Advanced Oil and Gas Process Engineering

An Intensive 5-Day Training Course

Advanced Oil and Gas Process Engineering

Advanced Oil and Gas Process Plants Optimization and Efficiency Improvement

Scheduled Dates

20 - 24 May 2024 London - UK $5,950
01 - 05 Jul 2024 London - UK $5,950
09 - 13 Sep 2024 Dubai - UAE $5,950
04 - 08 Nov 2024 London - UK $5,950
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Why Choose this Training Course?

Improving oil and gas process plants offers a dual advantage: it boosts production while simultaneously reducing operational costs. A proficient process engineer plays a pivotal role in enhancing the overall safety of the plant. To facilitate this learning journey, this PetroKnowledge training course covers a broad spectrum of essential topics. The Advanced Oil and Gas Process Engineering training course will highlight the fundamental principles like hydrocarbon chemistry, heat, and material balance, as well as key thermodynamic concepts. It then progresses to explore cutting-edge methodologies in process plant optimisation, encompassing Heat Integration, Pinch Analysis Technology, Heat Availability Curves, Energy Targeting, and the advanced Exergy Analysis.

In addition to these, the training course provides comprehensive insight into Combined Heat and Power (CHP) modeling, with a specific focus on steam systems and power systems. It equips learners with the skills needed to construct CHP models tailored for process plants. Furthermore, the training course delves into the intricacies of optimising combustion technology, covering various aspects like heat transfer methods, the distinction between heat quality (enthalpy) and quantity (entropy), and strategies for optimising different combustion types. The training course also explores the types and applications of steam boilers and fired heaters, including an efficient API-based calculation method and practical case studies utilising Excel spreadsheets. In the realm of process simulation and modeling, students are introduced to widely-used software, learn to develop steady-state simulation models, gain proficiency in dynamic simulation, and explore the construction and calibration of reactors within process plants.

This Advanced Oil and Gas Process Engineering training course will highlight:

  • Introduction to main concepts of advanced process engineering
  • New trends for process plants optimisation
  • Combined Heat Power CHP Model
  • Combustion technology optimisation
  • Process plants simulation and modeling

What are the Goals?

By the end of this Advanced Oil and Gas Process Engineering training course, participants will learn to:

  • Understand the modern trends for process plant energy efficiency and reducing carbon footprint 
  • Reduce the plant operating cost
  • Improve the plant profit margin
  • Understand the main concepts for energy and material balance
  • Calculate fired heater efficiency based on API method
  • Improve and optimise firing efficiency
  • Build simulation model for process plant  

Who is this Training Course for?

This Advanced Oil and Gas Process Engineering training course is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:

  • Process Engineers
  • Operation Engineers
  • Project Engineers
  • Energy optimisation engineers
  • Oil and gas middle management
  • Top management  

Organisational Impact

By attending this PetroKnowledge Advanced Oil and Gas Process Engineering training course, organisation will gain/be:

  • Optimized and more efficient
  • A lower operating cost because of the saving achieved in the utilities
  • Higher profit margin because of the new profit trends
  • Less carbon emissions
  • More environmentally friendly
  • Less wastes disposal

Personal Impact

By attending this Advanced Oil and Gas Process Engineering training course, the delegates will be able to:

  • Be more competent in optimising the plant and enhancing the process
  • Make the simulation and modeling to process plant
  • Calculate the process equipment efficiency
  • Reduce the plant operating cost

Daily Agenda

Day One: Introduction

  • Basic Hydrocarbon Chemistry
  • Phase Behavior
  • Flash Calculations
  • Main Thermodynamics concepts
  • Mass Balance for process plants
  • Energy Balance for process plants
  • Wastes recycle trends 

Day Two: New Trends for Process Plants Optimisation

  • How Heat Integration Works
  • Introduction to Pinch Technology
  • Heat Availability Curves and Energy Targeting
  • Pinch Technology for Process plants
  • Retrofitting Heat Exchange Networks for Improved Performance
  • Exergy Analysis
  • Advantages of exergy analysis over pinch analysis
  • Application of exergy analysis for oil and gas process

Day Three: Combined Heat Power CHP Model

  • Steam Systems
  • Power Generation
  • CHP Model
  • Optimisation of Steam & Power System
  • How to build CHP Model for Process Plant

Day Four: Combustion Technology Optimisation

  • Types of heat transfer
  • Quality of heat Vs quantity of heat
  • Combustion types
  • Optimisation of combusting
  • Types and applications of steam boilers
  • Fired heater efficiency calculation using API method
  • Case study on fired heater efficiency

Day Five: Process Plants Simulation and Modeling

  • Introduction to Process simulation and modeling
  • Steady state simulation Model
  • Building and calibration of Reactors in process plants
  • Dynamic Simulation for process plants
  • Final Test


  • On successful completion of this training course, a PetroKnowledge Certificate will be awarded to the delegates

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I register for a training course?

  • To register online through our website, please click “Enroll Now” on the course page, complete and submit the form. A confirmation e-mail and instructions will be sent to the participant’s e-mail.
  • You may also get in touch with our Registration Team on
    +971 50 981 7386 | +971 2 557 7389 or send an email to

When and how do I arrange payments?

  • Payments can be made in USD or UAE local currency AED (Arab Emirates Dirhams) either by Bank Transfer or by Credit Card. Our Bank Account details will be provided on the invoice.
  • Course fees are payable upon booking unless a valid, authorized Purchase Order is provided and accepted.
  • Invoices will be sent via email/courier to the ID/name and address provided.
  • The course fee shall be settled prior to course start date. Corporate payments with existing payment policy shall be relayed to us in advance.

When should I expect to receive confirmation of registration?

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