OGOP 109 - Oil and Gas Field Operations - Four

OGOP 109 discusses the various measurements of hydrocarbon volume, level, temperature and pressure. Basic instrumentation, computers, UPS and SCADA systems are also discussed in detail. Also covered are the topics of corrosion, lubrication, production accounting, economics, ESD systems, flow diagrams, mechanical drawings, electricity and finally a review of the safety aspects of working in the oil and gas industry.

 

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

 

Total Weeks: 4

 

Prerequisites:
None

 

Non-Course Prerequisites:
None

 

Co-requisites:
None

 

Course Content:
MEASUREMENT OF HYDROCARBONS
ORIFICE MEASUREMENT
- Flow measurement – orifice plates, orifice plate installations, orifice transmitter installations, and velocity meters
- Critical task procedure – change Daniel’s junior and Daniel’s senior
MEASUREMENT OF VARIABLES
LEVEL, PRESSURE AND TEMPERATURE MEASUREMENT
- Introduction to temperature measurement
- Level measurement
- Pressure measurement
GAS AND OIL INSTRUMENTATION
- Introduction to Instrumentation
- Basic Control Loop Components
- Programmable Logic Controllers
- Basic Transmitter Principles
- Introduction to Pneumatic Controllers
- Electronic Instruments
- Computers in Process Control
UPS and SCADA
- Uninterrupted power supplies
- SCADA systems
PRODUCTION ACCOUNTING
- Production testing
- Custody transfer of Crude Oil
- Production accounting principles
DRAWING AND UNDERSTANDING
- Flow diagram reading
- Flow diagrams – introduction, mechanical flow, and instrumentation drawing symbols
CORROSION
- Corrosion mechanics
- Corrosion control
- Corrosion monitoring
OTHER
- Lubrication principles
- Types of bearing lubrication
- Basic economics
- Regulatory compliance
HYDROCARBONS
- Hazardous area classification
- Hydrocarbon storage and handling
- Handling of hydrocarbon fluids
EMERGENCY TRAINING
- Portable fire extinguishers
- Protection of pressure vessels from fire
CRITICAL TASKS
- Gas measurement and changing of orifice plates
- Gauging above ground tanks
- Isolation by blanking and blinding
- Purging pipelines and equipment to remove air
- Safe building entry
LOSS CONTROL
- Introduction
- WorkSafe BC Regulations

 

Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Explain oil and gas field measurements of volume, level, temperature, and pressure; including the instruments used for each
- Describe the type and functions of basic control loops, including component parts and their functions
- Illustrate computer use in process control and daily field activity
- Demonstrate the changing of orifice plates under supervision, explain the measurement of hydrocarbons, and the instruments used in measurement and control
- Explain the function of production accounting with an understanding of the importance of accurate record keeping
- Identify issues of loss control, hazardous area classification, air monitoring systems, and hydrocarbon storage
- Explain the significance of corrosion and corrosion control, and lubrication and lubricants

 

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.