N632 - Sour Gas Treating

Course Overview
This one-day course is designed for engineers, technologists, plant supervisors, and plant operators wanting to broaden their understanding of sour gas treating. The sessions include a review of the evolution of sour gas sweetening solvents, and the problems associated with the operation of sour gas treating, such as corrosion and foaming. Design and operational considerations for the process train equipment are presented. Scavenger methods of treating sour gas are also discussed. 

Participants will learn to:
•	Describe the typical process equipment in a sweetening train
•	Appreciate the function of each piece of equipment in a sweetening train
•	Select the appropriate sweetening solvent for a sour gas mixture
•	Calculate mole loading of acid gas-to-solvent for a circulation rate
•	Select the appropriate operating range for solvent concentration
•	Describe the basic process equipment design considerations
•	Reduce the potential causes of foaming
•	Select scavenger sweetening chemical

A complete set of course materials and lunches are included.

All scheduled event(s) for this short course:
Date: TBA
Course Syllabus
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Course Outline
  • Process Equipment Review
  • Solvent Selection
  • Process Equipment Design Considerations
  • Operating Problems
  • Non-Regenerative Sweetening Processes
  • A Case Review from MEA to DEA to MDEA

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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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March 7, 2014, Application Specialist, Calgary
Course is primarily based on amine systems and not other scavenging products. If you have no experience or want to sharpen your knowledge with Amine regenerative systems it may be beneficial. If your using other non-regenerative scavengers it would be best to consult an oilfield chemical provider for taining.
November 6, 2013, Sr. Commercial Specialist, Houston
Excellent course for learning an overview and the particulars of sour gas treating.