Oil & Gas Process Operations

Introduction and Appreciation of Process Control

Duration:  3 days
Per Delegate:  £905.00

Practical Content


Theoretical Content


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Key Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the purpose of each element in the control loop
  • Problems that may occur and the optimal functioning of such loops
  • Awareness of the reasons for various control strategies
  • Gain knowledge and understanding of the role performed by instrument engineers and technicians and the importance of teamwork

Course Content

  • Items around the feedback loop
  • The importance of measurement in control
  • The final regulating device (values etc)
  • The process
  • The controller
  • Control strategies
  • Tuning methods
  • Loop analysis
  • The current state of the average loop
  • The main problems encountered in loops
  • Examples of such problems taken from plants around the world
  • Control from the operator's point of view
  • The current situation
  • The desirable situation
  • The importance of teamwork between various disciplines
  • Practical exercises on the ABCOL OIl & Gas Production Training Platform
  • Loop analysis
  • Problems in loops
  • The behaviour of various types of optimally tunes loops.


Delegates will undertake a multiple choice examination paper to demonstrate they have achieved the key learning outcomes detailed above.

PPE Requirements

Safety footwear, coveralls, safety glasses, hard hats.

Target Audience
Target Audience

Personnel who are involved in running a process plant, but require a deeper understanding of the components of control loops, calibration of measurement sensors, final control elements, use of diagnostic software and practical loop tuning. It is suitable for personnel who are new to process control or wish to obtain a better understanding of process control operations.


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