Essential Skills for Natural Gas

Essential Skills for Natural Gas: Wellhead to Burnertip 101

Event Date: August 11, 2009 through August 12, 2009

Description
The Essential Skills for Natural Gas: Wellhead to Burnertip 101 Training Class is designed to give each participant a broad overview of the entire process of buying, selling and transporting natural gas to the market, as well as a history of the natural gas industry. Discussions will include the history of the natural gas industry from regulation to deregulation and takes a look at the future changes facing the industry. A detailed discussion will be given of the physical flow of natural gas from the wellhead to the burnertip including all activities actually involved in the movement of natural gas. The flows of gas will be discussed including producing, gathering, processing, storing natural gas and physical pipeline operations. The Revenue Generation Process will be introduced showing the interdependent nature of each daily business process from contracts through invoicing. The purposes and reasons for the various contracts and pricing methods used to buy, sell and transport natural gas will be explained. The key players in the gas industry will be introduced along with their primary roles, issues and functions. The session will also focus on the day-to-day business process of the nomination/ confirmation/scheduling process and the allocation/imbalances/gas accounting processes with a detailed discussion on the penalties, curtailments and cash-outs.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Any employee in the natural gas or electricity industries, such as traders, contract administrators, pricing analysts, dispatchers, accountants, budget and planning analysts, information systems personnel and schedulers. Course Level Basic – there are no prerequisites required.

INSTRUCTOR: PAIGE PATTERSON, Patterson & Associates

DATES & TIMES
Tuesday, August 11 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
*Includes Continental Breakfast and Lunch

Wednesday, August 12 from 8:00 AM to Noon
*Includes Continental Breakfast Only

LOCATION
Koch Industries Training Center in Houston, Texas

CANCELLATIONS, SUBSTITUTIONS & REFUNDS – requests for cancellations and/or refunds MUST be submitted IN WRITING no less than 10 days prior to the class. Refunds are subject to a $125 handling fee. Substitutions will be accepted.

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