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Overview of Gas Processing - G-2

Discipline: Gas Processing
Level: Basic
Instructors who teach this course:
  • Mr. John C. Bourdon
  • Mr. Robert A. Hubbard
  • Mr. Dale Kraus
  • Mr. John Morgan
  • Dr. Mahmood Moshfeghian
  • Mr. Ralph Neumann
  • Mrs. Kindra Marie Snow-McGregor
  • Mr. Paul Verrill


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About the course Designed For You will learn Course Content
About the course
G-2 is a versatile overview of the gas conditioning and processing industry. This course is designed for a broad audience and is participative and interactive, utilizing basic technical exercises and terminology to communicate key learning points. This course does not cover the technology and engineering principles in depth, and is only recommended for those needing an overview of the industry and common processes and equipment used.


"I learned a lot of basics about gas in this course. This is exactly what I wanted to get out of it." - Commercial Development, United States


"Instructor's personal experiences were invaluable to hear. Wellhead to purity product overview discussions were very helpful in understanding big picture." - Participant


Designed For
As a wide ranging overview, it is suitable for interested parties, such as geologists, reservoir engineers, line managers, and sales or business development staff; related specialists like environmental staff, operational staff, and shift foremen; those new to the industry, such as entry-level (1-2 year) engineers; or anyone interested in a general, technically-oriented overview of the gas processing industry.
You will learn
  • An overview of natural gas and world energy trends
  • Natural gas sources, makeup, properties, specifications, and related oil and gas terminology
  • Markets and uses for NGL, LPG, ethane, propane, and butane
  • Options for various basic gas conditioning and processing steps, including treating, dehydration, liquid extraction, and product fractionation
  • Summary of gas processing costs, and commercial and contract issues in liquids extraction
  • How gas is transported and sold
  • Review of gas measurement and common measurement devices
  • Key pieces of equipment used in natural gas production and processing facilities
  • Overview of related specialty processes, such as LNG, nitrogen rejection, and helium recovery, plus sulfur recovery and acid gas reinjection
Course Content
  • Natural gas and world energy trends
  • The role of gas processing in the natural gas value chain
  • Technical engineering principles (common conversions, gas density, phase behavior)
  • Gas sweetening
  • Gas hydrates and dehydration
  • Gas conditioning (dew point control) and NGL extraction
  • Stabilization and fractionation concepts and facilities
  • Gas processing key equipment and support systems (heat transfer, compression, pipelines and gathering systems, and measurement)
  • Specialty processes in gas processing (LNG, nitrogen rejection and helium recovery, sulfur recovery, and acid gas reinjection)