July 18 – 20, 2018POSTPONED
Golden, Colorado USA

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About this course...

The Natural Gas Hydrates in Flow Assurance course is aimed primarily at engineers and scientists concerned with controlling and/or managing natural gas hydrate formation during gas and oil production and transportation. The objective of the course is to provide a fundamental review of the practice and theory in natural gas hydrates, with applications primarily in flow assurance. The course material will also include a broad overview of the key lessons learned in the industry over the last 20 years, including field case studies. The course material will be presented by lectures and hands-on training and practice in calculating hydrate phase equilibria and plug dissociation for field case studies.

Each attendee will be provided with a flash drive containing the course materials and executable programs developed at Colorado School of Mines to calculate hydrate thermodynamics (*CSMGem) and plug dissociation (**CSMPlug).

Who should attend?

This course is intended for anyone interested in learning about gas hydrates in flow assurance. Production engineers, managers, technicians and field operation staff working on areas related to the flow assurance discipline will benefit from learning the details of how to predict/prevent/manage gas hydrate formation in pipelines.

Continuing education credits

Colorado School of Mines will award 2 Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) to participants who complete this course.


The course will be taught at Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado USA. Learn more...


  • Dr. Carolyn A. Koh, Professor and Director of Center for Hydrate Research Dr. Koh received her degrees from University of W. London and Postdoctoral training at Cornell University. Learn more...
  • Dr. Luis E. Zerpa, Assistant Professor Dr. Zerpa received his degrees from the University of Zulia (Venezuela) and the Colorado School of Mines. Learn more...
  • Dr. E. Dendy Sloan, Jr., University Professor Emeritus (Guest Instructor) Dr. Sloan received his degrees in Chemical Engineering and had five years experience with DuPont before coming to teach at the Colorado School of Mines in 1976. Learn more...


Registration for this course is open now. Enrollment is limited; therefore, applications will be accepted in the order received. Full information about fees, options, and payment methods is available. Learn more...

Travel and Accommodations

Registrants are responsible for their own travel arrangements, transportation, lodging, and meals. Additional information is available through the links below.

Further Technical Information

For more information about the course content, please contact:

Dr. Carolyn A. Koh
Phone: 303.273.3237
Email: ckoh@mines.edu

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