Oil and Gas
This course is designed to familiarize participants with the basic aspects of behavior and characteristics of natural gas, and the common processes and equipment used in gas gathering and processing.
Duration and Training Method
This is a two-day course comprising lectures with real-world examples. It provides participants with 1.6 CEUs (Continuing Education Credits) or 16 PDHs (Professional Development Hours).
Participants will learn to:
- Recognize the types and characteristics of natural gas.
- Describe how gas separators work.
- Describe the components of gas pipelines.
- List the types of gas compression.
- Explain the role of sweetening in gas processing.
- Explain the process of gas dehydration.
- Explain the role of hydrocarbon liquids recovery systems.
- List the utilities needed to run a gas processing system.
- Characteristics of Natural Gas
- Vapour / Liquid Separation
- Well Lease Equipment
- Field Facilities
- Gas Compession / Sweetening / Dehydration
- Dew Point Control / Liquids Recovery / Fractionation / Stabilization
- Sulphur Recovery / Acid Gas Injection
- Sales Considerations
Who Should Attend and Prerequisites
This course is designed for technical, operations and maintenance personnel involved in gas gathering and processing who have had limited exposure in this area, or for staff in other areas who require a comprehensive overview of gas gathering and processing. It is not intended for Facility Engineers with more than two years of experience.
Dale Kraus earned a Degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan in 1981. He has held Facility Engineering and Operations Management experience with several major multinational oil companies for 20 years, and, most recently, has been providing consulting services to the Oil & Gas Industry. He has a broad background in Upstream Facilities and Process Engineering, coupled with extensive Operational experience gained in the Field.
Affiliations and Accreditation
BSc University of Saskatchewan - Chemical Engineering
Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta - Member
Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan - Member
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N612: Introduction to Natural Gas Gathering and Processing
N613: Natural Gas Processing - Dehydration, Refrigeration, and Fractionation