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|Gas Conditioning and Processing - LNG Emphasis - G-4 LNG|
Discipline: Gas Processing
Duration: 10 days
Instructor(s): Frank Ashford, John C. Bourdon, Gerard Hageman, John Morgan, Jay Rajani
This is the LNG-industry version of our popular G-4 course, with expanded coverage of refrigeration and LNG technologies. The course includes in-depth information on basic LNG gas conditioning and processing. In addition, instructors will explain the LNG supply chain that consists of four main links - natural gas exploration and production, liquefaction, shipping, receiving, and distribution. The course covers relevant details of both the mixed refrigerant (APCI) and cascade (ConocoPhillips) processes in LNG liquefaction. New liquefaction processes are addressed, such as mixed fluid cascade and dual nitrogen refrigeration cycles. Versions of this course have been taught in many of the world's base-load and peak-shaving LNG plants, such as Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Norway, Qatar, UK, and West Indies.
"Liked structured approach to looking at main components of gas conditioning." - Project Engineer - Australia
"Very engaging facilitator. He knew the topic very well!" - Graduate Engineer, Australia
Personnel involved with natural gas processing and LNG production, as well as anyone interested in a solid technical understanding of the principles of an LNG plant.
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. 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. D. JOHN MORGAN is based in Denver, Colorado, and Chairman Emeritus of PetroSkills with over 40 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. He 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 served as an SPE Distinguished Lecturer in 2005/06, 2008/09 and 2014/15. He is very active in the industry including the Program Advisory Committee of the Laurance Reid Gas Conditioning Conference; Brimstone Sulfur Symposium; International Committee of GPA/GPSA, and had served as Adjunct Professor of Petroleum Engineering at Colorado School of Mines. For more than 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 B.Sc. (Honors) in Chemical Engineering from London University; and an M.E. in Chemical & Refinery Engineering from Colorado School of Mines, USA.
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.
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
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