Shout Out – 2018-03 Course on “Understanding Process Control For Oil & Gas Production Operators, Technicians And Engineers”

Can process engineers, please attend?

My technical division will be hosting a course on the 28th to 29th March, 2018. It is worth 13 CPD points, and held at Wisma IEM. The course will be presented by Associate Professor Dr. Syamsul Rizal Abd. Shukor.

The oil & gas production processes (such as sand separation, produced water treatment, seawater filtration, crude oil and gas treatment) require reliable monitoring and control strategy to maintain optimum operational performance. Moreover, process operations are always being affected by disturbances, which negatively affect product quality and cause unplanned process shutdown. Therefore, a good understanding and competency on the major oil & gas production process operations and control are vital for the production personnel. This 2-day course is designed to educate the participants on the engineering design and process control practices in the oil & gas production processes, such as sand separation, produced water treatment, and crude oil desalting.

The course will cover the following major topics:

  • Introduction to Oil & Gas Production Processes (such as sand separation, produced water treatment, crude oil treatment, etc.)
  • Basics of Process Control
  • Process Characteristics: Static and Dynamic
  • Final Control Elements
  • Controller Algorithm and Controller Tuning
  • Single & Multiple Control Loops

Associate Professor Dr. Syamsul Rizal Abd. Shukor received his B.Eng (Hons) in Chemical Engineering from University of Bradford, UK in 1997. In 2000, he was conferred M.Sc (Chemical Engineering) by Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM). He received his PhD in Chemical Engineering from University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK and specializes in process control and simulation. He is currently an Associate Professor in Chemical Engineering with USM. His research areas are in process control and simulation, process intensification systems, and hydrodynamics of fluid flow in microchannels. He has conducted various training, workshops, seminars, short courses and consultation for chemical & process industries in process control and separation technologies. He has also participated in the Gas Treatment Plant Project Onshore Gas Terminal in Turkmenistan under PETRONAS Carigali, Acid Gas Removal Unit (AGRU) project in TNBR Sdn. Bhd., as well as handling process safety management (PSM) of PETRONAS Sarawak Operation (SKO).   He is an active member of Society of Engineering Education Malaysia, Malaysian Automatic Control Engineers Society, and the Custodian of Malaysia Process Control (MyPC) Society.

Register here, or download the form here.

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