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E-535C - Gas & LNG Production Engineer Certification

  • Engineers (particularly recently graduated engineers or engineers in conversion) interested in a specializing in gas treatment and liquefied natural gas
  • To provide in-depth technical knowledge of natural gas treatment and liquefaction facilities design and operation necessary to hold rapidly, and very effectively, the position of Field Engineer, Design Engineer, or Project Engineer
Learning Objectives
  • To understand the thermodynamics involved in natural gas treatment and liquefaction, especially cryogenic loops
  • To explain natural gas processing & liquefaction process
  • To understand in detail operating conditions and basic design of gas treatment
  • To learn about technology of static equipment and rotating machinery used in production facilities
  • To understand, explain and modify a PFD or a PID
  • To identify the main risks related to gas treatment and liquefaction and review main safety rules
Ways and means
  • Highly interactive training with industry specialist lecturers
  • Multiple teamwork sessions and industrial case studies
  • Practice on dynamic simulator
  • Numerous process simulation exercises using PROII™ software

Thermodynamics applied to well effluent processing 5 days
  • Well effluent - Ideal gas and real fluid behavior
  • Gas compression and expansion
  • Liquid vapor equilibrium of pure components and mixtures - Mixture separation
  • ProII simulation: propane cryogenic loop
  • Fundamentals of distillation
  • ProII simulation: NGL splitter
Gas processing and conditioning 5 days
  • Commercial specifications for natural gas – Need for gas field processing
  • Gas hydrates & humidity of natural gas
  • Dehydration process: TEG units and molecular sieves
  • Sweetening: amines, membranes
  • NGL recovery and fractionation
Process simulation 5 days
  • Simulation using ProII: propane loop, NGL recovery and fractionation, distillation
  • Gas field treatment: separators, dehydration, compression
Liquefied natural gas 5 days
  • Specific properties
  • Liquefaction process
  • Specific cryogenic equipment
  • The LNG chain
Static equipment 5 days
  • Piping & valves - Storage equipment
  • Metallurgy - Corrosion - Fundamentals of inspection
  • Steam generation, boilers
  • Thermal equipment - Fundamentals of electricity
  • Instrumentation & process control - Safety system
Processes schematization & pumps 5 days
  • Drawing of a Block Flow Diagram (BFD), of a Process Flow Diagram (PFD) and a Piping & Instrumentation Diagrams (P&ID)
  • Fundamentals and charge loss
  • Centrifugal and volumetric pumps: technology, operation
  • Drivers
Compressors 5 days
  • Fundamentals of gas compression
  • Centrifugal and volumetric compressors: technology, operation
  • Turbo-expander: technology, operation
Turbines – Electrical generation 5 days
  • Steam and gas turbines: equipment, operating conditions, performances, operations, selection criteria
  • Electrical generation and distribution
LNG - Specific safety engineering 5 days
  • LNG specific hazards: stratification / roll-over, sloshing, LNG clouds ignition, asphyxiation risks, cryogenic liquids jets, piping behavior
  • LNG spillage control at design stage and in operation
  • LNG cloud control in operation
  • LNG fire control at design stage and in operation
  • HAZID application, HAZOP exercise, plant layout exercise
  • Consequence analysis methodology
  • Safety instrumented systems, shutdown system, blow-down system, PSV's and mechanical systems
HSE in operations and maintenance works 5 days
  • HSE in operation: utilities, drains…
  • HSE in construction: lifting, work at height…
  • Safety management, responsibilities
LNG project management 5 days
  • Introduction and preliminary studies of LNG projects
  • Feed or basic engineering
  • LNG project control and administration of LNG projects
  • HSE and quality management in LNG projects
  • Detail engineering and procurement
  • Construction
Case study based on LNG plant P&IDs 5 days