Troubleshooting Gas Processing Facilities - PF-49G

Course

About the Course

This course will cover how to establish and apply a general troubleshooting methodology as well as how to conduct process/equipment specific troubleshooting related to gas production and processing facilities. Definitions of good/normal performance will be discussed for each process/ equipment type covered. Data gathering, validation and utilization procedures will be discussed. Criteria to use when evaluating possible problem solutions will also be covered. Real-world exercises will be utilized throughout the class to reinforce the learning objectives. Both onshore and offshore facilities will be discussed. It is assumed that course participants have a solid understanding of how typical gas production and processing facilities work, including the commonly used processes and equipment involved. This course will not provide in-depth coverage of fundamentals.

Target Audience

Process/Facilities engineers with 5-10 years of experience, facilities engineering team leaders/ supervisors, and senior facilities operational personnel.

You Will Learn

  • The difference between troubleshooting, optimization, and debottlenecking
  • How to recognize trouble when it is occurring
  • How to develop a methodical approach to troubleshooting
  • To recognize how different components of a facility interact with each other, and the significance of these interactions
  • How to gather, validate, and utilize the data needed for troubleshooting
  • The criteria to be considered for identifying the best solution when several feasible solutions are available
  • Typical causes of problems, and their solutions, for the main types of processes and equipment used in upstream/midstream gas production and processing operations

Course Content

  • Understanding the similarities and differences between troubleshooting vs optimization vs debottlenecking
  • Types of gas production and processing facilities
  • System trouble vs component/equipment-specific trouble
  • Defining good/normal operation
  • Quantifying the cost of the trouble
  • Gathering, validating, and utilization of data (types of data, sources of data, data quality and validation, using the data)
  • Developing a step-by-step troubleshooting methodology/flowchart
  • Identifying the best solution (criteria for defining best)
  • Processing and major equipment modules covered include gas-liquid separation, gas sweetening (amine focus), glycol dehydration, molecular sieve dehydration, shell and tube heat exchangers, NGL recovery processes, fractionation facilities, reciprocating compressors, and centrifugal compressors

Product Details

Categories:

Midstream

Levels:

Intermediate

Product Type:

Course

Formats Available:

In-Classroom Virtual

Instructors:

Mark Bothamley

In-Classroom Format

'22
Aug
8
'22
Aug
12
In-Classroom
in London
Course
$5,235.00
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'22
Oct
31
'22
Nov
4
In-Classroom
in Perth
Course
$5,810.00
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'22
Nov
7
'22
Nov
11
In-Classroom
in Brisbane
Course
$5,810.00
Register
'22
Nov
28
'22
Dec
2
In-Classroom
in Houston
Course
$4,510.00
Register

Additional

This course is also available upon request as a private, on-site seminar. Contact us for details and pricing.

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