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|Gas Conditioning and Processing - G-4|
Discipline: Gas Processing
Duration: 10 days
Instructor(s): Frank Ashford, Robert Bombardieri, John C. Bourdon, Gerard Hageman, Malcolm Harrison, Frank Jarrett, Dale Kraus, James Langer, Harvey Malino, Yuv Mehra, John Morgan, Mahmood Moshfeghian, Jay Rajani, Kindra Snow-McGregor, Kenneth Sourisseau, Peter Williams
The Campbell Gas Course has been the standard of the industry for more than 52 years. Tens of thousands of engineers have attended our G-4 program, considered by many to be the most practical and comprehensive course in the oil and gas industry. The Campbell Gas Course textbooks, Volumes 1 and 2, are routinely updated to reflect evolving technologies in this broad industry. Both hand-methods and computer-aided analysis are used to examine sensitivities of technical decisions. To enhance the learning process, about 30 problems will be assigned, reviewed, and discussed throughout the course. Problems will be solved individually and in teams.
"Starting a technical based career, and this course was a great opportunity to refresh on engineering topics, which I'm hopeful will translate into climbing the learning curve more quickly." - Process Engineer, United States
"I want to thank you for the fantastic course. I learned an amazing amount over the two weeks and notice in my daily work that I understand a lot more about the processes than I did before. Thanks for the entertaining and very enjoyable course." - Snr Reliability & Integrity Engineer, Australia
"This was a brilliant course and [instructor] was fantastic throughout." - Participant, United Kingdom
Production and processing personnel involved with natural gas and associated liquids, to acquaint or reacquaint themselves with gas conditioning and processing unit operations. This course is for facilities engineers, process engineers, senior operations personnel, field supervisors, and engineers who select, design, install, evaluate, or operate gas processing plants and related facilities. A broad approach is taken with the topics.
You Will Learn:
DR. FRANK E. ASHFORD has over 50 years' experience in oil and gas reservoir engineering, downhole and surface design and operations, as well as oil and gas conditioning and producing facilities. He has been with PetroSkills since 1988 and has worked extensively in most energy producing countries throughout the world. He provides instruction fluently in either English, Spanish, or Portuguese based on material originally prepared in English or Spanish, but presented in the native language requested. He worked with Gulf Research (GR&DC) in Houston, Texas where he developed many reservoir engineering laboratory techniques for the determination of applicable oil/gas/water relative permeability correlations, and choke performance prediction techniques still in application today. Previously, Dr. Ashford was a Professor of Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering at the Central University of Venezuela in Caracas, where he taught various courses in natural gas engineering technology. He was a founder of the Petroleum Engineering Department in INTEVEP, the research Institute for PDVSA (Venezuela). He was a participant in the initial gas lift optimization operations held in Venezuela, and developed many field, and numerical techniques and correlations for downhole, and surface choke performance with Otis Engineering (US, and Venezuela), and Compania Shell de Venezuela (CSV). He has authored technical articles published in World Oil, JPT, SPE, Intevep Pub., PDVSA, Pacific Oil World, AAPG, SPELAC, and GPA. He holds a BS (1961) and MS (1963) in Petroleum Engineering and a PhD in Engineering Sciences (1970) from the University of Oklahoma. He was one of Dr. John M. Campbell's graduate students from 1962-1968, and participated in the initial data collection and organization for the original John M. Campbell technical textbooks Gas Conditioning and Processing, Volumes I and II. These books provided the basis for a worldwide and extensive training organization initiated by Dr. John M. Campbell during the late1960's, and are still applied by PetroSkills | John M. Campbell for worldwide engineering training to this date.
MR. ROBERT BOMBARDIERI has almost 30 years in the oil and gas industry. His expertise is the use of process engineering to optimize operating facilities economics via addressing availability, product recovery and bottleneck issues. As such, Robert has tested, identified, designed, project managed and lead implementation of numerous molecular sieve, NGL recovery, sulfur recovery and debottleneck projects in several countries. He also has had roles in operations, business development and management. Mr. Bombardieri co-authored a paper on molecular sieve dehydration that was selected 'Best Paper Award' at the 2008 Gas Processor's Association annual convention and was published in the Oil and Gas Journal. He has a B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Alberta and an M.B.A. from Tulane University.
MR. JOHN C. BOURDON has more than 29 years' experience in hydrocarbon processing and specializes in sulfur recovery processes for the petroleum refining industry. Mr. Bourdon has been involved in the development of several sulfur-related technologies and mechanical innovations, has authored several papers and made presentations worldwide. He has experience with several E&C firms including extensive start-up and troubleshooting activities. He consults for both North American and international clients. He is a registered professional engineer and member of Chi Epsilon Sigma Honor Society. Mr. Bourdon is fluent in English and Spanish. Mr. Bourdon has a BS in Chemical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and advanced degrees in other fields.
