|Piping Systems - Mechanical Design and Specification - ME-41|
|Oil Production and Processing Facilities - PF-4|
|Rotating Machinery Best Practices - ME-47|
|Fundamentals of Pump and Compressor Systems - ME-44|
Discipline: Mechanical Engineering
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Wolfgang Foerg, Ronald Frend, Josh Gilad, Gerald Guidroz, Ken Lunsford, Mahmood Moshfeghian, Stuart Watson
|This is an intensive 5-day course providing a comprehensive overview of pumps and compressor systems. The focus is on equipment selection; type, unit, and station configuration; and integration of these units in the process scheme and control strategy in upstream and midstream oil and gas facilities. The material of the course is applicable to field production facilities, pipelines, gas plants, and offshore systems.|
Engineers, senior technicians, and system operators designing, operating, and maintaining pump and compressor systems in oil and gas facilities.
You Will Learn:
MR. WOLFGANG FOERG has over 20 years' experience in plant system design, control system design and selection, procurement, engineering management, and installation and commissioning of vendor proprietary equipment. His experience includes assignments as project engineer, rotating equipment specialist, lead engineer for major EPC contractors, as well as experience in construction, module design, commissioning and startup of plants. The types of plants include air separation plants, gas plants, gas storage facilities, power generation, MTBE plants, refinery wastewater treatment facilities, phenol plants, polypropylene plants, crude oil treating facilities and crude oil pipelines, LNG/NGL liquefaction plants, and LNG receiving terminals. Specific equipment experience includes gas turbines, steam turbines, cryogenic expanders, centrifugal compressors, reciprocating compressors, centrifugal pumps, positive displacement pumps, polymer extruders, refrigeration systems, diesel engines, motors, generators, dryers, chemical injection systems, cooling towers, boilers, and loading arms. Mr. Foerg holds a MS, Mechanical Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology and a BS, Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in Wyoming, Colorado, Alberta, and Texas and is a CCHEST Safety Trained Supervisor (STS).
MR. RON FREND is a registered engineer, and has almost 40 years of engineering, consulting and management experience. He rose to a senior management position in Shell International (Middle East) before opening an engineering consultancy in England. His entire career has been concerned with practical applications of maintenance and engineering. Ron is experienced in a variety of predictive maintenance analytical techniques as well as possessing management skills suitable to an engineering consultancy and a large multi-national corporation. Specialized training has also been carried out on the following topics: management techniques, non-destructive testing, oil tanker cargo operations, instrumentation and control, resistance and gas welding, vibration analysis, infrared thermography and passive ultrasonics. Ron has successfully completed Helicopter Underwater Escape Training for offshore facilities. He is a Registered Engineer with an MSc from Huddersfield University in England as well as being a certified Chief Engineer Officer (marine).
MR. Y. (JOSH) GILAD, PE, has 40 years of domestic and international experience in the engineering, analysis, inspection, troubleshooting, forensic investigation and expert witness for marine liquid bulk terminals for oil (crude, products) and gas (LNG, LPG), cargo handling and storage facilities, prime movers, piping and pipelines. His experience includes pipeline flow and hydraulic transient analysis, pipe stress analysis, pipeline on-bottom stability, pipeline integrity & fitness for service assessment. Throughout his years with Brown & Root (now KBR), Han-Padron Associates (now CH2M-Hill), and as an independent consultant, Mr. Gilad has been involved in the design and installation of numerous single point mooring (SPM) systems and other offshore petroleum terminals, fixed-berth and offshore cargo transfer systems, oil and gas pipelines, Pipeline End Manifolds (PLEMs), pig launching/receiving and oil storage facilities. Mr. Gilad holds a BS and MS in mechanical engineering from the Technion, Haifa and is a registered Professional Engineer in the States of TX, NY and CA. He is one of the original authors of the California State MOTEMS, and presently a member of PIANC working group, WG153, that is developing recommendations for the design of marine oil terminals.
MR. GERALD GUIDROZ started out as a vibration test engineer for the space shuttle main engines. He then moved into the oil and gas industry on the North Slope on the production side of the business. He worked as a rotating equipment engineer for several years as well as getting involved with projects involving well pads, pipelines, waterflood, and gas injection before moving over to the pipeline side of the business. He was able to transfer some of his vibration experience into solving complex piping and equipment problems. Mr. Guidroz worked with the Trans-Alaska pipeline on pipeline and tank corrosion monitoring and repairs and worked as a construction engineer at the Valdez Marine terminal. He then transferred to the refinery side of the business working for multiple clients as an engineering consultant. He has been involved with major refinery upgrades, multiple turnarounds and greenfield projects. He has acted as owners engineer on projects including a new spill response barge for drilling in the arctic. Mr. Guidroz has been involved with all phases of projects from FEL1/Conceptual Design to Detailed Design on through construction. His areas of expertise are in piping specification and design, welding, pressure vessels, heat exchangers, fired heaters, pumps, compressors, drivers, valves, pipelines, and stress analysis. Mr. Guidroz has a broad knowledge base from over 28 years of experience in the oil and gas business.
MR. KEN LUNSFORD is the Project Management Discipline Manager for PetroSkills. He has more than 38 years' experience in engineering and management of oil, gas, chemicals and plastics development. During his 32 years with ConocoPhillips, he led development teams on projects in the United States, Norway, Qatar, and United Arab Emirates. His diverse engineering and project management background includes sour gas plants, oil, gas and petrochemical pipelines, engineered plastics processes and materials handling, batch sulfur chemical processes, liquefied natural gas projects and pilot plants. Additionally, he was corporate project controls manager for Phillips Petroleum with responsibility for developing business processes and training for asset development, value improving practices, project controls, contracting strategy, risk management, reviews and assists and joint venture non-operated project assurance. He received his BS and MS degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Missouri-Columbia. He is a registered professional engineer in the State of Texas.
DR. MAHMOOD MOSHFEGHIAN is a Senior Technical Advisor and Senior Instructor for PetroSkills. He is the author of most Tips of the Month and develops technical software for PetroSkills. He has 40 years' teaching experience in universities as well as for oil and gas industries. Dr. Moshfeghian joined John M. Campbell & Co. in 1990 as a part time consultant and then as full time instructor/consultant in 2005. Dr. Moshfeghian was Professor of Chemical Engineering at Shiraz University. Dr. Moshfeghian is a senior member of AIChE and has published more than 125 technical papers on thermodynamic properties and process engineering. Dr. Moshfeghian has presented invited papers at international conferences. He is a member of the Editorial Board for the International Journal of Oil, Gas, and Coal Technology. He holds a BS (74), an MS (75) and a PhD (78) in Chemical Engineering, all from Oklahoma State University.
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