SPEI - Introduction to Facilities Engineering - Oil and Water Handling

Speaker Ken Arnold
Senior Technical Advisor WorleyParsons Kenneth E. Arnold has over 45 years of industry experience with 16 years at Shell Oil Company. He founded Paragon Engineering Services in 1980 which was purchased by AMEC in 2005. Arnold retired from AMEC in 2007 and is currently Senior Technical Advisor for WorleyParsons and an ...

Senior Technical Advisor
WorleyParsons


Kenneth E. Arnold has over 45 years of industry experience with 16 years at Shell Oil Company. He founded Paragon Engineering Services in 1980 which was purchased by AMEC in 2005. Arnold retired from AMEC in 2007 and is currently Senior Technical Advisor for WorleyParsons and an independent consultant providing project management, facilities engineering and engineering management consulting to the oil and gas industry.  He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2005.


Arnold is on the Board of SPE as Vice President of Finance and was SPE’s first Technical Director for Projects, Facilities and Construction. He is on the editorial board of SPE’s Oil & Gas Facilities magazine and recently chaired a national research council report on measuring the effectiveness of offshore safety and environmental management systems. 



Arnold is co-author of two textbooks and over 50 technical articles on project management and facilities design. He has twice been chosen as an SPE Distinguished Lecturer and was named 2003 Houston Engineer of the Year by the Texas Society of Professional Engineers. Arnold has taught facilities engineering at the University of Houston and is a recipient of the SPE Public Service Award, the SPE DeGolyer Medal, and the SPE Production Engineering Award.



He has received an American Petroleum Institute citation for his work in promoting offshore safety and was recognized by the Offshore Energy Center in 2009 for his pioneering work in helping to develop API RP 14C. He is a registered professional engineer and serves on the advisory board of the engineering schools of both Tulane University and Cornell University, and is a Trustee of Southwest Research Institute. Arnold earned his BCE degree from Cornell University and MS degree in civil engineering from Tulane University.



Full Description
 

Introduction to Facilities Engineering is a series of lectures held during the lunch hour at the SPE Houston training center. These lectures cover topics to familiarize engineers and non-engineers with the principles of production operations and equipment commonly used in the oilfield, with specific emphasis on offshore. Lunch is included and served at 1100, and lectures begin at 1130.

At the end of the series attendees should have a general appreciation of how production facilities fit into the overall scheme for developing oil and gas fields, the different pieces of equipment used in typical facilities, how they work, and how they are assembled into a system. Sizing, design equations, specifications, and costs of equipment and piping systems are beyond the scope of this course.

 
Lectures 3-6: Oil and Water Handling
USD 800
USD 1000

3 October

Lecture 3: Facilities Orientation (2 hours)
Goal of a facility, typical projects, controlling the process, stage separation, backpressure on wells, gas lift

17 October

Lecture 4: Oilfield Process Selection and Separation (2 hours)
Horizontal and vertical two phase and three phase separators

31 October

Lecture 5: Treating Oil (2 hours)
Treating oil, desalting

14 November

Lecture 6: Treating Produced Water (2 hours)
Skimmers, gas flotation, hydrocyclones, filters, deaeration of surface water

Organizer Cindy Davis

When?

Wed, Oct. 3, 2012
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. US/Central

Where?

SPEI Houston Training Center
10777 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, TX 77042
US

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