Oil and Gas Processing Facilities for Operations & Maintenance - OT-1
Discipline: Operations & Maintenance
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Alan Royer, Stuart Watson
This course will provide the basic knowledge required for understanding processes and operating issues common to gas processing facilities. Course content is customizable to client needs.
Facility operators who require a working knowledge of the various processes used in production fluid conditioning and processing, including the common operational difficulties that may arise and operational tactics used to resolve them. Also suitable for maintenance technicians, supervisors, and managers, as well as other non-engineering personnel who would benefit in an understanding of gas processing techniques that can be applied in their daily work activities.
You Will Learn:
- About the effects of produced fluid (OGW) compositions on facility design and operation
- About various separation and conditioning processes for meeting specifications on oil, gas, and produced water streams
- Refrigeration 4-cycle process and application of economizers to the refrigeration process
- To understand how to operate facilities so as to minimize processing costs
- How to apply course material to troubleshooting gas conditioning and process anomalies
- Basic chemistry and physical principles related to hydrocarbons
- Quick overview of gas processing
- Phase behavior fundamentals
- Mass transfer operations
- Amine gas sweetening
- Water-hydrocarbon behavior, including hydrate formation
- TEG gas dehydration
- Solid bed adsorbers
- Mechanical refrigeration
- Gas expansion NGL recovery (turbo expanders and Joule-Thompson effect)
- NGL stabilization and fractionation
- Claus sulfur recovery
- Specific to Geographical Regions: Stavanger/Aberdeen - Typical North Sea oil and gas producing operations, produced water treating, seawater treating, and other offshore topics of general interest
- Brisbane - Gas processing and introduction to liquefied natural gas (LNG) processes
- Midland - Gas conditioning and processing, sour gas treating, and sulfur recovery
- Pittsburgh - Mechanical refrigeration principles and equipment, NGL fractionation, and cryogenic NGL recovery
MR. ALAN P. ROYER has more than 31 years' experience in the oil and gas industry working in the upstream and midstream sectors. For the past 31 years Mr. Royer has held operational, technical and managerial positions. During the first 13 years of his career he worked as an operator for Chevron Canada Resources in their gas processing facilities, and oil/gas gathering systems, located in Northern Alberta. In mid-1990 Mr. Royer left Chevron to attend the University of Alberta where he earned a BSc degree in Petroleum Engineering. Following university, his career took him to the international arena where he spent over 12 years in the Middle East. Initially he worked in Yemen with Canadian Nexen Ltd. where he was responsible for the engineering design of various facilities, including all commissioning and start-up activities. He spent his last 8 years in the Middle East working in Qatar where he held a number of operational and engineering roles supporting the construction and start-up of the LNG Mega Trains, which have a combined production capacity of 77 million tons per annum. Mr. Royer is based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Mr. Royer is a registered Professional Engineer in the Province of Alberta, along with being an active member of the Project Management Institute since 2005.
MR. STUART WATSON is the Facilities Engineering Technical Director for PetroSkills. He has over 18 years of experience in oil and gas processing. His experience has taken him to facilities around the world in regions including Australia, Africa, the Middle East and the US. Mr. Watson graduated with honors in 1995 from Curtin University, Perth, Australia, with a BS in Mechanical Engineering. After graduating he worked in Perth, Australia supporting Woodside's offshore facilities. In January 2000, Stuart accepted a position with Pearl Development Company of Colorado where he worked over the next eight years at many of the gas production and processing facilities in the western US. His work included expansions for Unocal Alaska, facilities engineering at the El Paso Field Service's 650MMscfd Chaco Plant and various other projects in Colorado and Wyoming. In 2008, he oversaw and commissioned a 92MMscfd amine sweetening and cryogenic NGL train for the Government of Ras Al Khaimah (UAE). Thereafter, he started his own engineering consultancy supporting both mechanical and process disciplines. In 2009 he started instructing part time for John M. Campbell and Co. in mechanical engineering and operator training. Currently, Mr. Watson supports PetroSkills in a full time role to ensure technical and quality assurance in ICE, Pipeline, Mechanical and Offshore engineering.
In-House Course Presentations
All courses are available for in-house presentation to individual organizations. In-house courses may be structured the same as the public versions or tailored to meet your requirements. Special courses on virtually any petroleum-related subject can be arranged specifically for in-house presentation. For further information, contact our In-House Training Coordinator at one of the
numbers listed below.
Telephone 1- 832 426 1234
Facsimile 1- 832 426 1244
Public Course Presentations
How to contact PetroSkills:
1-800-821-5933 toll-free in North America or
Address P.O. Box 35448, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74153-0448, U.S.A