Professional Course
4.1 (34 Reviews)

Oil Production and Processing Facilities - PF-4

PetroSkills, In Denver (+5 locations)
10 days
10 days

Course description

Oil Production and Processing Facilities - PF-4

The emphasis of this course is on oil production facilities - from the wellhead, to the delivery of a specification crude oil product, to the refinery. Both onshore and offshore facilities are discussed. Produced water treating and water injection systems are also covered. Solution gas handling processes and equipment will be discussed at a relatively high level. In addition to the engineering aspects of oil production facilities, practical operating problems will also be covered, including emulsion treatment, sand handling, dealing with wax and asphaltenes, etc. Exercises requiring calculations are utilized throughout the course. The course intended to complement the G-4 Gas Conditioning and Processing course, focused on the gas handling side of the upstream oil and gas facilities area.

Course hours for the VIRTUAL session will be 0800-1200 Central European Time (GMT+1) Monday-Friday of each week.

"I took a lot from the course, and will hopefully become a more well-rounded facilities engineer as a consequence. I can already feel that things are more contextualized." - Structural Engineer, Qatar

"This is the most comprehensive and practical facilities engineering course I have seen in my career (over 30 years). A must-attend course for facilities engineers at all levels of experience." - Regional Operations Manager, United States

Do you work at this company and want to update this page?

Is there out-of-date information about your company or courses published here? Fill out this form to get in touch with us.

Who should attend?

Process/facilities engineers and senior operating personnel involved with the design and operation of oil and produced water processing facilities.

Training content

  • Reservoir traps, rocks, and drive mechanisms
  • Phase envelopes and reservoir fluid classification
  • Well inflow performance
  • Artificial lift
  • Gas, oil, and water - composition and properties
  • Oil gathering systems
  • Gas-liquid separation
  • Emulsions
  • Oil-water separation
  • Oil treating
  • Desalting
  • Oil stabilization and sweetening
  • Oil storage and vapor recovery
  • Sand, wax, asphaltenes, and scale
  • Transportation of crude oil
  • Produced water treatment
  • Water injection systems
  • Solution gas handling

Certification / Credits

  • Well inflow performance and its impact on production/processing facilities;
  • About oil, gas, and water compositions and properties needed for equipment selection and sizing;
  • How to select and evaluate processes and equipment used to meet sales or disposal specifications;
  • To apply physical and thermodynamic property correlations and principles to the design and evaluation of oil production and processing facilities;
  • How to perform equipment sizing calculations for major production facility separation equipment;
  • To evaluate processing configurations for different applications;
  • How to recognize and develop solutions to operating problems in oil/water processing facilities


Average rating 4.1

Based on 34 reviews.
Write a review!
Mechanical Engineering Manager
10 Feb 2020

"The teacher engaged the team to work together. He [taught] as a good friend. Fantastic."

Operations Field Engineer
13 Jan 2020
Extremely knowledgeable

"I enjoyed learning about the equipment [my company] uses. The instructor was extremely knowledgeable and very patient."

Oil and Gas Professional
04 Dec 2016

Problems were very good at helping learn.



PetroSkills is the world leader in training and knowledge transfer in the oil and gas industry. For over 60 years, we have provided the highest quality classroom, virtual, online, simulator training, and e-Learning; all of which is directed and vetted...

Read more and show all training delivered by this supplier