MR. GERARD HAGEMAN is based in The Hague (The Netherlands), where he settled after 33 years in the downstream oil and gas business (including LNG). He is equipped with thorough knowledge and experience in LNG, gas and refinery operations, start-up, design, process technology, teamwork, change processes, and competency assessment. He started his career with the Gulf Oil refinery in The Netherlands as a process engineer, followed by a job as economic analyst for Gulf Oil Chemicals in London, after which he joined Shell for 29 years. During his career with Shell, Mr. Hageman has worked in numerous countries including Malaysia, Thailand, Saudi Arabia, Oman, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Denmark and, of course, The Netherlands. He has been responsible for Process Engineering, Design, Operation, Start-up, Process Safety (Integrity), Interface Management, Change Processes, Competency Assurance and Training. He holds an MS in Chemical Engineering from Twente University in The Netherlands. He is a member of KIVI, i.e. The Royal Dutch Institute of Engineers. Mr. Hageman joined PetroSkills | John M. Campbell in 2012.
MR. MALCOLM HARRISON graduated in Chemical Engineering in 1981 and completed an MBA in 1995. He has worked mostly in the areas of oil and gas, cryogenics and gas monetization. Mr. Harrison has worked for BP, BOC, Foster Wheeler and BG. He was Director of Process Engineering for Foster Wheeler and, most recently, was BG's Chief Process Engineer. He has travelled a lot, worked on all the continents except Antarctica, visited more countries and encountered more cultures than he can remember. While his foundations are in process engineering, the MBA sparked an interest in corporate strategy, in changing organizations and building high performing teams.
MR. FRANK JARRETT has over forty years of experience, primarily in the natural gas processing industry. Responsibilities have included project design team supervision, conceptual and detailed process design, extensive use of computer simulation tools, computer program development and testing, process and mechanical flow sheet development, equipment sizing and specification, hazards analysis, facilities checkout, start-up, debottlenecking and teaching. His background covers natural gas liquids recovery, natural gas liquefaction, nitrogen rejection and recovery of helium from natural gas, acid gas removal, product distillation, dehydration, relief system design and evaluation, CO2 pipeline and compression, plant utilities and support systems. He is a registered professional Engineer in the state of Colorado and has served on the Board of Directors of the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Gas Processors Association. Mr. Jarrett received a BS in Chemical and Petroleum Refining Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines.
MR. DALE KRAUS has over 30 years of progressive responsibility from staff to management positions within the Upstream Oil and Gas Industry. Mr. Kraus has obtained a sound basis in Facility/Processing Engineering with an emphasis on Plant and Field Operations in Oil and Gas Production, both sweet and sour. He is also the President of D. Kraus Oil & Gas Consulting Corp., a member of APPEGA and holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan. He currently resides by the lake in Wakaw, Saskatchewan.
MR. JAMES LANGER is a registered professional chemical engineer in Texas and California. Jim worked for Hess as a Senior Process Engineering Advisor for 8 years. He is retired from Shell having worked 28 years as a Senior Staff Process Engineer, and Principal Technical Expert for Shell / Shell Global Solutions. He has had a global job for the past 20 years and had experience in offshore / onshore, shallow water / deepwater, heavy oil / light oil, water treating, and natural gas processing. He has been a project manager working field development projects through all of the phase gates and stages. He frequently travels the globe assisting operations with process issues, and showing them how to unlock additional barrels through the application of production optimization. This has delivered over $2 billion in value to sponsors. Jim installed Shell's smallest, most expensive gas plant. The project took 8 years and is located on Pacific Coast Highway in Huntington Beach California. Jim graduated with a BS in Chemical Engineering from UCLA and has an MBA from Pepperdine.
MR. HARVEY MALINO is an Instructor/Consultant for PetroSkills | John M. Campbell. He has more than 40 years' experience in the chemical and hydrocarbon processing industries. During his 28 years with Union Carbide Corporation/UOP, he held both technical and commercial positions. These included: Molecular Sieve Technical Manager- Design and Field Service; Licensing Manager for the Ethylene Oxide business; Area Sales and Marketing Manager for Southeast Asia; Business Manager for the Gas Processing Business Group; and, World Wide Sales Manager for the Gas Processing Business Group. Mr. Malino has lived and worked in New Hampshire, Maine, New York, Singapore and Chicago. He is currently based in Sullivans Island, South Carolina where he is President of his own consulting business. Mr. Malino is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of New Hampshire. He is a Senior Member of the Advisory Board of the Laurance Reid Gas Conditioning Conference in Norman, OK. Mr. Malino earned a BS in Chemical Engineering from the City College of New York; and, an MBA from Pace University in New York.
MR. YUV MEHRA, an inventor (31 US Patents) and a licensed professional engineer (California and Texas), has over 40 years of practical, hands-on process engineering experience related to the processing of hydrocarbons from the standpoints of major owner/operating, as well as E&C companies. He retired from Saudi Aramco in December 2011 as Gas and Light-ends Process Engineering Consultant. During 2003-2004, Mr. Mehra was Saudi Aramco's General Supervisor for the Upstream Process Engineering Division. He is an Alumnus of the Saudi Aramco Leadership Forum. He focuses on identifying value-oriented opportunities, effectively communicating and following through assignments to conclusion. He has demonstrated his vast process engineering knowledge of the entire hydrocarbon value chain through process optimization, front-end engineering, project evaluations, troubleshooting, development of engineering standards, expert witnessing, assessment and commercialization of intellectual property, and offering topical courses. He chaired the development of Section 14 - Refrigeration for the GPSA Engineering Data Book. Mr. Mehra holds a BE from IIT Roorkee and an MS from UCLA, both in Chemical Engineering.
