This course provides the fundamentals of natural gas production, conditioning, processing, transportation to storage, safety and environmental issues. It will present the basic concepts and techniques necessary to select and size gas field handling production equipment. Specific areas to be covered include process selection, hydrate prevention, condensation stabilization, compression, dehydration and gas treating, gas processing, transportation to market and underground storage.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND THE COURSE
This course is designed for anyone whose job directly or indirectly involves strategies for maximizing gas production and gas processing. It is targeted to all engineers, especially chemical, mechanical, design, and process engineers. Overall it is for all people involved in the natural gas industry.
DURATION: 5 DAYS
Concepts of thermodynamics, and phase and chemical equilibrium
Properties of natural gases and condensate systems
Characterization and quality of natural gas
Heat Transfer Theory and Heat Exchangers
Natural gas hydrates
Air quality and properties
Design of Processing, Transport and Storage Facilities: 33-hr lectures
Introduction and overview of gas-handling facilities
Surface Production Facilities: Main and Auxiliary functions; Types of Gas Production
facilities; System configuration (including wellhead and manifolds).
Choosing a process: valves (types, applications, chokes); safety systems (surface safety control; overpressure relief.
Gas and Liquid Separation
Gas Dehydration System
Gas and Water Cooling Systems
Natural Gas Sweetening and Tail-Gas Clean Up
Gas Gathering, Transmission, and Storage
Piping systems: valve types; fittings); pressure drop in gas line pipe design considerations; installation considerations (piping hook-up); code and standards;
Gas Compressors and Turbines
Mechanical equipment: prime movers (reciprocating engines); environmental considerations; safety systems (hazards systems); pressure relief systems; H2S safety; and
; fire/gas safety control