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.
"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
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
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. ROBERT FANNING has held various Process Engineering and Management positions in his 26 years with Mobil. Mr. Fanning's background includes general oilfield facilities, water flood facilities, CO2 flood facilities, NGL recovery, and LNG. Mr. Fanning was on the Board of the Permian Basin Chapter of the GPA for several years and is a past President of the chapter. He received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Wyoming and is a Registered Professional Engineer in the state of Texas.
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. ROBERT HUBBARD is based in Norman, Oklahoma with over 42 years' experience in oil and gas facilities, worldwide. Mr. Hubbard has previously served as Sr. Technical Advisor-Facilities and Process Engineering for PetroSkills, and as President of John M. Campbell & Co. until December 2012 when the company was acquired by PetroSkills. In 2009 he retired from the University of Oklahoma where he served as a visiting professor and directed a master's program in Natural Gas Engineering and Management in the Petroleum and Geological Engineering Dept. In 2002 he retired from John M. Campbell & Company where he worked for 23 years providing training and consulting services to several international oil and gas companies. He served in several capacities at JMC including chairman, a position he held when he retired in 2002. He also worked for Texaco from 1972-1980, where he held various engineering and management positions. Mr. Hubbard is a member of SPE and GPSA; he has chaired the SPE Facility Engineering Committee and has held several leadership positions in the Oklahoma City SPE Section including the section chairperson in 2011-2012. He has published several papers in the area of gas processing and facilities design. He was the distinguished author in the August 2009 Journal of Petroleum Technology with an article titled 'The Role of Gas Processing in the Natural Gas Value Chain'. Mr. Hubbard holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from Kansas State University (1971), and an MBA from Tulane University (1978).
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. 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.
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