|[October 15, 2013]
GOSP Simulation Training Tool from GSE Systems Prepares Operators to Manage Critical Petroleum Process
SYKESVILLE, Md. --(Business Wire)--
According to the latest estimates, the global petrochemical industry is
valued at US$472.06 billion, most of which is dependent on gas and oil
from underground reservoirs. But the industry does not use crude
directly from the well. The crude is first processed at a Gas Oil
Separation Plant, which receives the mixture of gas, raw crude and water
that comes out of the ground.
Many oil companies rely on on-the-job training to prepare their Gas Oil
Separation Process (GOSP) operators - mostly because the previously
available training tools have been insufficient or expensive. But this
is a risky strategy for the first link in the petrochemical production
chain that connects an oil well to all its downstream users.
Global energy service solutions provider GSE Systems, Inc. (NYSE
MKT:GVP) has introduced two new EnVision training products: A GOSP
dynamic simulation and an in-depth GOSP tutorial. Suitable for onshore
and offshore oil recovery, GSE's cost-effective GOSP training products
allow oil companies to prepare new operators and to provide refresher
training for experienced workers without risk of disrupting production
or damaging equipment. GSE provides one of the most comprehensive GOSP
simulations available, covering the wellhead, test and production
separators, a coalescer, multi-stage gas compression, conditioning
equipment (amine absorber and glycol dehydration package), a pipeline
The simulation is operated using intuitive, DCS-like graphics,
instrumentation and trends. Instructors can create a large number of
malfunction scenarios to test the operator's ability to react to adverse
conditions. The instructor can also change boundary conditions, such as
raw feed stream composition (acid gas content, water/oil ratio, gas/oil
ratio) and cooling water temperature to ensure the operator understands
cause and effect relationships.
Trainees respond to instructor actions by making adjustents to ensure
quality and throughput, while the simulation provides real-time, dynamic
feedback on all operator actions. Trainees keep track of oil and gas
characteristics including hydrocarbon dew point, water dew point, H2S
and CO2 content, oil RVP, and water-in-oil, to keep gas and
oil products on-spec. Students can also practice infrequent operations
such as start-up, shut down and periodic checks on well output.
"Used together, the simulation and tutorial products represent one of
the most complete and affordable GOSP training systems available today
and it can significantly reduce training time," said Bob Hebert, Product
Manager at GSE Systems. "These tools help oil companies ensure that
operators on oil platforms and in the field are competent. Because GOSP
units are located right after the wellhead, they are critical to
everything that follows. An upset can have a huge ripple effect,
impacting the bottom line everywhere downstream. By investing in
training, oil companies are protecting their long-term profitability."
For more information on GSE's simulation tool, go to www.gses.com/EnVision-GOSP
About GSE Systems Inc.
GSE Systems Inc. provides a wide range of simulation and training
solutions to the global energy (nuclear and non-nuclear) industry and is
the world leader in nuclear simulation. The company has over four
decades of experience, more than 1,100 installations, and hundreds of
customers in over 50 countries spanning the globe. Their software,
hardware and integrated training solutions leverage proven technologies
to deliver real-world business advantages to the energy, process,
manufacturing and government sectors worldwide. GSE Systems is
headquartered in Sykesville (Baltimore), Maryland, with offices in St.
Marys, Georgia; Madison, New Jersey; Cary, North Carolina; Chennai,
India; Nyk�ping, Sweden; Stockton-on-Tees, UK; Glasgow, UK; and Beijing,
China. Information about GSE Systems is available via the Internet at www.gses.com.
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