2018 1Q Training - GPSA Engineering Data Handbook

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This is a 4 hour long primer course covering the GPSA Engineering Data Handbook. Attendees have the option to register for the course with or without a copy of the book.


Primer Course Topics

Air cooled exchangers, Commissioning, start-up, maintenance, Compressors and expanders, Cooling towers, water chemistry, Dehydration, Field gathering and compression, Fired equipment, Fluid flow, piping, flanges, Fractionation and adsorption, HC recovery, HC treating, Heat exchangers, Instrumentation, Measurement, Phase equilibria, Physical properties, Prime movers, Project management, Pumps and turbines, Refrigeration, Relief Systems, Separation equipment, Storage, Sulfur recovery, Utilities


Instructor: John Jechura Professor of Practice, Colorado School of Mines

Throughout his career John Jechura has provided a technical resource for the process technologies applied to fuels production. He started with Marathon Oil Company in the 1980s and supported both oil and gas production as well as refining. This support to natural gas and petroleum processing continued through his years with AECOM (and several legacy companies), providing support to multiple clients. Most recently John has stepped away from the direct industrial applications and has joined the Colorado School of Mines faculty in the Chemical & Biological Engineering Department (he had been an adjunct there since 1999). He is still very active in the application of engineering technology to fuels and energy applications – his main courses are Natural Gas Processing and Introduction to Petroleum Refining. In support of GPA Midstream Association, John is one of the co-instructors for the workshop, GPSA Engineering Data Book Training and Certification.



The GPSA Engineering Data Book was first published in 1935 as a small booklet containing much advertising and little technical information. Nearly 80 years and several editions later, the book has grown into nearly 1,000 pages of technical information and no advertising, becoming the worldwide authoritative resource for technical and design information pertaining to the gas processing industry and its approved practices and procedures. The book has also found wide acceptance among the petroleum refining, gas transmission and petrochemical industries.

The Data Book assembles, in a single compilation, basic design information together with data and procedures that can be used by field and plant engineers to determine operating and design parameters. It is also intended as an aid to design engineers who, in spite of increasing availability of computer routines and other sophisticated design methods, require a general reference work as a guide to accepted engineering practice for estimating, feasibility studies, and preliminary design and for making on-site operating decisions.

The GPA will be offering a comprehensive 5-day training course on the GPA EDH later in the year, more details to come!



The GPA is a non-profit organization that seeks to benefit the Permian Basin community by organizing trainings and student scholarships.  By sponsoring these trainings, your company can get your name and logo in front of a large audiance of industry professionals and help to promote education within our industry.  Its a great way to network and get your name out there!

Due to the lead time for ordering the GPSA Engineering Data Handbooks, the option to register for the class with a book included will close Janurary 26th. 


February 8th, 2018 9:00 AM   through   3:00 PM
201 W University Blvd
Odessa College
Electronics Technology Building
Odessa, TX 79764
United States

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Primer Course $100.00

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