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  Introduction to offshore production/processing systems
 
  • Introduction to offshore production systems
  • Development concepts
  • Reservoirs
  • Typical well fluids compositions
  • Export/disposal specifications
  • Overview of oil and gas processing facilities
  • Operation of plant under FPSO vessel operating conditions

Oil separation systems

  • Process flow diagram
  • Slug catchers
  • HP and LP separator vessels
  • Inter heater systems
  • Electrostatic coalescers
  • Oil storage

Gas compression and treatment systems

  • Process flow diagram
  • Gas compressors
  • Gas scrubbers
  • Gas coolers
  • Gas dehydration
  • Gas cleaning (amine treatments and mercury removal)

Produced water treatment systems

  • Process flow diagram
  • Oil removal – hydrocyclones
  • De-gassers

Water injection system

  • Process flow diagram
  • Seawater lift pumps
  • Filtration
  • Sterilisation
  • Sulphate removal
  • Dearation
  • Injection pumps

Produced gas system

  • What to do with the gas?
  • LPG separation
  • Gas lift
  • Power generation requirements
  • Gas reinjection
  • Floating LNG

FPSO power generation

  • Production host requirements
  • Gas turbine suppliers and range
  • Diesel generators

Other process functions

  • Cooling mediums
  • Fuel gas systems
  • Flare and vent systems
  • Diesel systems
  • Drains systems
  • Chemical injection system
  • Compressed air systems
  • Potable/fresh water systems
  • Inert gas systems
  • Fire water systems
  • VOC recovery systems

Equipment layout

  • Operational and safety requirements
  • Topsides process and utilities layout
  • Accommodation and helideck
  • Cranes and laydown areas
  • Drilling facilities
  • Examples

Summary of field production facilities

  • Platform or subsea wells
  • Subsea field – SPS equipment
  • Subsea field – URF equipment
  • Turret systems – FPSOs

Cargo export system

  • Oil export options
  • Export by tankers – close or distant offloading
  • Oil export metering
  • Export riser

FPSO field contract – with topsides equipment suppliers

  • FPSO hull – new build or tanker conversion
  • Topsides equipment and suppliers
  • SPS contract and suppliers
  • URF contract and suppliers
  • Export – calm buoy contract and suppliers

Offshore support vessels

  • Field installation vessels
  • Anchor handling, towing and supply vessels
  • Platform support vessels
  • Diving and ROV support vessels
  • Well services vessels

 

     
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