Oil-Field Electricity

Code : O/6

Course Objectives

This course is intended to provide participant with the knowledge needed to work with electrical equipment & installations found at onshore & offshore oil fields. It provides refreshing course in fundamentals of electricity, & detailed examination of its application in oil fields. It also focuses on ways to reduce electrical consumption in the field.

Course Modules


  • Units of electrical measurements
  • Ohms law-Series vs. parallel circuits
  • Magnetic fields & their use in motors
  • Measuring devices resistors
  • Effects produced by alternatives & Inductive reactance
  • Capacitors
  • Diodes & Transistors

Oil Field Electricity (Onshore)

  • Electric power distribution systems
  • Transformer bank equipment
  • Single & three phase electric power service
  • Electrified oil field equipment
  • Electrical equipment & pollution control
  • Conservation of electrical energy
  • Classification of field area according to fire & explosion hazards personal safety
  • Effects of shock

Oil Field Electricity

  • Area classification
  • Explosion-proof electrical equipment
  • Purging
  • Pressurizing
  • Seals 

Target Audience

  • Production engineers & supervisors in exploration
  • Maintenance engineers
  • Power generation & distribution engineers
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