Introduction to Midstream Course

GPA Midstream is pleased to offer this three-day midstream industry overview course, which uses the GPSA Engineering Data Book as a reference. This course is designed for new employees or those who want to gain general knowledge about the activities and scope of midstream operations. Past attendee disciplines include accountants, schedulers, materials coordinators, sales, marketing, communications, asset administrators, lab techs, transportation, field service, instrumentation/controls, IT, government affairs, EHS, operators, and engineers new to the industry.

The course teaches students the midstream industry basics and what happens at midstream operating facilities. The three-day training explains why we process gas, the roles of a gas plant, and the common plant processes found in facilities. It covers midstream products, equipment typically found at facilities, and the processes that turn natural gas liquids into valuable products. Students will participate in interactive lectures, perform light calculations, and work in teams to design their own gas processing facility. A full list of topics/sessions can be found at the bottom of the webpage.

Registration is open for the July 15-17 session at Williams Companies, Inc. located at One Williams Center, Tulsa, Okla. See below for registration details.

Registration Rates & Information

Any employee of a GPA Midstream or GPSA member company may take advantage of the member rates. Not sure if your company is a member?
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Registration Rates (hotel accommodations are not included)
GPA Midstream & GPSA Members — $1,500
Non-Members — $3,000

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Cancellations, Refunds, Transfers

Registered students may obtain a refund less a 10% cancellation fee if GPA Midstream receives a written cancellation notice by 5 p.m. Central 30 days prior to the course start date. Refunds will not be given after that deadline. A registration may be transferred at no cost with a written request by the same deadline.


Contact GPA Midstream Digital Assets Manager Emma Bickel — ebickel@gpamidstream.org or 918-493-3872.

Introduction to Midstream — Course Outline

This list includes topics and the corresponding chapter in the GPSA Engineering Data Book.

• Introduction
• General Information
• Plant Overview
• Processing Overview & Economics
• Physical Properties — chapter 23
• Product Specifications — chapter 2
• Dehydration — chapter 20
• Hydrocarbon Treating — chapter 21
• Hydrocarbon Recovery — chapter 16

• Refrigeration — chapter 14
• Fractionation — chapter 19
• Sulfur Recovery — chapter 22
• Fluid Flow and Piping — chapter 17
• Storage — chapter 6
• Heat Exchangers — chapter 9
• Air Cooled Exchangers — chapter 10
• Cooling Towers — chapter 11
• Prime Movers — chapter 15
• Pumps and Hydraulic Turbines — chapter 12

• Plant Design Exercise
• Compressors and Expanders — chapter 13
• Fired Equipment — chapter 8
• Instrumentation — chapter 4
• Measurement — chapter 3
• Safety & Relief Systems — chapter 5
• Utilities — chapter 18