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12 - OGE-P - Oil & Gas - Processing Facilities

OG-P 126 - Natural Gas Processing: Conditioning, Handling, Dehydration, Refrigeration and Fractionation (10 Days)

Code Start Date Duration Venue
OG-P 126 06 November 2023 10 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
OG-P 126 04 December 2023 10 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
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Course Description

This course will cover the major technical aspects of gas processing and conditioning that are comprised by the natural gas business chain. The aim of the content of the course is to increase the effectiveness of the personnel, reduction of operation costs and optimization of the performance of gas processing and conditioning.

It is also designed to familiarize technical professionals with the design, operation and maintenance of several common gas plant processing blocks. The course will cover dehydration systems used in typical field gathering and plant facilities, including a review of options available and will focus on mechanical propane refrigeration systems typically used in Hydrocarbon Dew Point, NGL, LPG and LNG Recovery systems, including a review of design and performance enhancements. Furthermore, tower operations and troubleshooting used in absorption and fractionation services, with optimization and key performance indicators discussed for each tower in each application will also be discussed. 

Course Objectives

 This course will provide participants with:

  • Knowledge and tools to determine the main properties of natural gas,
  • Knowledge of gas separation, dehydration, sweetening, measuring, and transportation,
  • Fundamentals of plant and equipment design for the identification of key variables to optimum plant and equipment design and operation
  • Determining the water content of feed & product natural gas  
  • Understanding The problems and dangers of hydrate formation
  • Discussion of effective methods of hydrate inhibition
  • The principles and operational elements of TEG gas dehydration
  • The principles and operational elements of Mole Sieve gas dehydration

Who Should Attend?

  • Gas processing engineers,
  • Surface facilities design engineers,
  • Surface facilities operations engineers,
  • Gas plant managers and supervisors,
  • Field production operations engineers 

Course Details/Schedule

Day 1

  • Gas Properties
  • Natural gas properties
  • Water hydrocarbon behavior
  • Effects of contaminants on NG properties
  • Hydrates

Day 2

  • Gas Separation System
  • Gas separation principles and processes 
  • Two and three phase separators
  • Design and operations criteria

Day 3

  • Gas Sweetening
  • Process classification
  • Selection criteria for sweetening processes 
  • Design and operation parameters and criteria 
  • Typical operation problems and troubleshooting

Day 4

  •  Gas Dehydration
  •  Process classification 
  • Theory and principles 
  • Glycols vs. solid desiccants 
  • Key operating parameters

Day 5

  •  Measurement, Transportation, Mechanical Equipment
  • Gas measurements 
  • Transportation systems
  • Compressors
  • Pumps
  • Heat exchangers

Day 6

  • Water content of natural gas
  • Hydrate formation ,Hazard ,prevention and handling 
  • Types of dehydration processes: absorption, adsorption and condensation
  • Dew point & Dew point depression

Day 7

  • Glycol dehydration size 
  • Mass transfer operations: absorption and stripping, trays vs. packing
  • TEG equipment: gas scrubbers, glycol contactors, flash tank, filters, lean/rich heat exchanger, regenerator, stripping gas
  • Operating procedures and problems for TEG systems: startup and shutdown, normal operations, glycol losses, corrosion, troubleshooting
  • Care of the TEG solution

Day 8

  • Mole sieve gas dehydration
  • Adsorpers and desiccants
  • Mass transfer zone
  • Regeneration system
  • Operation and adsorbent life
  • Mole Sieve operating problems and troubleshooting
  • Mole Sieve loading &unloading procedures 

Day 9

  • Refrigeration circuit basic design /operation
  • Capacity control 
  • Refrigeration  equipment: surge drum ,expansion valve ,chiller ,compressor and condenser  
  • Operation troubleshooting and optimization 

Day 10

  • Fractionation process principle
  • Fractionation tower design trays & packaging 
  • Fractionation equipment: preheater .tower .reflux condenser, reflux pump and reboiler.
  • Fractionation process variable and control system 
  • Fractionation process troubleshooting and optimization