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Fundamentals of SCADA Systems for the Oil & Gas Industry
May 4-5, 2020 | Online :: Central Time

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Overview

This is an Online Course. In lieu of recent developments with COVID-19, for the health and safety of our speakers and attendees, we have decided to move many of our events to Online Courses.

The Fundamentals of SCADA Systems for the Oil & Gas Industry course will explore the history and evolution of SCADA systems, including the differences in the SCADA types and how they have evolved. The course will examine SCADA hardware components and how they work together. Attendees of this course will gain a comprehensive understanding of how SCADA systems work for the oil & gas industry, how and why they were developed, how they are structured, the database and data collection techniques, and uses of the dynamic data by the end user. 

There will be an explanation of the data flow from field, through RTU, to frontend processor, and to the control room. We will examine how different telemetry points are processed, learn about analogs, status points, accumulators, and the different ways that they can be collected in field RTU for data exchange, scan rates, and protocols. The course will discuss how data can be processed for the end user, alarm processing, supervisory controls, processing logic in database, and putting it into the dynamic graphic user interface for end to end control and monitoring. We will explore the best data maintenance practices, such as maintaining the data standards, templates, creating the point list and checkout lists, performing point-to-point testing, and maintaining the quality assurance systems independent from productions where jobs are run first. 

Learning Outcomes  

  • Review the history and evolution of SCADA systems for oil & gas
  • Illustrate the basic hardware and software components SCADA systems
  • Discuss protocols that are used to transmit, collect, store and manage data
  • Discuss the increased need for cyber security for ICS
  • Describe different instrumentation measurement technologies
  • Review SCADA system architecture
  • Discuss the data flow from field to control room
  • Identify alarm processing and supervisory control

Credits

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EUCI has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).  In obtaining this accreditation, EUCI has demonstrated that it  complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of their Authorized Provider status, EUCI is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.

EUCI is authorized by IACET to offer 1.1 CEUs for this course and 0.4 CEUs for the workshop.

 

Requirements for Successful Completion of Program 

Participants must sign in/out each day and be in attendance for the entirety of the course to be eligible for continuing education credit. 

Instructional Methods

PowerPoint presentations, interactive group exercise, and group discussion will be used during this course. 

Agenda

Monday, May 4, 2020 – Central Time 

8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. :: Login and Welcome

8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. :: Course Timing (CDT)

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. :: Lunch Break


SCADA History and Evolution 

  • By technological evolution
  • Telemetry based SCADA
  • Microprocessors – PLC

SCADA Types 

  • By market evolution
  • Distributed
  • Networked

SCADA Systems Components 


Common SCADA Abbreviations 


Typical Hardware SCADA Architecture 

  • Master administrator – data repository
  • Communicator – data acquisition
  • Front end processor – RTU
  • Historian – data archiving
  • Human Machine Interface – individual users

Typical System Division 

  • Primary system
  • Backup system
  • Training system

RTUs 

  • RTU protocols types
  • RTU scans rates and options
  • Field devices
    • Upstream vs Midstream vs Downstream

Communications

  • Topologies
  • Communication media
  • Data acquisition strategies

Network

  • PCN
  • Cloud
  • Phones
  • IT/OT
  • Security
    • Cyber
    • Physical

SCADA Data Collection – Point Types and Uses 

  • Analog points (measurements)
    • Limits
    • Setpoints
  • Digital points
  • Accumulators (periodic collection)
    • Meter collections
    • Counter values
  • Status points (indication and controls)
    • Alarm processing
    • Supervisory controls

Data Collection and Q&A Session 

Course Adjourns for Day 


Tuesday, May 5, 2020 – Central Time

8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. :: Course Timing 


Review of Day 1 


Data Management 


Maintaining the Data and Best Practices 

  • Assets
  • Field equipment
  • Network
  • Communications
  • SCADA platform
  • Data standards
    • Engineering points list
    • Naming convention
  • Historian
  • Reporting
  • Regulations
  • Best practices
    • HMI
    • Alarm rationalization
    • Point to point
    • Procedures
  • Monitoring
    • Control room
    • Field notification

AI and Machine Learning

Course Concludes 

Workshop

SCADA Oil & Gas Leak Detection

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Overview 

During this afternoon workshop—paired to run after Fundamentals of SCADA Systems for the Oil & Gas Industry—the goal is to understand the various moving parts when it comes to leak detection specifically in SCADA systems. Attendees will learn the types of leak detection, as well as the regulations, implementations, integrations, and more. Those in class will understand the problems and solutions regarding leak detection, and there will be discussion on assets versus evaluations along with a deep dive on leak detection requirements for the differences between assets and levels of operation.

Although this workshop is a continuation of the SCADA Fundamentals course, those not registering for the prior course are more than welcome to attend.

Learning Outcomes  

  • Review the process of receiving a leak detection alert and how to handle the situation from beginning to end
  • Evaluate how to recognize an alert versus an alarm, assess the problem, and find the solution
  • Discuss how everything regarding SCADA and leak detection integrates, along with any implementations and future training, service, or maintenance

Requirements for Successful Completion of Program 

Participants must sign in/out and be in attendance for the entirety of the workshop to be eligible for continuing education credit. 

