Gas Handling, Conditioning and Processing

A Webinar by Dr. Maurice Stewart - Gas Handling, Conditioning and Processing

This gas handling, conditioning, and processing course will be conducted as a webinar. It is designed and presented by Dr. Maurice Stewart to teach you how to design, select, specify, install, test and troubleshoot your gas processing facilities.

Thousands of oil and gas professionals have attended this gas handling, conditioning, and processing course since Dr. Maurice Stewart began teaching it more than 20 years ago. Dr. Stewart is a co-author of a widely acclaimed “Surface Production Operations: Design of Gas Handling Facilities” along with Ken Arnold.

By attending this course, participants will:

1. Know the important parameters in designing, selecting, installing, operating and troubleshooting gas handling, conditioning, and processing facilities.
2. Understand the uncertainties and assumptions inherent in designing and operating the equipment in these systems and the limitations, advantages, and disadvantages associated with their use.
3. Learn how to size, select, specify, operate, maintain, test and trouble-shoot surface equipment used with the handling, conditioning, and processing of natural gas and associated liquids such as separators, heat exchangers, absorption and fractionation systems, dehydration systems, refrigeration, low-temperature separation units, JT plants, and compression systems.
4. Know how to evaluate and choose the correct process for a given situation.

Course Content

In this 5-day course, Dr. Maurice Stewart will cover the following topics:
• Fluid properties, basic gas laws, and phase behavior
• Well Configurations, surface safety systems (SSS) and emergency support systems (ESS)
• Gas Processing systems, selection, and planning
• Water-hydrocarbon phase behavior, hydrate formation prevention, and inhibition
• Heat transfer theory and process heat duty
• Heat exchangers: configurations, selection, and sizing
• Gas-liquid separation and factors affecting the separation
• Types of separators and scrubbers, and their construction
• Gas-liquid separators and sizing
• Liquid-liquid separators and sizing
• Three-phase separator sizing
• Pressure vessels: the internals, mechanical design and safety factors
• Separator operating problems and practical solutions
• Gas compression theory, compression ratio and number of stages
• Compressor selection: centrifugal compressors vs. reciprocating compressors
• Vapor recovery units, screw compressors, and vane compressors
• Compression station design and safety systems
• Performance curves for reciprocating compressors
• Absorption process and absorbers
• Adsorption process and adsorbers
• Glycol gas dehydration unit design and operation
• Glycol unit operating variables and troubleshooting
• Glycol selection and glycol regeneration
• Acid gas sweetening processes and selection
• Fractionation, refrigeration plants, expander plants, and J-T plants
• Process control and safety systems

Course Materials

Participants will receive the following course materials:
1. The 3rd Edition of Volume 2 of the widely acclaimed “Surface Production Operations: Design of Gas Handling Facilities” written by Ken Arnold and Dr. Maurice Stewart. This textbook continues to be the standard for the industry and has been used by thousands since its first printing over fifteen years ago.
2. A comprehensive set of lecture notes for after course reading and reference
3. An extensive set of practical in-class “case study” exercises developed by Dr. Stewart that will be used to emphasize the design and “trouble-shooting” pitfalls often encountered in the industry.

Who Should Attend

• Facility engineers, production engineers, design and construction engineers, team leaders, operations engineers, maintenance team leaders/engineers and other personnel who are or will be responsible for the designing, selecting, sizing, specifying, installing, testing, operating and maintaining gas handling facilities, gas plant facilities, and gas pipelines.
• Experienced professionals who want to review or broaden their understanding of gas handling, conditioning, and processing facilities and gas pipeline operation and maintenance.
• Professionals with little to moderate experience with the handling or processing of natural gas and associated liquids.

Date of the Webinar

Date: February 28 – March 4, 2022

Tuition: US$ 1950.00 per person

Registration Form

If you or your people want to attend this course, please register HERE.

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