Natural Gas Processing Walkthrough: from Beginner to Expert

person icon Osama Alrayyes

Natural Gas Processing Walkthrough: from Beginner to Expert

Learn everything you need to know to get begin a professional career in natural gas processing

updated on icon Updated on Dec, 2023

language icon Language - English

person icon Osama Alrayyes

architecture icon Chemical Engineering,Mechanical Engineering

Lectures -14

Duration -2.5 hours


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Course Description

This course is the perfect choice for any engineer planning to begin or develop their career in natural gas processing, but are unsure of where to start.

This course is designed to systematically go through the following discussions related to natural gas processing:

A) Explaining what is natural gas exactly

B) Defining the objectives of natural gas processing plants

C) Providing a comprehensive guide to physical phenomena associated with natural gas

D) Providing a walkthrough to natural gas processing technologies

The course is made into 3 main sections:

Section 1) Introduction to natural gas processing

Objectives: to familiarize the audience with the definitions of natural gas, the differences between natural gas and crude oil, the commonly used units in natural gas processing, and how natural gas is characterized.

Section 2) Natural gas thermodynamics

Objectives: to explain the physical phenomena associated with natural gas such as natural gas phase behavior, retrograde behavior, water-hydrocarbon phase behavior, hydrate formation prediction, and hydrate formation prevention techniques.

Section 3) Natural gas conditioning

Objective: to familiarize, understand, learn to design and operate natural gas conditioning processes such as natural gas sweetening using amine absorption, natural gas dehydration using glycol absorption, natural gas dehydration using solid desiccant, and natural gas liquids recovery.

The target audience of this course is mainly:

Students with chemical/process/mechanical engineering background

Beginners with no or limited experience in the field of natural gas processing

Individuals who are interested in expanding their knowledge of the oil & gas industry

The course mainly relies on two references:

•P. Buthod and W. P. Manning, Oilfield Processing of Petroleum Volume One: Natural Gas. Tulsa: Pennwell Books, 1991

•Gas Processors Suppliers Association, Engineering Data Book 12th edition. Tulsa: Gas Processors Suppliers Association, 2004


What will you learn in this course:

Understand the difference between natural gas and crude oil.

Learn about the different processes and specifications associated with natural gas production.

Perform design calculations for different natural gas unit operations.

Understand the thermodynamic behavior of natural gas.

Learn the core objectives of natural gas processing facilities.

Learn about the different processing options and their pros and cons.


What are the prerequisites for this course?

Engineering basics such as material and energy balances.

Basic chemical engineering thermodynamics: phase behaviors.

Basic mathematics.

Natural Gas Processing Walkthrough: from Beginner to Expert


Check out the detailed breakdown of what’s inside the course

Introduction to Natural Gas Processing
2 Lectures
  • play icon Course Introduction 02:33 02:33
  • play icon Introduction to Natural Gas 11:32 11:32
Thermodynamics of Natural Gas
5 Lectures
Natural Gas Conditioning
7 Lectures

Instructor Details

Osama Alrayyes

Osama Alrayyes

Osama Alrayyes M Sc, FS Eng, is a professional working in the energy industry, with 5 years of experience in natural gas processing. He has graduated cum laude with a Bachelor's degree in Chemical engineering from the American University of Sharjah in 2017, and graduated summa cum laude with a Master's degree in Chemical engineering from the United Arab Emirates University in 2021. He is a certified Functional Safety Engineer from TUV Rheinland in Process Hazard and Risk Analysis.
Additionally, he has participated in various lectures and seminars in his Alma Mater, where he presented case studies and lectures to senior level chemical engineering students. Moreover, throughout his career as an engineer, he was responsible for supervising many engineering interns from multiple universities in the United Arab Emirates and abroad.

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