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Field Handling of Natural Gas—Emphasis on Operations

3.0 CEUs

This course may assist in meeting requirements for DOT Operator Certification

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Covers the general operation and troubleshooting of systems for natural gas handling and treatment from the wellhead to the gas processing plant to achieve desired product specifications. Emphasis is placed on the field handling and field processing equipment and their safe operation. The operation and troubleshooting of separation systems, removal of impurities, dehydration, fluid measurement, reciprocating compressors and prime movers are discussed with a focus on the operational needs to achieve optimum, economical operating performance. The course provides classroom instruction and exercises, and handouts.

Length: 4 days

Course Content

Participants receive instruction in:

  • Characteristics of natural gas
  • Physical properties of natural gas
  • Petroleum reservoirs
  • Gas behavior
  • Natural gas production
  • Gas conditioning
  • Dehydration of natural gas
  • Pumps
  • Prime movers and compressors
  • Natural gas measurement
  • Instruments and controls
  • Operating considerations
  • Safety
  • Allocation
  • Maintenance

Recommended For

Field and maintenance foremen and superintendents; field technicians and operators; and field engineers desiring a knowledge of operational issues.

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