Instrumentation Engineering for Oil & Gas Facilities

THE WORKSHOP

There is a growing shortage, and hence opportunity, for instrumentation 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 of this program is to provide you with core Instrumentation engineering skills to enhance your career, and to benefit your firm.

This workshop provides a whole spectrum of activities ranging from basic instrumentation engineering to advanced practice including hazardous areas, data communications along with a vast array instrumentation equipment utilised in an oil and gas environment as well as practical treatment of 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 instrumentation hardware is delivering the results intended. No matter whether you are a new 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 course is ideal for you if you are seeking expertise in the oil and gas business and are an:

  • A recent graduate instrumentation or mechanical engineer
  • Chemical engineer
  • Fire and gas engineer
  • Instrument and control systems engineer
  • Instrument and process control technician or technologist
  • Instrument fitter
  • Mechanical engineer

CONTENT SUMMARY

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

  • Fundamentals of instrumentation, measurement and process control engineering

INSTRUMENTATION AND CONTROL

  • General instrumentation standards in oil and gas
  • 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

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