LNG Short Course: Technology and the LNG Chain - G-29
Discipline: Gas Processing
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): John C. Bourdon, Gerard Hageman, John Morgan
This LNG Short Course is designed for participants requiring moderate technical coverage, coupled with information on LNG commerce and all parts of the LNG Value Chain. Over 5-days, the course covers technical LNG basics and facility operation topics, plus technical, design, and commercial issues. Selected exercises and syndicates are used to reinforce the main topics of LNG trade and technology. In-house versions are available with either increased technical and operational emphasis or increased project and development emphasis. More in-depth coverage for technical, production, and processing personnel is available in our 10-day course, G-4 LNG, Gas Conditioning and Processing - LNG emphasis.
For the virtual session, online sessions will be 0800-1200 CDT (GMT - 5) Monday-Friday the first week and Monday-Thursday the second week.
"It was everything I wanted to learn and more. Excellent course and instructor." - Technical Service Engineer, United States
"Thanks very much for the wonderful course! It was an absolute pleasure learning for the instructor!" - Refinery Technician, Australia
Commercial and managerial staff looking for a concise overview; engineers new to the LNG industry; operations supervision staff and senior plant personnel; specialists looking to broaden their general knowledge of LNG; and staff involved in LNG commerce and interested in LNG technical fundamentals.
You Will Learn:
- What is LNG, why it is produced, and what is the current status of the industry
- LNG facilities world-wide
- The LNG chain and impact of contractual issues on LNG plant design and operation; LNG pricing
- A survey of commercial and contractual issues
- Project costs, feasibility, development, and issues
- Some technical fundamentals of gas processing, such as molecular weight, heating value, Wobbe Index, vapor pressure, multi-component mixtures, thermodynamics
- Refrigeration: single and multi-component refrigeration cycles
- Technologies used in the production of LNG for base-load and small scale production, issues relating to technology selection, and operation
- Main equipment used in the production of LNG: heat exchangers, compressors and drivers used for LNG, pumps, and turbo expanders
- To apply knowledge of LNG gas pretreatment, drying, and refrigeration
- About LNG storage, shipping, and terminals, sizing basis, and small scale tanks
- Types of LNG carriers, marine management issues, and LNG transfer
- LNG importing, regasification of LNG and distribution to consumers, basis for sizing, technology selection, and energy integration
- New developments: development of off-shore LNG operations to regasification and liquefaction; coal seam gas project issues
- Site selection and HSSE considerations
- What LNG is and where it comes from
- Physical properties of LNG
- Vapor-liquid equilibrium behavior of LNG and refrigerants
- Gas pre-treatment
- Heat exchangers
- Rotating machinery
- Liquefaction processes
- LNG storage
- LNG shipping
- LNG importing
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 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.
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