- Basic chemistry and physical principles related to hydrocarbons
- Quick overview of gas processing
- Phase behavior fundamentals
- Mass transfer operations
- Amine gas sweetening
- Water-hydrocarbon behavior, including hydrate formation
- TEG gas dehydration
- Solid bed adsorbers
- Mechanical refrigeration
- Gas expansion NGL recovery (turbo expanders and Joule-Thompson effect)
- NGL stabilization and fractionation
- Claus sulfur recovery
- Specific to Geographical Regions: Stavanger/Aberdeen - Typical North Sea oil and gas producing operations, produced water treating, seawater treating, and other offshore topics of general interest
- Brisbane - Gas processing and introduction to liquefied natural gas (LNG) processes
- Midland - Gas conditioning and processing, sour gas treating, and sulfur recovery
- Pittsburgh - Mechanical refrigeration principles and equipment, NGL fractionation, and cryogenic NGL recovery
MR. ALAN P. ROYER has more than 31 years' experience in the oil and gas industry working in the upstream and midstream sectors. For the past 31 years Mr. Royer has held operational, technical and managerial positions. During the first 13 years of his career he worked as an operator for Chevron Canada Resources in their gas processing facilities, and oil/gas gathering systems, located in Northern Alberta. In mid-1990 Mr. Royer left Chevron to attend the University of Alberta where he earned a BSc degree in Petroleum Engineering. Following university, his career took him to the international arena where he spent over 12 years in the Middle East. Initially he worked in Yemen with Canadian Nexen Ltd. where he was responsible for the engineering design of various facilities, including all commissioning and start-up activities. He spent his last 8 years in the Middle East working in Qatar where he held a number of operational and engineering roles supporting the construction and start-up of the LNG Mega Trains, which have a combined production capacity of 77 million tons per annum. Mr. Royer is based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Mr. Royer is a registered Professional Engineer in the Province of Alberta, along with being an active member of the Project Management Institute since 2005.
MR. BUCK TITSWORTH has over 40 years experience with major international operating and service companies in worldwide oil and gas production/process engineering, project execution, and business planning. Specific experience includes upstream projects (Middle East - Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Kuwait); oil & gas pipeline and production facilities projects (South America, the Far East, FSU, Austral-Asia); FPSO/mobile system development projects (Canada, Asia-Pacific, West Africa); refining projects (USA and eastern Europe); and global business/strategic planning for the engineering and construction industry. Assignments have included establishing joint ventures and/or new offices in Vietnam, Pakistan, Nigeria, Australia, Canada, and Holland. Mr. Titsworth has a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Houston, and is a registered professional engineer in four states.
MR. DANNY VAN SCHIE is a chemical engineer with 20 years of experience within the oil and gas sector and the chemical industry. He is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the Institute of Chemical Engineers. His areas of expertise include: high level conceptual design with a view to engage EPC type contractor who will take the concept further into FEED and ultimately EPC. Additional areas include FEED and Detailed Design engineering within major contractors, construction support, commissioning and operation of a plant. He has worked on varied projects ranging from green field to debottlenecking and expansion of existing plants.
MR. STUART WATSON is the Facilities Engineering Technical Director for PetroSkills. He has over 18 years of experience in oil and gas processing. His experience has taken him to facilities around the world in regions including Australia, Africa, the Middle East and the US. Mr. Watson graduated with honors in 1995 from Curtin University, Perth, Australia, with a BS in Mechanical Engineering. After graduating he worked in Perth, Australia supporting Woodside's offshore facilities. In January 2000, Stuart accepted a position with Pearl Development Company of Colorado where he worked over the next eight years at many of the gas production and processing facilities in the western US. His work included expansions for Unocal Alaska, facilities engineering at the El Paso Field Service's 650MMscfd Chaco Plant and various other projects in Colorado and Wyoming. In 2008, he oversaw and commissioned a 92MMscfd amine sweetening and cryogenic NGL train for the Government of Ras Al Khaimah (UAE). Thereafter, he started his own engineering consultancy supporting both mechanical and process disciplines. In 2009 he started instructing part time for John M. Campbell and Co. in mechanical engineering and operator training. Currently, Mr. Watson supports PetroSkills in a full time role to ensure technical and quality assurance in ICE, Pipeline, Mechanical and Offshore engineering.
In-House Course Presentations
All courses are available for in-house presentation to individual organizations. In-house courses may be structured the same as the public versions or tailored to meet your requirements. Special courses on virtually any petroleum-related subject can be arranged specifically for in-house presentation. For further information, contact our In-House Training Coordinator at one of the
numbers listed below.
Telephone 1- 832 426 1234
Facsimile 1- 832 426 1244
Public Course Presentations
How to contact PetroSkills:
1-800-821-5933 toll-free in North America or
Address P.O. Box 35448, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74153-0448, U.S.A