|Oil and Gas Processing Facilities for Operations and Maintenance - OT-1|
|Gas Production / Processing for Operations and Maintenance - OT-3|
|Amine Sweetening and Gas Dehydration for Operations and Maintenance - OT-41|
|NGL Extraction, Stabilization and Fractionation for Operations and Maintenance- OT-42|
Discipline: Operations & Maintenance
Duration: 4 days
Instructor(s): William (Bill) Finch, Danny van Schie, Stuart Watson
|This course is designed to deliver the basic knowledge required for understanding operating issues in NGL (Natural Gas Liquids) extraction and stabilization/fractionation. The course content is customizable to meet clients' needs at no additional cost.|
Plant and facility operations and maintenance technicians, supervisors, and managers.
You Will Learn:
Bill Finch is a passionate operations leader for onshore oilfield, gas plant, and pipeline operations. He is driven to deliver results through an action bias, is committed to safety, and strongly believes in engineering and leadership operational presence in the field or plant. Bill's strengths include engaging people in the workplace and building competencies. He uses a pragmatic, practical approach to engineering support and work processes. Regarding operational discipline, Bill uses continuous improvement principles that often exceed business goals. His core competencies include a strong process engineering background, leveraging human capacity, operational know-how, building competency, decision making, translating strategy to delivery, system integration, teacher/coach, and risk management. Bill is a registered Professional Engineer in Louisiana, Montana, and Texas. He has a BS in Chemical Engineering from Montana State University and post graduate work toward a MChE at University of Houston.
MR. DANNY VAN SCHIE is a versatile, multilingual, and results-driven chemical engineer (Fellow with the IChemE) with 22 years' successful background in the oil, gas and chemical industry. As responsible manager for the monetization of three offshore oil and gas developments in West Africa, his work entailed management of engineering contractors for wellheads, platforms and flow assurance. He was also responsible for development/selection/design of a deep water FPSO and for the technical content and input to project economics. His core technical proficiencies include LNG (FLNG/FSRU), LPG and synthesis gas applications (ammonia, methanol, GTL, and sour gas processing) from concept stage to completion and operations.
Mr. van Schie was responsible for technical and commercial analysis of LNG opportunities and reporting directly to the head of LNG trading in Geneva. The role involved technical, operational, commercial due diligence on LNG project solutions including logistics and economics, and the conceptualization and engineering of LNG regas and liquefaction projects as part of tender rounds and in-house projects. Project sizes were from 50 to 500 MMSCFD in a global geography. He developed excellent contacts with OEMs, process licensors, shipping companies/ owners, and EPCM contractors.
Managerial experience included small teams of discipline engineers, vendors and external contractors in a variety of disciplines and geography. He efficiently managed, planned and designed a number of local and international projects in addition to upstream and midstream developments; effectively undertook varying engineering modes; conceptual, basic and detailed engineering, construction support, and (pre-) commissioning and production. Projects differ from green field to brownfield expansion. He was responsible for setting out contracting philosophy and implementing strategy for a variety of projects and time managing stakeholders including interface management. Mr. van Schie has contributed to construction, commissioning, and operations of a LPG import facility in Lagos, and has been instrumental in technical negotiations for a bid to supply LPG to two power stations in the US Virgin Islands. He was also Engineering Manager on a winning bid to supply LNG via FSRU to Cyprus. Mr. van Schie annually conducts training courses for LNG, LPG and gas processing.
MR. STUART WATSON is the Facilities Engineering Technical Director for PetroSkills. He has over 18 years of experience in oil and gas processing. His experience has taken him to facilities around the world in regions including Australia, Africa, the Middle East and the US. Mr. Watson graduated with honors in 1995 from Curtin University, Perth, Australia, with a BS in Mechanical Engineering. After graduating he worked in Perth, Australia supporting Woodside's offshore facilities. In January 2000, Stuart accepted a position with Pearl Development Company of Colorado where he worked over the next eight years at many of the gas production and processing facilities in the western US. His work included expansions for Unocal Alaska, facilities engineering at the El Paso Field Service's 650MMscfd Chaco Plant and various other projects in Colorado and Wyoming. In 2008, he oversaw and commissioned a 92MMscfd amine sweetening and cryogenic NGL train for the Government of Ras Al Khaimah (UAE). Thereafter, he started his own engineering consultancy supporting both mechanical and process disciplines. In 2009 he started instructing part time for John M. Campbell and Co. in mechanical engineering and operator training. Currently, Mr. Watson supports PetroSkills in a full time role to ensure technical and quality assurance in ICE, Pipeline, Mechanical and Offshore engineering.
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