence opportunity, for Electrical and Instrumentation (E&I) technicians, technologists and engineers in the oil and gas industry. This is due to an increasing need for higher technology methods of obtaining and processing oil and gas as it is a finite declining resource. The price of oil is heading upwards steadily, thus making personnel and their associated oil and gas expertise in these industries even more valuable. The technical challenges of extracting oil and gas are becoming ever more demanding, with increasing emphasis on more marginal fields and previously inaccessible zones such as deep oceans, Polar regions, Falkland Islands and Greenland. The aim program is to provide you with core E&I engineering skills to enhance your career, and to benefit your firm.

This course provides a whole spectrum of activities ranging from basic electrical and instrumentation engineering to advanced practice including hazardous areas, data communications along with a vast array of E&I equipment utilised in an oil and gas environment as well as practical treatment of electrical power systems and instrumentation within the oil, gas, petrochemical and offshore industries. Whilst there is some theory this is used in a practical context giving you the necessary tools to ensure that the E&I hardware is delivering the results intended. No matter whether you are a new electrical, instrumentation or control technician/technologist/graduate engineer or indeed, even a practising facilities engineer, you will find this course beneficial in improving your understanding, skills and knowledge.

WHAT IS INCLUDED?

  • Receive a certificate of attendance in support of your continuing professional commitment
  • All workshops include the associated hardcopy technical manual
  • Printed workshop handouts
  • Lunch and refreshments
  • Interact and network with workshop attendees and experienced instructors
  • Practical, industry driven content to assist you in your continuing professional development (CPD)
  • Attendees automatically become IDC subscribers and receive exclusive deals and technical content every month

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

This workshop is ideal for you if you are seeking expertise in the oil and gas business, including:

  • Recent graduate electrical, instrumentation or mechanical engineers
  • Chemical engineers
  • Electrical engineers
  • Experienced electricians
  • Fire and gas engineers
  • Instrument and control systems engineers
  • Instrument and process control technicians or technologists
  • Instrument fitters
  • Mechanical engineers

CONTENT SUMMARY

INTRODUCTION – SETTING THE SCENE IN OIL AND GAS E&I ENGINEERING

  • Fundamentals of electrical engineering
  • Fundamentals of instrumentation, measurement and process control engineering

INSTRUMENTATION AND CONTROL

  • General instrumentation standards in oil and gas
  • Best practice in process, electrical and instrumentation drawings and documentation
  • Process instrumentation
  • Calibration, installation and maintenance of instruments
  • Process control basics
  • Control valves sizing, selection and maintenance (including pressure relief valves)
  • Programmable Logic Controllers
  • SCADA systems
  • Distributed control systems
  • Industrial data communications (including Fieldbus and industrial Ethernet)
  • Safety instrumentation and emergency shutdown systems for oil and gas (IEC 61511 and IEC 61508) – basic introduction
  • Wellhead and flowline control – control systems
  • Emergency wellhead blowout controls

SPECIALISED APPLICATIONS IN OIL AND GAS

  • Power generation
  • Cathodic protection
  • Compressor control (including surge control)
  • Drilling control systems and instrumentation
  • Subsea instrumentation and control systems
  • Pig launcher/receiver systems
  • Critical flare knock out drum controls and instrumentation
  • Flare flame front generator and ignition monitoring system
  • Distributed control systems

ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING IN OIL AND GAS

  • Electrical drawings, documentation and schematics
  • Transformers
  • Troubleshooting, maintenance and protection of AC electrical motors
  • Power distribution
  • Power system protection and co-ordination (including fault calculations/stability and protective relays)
  • Switchgear and distribution systems
  • Cables and wires – maintenance and installation practice
  • Variable (or adjustable) Speed Drives (VSDs) for instrumentation and control systems
  • Electrical safety
  • Earthing/grounding, power system harmonics and power quality – onshore/offshore
  • Lightning and surge protection
  • Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPSs), batteries and battery chargers
  • Emergency power supplies
  • Electrical equipment in hazardous areas
  • Electrical applications to an oil and gas platform and site

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