Natural Gas 101

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CPE: Recommended 7.5 hours
Program Level: Basic to Intermediate
Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge and Applications
Prerequisites: None. No advance preparation needed.
Instructional Delivery Method: Group Live
Cost: $898
Schedule:  8am – 4pm. Lunch is provided at 12pm.

Brief: A Hands-On, Step-by-Step, Nuts & Bolts Primer on Natural Gas from the Wellhead to the Burnertip.


Natural Gas 101

AGENDA 1 – Day            

  1. Introduction to Natural Gas
    1. What is Natural Gas – Physical properties of natural gas
    2. Measurement of Natural Gas – Volume vs. heating content
    3. Where does Natural Gas come from? – What is this shale stuff anyway?
    4. US and World Reserves of Natural Gas
    5. Uses of Natural Gas – From home use to power generation
  1. Exploration through Distribution
    1. Exploration – The expanding role of technology
    2. Drilling – Onshore and offshore
    3. Production – Life at the Wellhead
    4. Measurement – The “cash register” for natural gas
    5. Treating / Processing – Taking out the good and the bad
    6. Transportation – Safely moving natural gas
    7. Storage – Types and uses
    8. Distribution – The final mile
  1. Buying, Selling, Marketing – The Business Side
    1. NAESB / ISDA
    2. Buying and Selling
    3. Industry Participants – From producers to end users
    4. Fixed vs Index
    5. Natural Gas Pricing – What influences natural gas pricing
    6. NYMEX – Past and future
  1. Transportation Service Providers Known As Pipelines
    1. Interstate Transportation – Firm and interruptible
    2. Can Gas Really Go Backwards? – How do backhauls work?
    3. Capacity Release
    4. Storage Services
    5. Intrastate and Hinshaw Pipelines
    6. Nominations and Confirmations
    7. Allocation and Balancing
    8. Flow Orders – Maintaining safe pipeline operations
    9. Other Services
  1. The Paper Side
    1. Purchase / Sale Contracts – Elements of a standard agreement
    2. Operational Agreements
    3. Invoicing

Natural Gas 101

AGENDA 1 – Day            

  1. Regulatory – From the Natural Gas Policy Act to Today
    1. Natural Gas Act
    2. NGPA 1978
    3. Pipeline Unbundling
  1. The Future
    1. Production – Future of non-conventional gas
    2. Consumption – Where are we going to use all this gas?
    3. Power Generation – The “repowering” of America
    4. Final Thoughts

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This was one of the better training classes I have attended in the 25 years I have been working.  The instructor was very knowledgeable and made the content interesting!!

—C. Christoff, EQT Corp.

ALL new hires should take this course first.

—C. Yaniga, Access Midstream

Excellent foundation in the basics presented in understandable, plain English with helpful anecdotes and stories.

—Carole Katz

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