Overview of Gas Processing - G-2
Discipline: Gas Processing
Duration: 3 days
Instructor(s): John C. Bourdon, Dale Kraus, John Morgan, Mahmood Moshfeghian, Kindra Snow-McGregor, Paul Verrill
G-2 is a versatile overview of the gas conditioning and processing industry. This course is designed for a broad audience and is participative and interactive, utilizing basic technical exercises and terminology to communicate key learning points. This course does not cover the technology and engineering principles in depth, and is only recommended for those needing an overview of the industry and common processes and equipment used.
"Good interaction between trainer and class, lots of real world examples (not too theoretical)." - Product Engineer, The Netherlands
"I learned a lot of basics about gas in this course. This is exactly what I wanted to get out of it." - Commercial Development, United States
As a wide ranging overview, it is suitable for interested parties, such as geologists, reservoir engineers, line managers, and sales or business development staff; related specialists like environmental staff, operational staff, and shift foremen; those new to the industry, such as entry-level (1-2 year) engineers; or anyone interested in a general, technically-oriented overview of the gas processing industry.
You Will Learn:
- An overview of natural gas and world energy trends
- Natural gas sources, makeup, properties, specifications, and related oil and gas terminology
- Markets and uses for NGL, LPG, ethane, propane, and butane
- Summary of gas processing costs, and commercial and contract issues in liquids extraction
- How gas is transported and sold
- Overview of the common equipment used in the oil and gas industry, including heat exchangers, pumps, and compressors
- Options for various basic gas conditioning and processing steps, including acid gas removal, dehydration, liquid extraction, product fractionation, LNG overview, pipelines, sulfur recovery, and acid gas injection
- Natural gas and world energy trends
- Hydrocarbon components and physical properties
- The role of gas processing in the natural gas value chain
- Heat transfer equipment
- Pumps and compressors
- Acid gas removal
- Gas dehydration
- NGL extraction
- Fractionation and stabilization
- Pipelines and storage
- Sulfur recovery and acid gas injection
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. 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.
MR. D. JOHN MORGAN is based in Denver, Colorado, and is 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 BSc (Honors) in Chemical Engineering from London University; and an ME in Chemical & Refinery Engineering from Colorado School of Mines, USA.
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 20 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. She has been with the company for over 9 years, and has served in several positions including manager of consulting, senior staff engineer and instructor, and discipline manager for the Oil and Gas Processing Discipline. Prior to joining John M Campbell & Company in 2008, she served in technical manager, process engineering manager, and lead process engineering roles in the oil and gas engineering, procurement and construction business. 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, and prior to this role, served on the GPA Technical Research Committee, Sub-Group 2, for over 11 years. She has published seven technical papers at international conferences, served as project coordinator for GPA research report 221, and is a coinventor on two technology patents in the gas processing industry.
MR. PAUL VERRILL has over 25 years' experience working in the chemicals, petrochemicals, hydrocarbon processing and power sectors with the last 15 years predominantly in gas processing and gas and liquid pipelines. He has held a number of technical and senior management positions including Mechanical and Piping Designer, Machinery Engineer, Project Manager, Engineering and Maintenance Manager and other Senior Plant and Business Management roles. He has worked for a number of international operating and engineering companies including ICI, Rolls Royce and Enron Engineering & Construction, working on projects around the world. His experience includes piping and mechanical equipment design, rotating equipment engineering, project management, gas processing project development including FEED study management and operations and turnaround management. For the previous 3 years Mr. Verrill has been working in the senior management team of an 800mmscfd gas processing facility which has been developing the onshore assets for a new UK gas field. In 2011 Mr. Verrill started working with JM Campbell as an Instructor in addition to providing project development and asset management services through his own consultancy company. Mr. Verrill is based in Yorkshire, England and graduated with a B.Eng degree in Mechanical Engineering from Newcastle University in the UK and he is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers.
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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Address P.O. Box 35448, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74153-0448, U.S.A