Gas Processing & Compression OperationsPROP/GASCHAINGB

Who should attend?

  • This course provides technical and operational knowledge related to natural gas treatment and transportation.
Audience :
  • Any person wishing to improve her/his technical and operational knowledge on gas treatment and transportation.
  • Particularly operating personnel (from operator to engineer) requiring a better understanding of the issues related to natural gas processing and transportation.

Level : Proficiency

Course Content

  • VAPOR-LIQUID EQUILIBRIUM, ELEMENTS OF DISTILLATION & ABSORPTION

      • Phase envelopes.
      • Well effluents behavior from pay zone to surface processing facilities.
      • Techniques applied to mixture separation: flash process, distillation process.
      • Absorption and stripping phenomena.
  • SPECIFICATIONS & WATER CONTENT OF GAS - HYDRATES

      • 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.
      • 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: TEG ABSORPTION, MOLECULAR SIEVES

      • Gas dehydration process: conventional TEG process.
      • Case study of gas processing operations: TEG process troubleshooting.
      • Gas dehydration by physical adsorption (molecular sieves): technologies, performances and operating principles.
  • GAS TREATMENT: SWEETENING, CONDENSATE EXTRACTION & FRACTIONATION

      • 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.
      • Natural Gas Liquids (NGL) extraction (removal of heavy components).
      • Low Temperature Separation processes (LTS):
      • External refrigeration loop.
      • Joule-Thomson expansion.
      • Turbo-Expander.
      • NGL Fractionation Schemes (C2/LPG/C5+ recovery).
  • TECHNOLOGY & OPERATION OF CENTRIFUGAL & RECIPROCATING COMPRESSORS

      • Operating principle, flowrate tuning.
      • Technology: constitutive elements and their function.
      • Circuits auxiliaries: lubrication, sealing system, cooling, safety systems.
      • Compressors operation: routine surveillance, transient conditions.
  • COMPRESSORS OPERATION (case studies)

      • Start-up, shutdown and on-line monitoring.
  • FEEDBACK & CASE STUDIES - TROUBLESHOOTING SPECIFIC TO CLIENT ASSETS

      • Tailored workshops as per client requirements.

Learning Objectives

  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • understand the basic concepts and operational principle, know the specification (water content of gas and issues),
  • analyze the operating conditions to detect problems more quickly at the production level, improve the existing processes performances,
  • understand the operation and the detailed equipment technology of compressors,
  • analyze the operating parameters associated to those rotating machines and their auxiliary circuits,
  • operate compressors properly.

Ways & Means

  • Highly interactive training by industry specialist lecturers.
  • Feedback, case studies and illustrations (possibility to adapt according client assets specificities).