Design and Operation of Gas Gathering Systems

This natural gas course considers the wellhead to the central gas processing unit with emphasis on the design, operation and optimisation of gas gathering systems and all the associated field facilities. This course will focus on the main design variables that impact the flexibility and operational characteristics of a gas gathering system. Emphasis is put on the application of engineering principles to resolve common operating and design problems that are encountered. These problems include hydrates, two phase flow issues, and corrosion.

This short course in Design and Operation of Gas Gathering Systems covers such topics as: Introduction to Natural Gas Processing; Gas composition, physical and chemical properties of gases; CO2 content, rich and lean gases; Gas Gathering Systems; Pipeline Hydraulics; Two Phase Flow; Pipeline Design; Well-site and Pipeline Facilities; Pipeline Operations; Pipeline Construction Projects; Field Facilities; Compression and compressors; Inlet Separator Design; Hydrates, hydrate inhibition and gas dehydration, chemical inhibition and glycol dehydration; Adsorption systems, acid gas treating and sweetening; Natural gas liquids; dew  point control and condensate stabilization; Hands on process simulation exercises

  • About the selection and evaluation processes used to dehydrate natural gas, meet hydrocarbon dew point specifications and extract natural gas liquids
  • How to apply thermodynamic property correlations to the design and evaluation of gas gathering systems
  • To recognize and develop solutions to operating problems in gas gathering facilities
  • How to apply thermodynamic laws and principles to equipment design and operation
  • The impact of produced fluids composition on gathering system design & operation
  • Introduction to the course
  • Pre-course test
  • Smart field instrumentation
  • The use of microprocessors and the meaning of a truly “distributed” system
  • Fieldbuses and Foundation Fieldbus, the instrument bus system
  • Controlling the Smart field instruments, the programmable logic controller PLC
  • Brief review of P+I+D control
  • DCS architecture and the roll of the PLC
  • PLC architecture
  • Putting it all together PLC and DCS
  • An introduction to logic control and relay ladder logic
  • The relationship between electrical ladder diagrams and PLC ladder logic
  • SCADA/DCS systems hardware and firmware
  • SCADA systems software and protocols
  • Typical DCS and SCADA systems
  • Introduction to communications for DCS and SCADA
  • Local area network systems
  • Programming of DCS systems
  • Ladder logic programming
  • Programming logical functions
  • Programming timers
  • Programming counters
  • The shift register
  • Conveyor belt example
  • The PLC graphic simulator
  • Alarm system management
  • Distributed co0ntrol system reporting
  • Maintenance considerations
  • Distributed control system applications
  • Post-course test
  • The delegate must submit any completed exercises as part of the post-course test
  • Course Evaluation

This training course uses both conventional and non-traditional techniques. It utilises small group and facilitated plenary discussions as well as instruction to explore key concepts, models, tools and techniques. Hands-on exercises and case studies are used to practice the application of knowledge and use of skills. Structured reviews provide the opportunity to consider how the learning can be applied to the delegates’ own work.

  • Day 1

    Introduction to Natural Gas Processing; Gas composition, physical and chemical properties of gases;

    Gas Gathering Systems; Pipeline Hydraulics; Two Phase Flow; Pipeline Design; Well-site and Pipeline Facilities; Pipeline Operations; Pipeline Construction Projects;

    Field Facilities; Compression and compressors; Inlet Separator Design;

    Hands on process simulation* exercises

    Day 2

    Water-Hydrocarbon Systems; Hydrates, hydrate inhibition and gas dehydration, chemical inhibition and glycol dehydration;

    CO2 Content; Adsorption systems, acid gas treating and sweetening;

    Hands on process simulation* exercises

    Day 3

    Natural gas liquids; dew point control and condensate stabilisation; Natural Gas Liquids Recovery

    Hands on process simulation* exercises

3 DAY

D.Mckinsey is licensed to train and issue certificates by the following bodies;

–           Nigerian Council for Management Education, (CMD).

–           OGTAN (Oil and Gas Trainers Association of NIGERIA).

Kindly confirm space availability by calling +234 (0) 8023192104 or +234 (0) 9062386530 or send an email to info@dmckinseyandassociates.com, dmckinseytraining@gmail.com.   For In-House training programs / on request, please contact us using above contact details.

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