OGOP 107 - Oil and Gas Field Operations - Two

OGOP 107 discusses natural gas production and processing, including the relationships between temperature, pressure and volume. Procedures linked to gas hydrate handling and prevention will be covered in detail. Students will also become familiar with gas line heaters, liquid-gas separation, dehydration, gas sweetening, condensate stabilization, wastewater treatment, sulphur production, hydrocarbon separation and sampling procedures of liquids and gas.

 

Hours: 104 (Lecture Hours: 68; Shop Teaching Kitchen: 36)

 

Total Weeks:

Prerequisites:

None

 

Non-Course Prerequisites:

None

 

Co-Requisites:

None

 

Course Content:

INTRODUCTION

THE GAS LAWS

GAS OPERATIONS OVERVIEW

- Gas operations and overview

- Gas plant – development and types

- Gas plant – process description

HYDRATES

- Hazards

- Prevention

- Handling

LINE HEATERS AND INLET SEPARATORS

- Field operations – gas line heating

- Field operations – selection and operation of separators

GAS DEHYDRATION

- Definition and testing

- Chemicals and liquid desiccants

- Glycol equipment and operations

- Solid desiccants

GAS SWEETENING

- Sweetening processes

- Sweetening chemicals

- Sweetening operations

NATURAL GAS LIQUIDS

- Refrigeration – external processes

- Refrigeration – cryogenic process

SAMPLING

- Testing and quality control

- Sampling oil and gas

HEAT EXCHANGERS

- Basic heat exchangers

- Specialized heat exchangers

HANDLING OF WASTEWATERS AND BY-PRODUCTS

- Wastewater treatment and disposal

 

Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

- Explain gas field operations, gas production, and field and plant processing of natural gas

- Identify the types of heat exchangers and their uses in natural gas production and processing

- Describe field production equipment, its design and operation, and specific maintenance procedures

- Explain in detail the cause conditions, the hazards involved, and the prevention and handling of natural gas hydrates

- Demonstrate the flow and treatment of natural gas though a typical gas plant including inlet separation, sweetening, dehydration, sulphur recovery, condensate stabilization, water treatment, and hydrocarbon separation and handling

 

Grading System: Percentage

 

Passing Grade: 65%

 

Percentage of Individual Work: 100

 

Additional Comments:

There are four courses within the program, each with a final exam. One rewrite will be allowed by SAIT should a learner score lower than 50% on a final exam. One rewrite will be allowed by NLC per final exam, should the learner score between 50-64%. The maximum score on any rewrite will be capped at 65%. One mark is awarded for the successful completion of each course; each course comprises 25% of the program mark. All courses must be passed in order to receive a Certificate in Oil and Gas Field Operations.

 

Textbooks:

Textbooks are subject to change. Please contact the bookstore at your local campus for current book lists.