Process Simulation in Gas Conditioning and Processing
This extension of the Gas Conditioning and Processing and Production Processing Facilities courses provides practical knowledge about using computers to solve operating problems more effectively and profitably. Detailed discussions cover strengths, limitations, and pitfalls of the calculation procedures used for the specification, design, and operation of production processing facilities. Since most calculations are now made on a computer, this should be considered a required course in the normal training program for technical personnel. This course is presented using commercial simulator packages. The primary objective is to teach the participant how to work more effectively as an engineer by using a commercial simulator package as a tool. Familiarity with the simulation package used in the course is a prerequisite.
By the end of this course participants will learn:
- Recognize and appreciate the capabilities and limits of process simulators in the design and evaluation of production processing facilities.
- Develop models to solve several real problems using commercial simulation packages.
- Work independently to apply process simulations to profitably design new facilities or evaluate existing facilities.
Engineers involved in simulation modeling of natural gas and liquids processing facilities
Surface Facilities Outline
The course covers the following topics:
- Overview of computer simulation as a tool in the management of engineering as it relates to the design, selection, and operation of oil and gas production
- Equations of State and their Application
- Calculation of Thermodynamic Properties
- Preparation of Compressor Train Flowsheet
- Gas Compression
- Preparation of Production Train Flowsheet with Recycles and Equipment Sizing
- NGL Recovery Processing
- Preparation of Offshore Dew Point Control Flow Sheet
- Comparison of Offshore Dew Point Control Flow Sheet with Potential Risk of Improper Feed Characterization
- Modeling a Fractionation Train for Multiple Product Specifications
- Fluid Flow
- Modeling a Piping System with Both Pumps and Compressors