Overview of Gas Conditioning and Processing for Facilities Engineers- OGC - Virtual, Blended Short Course
Discipline: Gas Processing
Duration: 2 days
Instructor(s): Dale Kraus, Mahmood Moshfeghian, Kindra Snow-McGregor
This short course is from the industry-standard Gas Conditioning and Process course (G-4), known globally as the Campbell Gas Course. Each session will follow the format below:
Days 1-2: 2 hours e-Learning modules
Day 3: 1.5 hours virtual, instructor-led session; 9:00-10:30 CDT (GMT-5)
Click here to see the full G-4 Short Course listing
This short course gives a solid understanding of the Natural Gas Value Chain and common terminology in the industry. It discusses the different types of reservoirs and their varying composition. In addition, it will discuss typical contaminants found in produced gas streams, and typical natural gas sales or transportation specifications, including higher heating value and Wobbe number. The products of a typical natural gas processing plant and their associated markets are reviewed.
The primary processing units of gas conditioning and processing are discussed, including NGL extraction. Different NGL extraction recoveries can be achieved depending upon the facilities processing operating objective. For example, hydrocarbon dewpointing of the gas to meet a pipeline tariff specification, or deep NGL recovery to enhance facility profits. Shrinkage is an important consideration for NGL extraction facilities, as it is one of the biggest operating costs. Shrinkage and how it is calculated will also be reviewed.
This course will provide a solid foundation to oil and gas professionals, such as procurement, project managers, construction managers, and operations staff working in the industry to better communicated with their project teams. In addition, this course is an excellent introduction to the industry for new engineers, administrative professionals, regulatory agency professionals, or anyone who wants to understand the natural gas value chain and gas processing at a high level.
You Will Learn:
You will learn how to:
- List the components, including contaminants, found in produced gas streams
- State typical natural gas sales or transportation specifications
- Calculate higher heating value and Wobbe number
- List the products of a typical natural gas processing plant, their associated markets, and describe common terminology
- Describe typical process flows for each stream in gas processing facilities
- Explain the difference between gas conditioning to meet an HCDP specification and gas processing to recover NGLs
- Describe shrinkage and how it is calculated
- Introduction to Gas Processing Facilities
- NGL Extraction
- Natural Gas Value Chain
MR. DALE KRAUS has over 30 years of progressive responsibility from staff to management positions within the Upstream Oil and Gas Industry. Mr. Kraus has obtained a sound basis in Facility/Processing Engineering with an emphasis on Plant and Field Operations in Oil and Gas Production, both sweet and sour. He is also the President of D. Kraus Oil & Gas Consulting Corp., a member of APPEGA and holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan. He currently resides by the lake in Wakaw, Saskatchewan.
DR. MAHMOOD MOSHFEGHIAN is a Senior Technical Advisor and Senior Instructor for PetroSkills. He is the author of most Tips of the Month and develops technical software for PetroSkills. He has 40 years' teaching experience in universities as well as for oil and gas industries. Dr. Moshfeghian joined John M. Campbell & Co. in 1990 as a part time consultant and then as full time instructor/consultant in 2005. Dr. Moshfeghian was Professor of Chemical Engineering at Shiraz University. Dr. Moshfeghian is a senior member of AIChE and has published more than 125 technical papers on thermodynamic properties and process engineering. Dr. Moshfeghian has presented invited papers at international conferences. He is a member of the Editorial Board for the International Journal of Oil, Gas, and Coal Technology. He holds a BS (74), an MS (75) and a PhD (78) in Chemical Engineering, all from Oklahoma State University.
MRS. KINDRA SNOW-MCGREGOR is the Technical Director of Oil and Gas Processing with PetroSkills | John M Campbell. She has a master's and bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering and Petroleum Refining from the Colorado School of Mines, and over 22 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. She has served as the technical lead on several significant projects in the industry for clients such as BP, ExxonMobil, ConocoPhillips, Occidental, QatarGas, and XTO. Mrs. Snow-McGregor has been active in the gas processing / midstream industry for many years and is on the Board of Directors for the GPSA. In addition, she serves on the GPSA Engineering Data Book Editorial Review Board. She has published 9 technical papers at international conferences and is a coinventor on two technology patents in the gas processing industry.
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
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