Overview of the Natural Gas Business and Basics of Gas Processing - G-1
Discipline: Gas Processing
Duration: 2 days
Instructor(s): John C. Bourdon, Robert A. Hubbard, John Morgan, Mahmood Moshfeghian
This course is designed for a broad, non-technical audience requiring an overview of the gas processing industry, including the types of equipment and processes that are used.
General administration and supervisory, non-technical management personnel, as well as anyone that could benefit from a broad overview of important aspects of the gas processing industry.
You Will Learn:
- An overview of natural gas and world energy trends
- Natural gas sources, compositions, and product specifications, and related oil and gas terminology
- Markets and uses for NGL, LPG, ethane, propane, and butane
- How gas is transported and sold
- Non-technical fundamentals of technology and processes
- Why various treatment processes and technologies are selected for differing gas compositions and processing applications
- Natural gas and world energy trends
- The role of gas processing in the natural gas value chain
- Gas sweetening
- Gas hydrates and dehydration
- Gas conditioning (dew point control) and NGL extraction
- Stabilization and fractionation
- Gas processing key equipment and support systems (heat transfer, compression, pipelines and gathering systems, and measurements)
- Specialty processes in gas processing (LNG, nitrogen rejection and helium recovery, sulfur recovery, and acid gas injection)
MR. JOHN C. BOURDON has more than 29 years' experience in hydrocarbon processing and specializes in sulfur recovery processes for the petroleum refining industry. Mr. Bourdon has been involved in the development of several sulfur-related technologies and mechanical innovations, has authored several papers and made presentations worldwide. He has experience with several E&C firms including extensive start-up and troubleshooting activities. He consults for both North American and international clients. He is a registered professional engineer and member of Chi Epsilon Sigma Honor Society. Mr. Bourdon is fluent in English and Spanish. Mr. Bourdon has a BS in Chemical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and advanced degrees in other fields.
MR. ROBERT HUBBARD is based in Norman, Oklahoma with over 42 years' experience in oil and gas facilities, worldwide. Mr. Hubbard has previously served as Sr. Technical Advisor-Facilities and Process Engineering for PetroSkills, and as President of John M. Campbell & Co. until December 2012 when the company was acquired by PetroSkills. In 2009 he retired from the University of Oklahoma where he served as a visiting professor and directed a master's program in Natural Gas Engineering and Management in the Petroleum and Geological Engineering Dept. In 2002 he retired from John M. Campbell & Company where he worked for 23 years providing training and consulting services to several international oil and gas companies. He served in several capacities at JMC including chairman, a position he held when he retired in 2002. He also worked for Texaco from 1972-1980, where he held various engineering and management positions. Mr. Hubbard is a member of SPE and GPSA; he has chaired the SPE Facility Engineering Committee and has held several leadership positions in the Oklahoma City SPE Section including the section chairperson in 2011-2012. He has published several papers in the area of gas processing and facilities design. He was the distinguished author in the August 2009 Journal of Petroleum Technology with an article titled 'The Role of Gas Processing in the Natural Gas Value Chain'. Mr. Hubbard holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from Kansas State University (1971), and an MBA from Tulane University (1978).
MR. D. JOHN MORGAN is based in Denver, Colorado, and Chairman Emeritus of PetroSkills with over 40 years' experience in the design, startup and troubleshooting of oil and gas facilities. He has published extensively on sour gas treating, sulfur recovery, CO2 treating, materials of construction, LNG training, and cryogenic gas processing. He consults for both North American and international clients in the gas processing industry. He performs training in LNG facilities, oil and gas production facilities, and gas plants around the world. Mr. Morgan served as an SPE Distinguished Lecturer in 2005/06, 2008/09 and 2014/15. He is very active in the industry including the Program Advisory Committee of the Laurance Reid Gas Conditioning Conference; Brimstone Sulfur Symposium; International Committee of GPA/GPSA, and had served as Adjunct Professor of Petroleum Engineering at Colorado School of Mines. For more than 30 years he was a member of the Editorial Review Board of the Gas Processors Supplier's Association. Mr. Morgan has many years of experience training non-native English speakers. He holds a B.Sc. (Honors) in Chemical Engineering from London University; and an M.E. in Chemical & Refinery Engineering from Colorado School of Mines, USA.
DR. MAHMOOD MOSHFEGHIAN is a Senior Technical Advisor and Senior Instructor for PetroSkills. He is the author of most Tips of the Month and develops technical software for PetroSkills. He has 40 years' teaching experience in universities as well as for oil and gas industries. Dr. Moshfeghian joined John M. Campbell & Co. in 1990 as a part time consultant and then as full time instructor/consultant in 2005. Dr. Moshfeghian was Professor of Chemical Engineering at Shiraz University. Dr. Moshfeghian is a senior member of AIChE and has published more than 125 technical papers on thermodynamic properties and process engineering. Dr. Moshfeghian has presented invited papers at international conferences. He is a member of the Editorial Board for the International Journal of Oil, Gas, and Coal Technology. He holds a BS (74), an MS (75) and a PhD (78) in Chemical Engineering, all from Oklahoma State University.
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