Gas Production / Processing for Operations and Maintenance - OT-3

Discipline: Operations & Maintenance
Level: Foundation
Instructors who teach this course:

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This course will provide a more detailed examination of the processes found in gas production facilities, including the important theoretical aspects that must be mastered before operators can truly understand their processes and become proficient at avoiding problems and troubleshooting the technical problems that do arise. This course prepares operations personnel to communicate better and work more closely with professional engineering staff. A problem set consisting of practical calculations that will be useful to operators beyond the classroom will be administered during the course. A high-quality scientific calculator is issued to all participants of the OT-3 course. Course content is customizable to client needs. This course is also available in non-mathematical, basic version of 5-day duration.

"Overall course was good and was relevant to my current position. " - Participant, United States

Plant and facility operations and maintenance technicians, supervisors, and managers.
  • Advanced level physical principles, hydrocarbon properties, and hydrocarbon phase behavior
  • Practical thermodynamics, including mass and energy balances
  • Principles of fluid dynamics and application to pumps, compressors, and turboexpanders
  • To understand process equipment, including heat exchangers, fired heaters, separators, piping, and towers with trays or packing
  • To understand process unit operations, including gas conditioning and processing, gas dehydration, NGL extraction processes, stabilization/fractionation, and sulfur recovery
  • Hydrocarbons basic principles
  • Units of measurement
  • Process drawings
  • Overview of oil and gas processing
  • Important properties of hydrocarbons
  • Phase behavior fundamentals
  • Practical thermodynamics: mass and energy balances
  • Heat transfer and fired heaters
  • Mechanical refrigeration
  • Introduction to process control
  • Basic principles of fluid flow
  • Centrifugal pumps
  • Centrifugal compressors
  • Reciprocating compressors
  • Introduction to gas turbines
  • Production separators and oil dehydration
  • Water treating
  • Corrosion and corrosion monitoring
  • Amine gas sweetening
  • Sulfur recovery
  • Mass transfer operations
  • Water-hydrocarbon behavior
  • TEG gas dehydration
  • Mole sieve dehydration
  • Gas expansion NGL recovery (valve and turboexpander)
  • Crude oil, condensate, and NGL stabilization
  • NGL fractionation
  • Process troubleshooting