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E-506 - Module 3: Gas Processing & Conditioning

5 days PROD/ADV3GB
Level
Proficiency
Audience
  • Engineers involved in operating or designing gas field processing and conditioning facilities
Purpose
  • To provide a comprehensive understanding of gas treatment processes, operation and troubleshooting
Learning Objectives
  • To assess various problems induced by unwanted elements in natural gas streams
  • To master gas treatment and liquefaction processes, operations and related operating conditions
  • To perform hand calculations for summary design of main gas processing equipment
  • To ascertain main operating problems encountered in gas processing and conditioning and related solutions
  • To simulate natural gas treatment processes using the ProII software
Prerequisite
  • It is highly recommended to attend Module 1 first (cf. E-504)
Ways and means
  • Highly interactive training by industry-specialist lecturers
  • Numerous applications and illustrations
  • Extensive practice of PROII process simulation software

Need for field processing of gas - Quality requirements 0.25 day
  • Constituents raising problems for storage, transport, or end use of natural gas
  • Different specifications and quality requirements for natural gas
  • Necessary treatments to conform these specifications
  • Examples of compositions of commercialized natural gases
Gas dehydration (drying) and Hydrate formation inhibition 1.25 days
  • System behavior - Moisture content of a saturated gas
  • Applications: moisture content of different gases of various compositions
  • Hydrate formation inhibition by injection of inhibitors: MeOH, MEG, DEG, LDHI...
  • Gas dehydration processes: TEG units, Molecular Sieves...
  • Application: summary design of TEG unit
  • ProII simulation: simulation of TEG unit
Gas sweetening: removal of acid components (H2S and/or CO2) 0.75 day
  • Overview of the techniques dedicated to gas sweetening
  • Chemical solvent processes - Amine units (MEA, DEA, DGA, MDEA…)
  • Physical solvent processes
  • Hybrid (physico-chemical) solvent processes
  • Overview of other techniques
  • Conversion of H2S: sulfur production (CLAUS process) and tail gas processing
  • Application: summary design of an amine unit
Natural gas liquids (NGL) extraction (removal of heavy components) 0.75 day
  • External refrigeration loop
  • Joule-Thomson expansion
  • Turbo-Expander
  • Application: calculation of cryogenic loop used for extraction
  • ProII simulation: simulation of NGL extraction unit - Process selection
Case study: simulation of a whole natural gas field processing plant 1 day
  • Study of a natural gas dehydration, NGL extraction and compression unit - Optimization of the operating parameters - Analysis of hydrate formation risks
Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) 1 day
  • Liquefaction processes: operating principle, typical operating conditions, technology of specific equipment (plate fin heat exchangers, spiral-wound heat exchanges, refrigeration loop compressors...), power consumption...
  • LNG storage and transport: storage tanks, LNG carriers, jetty, loading arms...
  • Safety considerations specific to natural gas liquefaction plants
  • Industrial examples of natural gas liquefaction units
2016 course calendar
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Oct 03 - 07 Rueil €3,310 Online By email