NGL Fractionation & Cryogenic NGL Recovery for Operations & Maintenance - OT-42
Discipline: Operations & Maintenance
Duration: 4 days
Instructor(s): 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:
- About the various unit operations required in gas processing and how they impact one another
- Conditions that favor hydrate formation, and methods to mitigate hydrates (hydrate inhibition)
- Principles and operations of gas compressors (centrifugal / screws (refrigeration units) / reciprocating (regional))
- Principles, operations, and troubleshooting mechanical refrigeration systems (propane economized systems)
- Molecular sieve dehydration operations and issues
- Operating principles, typical performance, and issues in NGL extraction processes (refrigeration / JT valve / turbo expanders)
- NGL stabilization and fractionation principles, operations, controls, and common operating problems
- Overview of gas processing
- Water / hydrocarbon behavior (hydrates and hydrate inhibition)
- Mechanical refrigeration
- Molecular sieve dehydration
- NGL extraction (refrigeration, valve expansion, turbo expanders)
- Fractionation fundamentals
- Physical properties of hydrocarbons
- Phase behavior of hydrocarbons
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