Field Processing and Surface Production

An Intensive 5-day Training Course

Field Processing and Surface Production

Mastering Operations for Sustainability and Success

Field Processing and Surface Production

Scheduled Dates


22 - 26 Apr 2024 London - UK $5,950 RESERVE A SEAT
21 - 25 Oct 2024 London - UK $5,950 RESERVE A SEAT
13 - 17 Jan 2025 Accra - Ghana $5,950 RESERVE A SEAT


21 - 25 Oct 2024 Online $3,950 RESERVE A SEAT

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Why Choose this Training Course?

Field processing and surface production facilities serve as the interface between hydrocarbon reservoirs and end-users. These facilities encompass an array of sophisticated equipment and processes designed to extract, separate, and treat crude oil and natural gas, ensuring the production of high-quality products while adhering to stringent environmental and safety standards.

This PetroKnowledge training course is a complete package of topics that cover all aspects in relation to oil and gas field processing and surface production facilities; fundamental knowledge, two-phase and three-phase oil, gas and water separation, emulsion treatment, dehydration, desalting, stabilisation, and sweetening of crude oil. The course will cover gas handling, sour gas treatment, gas dehydration, natural gas liquid separation, as well as produced water characteristics, disposal standards, and water treatment equipment. In addition, the delegates get familiar with essential topics such as water injection systems, oil field chemicals, field storage tanks, vapor recovery systems, tank blanketing, and the role of piping and pumps in the field processing and surface production facilities

This Field Processing and Surface Production training course will highlight:

  • Fundamentals and Basic Principles of Field Processing and Production Facilities
  • Produced Fluid (Oil, Gas and Water) Separation
  • Crude Oil Treatment
  • Gas Treatment and Handling
  • Produced Water Treating Systems
  • Water Injection Systems, Oil Field Chemicals
  • Field Storage Tanks, Piping and Pumps

What are the Goals?

By the end of this Field Processing and Surface Production training course, participants will:

  • Establish a foundational understanding of oil and gas production principles, production engineering roles, equipment selection, and surface facility operations
  • Become proficient in the design, sizing, and troubleshooting of gas-liquid and three-phase separators, gaining practical skills for effective separation processes
  • Acquire knowledge and skills related to emulsion treatment, dehydration, desalting, and stabilisation of crude oil, along with equipment description and sizing
  • Develop expertise in sour gas treatment, gas dehydration, natural gas liquids separation, and managing produced water treatment systems while adhering to disposal standards.
  • Master the design and operation of water injection systems, the use of oil field chemicals, field storage tank management, vapor recovery systems, and the role of piping and pumps in facility operations.

Who is this Training Course for?

This PetroKnowledge Field Processing and Surface Production training course is ideally suited for the following individuals and groups in the oil and gas industry:

  • Production Engineers
  • Technicians
  • Managers and Supervisors
  • Environmental and Regulatory Personnel
  • Professionals Seeking Career Advancement
  • New Industry Entrants
  • Consultants and Service Providers
  • Facility Operators

How will this Training Course be Presented?

This PetroKnowledge training program employs well-structured slides with animations to address key topics. Each attendee will receive a printed manual and PDF version of the slides. The course also includes pre- and post-course assessment to assess knowledge.

Organisational Impact

Organisation will gain (direct and indirect) the following: 

  • Improved knowledge and skills among employees lead to more efficient field processing and production operations
  • Ensuring adherence to environmental and industry regulations minimises compliance-related risks
  • The ability to troubleshoot and address operational challenges promptly minimises downtime, optimising productivity
  • Demonstrating environmental responsibility and compliance enhances the organisation's reputation
  • A well-trained workforce positions the organisation as a competitive industry leader, attracting clients and investors

Personal Impact

Personnel will gain the following:

  • Specialised Expertise: Deeper understanding of field processing and production facilities
  • Improved Problem-Solving: Enhanced troubleshooting skills for operational challenges
  • Career Advancement: Increased opportunities for career growth and development
  • Networking: Connections with industry professionals for knowledge exchange
  • Greater confidence in handling day-to-day tasks and responsibilities in the oil and gas sector

Daily Agenda

Day One: Fundamentals and Basic Principles
  • Oil and Gas from Formation to Production: A Brief Review
  • Production Engineering: Roles and Functions
  • Principal Field Processing Operations and Surface facilities: A Preview
  • Process Selection
  • Composition, Types of Crude Oil, and Oil Products
  • Composition and Characteristics of Natural Gas
Day Two: Produced Fluid Separation
  • Part I: Two-Phase Oil and Gas Separation
    • Introduction
    • Main Parts of Gas-Liquid Separators
    • Equipment Description
    • Vessel Internals
    • Operating Problems
    • Design & Sizing of Equipment
    • Examples
  • Part II: Three-Phase Oil and Water Separation
    • Introduction
    • Equipment Description
    • Vessel Internals
    • Operating Problems
    • Design & Sizing of Equipment
    • Example Applications
Day Three: Crude Oil Treatment
  • Emulsion Treatment and Dehydration of Crude Oil
  • Desalting of Crude Oil
  • Stabilisation and Sweetening of Crude Oil
  • Other Treatments
  • Equipment Description and Sizing
Day Four: Gas Treatment & Produced Water Treating Systems
  • Part I: Gas Handling and Treatment
    • Sour Gas Treatment
    • Gas Dehydration
    • Separation and Production of Natural Gas Liquids (NGLs)
  • Part II: Produced Water Treating Systems
    • Disposal Standards
    • Characteristics of Produced Water
    • Water Treatment Equipment & Sizing
Day Five: Water Injection Systems, Oil Field Chemicals, Field Storage Tanks, Piping and Pumps
  • Water Injection Systems
  • Oil Field Chemicals
  • Field Storage Tanks
  • Vapor Recovery System (VRS)
  • Tank Blanketing
  • Piping and Pumps


  • On successful completion of this Training Course / Online Training Course, a PetroKnowledge Certificate / E-Certificate will be awarded to the delegates.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • 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

  • 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.

Upon successful registration online, enrolment on the respective training course will be confirmed by Registration Team by e-mail along with the invoice and joining instruction.

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