This course covers the surface production operations. It provides information and concentrate on the proper selection, operation and maintenance of surface operation. The course gives review of properties of hydrocarbons, surface and covers controlled (SC – SSV’s), sucker rod pumping, surface unit components, prime mover & power supply, downhole pumps, factors affecting performance, separation & separator principles, lact unit principles & operation, dehydration & desalting, field treating of natural gas, natural gas measurement, and flare stacks & vent system.
To enhance the participants’ knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to understand surface production operations
By the end of this course, participant will be able to:
Understand properties of hydrocarbons.
Understand surface – controlled (SC – SSV’s).
Be familiar with sucker rod pumping.
Determine surface unit components.
Be familiar with downhole pumps.
Identify factors affecting performance.
Understand separation and separator principles.
Be familiar with LACT unit principles and operation.
Understand dehydration and desalting.
Be familiar with field treating of natural gas.