TRAINING

Baklang provides professional development and certification services leading to the development and improvement of technical manpower.

We, are committed to empowering a new generation of nationals by providing premium, world-class technical and vocational development, with certification and re-certification that would yield great benefits. Our mission is to provide the Oil and Gas industry and other sectors with best-in-class customized training and certification that would enhance the proficiency and skills level of engineers, technical, theory and practical know-how.

TRAINING SERVICES FOR COMPETENCE DEVELOPMENT IN OIL & GAS ENGINEERING CAREERS

Objective

To provide training for staff competence and skill development in oil & gas industry

Background

Staff and field personnel in the oil and gas industry require training in various disciplines to upgrade their skills and enhance their career development. Such trainings include those in specialized areas in technical and management disciplines such as engineering, project management, business development, etc. The Consulting outfit has robust training facilities and highly qualified staff to deliver requisite training to Client’s standard. In addition, the Consultancy has affiliation with National and International Accreditation bodies including American Petroleum Institute (API), Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), Oil & Gas Trainers Association of Nigeria (OGTAN), National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE), National Association of Petroleum Engineers (NAPE), etc.

Scope of Courses

The scope of training services includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Corrosion Management in Oil & Gas production: offshore & onshore
  • Pipeline operations and integrity management: buried land, subsea offshore
  • Fitness-for-service (FFS) assessment
  • Root cause failure analysis (RCFA)
  • Advanced NDT Techniques
  • Hydrocarbon Process Operations (SQA based)
  • HSE in oil and gas operations
  • Reliability centered maintenance (RCM)
  • Risk-based inspection (RBI)
  • Practical: Welding, Fabrication, NDT etc.

 

Training Strategy

Execution of the work scope would be as follows:

  • Staff with relevant knowledge, skill and experience, are available to carry out the training programmes. Resource persons are also available as consultants in specialized areas
  • Outfit has adequate facilities for running the training courses, in addition to workshops / laboratories of allied technical partners, where required
  • Training services can also be customized to Client’s requirements and conducted at client’s location or site where so required.
  • Course lecture materials will be provided to candidates, as well as software packages where appropriate
  • Certificate of successful completion will be issued, with international accreditation logo

Business benefits

Expected business benefits from this activity include:

  • Competence development of client’s staff (technical, engineering, management)
  • Improvement in staff performance and productivity
  • Client’s training support for NCD (Nigerian content development)
 

SAMPLE COURSE CONTENTS

  1. Corrosion Control in the Oil & Gas Industry: Part 1 – Basics

Session 1: Engineering Materials & Corrosion Issues

  • Materials overview (ferrous metals, non-ferrous metals, alloys, non-metals)
  • Materials requirements for oil & gas services
  • Materials composition & general properties
  • Corrosion types
  • Corrosion resistance comparison
  • Corrosion of carbon steel
  • Corrosion of stainless steel
  • Corrosion resistant alloys (CRAs)
  • Corrosion of pipelines
 
Exercises / Quizzes
Appendices:
  1. Fundamentals of electrochemical / aqueous corrosion in metals
  2. Stainless Steels
  3. Forms of Corrosion – General
  4. Corrosion Pictures

 

Session 2: Oil & Gas Process Systems & Corrosion Threats

  • Oil & Gas Process Systems
  • Internal corrosion failure threats
  • External corrosion failure threats
  • Non-routine failure threats
  • Presentations

 

Session 3: Materials Options & Selection

  • Principle of material selection in corrosion control
  • Recommended Steps in Materials Selection
  • Sample Materials Selection Standard
  • Materials Selection Sample Cases

Exercises / Quizzes

 

Session 4: Internal Corrosion Control in Oil & Gas Production

  • Chemical Control Methods, Inhibitors
  • Control in Produced water system
  • Control in Water injection system
  • Control of Scales
 

Exercises / Quizzes

  1. Corrosion Control in the Oil & Gas Industry: Part 2 – Current Challenges

 

Session 1: External Corrosion Control

  • Control by coatings / painting (metallic, polymeric coatings)
  • Coating and Painting specifications
  • Cathodic protection (ICCP, sacrificial anodes)
 

Exercises / Quizzes

Session 2: Corrosion Monitoring – Internal, External

  • Monitoring of internal corrosion: Probes, coupons, chemical analysis, wall thickness measurement (UT, PEC), etc
  • Monitoring of external corrosion: Coating inspection, CP survey, NDT inspection, ROV
 

Exercises / Quizzes

Session 3: Corrosion Management in Oil & Gas Operations

  • Case Notes on Corrosion Failures, Costs, HSE impact
  • Corrosion Management: Principles & Practice
  • Corrosion prediction models: corrosion rate estimation
 

Exercises / Quizzes

  1. Pipeline Corrosion Analysis & Integrity Management

Session 1: Corrosion in Pipeline Transmission Systems

  • Oil & Gas pipelines: design elements, operating conditions, flow regimes
  • Corrosion threats in various operating environment (internal, external)
  • Land / swamp buried pipelines & flowlines
  • Subsea, deepwater pipelines, flowlines & risers
  • Corrosion rate modelling

Session 2: Corrosion Control, Monitoring and Inspection of Pipelines

  • Control by design, chemical injection, painting/ coatings, cathodic protection
  • Operational control by cleaning / pigging, flushing
  • Corrosion monitoring procedures and schedules
  • Inspection by means of intelligent pigging (IP)
  • Use of IP data for pipeline technical integrity assurance
  • Hydrotesting of pipelines

 Session 3: Technical Integrity of Pipelines

  • Defect, damage assessment (corrosion, mechanical)
  • FFS evaluation, remaining life assessment
  • Failure investigation & failure analysis
 
  1. Fitness-for-Service (FFS) of Process Equipment

Session 1: Requirements for FFS

  • Definitions and FFS / FFP codes
  • Identification of defects (Corrosion, Weld defects, Mechanical damage (dents, defect-in-dents), Cracks
  • Quantitative Defect sizing & evaluation
 

Session 2: Performing FFS Assessment to Specified Codes

  • Process Piping with internal and/or external defects
  • Process Vessels, including nozzles
  • Fracture mechanics assessment for pipes and piping
  • Elastic and elastic-plastic stress analysis

Session 3: Remaining Life Assessment

  • Separated (isolated) defects
  • Combined / interacting defects

 

  1. Failure Investigation & Failure Analysis

Session 1: Failure Mechanisms

  • Corrosion-related failures
  • Mechanical failures

Session 2: Failure Investigation

  • Case studies / Examples (Pipeline failure, Failure of process vessels, storage tanks)
  • Leak detection / prevention

Session 3: Failure Analysis

  • Root Cause Failure Analysis
 
  1. Practical Field Training Programmes

Instructors: BTDC, Baklang Regional Leads, Technical Partners

  • Fabrication & Welding (at SQA Level 5)
  • Basic Welding (targeted for AWS accreditation)
  • NDT courses at various levels (targeted for BINDT accreditation)