N634 - Acid Gas Compression and Injection

Course Overview
This one-day course provides a comprehensive overview of the design and operational aspects of acid gas compression and injection projects.  The presentation includes a detailed discussion of the phase behavior of acid gas and outlines the methods for estimating the properties of acid gas for the design of the compression and injection facilities.  It also addresses the methods for controlling corrosion and prevention of the formation of hydrates.  Design considerations of compression and cooling equipment, injection line, well completion, and reservoir selection are also discussed.  Technical and operations persons involved in the design or operation of acid gas injection projects would greatly benefit from this course.  A comprehensive set of course notes is included.

This is not a course on compressor machinery.  It is a course on the properties of acid gas (H2S and/or CO2) and design considerations for facilities for acid gas disposal by compression and injection into deep underground zones.  

Participants will learn to:
•	Discuss acid gas extraction from sour gas.
•	Present options for disposal of acid gas.
•	Determine properties of acid gas.
•	Predict conditions for the formation of hydrates and methods of prevention.
•	Select method for dehydration of acid gas.
•	Predict the dewpoint pressure of acid gas.
•	Prevent corrosion in acid gas process equipment
•	Estimate required pressure for acid gas injection.
•	Determine number of compression stages.
•	Understand relationship among hydrate temperature, acid gas dewpoint temperature and water dewpoint 
        temperature at the injection pressure.
•	Design considerations for after-cooler.
•	Design considerations for acid gas injection line and wellsite facilities.

A complete set of course materials and lunches are included.

All scheduled event(s) for this short course:
4-Nov-19 Calgary (1 day) $ 845 CAD
Course Syllabus
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Course Outline
  • Methods of disposal of acid gas
  • Corrosion and hydrates
  • Water content control methods
  • Metering Acid Gas and Directive 17
  • Required discharge pressure and number of compression stages
  • Injection line design considerations

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Edward Wichert has an extensive background in the oil and gas industry. This includes experience at the technical level as well as in management in drilling, oil and gas production and processing, reservoir engineering and economic analysis. He gained this experience through employment in the oil and gas industry in Alberta, with small, intermediate and large companies. He holds a B. Sc. degree in Petroleum Engineering and a Master's degree in Chemical Engineering. His research interests are mainly related to sour gas. He has published several articles dealing with determining the properties of sour gas and the application of technology in sour gas production and processing, as well as the disposal of acid gas by compression and injection. He is an independent oil and gas industry consultant in Calgary, and was Adjunct Professor in the Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering at the University of Calgary from 1996 to 2005. He has presented courses in natural gas technology worldwide, and is the recipient of the Award of Merit from the Canadian Gas Processors Association, in 1994, and the Lifetime Achievement in Hydrocarbon Measurement award from the Canadian Institute of Hydrocarbon Measurement, in 2003.

Training Venue

To avoid potential course disruptions caused by the attendance of unconfirmed registrants, the training venue address will ONLY be provided to registrants upon receipt of payment (via an email confirmation note).

Participant Evaluations
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November 6, 2018, Engineer, Calgary
Good course for folks who want a high level understanding of how AGI works.
March 20, 2018, Field Superintendent, Calgary
Fantastic very informative course with a knowledgeable instructor!
November 22, 2013, Sales Representative, Calgary
The course helped me fill in the blanks on some sour gas processes and sulfur recovery processes. I now have a better understnading on compression stages and liquid removal rates between the stages of compression. Hydrates and dew points were explained well.
November 27, 2013, Director, Calgary
This was an excellent course instructed by a very knowledgeable seasoned instructor. I very much enjoyed it.
November 1, 2013, Director of Engineering, Houston
it was well worth the time.
November 7, 2013, Engineer, Houston
This course was very informative and well presented. The material was presented in a manner that started with the basics of acid gas and concluded showing how the contents of each chapter affect overall acid gas operations.