July 29 - August 1, 2019
Golden, Colorado USA

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About this course...

Natural Gas Processing provides an overview of the natural gas industry, from wellhead to marketplace, with emphasis on gas plant operations. The overall process flow diagram is used to illustrate how the various individual plant operations are integrated to create gas plants capable of handling feeds from gas fields around the world.

You will gain a working knowledge of the major processes for gas processing including compression, dehydration, acid gas removal, sulfur recovery and tailgas cleanup, cryogenic extraction of natural gas liquids (NGL), as well as LNG production, storage and transportation.

The course concludes with attendees working in teams to propose a conceptual design of a new gas plant based on realistic gas inlet and outlet requirements. The course objective is to provide you with a common base of gas processing knowledge allowing you to communicate effectively with others in the gas industry.

All discussions will be based on the book Fundamentals of Natural Gas Processing Second Edition by A. J. Kidnay, W. R. Parrish and D. G. McCartney, Taylor and Francis Group, 2011. The book is included in the registration fee.


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

Who should attend?

The course targets anyone needing a basic understanding of gas processing and its common technologies. Past attendees had very diverse backgrounds: engineering, operations, regulatory, management, engineering, legal, and sales of support equipment or services. The course is useful to a diverse group because it provides a broad overview and deals only with the basics of the processing technology.

Continuing education credits

Colorado School of Mines will award 2.4 Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) to participants who complete this course.


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.


  • Dr. William R. Parrish
    Dr. Parrish received his BChE from Georgia Tech and a Masters and PhD in chemical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. Learn more...
  • Mr. D. John Morgan
    Mr. Morgan has over 30 years experience in the design, engineering and start-up of sweet and sour gas processing plants. Learn more...
  • Mr. Dan McCartney
    Mr. McCartney has 50 years of gas processing experience, initially with operating companies and then 18 years with an engineering contractor. Learn more...

Further Technical Information

For more information about the course content, please contact:

Dr. William Parrish
Email: wm.parrish@cal.berkeley.edu

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