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Technical Training Sessions

GPARMC 2022 Q1 Training

EventOverview of the Natural Gas and LNG Value Chains
When: March 29th, 2022
Speaker:  Kindra Snow-McGregor,P.E. PetroSkills | John M Campbell
Overview: This 4-hour seminar will provide an Overview of the Natural Gas and LNG Value Chains.  The session will start with a discussion on Natural Gas and World Energy Trends.  This will set the basis for understanding the role of natural gas in meeting the world’s energy needs.  The role of gas processing in the natural gas value chain will be addressed next.  In this discussion we will cover the various types of hydrocarbon reservoirs that produce natural gas and outline the primary constraints of a gas processing facility.

PDF: Final Presentation


When: June 24th, 2021
Topic: "Lesson to be learned from Texas Energy Disaster" & "The Future of Natural Gas"
Speaker: John Harpole, Founder and President of Mercator Energy LLC

PDF: Final Presentation


EventNatural Gas Midstream Operations
When: April 6th, 2021
Speaker:  Scott Neil - former Vice President of Engineering for DCP Midstream
Overview: The session will deliver practical advice for engineers and operators for the wide range of equipment and processing blocks used within field and processing plants, focusing on the key elements of treating (including acid gas management) and NGL recovery. While focused on the operational aspects of midstream, the session will review the business context and contracts that help drive some of the key design and operational decisions and constraints.

PDF: Final Presentation

Managing Technical Aspects of Gas Processing

EventNovember Virtual Technical Training
When: November 19th, 2020
Topic: Engineering Methods
Speaker: Dr. Wayne Monnery – a University of Calgary Professor and process engineering consultant

Overview: This unique training opportunity will teach you engineering methods to give you more confidence in managing the technical aspects of gas processing. This course is NOT a sales-led webinar. Content delivered is comparable to university engineering education – in a short, digestible format. It will provide you with a sound foundation of gas processing.

PDF Presentations:
Flare Systems

Gas Gathering

Gas Gathering Notes

Campbell - Complex Flow Systems

Phase 2 Flow

2020 Presidential Election

Event2020 October Virtual Talk
When: Thursday, October 22nd, 2020 from 11:30 am - 12:30 pm 
Speaker: Weld County's Commissioner - Barbara Kirkmeyer and Great Western Petroleum's Vice President Susan Fakharzadeh

Overview: 2020 Presidential Election: What's at stake for the Oil & Gas Industry

PDF: Final Presentation

DOE: Report on Benefits of U.S. Oil and Natural Gas


Event2020 Virtual Industry Talk
When: Thursday, August 27th, 2020 from 11:45 am - 12:45 pm
Topic: What Now?: A Discussion on Oil & Gas 2020
Speaker: David Ramsden-Wood founder of #hottakeoftheday

Overview: This hour-long virtual talk will cover the current state of numerous topics essential to our industry: Oil & Gas price outlook/predictions, industry consolidation (e.g. how long, how deep, impact going forward), peak oil, US shale production post- COVID, impacts of the election on our industry, as America and the world continue to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Natural Gas and Renewables

Event2020 First Virtual Training
When: Thursday, May 28th, 2020 from 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Topic: Natural Gas Renewables – Is this the end of Fossil Fuels?
Speaker: Kindra McGregor, PetroSkills | John M Campbell

Overview: This training session will investigate the three primary topics:
– Where are we today and Energy Parity with Renewables?
– If Renewables won’t get us there, What will?
– Planes, Trains, and Automobiles?
– Lastly, what to do with the skeleton in the closet – Petrochem….

PDF: Final Presentation

Power and Automation Projects

Event2020 First Quarter Training
When: March 31st, 2020 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Topic: Power and Automation components
Speaker: Jason Pingenot - J.M. Campbell / PetroSkills and STV Energy Services

Overview: This session will provide participants with the key aspects of working on projects with Power and Automation components, and address common pitfalls and challenges. We will highlight real-world cases where a little cross-discipline knowledge and good communication could have avoided problems. Audience participation, sharing of experiences, and lessons learned is encouraged.

Power Distribution Centers

Event2019 Third Quarter Training
When: Thursday, September 19, 2019, from 8:30 am until 4:15 pm
Topic:  How equipment is fabricated and operated
Speaker: Servetech

Overview: Servtech tour will include an overview of fabrication of  Power Distribution Centers, Prefabricated  Pump  Stations,  LACT  Stations,  Custom  Electrical  and Motor Controls &  Panels as well as other aspects of equipment and package assembly for midstream and other oil and gas operations