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Process Control Training Course 2019

A two-day process control training course developed to empower the technicians and engineers responsible for supporting upstream oil and gas topsides operations.


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Optimised process control is an essential factor in maintaining production rates, maximising uptime and meeting targets for emissions and produced water quality:

Typical challenges include:

  • Slugging from platform and remote multiphase flowlines
  • Production completely reliant on gas lift and the importance of compressor uptime
  • Tight environmental restrictions on flaring and low OIW ppm
  • Increased safety requirements such as low alarm rates, increased scrutiny on overrides and controllers operating in manual
  • Maintaining uptime and (daily) production targets
  • Turndown

This two-day course has been developed to benefit Technicians and Engineers responsible for resolving such operational problems so they can address more of these issues themselves.

Key Course Topics include:

Offshore Process Control

  • Introduction
  • Components of a control loop
  • Process identification
  • Basic offshore control strategies
  • PID control theory
  • How to manually tune loops
  • Open Loop & Tuning Packages
  • Tuning criteria, process systems & PID control enhancements
  • Slug handling
  • Common design mistakes & recommendations

 Detailed Gas Compression Training

  • Compressor Surge Protection and Antisurge Control
  • Benefits of surge testing compressors
  • Capacity control of offshore compressors (Throttling versus speed control versus recycling)
  • Loadsharing of parallel compression trains
  • Common problems encountered


Course Dates 

The course will be held on the 14th/15th November 2019 in Aberdeen at a venue to be confirmed. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. Training courses outside Aberdeen and overseas can be arranged if sufficient interest is present.

Contact for information/booking

If this is of interest please contact our team at for more information,

or download and complete our booking form.