MR. D. JOHN MORGAN is based in Denver, Colorado, and is the Chairman Emeritus of PetroSkills|John M. Campbell. He has over 50 years' experience in the design, startup, and troubleshooting of oil and gas facilities. He has published extensively on sour gas treating, sulfur recovery, CO2 treating, materials of construction, LNG training, and cryogenic gas processing. Mr. Morgan consults for both North American and international clients in the gas processing industry. He performs training in LNG facilities, oil and gas production facilities, and gas plants around the world. Mr. Morgan has served as an SPE Distinguished Lecturer on LNG in 2005/06, 2008/09, and 2014/15. He is very active in the industry, including the Senior Advisory Committee of the Laurance Reid Gas Conditioning Conference; Brimstone Sulfur Symposium Technical Committee; International Committee of GPA/GPSA, and has served as Adjunct Professor of Petroleum Engineering at Colorado School of Mines. Mr. Morgan is a recipient of the 2019 Donald L. Katz Award for excellence in engineering education from GPA Midstream. For 30 years, he was a member of the Editorial Review Board of the Gas Processors Supplier's Association. Mr. Morgan has many years of experience training non-native English speakers. He holds a BSc (Honors) in Chemical Engineering from London University; and an ME in Chemical and Refinery Engineering from Colorado School of Mines, USA.
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.
DR. JAY RAJANI worked in Amsterdam, The Hague and London for Royal Dutch Shell Group of Companies for 33 years. He started his career in the Shell Research Laboratories in Amsterdam where he was involved in the development of refinery burners/furnaces. He later moved to Separation Technology. He worked on the development of conventional as well as membrane based gas-liquid and liquid-liquid separators. From 1987 to 2005, he worked in the Gas/Liquid Treating and Sulphur Processes department as Principal Technologist, providing technical and operational excellence to all gas plants and LNG plants that were operated or advised by Shell. His last position (2005 to 2010) was as a Lead Process Engineer with Qatargas 3&4 LNG Project (first with EPC contractor in Japan and then in Ras Laffan in Qatar). The last three years of the project involvement was in the construction, commissioning and start-up of the 7.8 mtpy LNG trains. From 2011 to 2014 Jay worked with SBM Offshore in the Netherlands on the development of gas treating modules for FPSO and FLNG. Jay is now an independent consultant and an instructor with PetroSkills|John M. Campbell. He holds BS and PhD degrees from the University of London and a Diploma in Management Studies from the University of Coventry.
MRS. KINDRA SNOW-MCGREGOR is the Technical Director of Oil and Gas Processing with PetroSkills | John M Campbell. She has a master's and bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering and Petroleum Refining from the Colorado School of Mines, and over 20 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. She has been with the company for over 9 years, and has served in several positions including manager of consulting, senior staff engineer and instructor, and discipline manager for the Oil and Gas Processing Discipline. Prior to joining John M Campbell & Company in 2008, she served in technical manager, process engineering manager, and lead process engineering roles in the oil and gas engineering, procurement and construction business. She has served as the technical lead on several significant projects in the industry for clients such as BP, ExxonMobil, ConocoPhillips, Occidental, QatarGas, and XTO. Mrs. Snow-McGregor has been active in the gas processing / midstream industry for many years, and is on the Board of Directors for the GPSA. In addition, she serves on the GPSA Engineering Data Book Editorial Review Board, and prior to this role, served on the GPA Technical Research Committee, Sub-Group 2, for over 11 years. She has published seven technical papers at international conferences, served as project coordinator for GPA research report 221, and is a coinventor on two technology patents in the gas processing industry.
MR. KEN SOURISSEAU has 34 years' experience with Shell. Assignments have been in front end development, process design, project engineering, operations technical support, and operations management primarily in the areas of sour gas and in situ heavy oil recovery. Mr. Sourisseau has worked throughout Alberta, in Abu Dhabi, and the Netherlands. He has authored a number of technical papers for international conferences, provided training for Shell in numerous countries, and has taught Gas Processing at the University of Calgary. He earned BSc and MSc degrees in Chemical Engineering from the Universities of Saskatchewan (76) and Minnesota (78) respectively. He is a registered professional engineer in Alberta.
MR. PETER WILLIAMS has over 35 years of industrial experience, most of which were in oil and gas processing. His experience includes plant process engineering, operations supervision, project development and business case definition, project technical support, plant engineering management, and internal consulting, primarily with Saudi Aramco. Canadian experience includes plant engineering in phosphorus production, heavy water, and bitumen upgrading, and project engineering. He also has experience with benchmarking, implementation of a safety management system, and the application of lean Six Sigma methods to engineering management. He has Masters' degrees in Chemical Engineering and in Economics, is a Professional Engineer in Alberta and is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt.
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.
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