• Class and Course

    Gas Conditioning and Handling

    The goal of this training is to provide the attendees the necessary knowledge and tools for production fluid separation and equipment design as well as to understand the best conditions for an efficient operation of gas sweetening, dehydration, compression, and transportation. This course will also allow the attendants to participate in the diagnostic and the identification of key variables for an optimum operation. All this will result in an increase of the effectiveness of the personnel, reduction of operational costs and optimization of the performance of gas conditioning and handling

    Day 1

    Gas properties and Separators 

    • Overview of the gas properties
    • Gas separation
    • Design and operation of the separation system

    Day one of this course will focus on gas separation from production fluids.  The day starts with an overview of the natural gas properties and method to estimate them. The day continue with gas separation principle, processes, stages and design and operation for two and three phase separators.  The participants will also run exercises on three phase separator designs.

    Day 2

    Gas Sweetening 

    • Gas sweetening process classification
    • Selection criteria for sweetening processes
    • Design and operation of sweetening processes
    • Typical operating problems and troubleshooting for amine process

    On day two, participants will learn about gas sweetening.  Specific topics that will be discussed on this day include gas value chain natural, characteristics, quality specifications, sweetening process classification, processes selection criteria, design and operation.  The day ends with an example of typical operating problem and troubleshooting for an amine sweetening unit.

    Day 3

    Hydrate and Gas dehydration 

    • Hydrate
    • Gas dehydration processes
    • Design and operation of gas dehydration processes
    • Typical operating problems and troubleshooting for TEG unit

    Day three of this course of the dehydration processes.  The day start with hydrate deposit formation mechanism, control and remediation. After this, the participants will be exposed to natural gas dehydration processes, technologies, design and operation. The day end with a case study of operating problems and the troubleshooting of a TEG unit.

    Day 4

    Liquid Removal and Gas Transportation 

    • Liquid removal
    • Gas transportation      

    On day fourth reviews, the participants will be exposed to the different methods and technologies to remove liquid from the natural gas. Hydrocarbon dew point control, and NGL extraction processes will be discussed. At the end of the day, the main types of natural gas transportation and storage will be discussed in detail.

    Day 5

    Mechanical Equipment

    • Compressors
    • Pumps
    • Heat exchangers

    On the last day, participants will learn about mechanical equipment.  Compressors and pump classification, design, and operation conditions will be covered on this day.  Heat exchanger types, including shell and tube, fin fan, and plate and frame will also be discussed.  

    Surface facility design engineers, surface facility operations engineers, gas processing engineers, and field production operations engineers.

    Participants should have an awareness of natural gas properties.

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