Gas Conditioning & Processing

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Course Objectives

Upon the successful completion of this course, each participant will be able to:-

  • Apply and gain an in-depth knowledge on natural gas conditioning and processing
  • Identify the various types of separators and their sizing and become acquainted with slug catcher and twister super sonic separator
  • Recognize the role & importance of water content & dew point applied in gas conditioning & processing technology
  • Enumerate the formation, prediction and inhibition of hydrates and discuss the process of liquid desiccant dehydration
  • Determine the operating variables of gas conditioning & processing technology and recognize enhanced glycol concentration and solid desiccant
  • Analyze the process of hydrocarbon recovery (NGL) and discuss mechanical refrigeration
  • Emphasize the thermodynamics of gas and employ the removal of acid gases such as H2S, CO2, CS2, COS & RSH
  • Discuss the pH diagram of propane and develop an understanding on liquid ethane recovery
  • Review & improve the amine process, corrosion, process control, physical, combined & sulfinol processes
  • Carryout the operation & control of natural gases as well as the sulphur recovery
  • Describe the chemical reaction of natural gases and gain in-depth knowledge on claus process variations and claus combustion operation
  • Identify the re-heating options and the mechanical considerations of natural gases
  • Employ catalyst converter operation and distinguish the tail gas clean up options

Who Should Attend

Those directly involved in supervising gas processing operations; managers and engineers involved in the planning and development of new gas processing facilities or modifying existing facilities; individuals involved in the negotiation of contracts for the sale of Natural Gas, LPG and NGL Products; and newly employed engineers and technicians in the oil and gas processing industry will find the course particularly relevant. Those employed in the activities that support the gas processing industry will also receive considerable benefit from the broad overview.




1.1 Natural Gas

1.2 Why Process Natural Gas?

1.3 Chemical Composition of Natural Gas

1.4 Further Discussions on Pipeline Gas Specifications

1.4.1 Special specifications

1.5 Definitions

1.6 Calculations Involving Gas Composition

1.7 By-Products from Natural Gas

1.8 General Processing Schemes


2.0 Physical Properties of Light Hydrocarbons and Other Associated Compounds 2-1

2.1 Introduction

2.2 Densities

2.2.1 Equations of State

2.2.2 Compressibility Factors

2.2.3 Liquid Densities

2.2.4 Density of Cryogenic Liquids

2.3 Thermodynamic Properties

2.3.1 Outline of Properties

2.3.2 Enthalpies

2.3.3 Correlation Methods

2.3.4 Processes Using Enthalpy

2.3.5 Process Using Entropy

2.4 Heats of Combustion

2.5 Viscosity

2.5.1 Liquids

2.5.2 Gases

2.6 Thermal Conductivities

2.7 Surface Tension

2.8 Molecular Weights of Hydrocarbons (MW


3.0 Phase Behaviour of Natural Gas Systems

3.1 What is a Phase?

3.2 What are Some Phases and Their Features?

3.3 Why Study About Phases?

3.4 History

3.5 Single Component Systems

3.6 Critical Points

3.7 Vapour Pressure

3.8 Summary – Single Component

3.9 The Phase Rule

3.10 Systems of More Than One Component

3.11 Definitions

3.12 Multicomponent Systems

3.13 Retrograde Phenomena

3.14 Typical Reservoirs

3.14.1 Oil Reservoir

3.14.2 Dry Gas Reservoir

3.14.3 Wet Gas Reservoir

3.14.4 Condensate Reservoir

3.15 Ideal Systems

3.16 The Sulphur / H2S System


4.0 Vapour Liquid Equilibrium Data and Computations

4.1 Introduction

4.2 Equilibrium Constants

4.3 Ideal Equilibrium Ratio

4.3.1 Raoult Law

4.3.2 Dalton’s Law

4.4 Modifications of Ideal Equilibrium Patios

4.5 Actual “Ks”

4.6 Measurement of Actual “Ks”

4.7 Methods of Determining “K”

4.8 Convergence Pressure

4.9 How to Find The Convergence Pressures

4.10 Other “K” Data Using the Convergence Pressure Concept

4.11 K Data by Means of Analytic Methods

4.12 A Comparison of the Methods of Determining “K”

4.13 Calculations Involving K Factors

4.14 “K” Data for Special Compounds or Systems


5.0 Water Hydrocarbon Systems

5.1 Why Do We Consider These Systems?

5.2 Typical Water-Hydrocarbon Systems

5.3 Water Content of Natural Gas

5.4 Water Content of Liquid Hydrocarbons

5.5 The Measuring of The Water Content

5.6 Hydrocarbons in Water

5.7 Hydrates

5.8 Conditions for Hydrates to Form

5.9 Calculation of the Possibility of Hydrates Forming

5.10 The Prevention of Hydrates

5.10.1 More Example Problems

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