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Facilities: Wellheads, Piping and Valves

Facilities: Wellheads, Piping and Valves

This 20-minute module starts at the wellhead and follows the production to an AWT site.  Along the way, piping and valves typical for a California oil field are shown and described.

  1. Key terms to demystify jargon such as carbon steel, annulus, and AWT
  2. Wellheads of different kinds: flowing wells, pumping unit wells and steam injectors
  3. Flowlines for produced liquids, CVR and steam
  4. Trunklines
  5. Why we have supports, sleepers and insulation
  6. Line pipe vs. OCTG and drill pipe
  7. Materials such as FRP, carbon steel and HDPE
  8. Ball valves, gate valves & check valves
  9. Valves with actuators
  10. Chokes
  11. Pressure Relief Valves

Instructor: Lisa Denke, P.E.