Course NumberCH-02-604TM
PDH Hours2

Introduction to Oil & Gas Production Separators – Timed & Monitored Recorded Webinar

Author: Ed Chesny

This timed and monitored recorded webinar introduces the basic equipment used in crude oil and natural gas separation at a field tank battery facility. The course reviews what separators look like, describes their function, and how they are used in processing hydrocarbon products for sale.

Other key topics covered in this coursework include:

  1. Learn the conditions under which the major separation vessels are utilized.
  2. Identification and description of the equipment and their parts used for the separation processes.
  3. Provide description of two-phase and three-phase separation equipment and how they are utilized differently.
  4. Describe how the produced fluid components, working pressures, and production rates dictate which equipment is used in any given scenario.
  5. Describe how separating vessels are commonly used in series to produce relatively pure crude oil and natural gas products.
  6. Identify the vessels and equipment used to clean gas flow prior to use or sale.
  7. Identify how gas vapors are removed from crude oil stock tanks to prevent venting, recovering saleable and/or usable hydrocarbon products.
  8. Identify how frac sand and other produced solids are removed from the fluid flow stream to prevent flowline restrictions and maintain efficient operations.
  9. Description of the potential challenges and how standardized safety practices keep oilfield personnel and the remote outdoor workplace safe and uneventful.

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Learning Objectives

This course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Learn the variety of ways crude oil is separated from produced salt-water, natural gas, and solids for additional processing, collection, sale, or disposal.
  • Learn how the residual