Instructional Methods

PowerPoint presentations, interactive group exercise, and group discussion will be used during this course.  

 

Agenda

12:30 – 1:00 p.m. :: Workshop Registration

1:00 – 5:00 p.m. :: Workshop Timing (CDT)


Regulations

    1. API 1135/API 1175
      • Alert vs alarm
        1. Alarm requires action
      • Leak detection requirements for different assets and level of operation
        1. Pipeline
          1. Transmission, gathering, pipeline, upstream, water transfer, HDPE, steel, and downstream
        2. Storage tank and vessel
          1. Upstream vs midstream vs downstream
        3. Compressor station
        4. Terminal
        5. Refinery
      • Future regulatory requirements and planning
        1. Rollover periods and timing of implementation
      • Show drill down from SCADA

Types of Leak Detection (LDS)

    1. Types of assets
    2. Problems
      • Corrosion
        1. Susceptible areas on pipeline elbows
      • Third party impact
        1. Mexico article/Pemex
      • Solutions
        1. Continuous
          • CPM
            1. Classified vs certified (alert vs alarm)
            2. Mass balance/ wave
          • Fiber optics
            1. Discrete vs distributed
            2. Temp, position, strain, acoustic
          • Hydrocarbon detection
        2. Snapshot in time
          • Lidar/visual/drone
          • Dogs

Asset vs LDS evaluation

      1. Evaluate by today’s standards and today’s technology; retrofit vs install on new asset
        1. Today’s technology is ever-changing

Integration/ Implementation/ Training/ Service/ Maintenance


Making LDS plan with your asset

 

Instructor

Carin Meyer, Process Automation Manager, Meritage Midstream

Carin Meyer has been working with Pipeline SCADA for 13 years.  Ms. Meyer started with BP Pipelines in Tulsa Oklahoma as a SCADA Engineer and advanced to SCADA Team Lead. Carin has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Regis University, an MBA from Colorado Technical University, and a Masters of Management IT – Project Management from Colorado Technical University. Ms. Meyer sits on several industry steering committees for SCADA Regulation, Leak Detection, and SCADA Cybersecurity. In addition to her current role, Carin speaks at industry conferences, is a technical SCADA instructor for continuing education, and consults for clients who benefit from her SCADA expertise. 

Instructor

Carin Meyer, Process Automation Manager, Meritage Midstream

Carin Meyer has been working with Pipeline SCADA for 13 years.  Ms. Meyer started with BP Pipelines in Tulsa Oklahoma as a SCADA Engineer and advanced to SCADA Team Lead. Carin has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Regis University, an MBA from Colorado Technical University, and a Masters of Management IT – Project Management from Colorado Technical University. Ms. Meyer sits on several industry steering committees for SCADA Regulation, Leak Detection, and SCADA Cybersecurity. In addition to her current role, Carin speaks at industry conferences, is a technical SCADA instructor for continuing education, and consults for clients who benefit from her SCADA expertise. 

Online Delivery

We will be using Microsoft Teams to facilitate your participation in the upcoming event. You do not need to have an existing Teams account in order to participate in the broadcast – the course will play in your browser and you will have the option of using a microphone to speak with the room and ask questions, or type any questions in via the chat window and our on-site representative will relay your question to the instructor.

  • You will receive a meeting invitation will include a link to join the meeting.
  • Separate meeting invitations will be sent for the morning and afternoon sessions of the course.
    • You will need to join the appropriate meeting at the appropriate time. 
  • If you are using a microphone, please ensure that it is muted until such time as you need to ask a question.
  • The remote meeting connection will be open approximately 30 minutes before the start of the course. We encourage you to connect as early as possible in case you experience any unforeseen problems.

Register

Please Note: Confirmed speakers do not need to register and are encouraged to participate in all sessions of the event. If you are a speaker and have any questions please contact our offices at 1.303.770.8800

Please Note: This event is being conducted entirely online. All attendees will connect and attend from their computer, one connection per purchase. For details please see our FAQ

Event Standard RateAttendees
Fundamentals of SCADA Systems for the Oil & Gas IndustryUS $ 1195.00

This event has the following workshops:

SCADA Oil & Gas Leak DetectionUS $ 595.00

Take advantage of these discounts!

  • Attend the Course and workshop and pay US $ 1,695.00 per attendee (save US $ 95.00 each)

Cancellation Policy

Your registration may be transferred to a member of your organization up to 24 hours in advance of the event. Cancellations must be received on or before April 03, 2020 in order to be refunded and will be subject to a US $195.00 processing fee per registrant. No refunds will be made after this date. Cancellations received after this date will create a credit of the tuition (less processing fee) good toward any other EUCI event. This credit will be good for six months from the cancellation date. In the event of non-attendance, all registration fees will be forfeited. In case of conference cancellation, EUCIs liability is limited to refund of the event registration fee only. For more information regarding administrative policies, such as complaints and refunds, please contact our offices at 303-770-8800

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