GAS PROCESSING 101

As part of its mission to provide educational gas processing resources, GPAC is continuing a Gas Processing 101 (GP101) course that offers members a comprehensive source for information about the gas processing industry, with a particular focus on Canadian production and distribution.
GP101 is designed for people who:

  • are new to industry
  • wish to re-enter the field
  • are interested in transitioning to a different segment of the industry
  • are interested in learning more about certain topics

Presented over 14 modules by a collection of industry experts, GP101 provides both a theoretical and practical basis on a variety of subjects and explains how each one fits into the industry’s bigger picture. When combined, the modules provide a comprehensive overview of gas processing. However, the modules are stand-alone lessons that include an industry overview and members only interested in specific topics will also find value in taking the modules individually.

  • Gas Processing Overview / History
  • Production / Gas Gathering
  • Separation
  • Compression and Pumps
  • Sweetening
  • Dehydration
  • HC Recovery / Fractionation
  • Sulphur Recovery Unit
  • Acid Gas Injection
  • Fired Equipment, Heat Exchangers, Cooling Towers
  • LNG/Downstream
  • Utilities, Refrigeration / Relief Systems / Storage
  • Operation / Safety
  • Economics / Distribution

Lectures can be attended in person or via web broadcast and are ONLY available to GPAC members (GPAC membership: $85)

Course reference material: GPSA databook – Available for purchase at http://gpacanada.com/publications

Sponsorship opportunities available by contacting the GPAC office.

The next GP101 session will take place:

Date: December 11, 2018
Location: GPAC office – 600, 900 – 6 Avenue SW
Time: 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Topic: Refrigeration
Presenter: Leo Sutherland, Startec

More detail to follow.

 Registration Today!  Insert link – https://securegs.com/gpac/

FINANCIAL AWARDS

The Gas Processing Association of Canada (GPAC) is proud to provide funding to our future leaders.  Since 2007, GPAC has made awards, scholarships and bursaries available to deserving students enrolled at SAIT, NAIT, the University of Alberta and the University of Calgary.

GPAC provides a $750 scholarship to students in the third or fifth semester in any one of the following programs: Bachelor of Applied Petroleum Engineering Technology, Chemical Engineering Technology, Chemical Laboratory Technology, Geomatics Engineering Technology, Instrumentation Engineering Technology, Petroleum Engineering Technology, Welding Engineering Technology.

The recipient must show Academic achievement and a Financial need.

  • 2017 – Chemical Engineering Technology – Hector Jordan Ortiz
  • 2016 – Bachelor of Applied Tech, Petroleum Engineering – Elizabeth Westberg – $750
  • 2015 – Petroleum Engineering Tech – Stephen Jones – $750
  • 2014 – Petroleum Engineering Tech – Cameron Nobles – $750
  • 2013 – Chemical Engineering Tech Program – Nathan Aris – $750
  • 2012 – Geomatics Engineering Tech Program- Curtis Arvay – $780
  • 2011 – Instrumentation Engineering Tech  –  Bryan Chambers  -$ 780
  • 2010 – Chemical Engineering Tech – Matthew Leschart – $ 1,130
  • 2009 – Instrumentation Engineering Tech  – Joshua Campbell  – $ 1,130
  • 2008 – Petroleum Engineering Tech – Krystal Renschler – $1,500

The Gas Processing Association Award for $1,200 is available to Petroleum and Industry Related programs of the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) including: Chemical Technology, Chemical Engineering, Construction Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Geological, Geomatics, Instrumentation, and Petroleum Engineering. Recipients are in their 3rd semester of the program and display academic achievement along with a financial need.

  • 2017 – Chemical Technology – Karin Mohoric – $1200
  • 2016 – Kevin Ma – $1,200
  • 2015 – Petroleum Engineering Technology – Ethan Voegtlin – $1,200
  • 2014 – Construction Engineering Technology – Daryl Ford – $1,000
  • 2013 – Construction Engineering Technology – Dave Kennedy – $1,000
  • 2012 – Chemical Engineering Technology – Eric Hammer – $1,000
  • 2011 – Chemical Engineering Technology – Mabroor Roy – $950
  • 2009 – Chemical Engineering Technology – Pukhraj Brar – $1,000

The GPAC Bursary is awarded to a student with satisfactory academic standing entering in the third or fourth year of studies in Electrical Engineering, Petroleum Engineering, Geology or Geophysics.

  • 2016 – Electrical Engineering – Nayoun Kim – $500
  • 2015 – Electrical Engineering – Brandon Borden – $500
  • 2013 – Electrical Engineering  – Naman Verma – $500
  • 2011 – Electrical Engineering – Bradley Wheeler – $500

The GPAC Bursary is annually to a continuing undergraduate student entering third or fourth year in the Schulich School of Engineering or the Department of Geology and Geophysics who is to pursue a career in the field of gas processing.

  • 2017 – Chemical Engineering – Tuyen Dao – $600
  • 2016 – Chemical Engineering  – Areeb Mohammed – $600
  • 2014 – Chemical Engineering  – Anthony Tran – $500
  • 2012  – Chemical Engineering – Katelyn Knudsgaard – $500
  • 2011 – Geophysics – Kyle Dreher
  • 2010 – Applied and Environmental Geology  – Rebecca van der Lee
  • 2009 – Chemical Engineering – Kara McArthur
  • 2008 – Chemical Engineering – Alise Vandersalm