From Gas to EnergyNATG/ENERGYGB

Who should attend?

  • This course provides a comprehensive technical and economic review of the natural gas processing and its use to produce energy throw Thermal Power Plants and Combined Cycles.
Audience :
  • Managers, engineers, and technicians, looking for technical information and understanding of energy production facilities.

Level : Foundation

Course Content

  • NATURAL GAS PRODUCTION OVERVIEW

      • Types and characteristics of natural gas fields. Production techniques.
      • Different types of natural gases (condensate, wet or dry gas) and characterization parameters.
      • Natural gas processing:
      • Gas dehydration (drying) and hydrate formation inhibition.
      • Gas sweetening: removal of acid components (H2S and/or CO2).
      • Natural Gas Liquids (NGL) extraction (removal of heavy components).
      • Examples of gas field development schemes.
      • Transport:
      • Transport and storage of natural gas in gas phase.
      • Transport of natural gas in liquid phase. LNG option and regasification.
  • ECONOMIC ASPECT

      • Gas markets: natural gas reserves and production, worldwide gas demands distribution, international natural gas trade.
      • Gas contracts, specificities of LNG contracts, pricing, shipping contracts.
      • Power supply markets trends and deployment over the world.
  • THERMAL POWER PLANT OVERVIEW

      • Introduction to Steam Power Plant (SPP).
      • Overview of characteristic equipment.
      • Characteristics of simple cycles associated to SPP:
      • Carnot cycle.
      • Rankine cycle.
      • Overview of existing cycle.
      • Notion of energetic performance. Energy measurement:
      • Energy balance.
      • Energy efficiency.
      • Safety associated with this kind of installation.
      • Environment consideration.
      • Overview of existing plant P&ID.
  • TECHNOLOGY OF THERMAL POWER PLANT EQUIPMENT

      • Boilers:
      • Boilers description and operating conditions.
      • Combustion. Burners.
      • Steam production.
      • Boiler operation and safety in operation.
      • Steam turbines. Gas turbines:
      • Turbine performance.
      • Technology.
      • Turbine control systems, operation and safety in operation.
  • OVERVIEW OF COMBINED POWER PLANT

      • Combined cycles: gas/steam.
      • CHP (Combined Heat and Power):
      • Steam production.
      • Steam end-uses.
      • Gas turbines and waste heat recovery.
  • SOLAR & THERMAL POWER PLANT OVERVIEW

      • Concentrating solar power plant:
      • Current technology: parabolic through, solar power tower, Fresnel reflectors.
      • Efficiency and costs.
      • Deployment over the world. Overview of existing plant.

Learning Objectives

  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • acquire technical knowledge and practical approach of energy production facilities (technology and operating principle of the equipment),
  • explain the basics of natural gas production, processing and transport,
  • understand economics of gas and power supply markets, explain how a power plant works,
  • detail the available process technologies allowing to produce energy efficiently,
  • be aware of innovative technology deployed over the world.

Ways & Means

  • Numerous application exercises inspired from gas production and thermal power plant.