Production Equipment Systems in Oil Fields


This course covers production equipment systems in oil fields. The impacts of the selected system on personnel training, technology transfer, and facility modification are also covered. Many illustrative problems, worked in the class by teams, are helpful in gaining a better grasp of the subject matter.

This course provides an overview of oil production operations and covers wellheads and flow lines, piping systems, separators, crude heating and cooling, crude dehydration & desalting systems, crude stabilization, crude storage, crude shipping & crude quality specifications, measurement and control systems, flare systems, chemical injection systems, oil field waters, and associated gas treatment.


To enhance the participants’ knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to understand production equipment systems in oil fields


By the end of this course, the participant will be able to:

  • Have an overview of oil production operations.

  • Be familiar with wellheads and flow lines.

  • Understand piping systems

  • Identify different types of separators.

  • Be familiar with crude heating and cooling.

  • Understand crude dehydration & desalting systems.

  • Understand crude stabilization.

  • Be Familiar with crude storage tanks

  • Identify crude quality specifications.

  • Understand measurement and control systems.

  • Understand flare systems.

  • Understand chemical injection systems.

  • Be Familiar with associated gas treatment


  • Overview of oil production operations.
  • Wellheads and flow lines.
  • Piping systems (sizing, pressure rating, valves, and pumps).
  • Separators.
  • Gas-Oil separators.
  • Gas-Oil-Water separators.
  • Scrubbers.
  • Sizing of separators.
  • Crude heating and cooling.
  • Fired heaters.
  • Hot Oil systems.
  • Heat exchangers.
  • Air coolers.
  • Crude Dehydration & Desalting systems.
  • Crude stabilization.
  • Crude Storage (fixed roof tanks, Floating roof tanks, tank safety).
  • Crude Shipping & Crude quality specifications.
  • Measurement and control systems.
  • Flare systems.
  • Chemical injection systems.
  • Oil field waters.
  • Associated Gas treatment.

Who Can Benefit?

All petroleum Personnel.