Fundamental Process Engineering Training Course

Course Duration/Credits

Five days/3.0 CEUs/30 PDHs

Course Description

This course is exceptional because process engineering is at the center of oil, gas, chemical, refining and petrochemical industries. This core course utilizes formal lectures, group discussions, problem-solving exercises, videos and case studies to enable operation personnel and graduate engineers acquire fundamental knowledge in the area of oil & gas and petrochemical process engineering. The course covers deep process engineering principles, basis for process engineering design and hands-on mini project to ensure participants are well- equipped to be integrated into the operations teams.

Course Objectives:

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand general oil and gas/process engineering essentials and role of process engineer in various fields.
  • Understand fundamental principles and unit operations used in oil and gas/petrochemicals industries.
  • Describe basic concepts of oil & Gas processing
  • Recognise the need and when to use process and pipeline simulation software like Aspen HYSYS, PIPESIM, etc for process engineering analysis
  • Gain confidence in the development of process engineering drawings
  • Learn to perform basic process engineering calculations and sizing of basic equipment.

Course Details: Day One

  • Overview of onshore and offshore oil and gas production/processing and utilities
  • Relevant standards/codes, their importance and applications
  • Various processes in oil and gas industry
  • Process engineering and role of process engineer in various fields

Day Two

  • Overview of petrochemicals, onshore and offshore oil and gas production/processing and utilities
  • Relevant standards/codes, their importance and applications
  • Process engineers’ involvement/expectations in different stages of engineering design including conceptual design, Front End Engineering Design and Detailed Design
  • Understanding oil and gas unit operations and equipment. Basis for selection of process equipment including Pumps, Compressors, Valves, Heat exchanger, Column, Storage Tanks, Separators, Flanges, Special items etc
  • How to recognize when to use simulation software like HYSYS, PIPESIM etc in process engineering design.

Day Three

  • Basic essentials in the preparation of engineering drawings including,
    • Legend Sheets
    • Process Flow Diagram (PFD),
    • Block Flow Diagram
    • Utility Flow Diagram
    • Process and Instrumentation Diagram including
  • Mark up of P&IDs and updating of associated engineering drawings

Day Four

  • Preparation of Process Documents including:
  • Line List,
  • Equipment List,
  • Valve List
  • Process Datasheets
  • Process engineering calculations including
    • Line Sizing and Pressure Drop Calculations
    • Pump Characteristics and Hydraulics
  • Introduction to Hazard and Operability (HAZOP) Studies
  • Assessment

Day Five

  • Mini Process Engineering Project
  • Assessment
  • Issuing of Certificate of Attendance

Who should attend:

  • Operation personnel
  • Fresh process engineers
  • Operation Supervisors and Team Leaders
  • Operation Engineer
  • Graduate engineers with little or no experience


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