Design of Gas Gathering Lines - PEICE

Venue: Calgary

Location: Calgary, Canada

Event Date/Time: Nov 01, 2011 End Date/Time: Nov 01, 2011
Registration Date: Nov 01, 2011
Early Registration Date: Nov 01, 2011
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Course Information:


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.


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

Instructor(s): Ed Wichert, P. Eng.

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.


Additional Information

Delivery Method: Classroom Training
Fee: $ 795 CAD
Location Calgary, AB
CEU: 0.8 Continuing Education Units
PDH: 8 Professional Development Hours

Sessions: Date Start Time - End Time
1. Tuesday, November 01, 2011 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM