Short Courses and Conferences
Natural Gas Processing
July 29 - August 1, 2013
The course gives you an overview of the natural gas industry, from wellhead to marketplace, with emphasis on gas plant operations. The overall process flow diagram is used to illustrate how the various individual plant operations are integrated to create gas plants capable of handling feeds from gas fields around the world.
You will gain a working knowledge of the major processes for gas compression, dehydration, acid gas removal and tailgas cleanup, sulfur recovery, cryogenic extraction of natural gas liquids (NGL), as well as LNG production, storage and transportation.
The course concludes with attendees working in teams to propose a conceptual design of a new gas plant based on realistic gas inlet and outlet requirements. The course objective is to provide you with a common base of gas processing knowledge allowing you to communicate effectively with others in the gas industry.
All discussions will be based on the book Fundamentals of Natural Gas Processing Second Edition by A. J. Kidnay, W. R. Parrish and D. G. McCartney, Taylor and Francis Group, 2011. The book is included in the registration fee.
Who Should Attend
The course targets anyone needing a basic understanding of gas processing and its common technologies. Past attendees had very diverse backgrounds: engineering, operations, regulatory, management, engineering, legal, and sales of support equipment or services. The course is useful to a diverse group because it provides a broad overview and deals only with the basics of the processing technology.
Colorado School of Mines will award 2.4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) upon completion of this course.
- Dr. Arthur J. Kidnay, Professor Emeritus of Chemical Engineering
Dr. Kidnay received his B.S. and D.Sc. degrees from the Colorado School of Mines and his M.S. from the University of Colorado. Learn more...
- Dr. William R. Parrish
Dr. Parrish received his BChE from Georgia Tech and a Masters and PhD in chemical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. Learn more...
- Mr. D. John Morgan, John M. Campbell & Company
Mr. Morgan has over 30 years experience in the design, engineering and start-up of sweet and sour gas processing plants. Learn more...
An agenda for the course, including a listing of the topics covered, is available. Learn more...
The course will be taught on the campus of the Colorado School of Mines in Golden (near Denver), Colorado USA. Learn more...
Fees and Registration
Registration for this course is open now. Enrollment is limited; therefore, applications will be accepted in the order received. Full information about fees, options, and payment methods is available. Learn more...
Travel and Accommodations
Registrants are responsible for their own travel arrangements, transportation, lodging, and meals. Additional information is available through the links below.
Further Technical Information
For more information about the course content, please contact:
Dr. A.J. Kidnay