Gas Flaring Reduction: Operational & Environmental StakesSUST/GASMGTGB

Who should attend?

  • This course provides a thorough and applied knowledge of efficient techniques and best industry standards and practices for the recovery and valorization of associated gas and the reduction of flaring and venting.
Audience :
  • Managers, advisors, engineers, public environmental authorities and operations staff involved in the environmental management during the lifetime of a field development: from design to operation.

Level : Foundation

Course Content

  • INTRODUCTION TO GAS FLARING REDUCTION

      • Environmental, operational and legislation factors involved in the recovery of associated gas and the flaring reduction. Air emissions and pollutant inventory. Green house gases.
      • Global gas flaring reduction initiative from the world bank.
      • Field development of an oil reservoir: from oil production to the use of associated gas.
      • Introduction to flares and vents. Recovery of gas from flare/vent network.
      • Preparation of flare management plans.
  • ASSOCIATED GAS RECOVERY & TREATMENT PROCESS

      • Oil stabilization process. Associated gas recovery elements.
      • Gas treatments:
      • Gas dehydration: TEG units, molecular sieves.
      • NGL recovery by Low Temperature Separation (LTS).
      • Gas sweetening: amine units, hybrid solvent processes.
      • Gas compression and injection.
      • Extraction to produce NGL, LPG.
      • Gas-To-Liquid (GTL) process.
      • Introduction to LNG process.
  • ASSOCIATED GAS VALORIZATION STRATEGIES

      • Main indicators related to associated gas recovery and valorization.
      • Introduction to liquefied gas logistics.
      • Relevant elements to evaluate strategies. Economic, environmental and social aspects.
      • Gas commercial conditioning strategy.
      • Associated gas compression and reservoir injection. Advantages and limits: examples.
      • Strategies based on power generation: power generation for installation, local communities economic analysis and limits: examples.
      • NGL and LPG valorization. Economics and main constraints: examples.
      • GTL valorization. Economics and main constraints: examples.
  • CASE STUDY: EVALUATION OF DIFFERENT STRATEGIES

      • Case study with the objective of applying the different subjects presented during the course.

Learning Objectives

  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • identify the stakes for the Oil & Gas industry for associated gas flaring reduction,
  • describe the recovery process of associated gas,
  • describe the different treatments of gas processing,
  • evaluate the alternatives to valorize the products from gas treatment.

Ways & Means

  • Highly interactive training by industry-specialists.
  • Numerous applications and illustrations, case studies and teamwork sessions.