N612 Introduction to Natural Gas Gathering and Processing

Event Facts

13 - 14 Oct. 2020
Event Code:
2 days
Dale Kraus
Booking Status:
Good Availability
CAD $1,750 (Exclusive of tax)

Course Facts

Course Code:
2 days
1.6 Continuing Education Units
16 Professional Development Hours
Certificate Issued Upon Completion


This course is designed to familiarize participants with the basic aspects of behavior and characteristics of natural gas, and the common processes and equipment used in gas gathering and processing.

Duration and Training Method

This is a two-day course comprising lectures with real-world examples. It provides participants with 1.6 CEUs (Continuing Education Credits) or 16 PDHs (Professional Development Hours).

Participants will learn to:

  1. Recognize the types and characteristics of natural gas.
  2. Describe how gas separators work.
  3. Describe the components of gas pipelines.
  4. List the types of gas compression.
  5. Explain the role of sweetening in gas processing.
  6. Explain the process of gas dehydration.
  7. Explain the role of hydrocarbon liquids recovery systems.
  8. List the utilities needed to run a gas processing system.

Day One

  1. Characteristics of Natural Gas
  2. Vapour / Liquid Separation
  3. Well Lease Equipment
  4. Pipelines
  5. Field Facilities
  6. Satellites
Day Two
  1. Gas Compession / Sweetening / Dehydration
  2. Pumps
  3. Dew Point Control / Liquids Recovery / Fractionation / Stabilization
  4. Sulphur Recovery / Acid Gas Injection
  5. Utilities
  6. Sales Considerations

Who should attend

This course is designed for technical, operations and maintenance personnel involved in gas gathering and processing who have had limited exposure in this area, or for staff in other areas who require a comprehensive overview of gas gathering and processing. It is not intended for Facility Engineers with more than two years of experience.

Prerequisites and linking courses

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Related courses on oil and gas field surface facilities include N611 (Introduction to Crude Oil Gathering and Processing), N613 (Natural Gas Processing - Dehydration, Refrigeration, and Fractionation) and N609 (API 650, 653 and 620 Storage Tanks).

Dale Kraus

Dale Kraus earned a Degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan in 1981.  He has held Facility Engineering and Operations Management experience with several major multinational oil companies for 20 years, and, most recently, has been providing consulting services to the Oil & Gas Industry.  He has a broad background in Upstream Facilities and Process Engineering, coupled with extensive Operational experience gained in the Field.

Affiliations and Accreditation
BSc University of Saskatchewan - Chemical Engineering
Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta - Member
Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan - Member

Courses Taught
N611: Introduction to Crude Oil Gathering and Processing
N612: Introduction to Natural Gas Gathering and Processing
N613: Natural Gas Processing - Dehydration, Refrigeration, and Fractionation

Alternative Dates for this Course

Great course! Clear and to the point. Perfect for gaining a basic understanding of natural gas processing and the individual processes used throughout.