Dehydration of Natural Gas

Course Overview
This one-day course is designed to familiarize participants with the design and operation of dehydration equipment, with emphasis on dehydration with triethyleneglycol (TEG).  Other dehydration methods, such as dry desiccant and refrigeration, are also briefly covered.  The course is designed for technical and operations personnel that design or operate dehydration facilities.  A comprehensive set of notes is provided.

A complete set of course materials and lunches are included.

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Course Syllabus
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Course Outline
  • Water Content of Natural Gas
  • Hydrate Prediction and Control
  • Properties of Glycols
  • Components of Dehydration Process
  • Operation Guidelines
  • Troubleshooting
  • Other Dehydration Methods
  • Example Design Problem

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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.

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