Course overview

Energy is usually defined as the capacity to do work. Nature provides us with numerous sources of energy, some
difficult to utilize efficiently (e.g., solar radiation and wind energy), others more concentrated or energy dense and therefore easier to utilize (e.g., fossil fuels). Energy sources can be classfied also as renewable (solar and non-solar) and nonrenewable. This course will deal with Energy resources in oil & gas plants, Energy consumption & Energy performance indicator in oil * gas industry. In this course also will study Sustainable energy reductions SERs and the potential to reduce energy consumption in process plants. The Course will provide an overview of the various Energy systems, key selection consideration and how they are integrated into oil & gas plants facilities. Exercises & Case Studies will be used to identify the Energy consumption, energy balance, baseline and EnPIs in oil & gas plant.

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify all types of oil & gas flow diagrams process flow diagram (PFD) and Utility Flow
  • Diagram (UFD) and Utility
  • Distribution Diagram (UDD).
  • Explain what meant by plant mass and energy balance
  • Identify main sources of energy in oil and gas plant; external sources (natural gas, electricity from grid) and internal sources.
  • Identify overall energy consumption in a plant (i.e. in MMBTU, Ktoe)
  • Identifying intensive energy consumers in oil, gas & refineries.
  • Establish the energy Key
  • Performance Indicators
  • KPIs in oil & Gas Plants.
  • Study all opportunities to reduce oil & gas emissions, SER (Sustainable emissions reduction).
  • Develop a Sankey diagram for the plant in a common unit of measurement.

Training Methodology

A highly interactive combination of lecture and discussion sessions will be managed to maximize the amount and quality of information, knowledge and experience transfer. The sessions will start by raising the most relevant questions, and motivate everybody finding the right answers. The attendants will also be encouraged to raise more of their own questions and to share developing the right answers using their own analysis and experience. Course material through power point equipped with necessary animation, learning videos and general discussion to provide participant with full understanding concerning the subject course will be provided.

Who should attend?

  • Mechanical Engineers / Managers
  • Process & Planning Engineers
  • Technical Advisors
  • Consulting Engineers
  • Engineers who are new to the profession.
  • Other company staff involved in gas treatment and processing.
  • Government officials and others involved with supervising gas processing operations
  • Petroleum Engineers
  • Production Engineers
  • Field Operators & Technicians
  • Plant Managers / Supervisors
  • Technology Owners
  • Operations & Maintenance Staff

Course Content

Energy and mass balance

  • Introduction to oil and gas industry processing facilities
  • Oil & Gas flow diagrams.
    • Process flow diagrams PFD.
    • Utility flow Diagrams UFD.
    • Utility distribution diagram (UDD)
    • Piping & Instrument Diagrams P&ID.
  • How to identify main sources of energy in oil and gas plant; external
    sources (natural gas, electricity from grid) and internal sources
    generated in-site; (fuel gas, fuel oil and associated petroleum gases).
  • Energy Mass Balance fundamentals.

Develop energy balance in oil and gas plant & Intensive energy consumers

  • Develop a Sankey diagram for the plant in a common unit of
    measurement (including as a minimum natural gas, electricity,
    steam, Hydrogen and internal fuel such as off-gases and fuel oil)
  • How to calculate overall energy consumption in a plant (i.e. in
    MMBTU, Ktoe or in monetary values)
  • Develop steam, Hydrogen and fuel balance.
  • Case Study.
  • Identifying intensive energy consumers and energy KPIs in a plant
  • Indicative case study: establish energy baseline (Sankey diagram) for a gas production/processing plant and identify the intensive energy consumers and KPIs.