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Course Description

This five-day short course reviews the physical, chemical, and engineering principles used to understand the processing of natural gas and its by-products. Topics include: physical properties, phase equilibria and vapour liquid equilibrium calculations, water-hydrocarbon systems and natural gas dehydration, natural gas gathering and plant inlet separation, sour natural gas treating/sweetening, dew point control and NGL liquid recovery, acid gas compression and injection, sulphur recovery. Participants include: new engineering graduates and technologists who need to develop an understanding of natural gas processing principles and technology; professionals who have been working in industry but are new to natural gas processing; or professionals who are familiar with natural gas processing, but are unfamiliar with how process simulators can be used to improve plant design and optimize plant profitability.

Course Details

Objectives

This short course provides a general overview of natural gas processing and emphasizes the design and operation of gas plants and related facilities.

Notes

Technical Requirements:
Running the VMG Simulation is an optional component for this course.  We strongly recommend that you register into this course at least a week before the start date to allow time for you to download VMG Simulation. If you wish to use the program on your computer during the Natural Gas Processing Short Course you will need to ensure that your computer meets the following specifications:
Windows XP + (runs on XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1) - Both 32-bit and 64-bit.
Visio Standard Edition 2003+ (2003, 2010, 2013) 
Microsoft Excel 2003+ 
Microsoft Word 2003+ 
  • With Visio Standard, Excel and Word, 32-bit versions are recommended but VMGSim 9.0 can run with reduced functionality with 64-bit versions.
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