2 days PROD/TRANSGB
- Professionals interested in natural gas transport by pipeline, including equipment and services suppliers to gas transport companies.
- This course provides an overview of the technical and economic issues of natural gas transport by pipeline.
- Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
- gain an overview of the world map of natural gas pipeline networks,
- review marketed gas pipeline design: route, sizing, material, compression stations positioning and design, etc,
- assess pipe laying organization, management, constraints, planning, and techniques,
- understand gas transportation network maintenance and daily operations within the framework of regulations,
- grasp fundamental issues of natural gas transport economics and third-party access.
- No prerequisites for this course.
Ways and means
- Highly interactive training by industry-specialist lecturers.
- Numerous applications and illustrations.
Introduction to natural gas 0.25 day
- From reservoir to end user.
- Chemical composition and properties of natural gas. Comparison to other combustible gases.
- World reserves.
- Panorama of offer, demand and movements.
Transport network 0.25 day
- Overview of worldwide networks.
- Perspectives of the development of the European network.
- Interaction with other blocks of the natural gas chain: storage, LNG terminals, compression stations, network interconnections, delivery to the client.
- Economical and technical comparison between transport by pipeline and LNG carriers.
Design & construction of a gas pipe 0.5 day
- Design standards: pressure, length, volume, diameter.
- Fundamentals of metallurgy welding techniques, and coating materials.
- Pipe laying:
- Different steps of pipe laying operations.
- Cost/duration of pipe laying and compression station construction.
Compression 0.25 day
- Characteristics of compressors: compression ratio, run-time frequency, environment-related issues (exhaust gases, noise, etc.), power types.
- Types of compressor units: driver type (engine, electrical motor, gas turbine, etc.), reciprocating or centrifugal compressor.
- Comparison between gas turbine and motor drivers, fuel gas and electricity power.
Operation of a network 0.5 day
- Maintenance, monitoring and technical management, risk prevention, safety regulations (law of August 4, 2006),cathodic protection, equipment maintenance, monitoring and controls, metering.
- Network operation management: planning, execution, allocations and accounts.
Economical aspects of gas transport by pipeline 0.25 day
- Investment costs (CAPEX).
- Life time of a gas pipe.
- Operation costs (OPEX).
- Pricing for access of third parties to the gas transport network: analysis of the price breakdown in France.
- Simulations of cost price per kWh delivered, for some typical cases.