N612 - Introduction to Natural Gas Gathering and Processing

Course Overview
This two-day course is designed to familiarize participants with the basic aspects of behaviour and characteristics of natural gas, and the common processes and equipment used in gas gathering and processing. This course is ideally suited to technical, operations and maintenance personnel involved in gas gathering and processing who have had limited exposure in this area, or for professionals involved in other areas of the petroleum industry who require a comprehensive overview of gas gathering and processing. It is not intended for Facility Engineers with more than two years of experience.

Participants will learn to:

•	Recognize the types and characteristics of natural gas.
•	Describe how gas separators work.
•	Describe the components of gas pipelines.
•	List the types of gas compression.
•	Explain the role of sweetening in gas processing.
•	Explain the process of gas dehydration.
•	Explain the role of hydrocarbon liquids recovery systems
•	List the utilities needed to run a gas processing system.

A complete set of course materials and lunches are included.

All scheduled event(s) for this short course:
24-Oct-19 Calgary (2 days) $ 1,695 CAD
Course Syllabus
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Course Outline
  • Characteristics of Natural Gas
  • Sales Gas and Product Specifications
  • Vapour/Liquid Separation
  • Typical Gas Well Production Facilities
  • Gas Sweetening
  • Dew Point Control/Liquids Recovery
  • Sulphur Recovery/Acid Gas Injection
  • Processing - Other Considerations
  • Administration

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Dale Kraus earned a Degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan in 1981. He has held Facility Engineering and Operations Management experience with several major multinational oil companies for 20 years, and, most recently, has been providing consulting services to the Oil & Gas Industry. He has a broad background in Upstream Facilities and Process Engineering, coupled with extensive Operational experience gained in the Field.

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 12, 2018, Manager, Engineering and Construction, Calgary
Outstanding course for those just entering the gas processing world. Good for EIT's, tech's, new operators and old guys with evolving career direction/focus.
November 13, 2018, Chief Inspector, Calgary
course was suited well for my needs as a pressure equipment inspector. Course helped de-mystify many processing questions.
October 20, 2017, Production Engineering Technologist, Calgary
Great course! Clear and to the point. Perfect for gaining a basic understanding of natural gas processing and the individual processes used throughout.
October 23, 2017, Manager, Corporate Development, Calgary
This course is great for newcomers to the midstream / gas processing industry or as a refresher. Students with 1+ years of midstream experience would likely find Day 1 materials to be relatively rudimentary, though Day 2 provides exceptional detail on plant processes and design.
November 21, 2016, Business Development, Calgary
Dale is a great instructor. His experience provides a great deal of valuable information.
December 4, 2015, Accountant, Calgary
Very good course for people not in engineering major. it will be more beneficial if you have some hand on experience or work related to gas plant; in that way, you can understand more and be able to ask questions.
December 5, 2015, Environmental Specialist (Contract), Calgary
This is an excellent introductory course for those new to the natural gas industry, or those already in the industry who would like to gain a better understanding of the technical side to natural gas gathering and processing.
July 23, 2015, Project Manager, Calgary
This is the perfect course for anyone entering the natural gas business. It provided an overall view of the process and the different pictures were wonderful for those of us who don't make it out to site. Practical stories made it funny and easy to understand.
July 24, 2015, Engineer, Calgary
Was by far the best course I have taken in a long time. Explains gas processing so that anyone can get the basics.
July 30, 2015, Field Administrator, Calgary
I found this course to be extremely informative and the delivery, excellent. I found the range of knowledge and experience of the students to be very diverse and everyone showed considerable interest throughout the duration of the training.
January 30, 2015, EIT Regulatory Affairs, Calgary
This was a wonderful, incredibly descriptive course! The instructor gears the course depending on the knowledge and interests of the group.
January 30, 2015, Applications Engineering, Calgary
Very good general overview of the gathering and processing of natural gas. Not too heavy.
December 8, 2014, Commercial Specialist, Houston
This class is the best I have ever taken. It cleared up a lot of things that I never fully understood. The instructor is very knowledgeable and explains everything in an organized and understandable way. I would definitely take another class from Peice.
January 22, 2015, Sr. Consultant, Houston
Dale K is a great instructor, he clearly has exetensive experience and knowledge on the subject matter. He takes the time to deliberately answer questions and explain concepts. Easy to stay engaged and learn.
July 17, 2014, Project Assistant - Gas Business Unit, Calgary
Dale did a tremendous job teaching, and explained course content in a well detailed manner,that covered an extensive amount of material. I will be back for sure!
July 18, 2014, Project Engineer, Calgary
An absolutely phenomenal experience! Instructor was extremely knowledgeable in the field, made the course very interesting by drawing on personal experiences. Treated everyone with respect and was very easy to interact with. New to the gas processing industry, this course has clarified a lot of the misconceptions and doubts I had, hence I am now more confident in the design and construction these gas processing facilities. I would definitely recommend this course to any one new to the gas processing venture.
July 24, 2014, Application Engineering, Calgary
It was good, but there was way too much overlap between this course and the crude oil course. We should have been told to do one or the other, not both (especially when they are the same instructor back to back, and a lot of the slides are identical). The instructor was very knowledgeable and an excellent speaker, very kind and provided us with a lot of great stories!
March 10, 2014, Gas Contract Analyst, Houston
Dale Kraus was a great instructor - very knowledgeable and catered the class to our specific job tasks.