Distance - An Introduction to Process Simulation in Oil & Gas (1.2 CEUs)

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This course is approximately 3 weeks in duration.

Learning Method:

  • The PDDP program is more of a self-guided learning style.

  • You are required to read the notes and materials given, complete the follow-up assignments on your own, send in your questions prior to your 1 hour webinar meeting (if required) and be involved in live discussion via the internet.

  • Once you have completed the course, you will receive a certificate of completion

Course Description:
This course is an introductory technical seminar that prepares the attendee to be more familiar with process simulations, generation of mass and energy balances, reports as well as process design techniques in general.
It is intended for junior and medium-level process, chemical, mechanical and mechanical engineers (EIT & P. Eng.) as well as project manager seeking to better understand the key aspects of equipment design and process capabilities & constraints
We will discuss how to define a process variable, select thermodynamic correlations, vapor-liquid equilibrium data, connect a piece of equipment and how to avoid over specifying a system that is set for design, rating or troubleshootinhg (study or bid)
Specific examples of case studies (solved and unsolved) with a commercial process simulator will be discussed, with emphasis on the following aspects of the design:
  • A set of sample problems to be discussed: 2-Ph, 3-Ph Separator, Compressor, P/L, Pump
  • Steady State (S/S) solution versus dynamics (time-dependent) simulation
  • Avoid pitfalls with convergence issues, solver options, typical misleading results and other common problems (inconsistency in the energy balance) or amount of pollutant emitted. 

The PDDP Distance Education program works as follows:

  • Once you register for this course, you will be sent a login username and password for our online distance website.

  • You will receive the course notes in hard copy through the online website, you will receive a set of notes each week covering the course material.

  • A one hour video-conference session will be conducted by your instructor each week (if required). The objective of this session is to assist in solving the assignments, as well as answer student questions that should be sent to instructor early enough prior to the meeting time. In addition with being able to communicate with the instructor, you will also be able to communicate with other students in the same class and watch their questions being answered as well. (A high speed internet connection is strongly recommended for this feature).

  • Each set of exercises can be completed and submitted by the indicated date and your completed exercise will be marked online and and returned by your instructor.

  • To gain the most from your course, it is highly recommended that you participate fully in all discussions and exercises. Please remember that each course has a form of quiz or exercise at the end to test your understanding of the material. You will be informed of these dates when you receive the course schedule.

*Course commencement date is subject to instructor availability.

Victor Manuel Anez

Victor Manuel Anez, BS, MS. Eng., P. Eng.
BS Chemistry
MS Engineering
Association of Professional Engineers and Geocientists of Alberta-APEGA
Queen's University Alumni Association
American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AlChe)
Calgary Rocketry Association (CRA)
Modelling Aeronautics Association of Canada (MAAC)

More than 25 years of experience in the oil and gas industry (design, operation, troubleshooting and optimization of processes, plant and equipment
Many projects in Western Canada and overseas (Total, Husky Energy, Encaca, Cenovus)

"Development and Selection of HDM Catalyts" (Thesis work - Bachelor Science degree)
"Thermal Radiation, Pollutant Emissions and Length Measurements in Industrial Turbukent Flames" (Thesis work at Quuen's)
Public speaker with the Calgary Public Library (CPL) on a theme such as "The Aurora Borealis" with over 100 attendees during 2012 (3 sessions)

Lead Process Engineer

Fundamentals of Simulation
  • History
  • Definitions
  • Main Principle
  • Steady State versus Dynamic
Fundamentals of Modelling
  • Equations and Correlations
  • Predictive Methods
  • Binary Systems (multi-phase)
  • Mono Systems (mono-phase)
  • Chemical/Physical Properties and Characteristics of the System
Basics of Developing a Simulation Model
  • Main Steps
  • Basic Terminology
  • Example – Petrochemical (Olefins) Plant
Simulation Experiment
  • Main Steps
  • Experimental Conditions
  • Unit Selection and Consistency
  • Experimental and Field Data ó Match Case
Simulation Analysis
  • Underlying fundamentals that drive simulation analysis
  • Main Steps
  • Applications – Light Ends Processing / Refrigeration Plant
A Problem Suitable for both Simulation and Analysis
Tips on how to select Simulation Software
Tips on how to double check Process Simulations
Typical examples and case studies (solved and unsolved) - oil & gas industry
Demonstration of Pressure Safety Valve (PSV) system discharging to atmosphere
Participation by the Audience

TLNT reserves the right to cancel or change the date or location of its events. TLNT's responsibility will, under no circumstances, exceed the amount of the fee collected. TLNT is not responsible for the purchase of non-refundable travel arrangements or accommodations or the cancellation/change fees associated with cancelling them. Please call to confirm that the course is running before confirming travel arrangements and accommodations. Please click here for complete policies.

This course is available through distance education, start and end date is open throughout the year.

We could offer any of our courses at a location of your choice and customized contents according to your needs, please contact us at : inhouse@tlnt-training.com or click here  to submit an online request.

Course Materials

Each participant will receive a complete set of course notes and handouts that will serve as informative references.


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CEUs Certificate

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