In the oil and gas fields, most electronic equipment such as the transmitter, sensors and control valves are equipped with advanced analog and digital electronic modules to perform various tasks such as signal conditioning & filtering, adaptation of impedance, analog to digital conversion, data transmission, and signal processing and recognition. This requires an adequate processor which can be either a microcontroller, a microprocessor, or digital signal processor (DSP) to coordinate and handle these set of tasks, in addition to some other electronic circuits such as amplifiers, filters, analog switches, and modems to adequately preprocess the noisy input signals.

The purpose of this course is to teach various analog and digital electronics circuits used in now a day’s electronic equipment targeting oil & gas industry. On the shelf processor from a leading semiconductor company (e.g., HCS12 microcontroller from Motorola) will be addressed from both the hardware and software programming points of views. In order to let the audience properly grasping the theoretical aspect of the course, practical hands on sessions may be conducted to design various digital and analog electronic circuits.

Course Objective

The main objective of the course is to be acquainted with fundamentals of electronics (analog and digital electronics) which are required in various electronic equipment (e.g. instruments, actuators, and telemetry systems) deployed in oil and gas fields. Practical hands on sessions may be conducted to design various analog and digital circuits.

Learning Objectives

Be familiar with various electronic circuits that are required in field electronic equipment.

Design and develop various electronics circuits that are relevant to electronic instruments found in oil and gas industry.

Understand the source and mitigation techniques of various types of noises in electronic systems.

Be acquainted with the hardware features and instructions set of an on the shelf processor.

Who Should Attend

Day 1

Course introduction and pre-course assessment

Hardware architectures of various electronics equipment used in oil and gas industry

Signal conditioning electronics for adaptation of impedance, amplification, and filtering

Practical considerations of operational amplifiers, instrumentation amplifiers, and charge amplifiers

Revision and exercises solving session

Hands on session

Day 2

Noise and coherent interferences in electronics

Electronics for non- linear signal processing and phase sensitive detectors

Analog to digital converters and digital interfacing in electronics instruments

Introduction to computing and history of processors (e.g., microprocessors and microcontrollers)

Revision and exercises solving session

Hands on session

Day 3

Internal hardware architectures of microprocessors, microcontrollers, and digital signal processors

Selection criteria of a processor

Hardware architecture of the HCS12 microcontroller: Timers, I/Os, RAM and ROM memories, ADC module CPU, and register file

Introduction to HCS12 programming

Revision and exercises solving session

Hands on session

Day 4

Advanced interfacing and programming using the HCS12 microcontroller

Sensor, LCD, and keyboard interfacing, motor control, and wireless communication (e.g., RFID and 3G mobile phone) using the HCS12 microcontroller

Revision and exercise solving session

Day 5

Course conclusion

Post course assessment