At the end of this course, participants will be able to:
- Understand the behaviour of natural gas and how it is processed,
- Be capable of making engineering calculations to quantify requirements for processing and transporting natural gas,
- Use engineering principles to solve natural gas processing problems,
- Implement a variety of gas treating processes and discuss the merits and the applicability of each process,
- Develop block flow and process flow diagrams for gas treating units including energy and material balances,
- Perform design calculations to size processing equipment, and
- Develop an appreciation for the steps required to produce mechanical flow diagrams and detailed equipment designs from process data.
New engineering graduates and technologists who need to develop an understanding of natural gas processing principles, professionals who have been working in industry but are new to natural gas processing, or professionals who are familiar with natural gas processing, but are unfamiliar with the fundamental aspects of the gas processing that can be used to improve plant design and optimize plant profitability.
Associate Professor, Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, University of Calgary
Dr. Nassar is an associate professor in the Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, University of Calgary. Dr. Nassar leads a large research group focusing on nanotechnology and its applications in oil and gas industry including enhanced heavy oil upgrading and recovery, inhibition of asphaltene formation damage, asphaltene gasification, natural gas processing and conditioning, oil spillage remediation, and produced and wastewater treatment. Dr. Nassar has trained more than 50 graduate students and researchers. He published more than 100 peer-reviewed technical papers, 110 refereed conference abstracts, 5 book chapters, filed 7 patents, chaired 11 conferences, and delivered a number of keynote speeches at the national and international levels. He is an associate editor for the journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering, published by Elsevier and the reviewer of more than 100 international journals in science and engineering. Dr. Nassar received over 25 international and national prestigious awards for his technical, innovation, academia and society in recognition to his dedication and commitment to teaching and research. He taught 25 undergraduate and graduate level courses and has won several teaching awards including Outstanding Teaching Performance, Teaching Excellence Award, and Great Supervisor Award. He designed two natural gas processing and technology graduate courses which are highly sought after by the industry leading him to act as an expert in obtaining US patents in this area. Dr. Nassar has received several research grants from Canadian and international funding agencies as well as numerous industrial funding from the United States, Middle East, and Mexico. He is a professional member (P.Eng.) of APEGA, Canada, and granting agencies and prestigious international engineering and technology publications routinely call him up for expert reviews.