Oil and Gas
This Distance Learning course will be scheduled as a series of three-hour long webinars over a three-day period, via 2 webinar sessions daily (equivalent to a three-day classroom course), comprising a mixture of lectures, discussions, and working examples.
This virtual course is designed to familiarize technical professionals with the design and operation of several common gas plant processing blocks. Day one and two will be spent on dehydration systems used in typical field gathering and plant facilities, including a review of options available. Time will be spent discussing tower internals and pump design. Day three and four will focus on mechanical propane refrigeration systems typically used in Hydrocarbon Dew Point and NGL Recovery systems, including a review of design and performance enhancements.
Duration and Training Method
Scheduled as a series of three-hour long webinars over a three-day period, via 2 webinar sessions daily (equivalent to a three-day classroom course), comprising a mixture of lectures, discussions, and working examples
Participants will learn to:
1 Discuss the components of a refrigeration system.
2 Review the operating problems and possible solutions in a refrigeration system.
3 Describe the various liquids recovery options.
4 Determine the water content of natural gas.
5 Review the operation and potential problems of a glycol dehydration unit.
6 Briefly review desiccant dehydration systems.
7 Review absorption and fractionation towers.
8 Review de-ethanizer and stabilization tower operation and typical operating problems.
Day One - Dehydration
Water Content of Natural Gas
Hydrate Formation, Prevention and Handling
Glycol Dehydrator Sizing
Optimization of a System
Environmental Safety Considerations
Day Two - Refrigeration
Basic Operation and Design of Refrigeration Circuit
Troubleshooting H/C Dew Point Control Problems
Gas Expander - Propane Refrigerant Comparison
Day Three - Absorber and Fractionation Towers
Capacity Control and Issues
Turn-Up and Turn-Down Problems
Amine Systems and Filtration
Stabilization vs. Oil Treating
Who Should Attend and Prerequisites
The course is intended for engineers, technologists and operators involved in the operation and optimization of gas processing facilities.
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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