Operations Training: Wellhead through Gathering Compression

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March 28th, 2018 9:00 AM   through   3:00 PM

Registration Starts at 8:30 AM

Intended audience: field operations personnel.


Seminar Description:

Gas Gathering System Design & Operations

  • Layout considerations
  • Flow rates, compositions, and pressures
  • Line sizing basics
  • Operational issues
    • Multiphase flow
    • Pigging
    • Gas quality considerations
      • Heating value
      • Liquid dropout
      • Oxygen, H2S/scavenging
      • Hydrates
      • Corrosion

Separation Fundamentals (compressor station focus)

  • Separator applications
  • 2 and 3-phase separation principles
  • Separation equipment – inlet slug catcher, scrubbers
  • Operational issues

Field Compression

  • Typical compressor station PFD
  • Fundamentals of recip compressors and gas engine drivers
  • Recip compressor capacity control
  • Compressor operational issues
  • Driver fuel gas requirements
  • Compressor station liquids handling

Field Metering Fundamentals

  • Main types of field gas and liquid flow meters
    • Operating principles
    • Pro’s, con’s
    • Applications


  • Members - $25
  • Non-Members - $75

Lunch will be included.


Mark Bothamley - President at Mark Bothamley Consulting, LLC

Mark Bothamley is an independent consultant specializing in oil and gas processing and associated facilities and is President of Mark Bothamley Consulting, LLC. For the past several years he has been a Senior Technical Advisor for PetroSkills, a large technical training company that supports the Oil & Gas industry. Previously, Mr. Bothamley was Chief Engineer with John M. Campbell and Company in Norman, Oklahoma for 8 years.  Prior to joining JMC he was with BP/Amoco for 24 years, in several locations around the world. His experience covers the areas of design, operation, troubleshooting and optimization of offshore and onshore oil and gas production and treating facilities. Mr. Bothamley is a past chairman of the SPE Facilities Subcommittee and a former member of the GPSA Data Book Editorial Review Board.  Mr. Bothamley holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada, and a Diploma in Natural Gas and Petroleum Technology from the British Columbia Institute of Technology in Vancouver, B.C., Canada.

March 28th, 2018 9:00 AM   through   3:00 PM
Francis Tuttle, 7301 W Reno Ave
Oklahoma City, OK 73127
United States

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Training Ticket $75.00

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