Design of Gas Gathering Lines, Calgary, October 24, 2013

Venue: Calgary - Downtown

Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Event Date/Time: Oct 24, 2013 / 8:30 am - (MST) End Date/Time: Oct 24, 2013 / 4:30 pm - (MST)
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This one-day course is designed for technical professionals who have little or no experience with the design of gas gathering lines and plant inlet separation.  Equations for pressure drop estimation are reviewed, with emphasis on understanding the assumptions involved in some of the simplifications in the equations.  Methods for preventing the formation of hydrates and the control of internal pipe corrosion are covered in detail, with emphasis on the effect of sour gas in this regard.  Pipe design parameters, such as grade, required wall thickness and optimum diameter are explained.  The design of line looping for increasing throughput is covered.  The plant inlet separator is the terminal point of the gathering system.  Since most gas gathering systems operate under two-phase flow conditions, special design considerations for the separator are explained and an example design calculation is included.  A comprehensive set of notes is provided.  

A complete set of course materials and lunches are included.  

Course Outline

  • Equations for Gas Flow in Pipelines
  • Friction Factor
  • Temperature Drop Estimation
  • Emphasis on Sour Gas Considerations
  • Pipe Materials, Grade, Category
  • Design Pressure, Pressure Drop and Optimum Diameter
  • Hydrate Prevention and Corrosion Control
  • Line looping
  • Two-phase Flow in Pipes
  • Plant Inlet Separator Design and Liquid Slug Size Estimation

Date: Oct 24, 2013

Length: 1 day (8:30 AM - 4:30 PM)

Location: Calgary, AB

Delivery Method: Classroom Training

CEU: 0.8 Continuing Education Units

PDH: 8 Professional Development Hours

Certificate: Certificate Issued Upon Completion

Fee: $ 895.00 CAD



Calgary - Downtown

Conference Speakers

Ed Wichert earned a Bachelor's degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Alberta and a Master's degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Calgary. He has over 35 years of industry experience in oil and gas operations, including many years in sour gas production and processing. Ed has authored numerous publications dealing with sour gas technology, and has been instrumental in developing several correlations for predicting sour gas properties. He is the recipient of the Award of Merit from the Canadian Gas Processors Association, the Lifetime Achievement in Hydrocarbon Measurement Award from the Canadian Institute of Hydrocarbon Measurement and the Projects, Facilities and Construction Award from the Society of Petroleum Engineers. Ed has taught a number of courses in gas technology internationally, and currently serves as an industry consultant, specializing in sour gas matters.