By - Jon Brown

Fundamentals of SCADA Systems for the Oil & Gas Industry
June 10-11, 2019 | Denver, CO

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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, 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, 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 of a 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



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 1.0 CEUs for this event.


Instructional Methods

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.


Monday, June 10, 2019

8:00 – 8:30 a.m. :: Registration and Continental Breakfast

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

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. :: Group Luncheon

  • SCADA Definition
  • 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
  • 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, June 11, 2019

8:00 – 8:30 a.m. :: Continental Breakfast

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

  • Review of Day 1
  • Data Management
  • Maintaining the Data and Best Practices
    • Construction project
      • Midstream Case Study
    • Engineering points list
    • Data standards
    • Regulations
      • Upstream/Midstream/Downstream Case Studies
    • Point to point testing
    • Checklist and procedures
  • SCADA Security and Additional Applications
  • Network Processing
  • Cyber Security of SCADA
  • Course Concludes


Carin Meyer, Senior SCADA Manager, MarkWest Energy Partners, L.P.

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 roll, Carin speaks at industry conferences, is a technical SCADA instructor for continuing education, and consults for clients who benefit from her SCADA expertise.


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