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OGOP 106 - Oil and Gas Field Operations One
Course Details
Course Code:
OGOP 106

Calendar Description:
Segment One of the Oil and Gas Field Operations program discusses origin of hydrocarbon bearing formations, exploration for hydrocarbons and the chemical composition of hydrocarbons. Procedures linked to artificial lift systems, pipeline pigging and crude oil production will be covered in detail. Students will also become familiar with wellheads, casing and completions, separators, heater-treaters, wastewater treatment, crude oil handling, and custody transfer.

Date First Offered:
2008-02-04

Hours:
Total Hours: 104
Lecture Hours: 70
Field Experience Hours: 10
Shop Teaching Kitchen: 24


Total Weeks:
4

This course is offered online:
No

Pre-Requisites:
Admission into the program.

Non-Course Pre-Requisites:
None

Co-Requisites:
None

Rearticulation Submission:
No

Course Content:
INTRODUCTION
TERMINOLOGY
FORMATION OF HYDROCARBONS
- Geology
- Chemical Composition
- Specifications: API Gravity, Water Content, H2S Content
- Classification
EXPLORATION: LAND SURVEY
DRILLING AND COMPLETIONS
- Casing
- Tubing
- Wellheads
- Completion
- Testing

OIL FIELD PRODUCTION
ARTIFICIAL LIFT SYSTEMS
- Pump Jacks
- Bottom Hole Pumps
- Sucker rod Strings
- Progressive Cavity Pumps
- Submersible pumps
- Gas Lift and Plunger Lift
- Well Optimization and Diagnosis
- Gathering Systems: Pipeline Design, and Pigging

WELL SITES
- Batteries
- Satellites

OIL FIELD PROCESSING
OIL FIELD OPERATIONS OVERVIEW
BATTERY AND SATELLITE OPERATIONS OVERVIEW
OIL TREATMENT
- Emulsions
- Oil Treating Systems
- Treating Heavy Oil and Bitumen

WASTEWATER TREATMENT AND DISPOSAL
HANDLING HYDROCARBON LIQUIDS
STATIC ELECTRICITY
CRUDE OIL CUSTODY TRANSFER


Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Discuss underground activities as related to the formation, exploration, drilling and recovering of hydrocarbons
- Describe various artificial lift systems, their design and operation and specific maintenance procedures
- Provide an overview of pipeline gathering systems and pigging procedures
- Trace the flow and treatment of crude oil including separation, emulsions and emulsion treatment, wastewater treatment and disposal, crude oil handling, static electricity and custody transfer of crude oil


Grading System:
Percentage

Passing Grade:
65% (25% of total program)

Grading Weight:
Final Exam: 100 %


Percentage of Individual Work:
100

Course Offered in Other Programs:
No

Additional Comments:
- There are four segment exams and students must pass each segment exam to continue. One rewrite may be allowed to a maximum of 65%. There is one mark awarded for the successful completion of all four modules; each module comprises 25% of that mark.
- The extensive weight on the final exam is due to the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology's (SAIT) requirement for completion and allowing the SAIT logo on the program completion certificate.
- Students will sign and adhere to the Trades & Apprenticeship Safety and Attendance Policy.


Keys to Success:
Attendance, class participation, maintaining a professional attitude, successful study habits, and receiving a minimum of 65% in the course

Text Books:

Required - SAIT, 2007, SAIT compilation of modules to form segments 1, 2, 3, 4 (SAIT). Chapters Covered: All
Optional - Northern Lights College, Supplementary materials are supplied by the instructor and library books placed on reserve (NLC). Chapters Covered: All
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