Fundamentals of SCADA Systems for the Oil & Gas Industry

Fundamentals of SCADA Systems for the Oil & Gas Industry

September 17-18, 2024 | Online :: Central Time

“Carin was extremely helpful, her course was very comprehensive, and she was great at answering questions.” – Spire

“Carin Meyer provided a very interesting and comprehensive course. I would highly recommend this course to anyone who wants to learn more about SCADA systems.” – Spire

“I found this class to be immensely helpful, both in terms of the terminology used and the operational considerations around SCADA. The course was very well done!” – Enverus

“Very knowledgeable and engaging! Carin gave a great presentation.” – Sentinel Peak Resources

“Competent and credible speaker. Would be happy to attend a speaking engagement of hers again. EUCI has impressed me with their adaptability during these unique times. They have put on a professional and informative course.” –Noreas Environmental Services, LLC

“The speaker spoke clearly and was very informative with the course material. She went above and beyond to look further into questions brought up during the course and added course materials to address them since we had the extra time.” – Enbridge

“Enjoyed the broad topics discovered and fluid nature of the course. Carin offered practical experience combined with theory and textbook instruction, keeping the course relevant and topical.” –Project Manager, JP3 Measurement

“This was a good class breaking SCADA down to the basics and then taking it to higher levels.” –Superintendent of Operations, Long Beach Energy Resources

“Great for those with minimal or no exposure to SCADA.” –Gas Services Field Rep III, Long Beach Energy Resources

“Extremely knowledgeable and great speaker. I will highly recommend to my coworkers.” –IT Systems Administrator, MarkWest Energy Partners

“Excellent job—took a complex subject and broke it down well.” – Spire Energy

“Carin was informative and well-versed in the topic. Event was presented well, and information provided was relevant to my needs.” – ONEOK, Inc.

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, how they have evolved and how various SCADA hardware components work together.

Attendees will receive an intensive crash course on all things SCADA:

  • How data flow from field, through RTU, to frontend processor, to the control room
  • How different telemetry points are processed
  • Analogs, status points, accumulators, and the different ways that they can be collected in field RTU for data exchange
  • How data can be processed for the end user
  • Alarm processing
  • Supervisory controls
  • Processing logic in database
  • Putting data into the dynamic graphic user interface for end-to-end control and monitoring
  • 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

Special discounts apply for teams of 5 or more so register today and secure your spot!

Learning Outcomes  

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


Tuesday, September 17, 2024 : Central Time

8:45 – 9:00 a.m.
Log In

12:30 – 1:15 p.m.
Lunch Break

9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Course Timing

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


  • RTU protocol types
  • RTU scans rates and options
  • Field devices
    • Upstream vs. midstream vs. downstream


  • Topologies
  • Communication media
  • Data acquisition strategies


  • 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 


Wednesday, September 18, 2024 : Central Time

8:45 – 9:00 a.m.
Log In

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Course Timing

Review of Day 1

Data Management 


Maintaining the Data and Designing a SCADA System

  • 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 


SCADA Oil & Gas Leak Detection

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 specifically to leak detection 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 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  

  • Explain 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 log in 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.  

Who Should Attend 

  • Oil and Gas Industry Leadership
  • Managers
  • Engineers
  • Technicians
  • Volume Processing Analysts



Wednesday, September 18, 2024 : Central Time

12:45 – 1:00 p.m.
Log In

1:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Workshop Timing



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

Types of Leak Detection (LDS)

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

Asset vs. LDS evaluation

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

Integration/ Implementation/ Training/ Service/ Maintenance


Making LDS plan with your asset


Carin Meyer, Regulation Compliance Program Specialist, Atmos International Inc

Carin Meyer has been working with Pipeline SCADA for 15 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 Master of Management IT – Project Management from Colorado Technical University. Ms. Meyer sits on several industry steering committees for SCADA Regulation, Leak Detection, and SCADA Cyber Security. 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.

  • Microsoft recommends downloading and installing the Teams app if possible. You may also use the Edge browser or Chrome.
  • You will receive a separate email with a unique link to a personalized landing page which will include links to join all sessions of this event.
  • 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.


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

If you are unable to attend at the scheduled date and time, we make recordings available to all attendees for 7 days after the event


Fundamentals of SCADA Systems for the Oil & Gas Industry

September 17-18, 2024 | Online
Individual attendee(s) - $ 1195.00 each

Volume pricing also available

Individual attendee tickets can be mixed with ticket packs for complete flexibility

Pack of 5 attendees - $ 4,780.00 (20% discount)
Pack of 10 attendees - $ 8,365.00 (30% discount)
Pack of 20 attendees - $ 14,340.00 (40% discount)


SCADA Oil & Gas Leak Detection

September 18
Individual remote connection(s) - $ 495.00 each

Volume pricing also available

Individual attendee tickets can be mixed with ticket packs for complete flexibility

Pack of 5 attendees - $ 1980.00
Pack of 10 attendees - $ 3465.00
Pack of 20 attendees - $ 5940.00

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 August 16, 2024 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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EUCI is authorized by IACET to offer 1.0 CEUs for this course

Requirements for Successful Completion of Program 

Participants must log in 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. 

Upon successful completion of this event, program participants interested in receiving CPE credits will receive a certificate of completion.

Course CPE Credits: 11.0 course
There is no prerequisite for this Course.
Program field of study: Specialized Knowledge
Program Level: Basic
Delivery Method: Group Internet Based
Advanced Preparation: None

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Who Should Attend

  • Oil and Gas Industry Leadership
  • Managers
  • Marketers
  • Engineers
  • Accountants
  • Technicians
  • Volume Processing Analysts
  • Legal Professionals