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Bandung | 25 – 28 August 2015 | Rp 8.750.000/person
Bandung | 28 September – 01 October 2015 | Rp 8.750.000/person
Bandung | 20 – 23 October 2015 | Rp 8.750.000/person
Bandung | 23 – 26 November 2015 | Rp 8.750.000/person
Bandung | 01 – 04 December 2015 | Rp 8.750.000/person



With increasing demands to natural gas in Indonesia, sour gases are being tapped for utilization after purification. But, the natural gas that is transported to the fuel market must meet legal and safety requirements; it must be non-toxic, non-corrosive and safe to environment. For that reasons, gas conditioning or specifically gas treating is a very important step in gas processing scheme. H2S, and CO2, are removed to certain level through a gas sweetening process. There are many processes available. The amines (MEA, DEA, MDEA) are the most popular solutions and thus commonly used in many fields. This course is designed as an effective practical shortcut to understand the amine sweetening process and all features and problems encountered in amine plant operations for engineers, operators, technicians, and anyone who involve or responsible  in H2S and CO2 removal.

The course content and approach are designed to suit participants of different background and different position in the company. It will be delivered as a to-the-point explanation by a professional instructor, utilizing an easy-to-understand examples and illustrations, especially the actual findings in Indonesia.


By attending this course, participants are able to broaden or reshape their knowledge on the related subjects of his or her area of responsibility, learn more about the principles of amine sweetening, identify and discuss the function of each component used in the process, and trace process flow through a typical amine unit, discuss and consult their specific problems they are about to bring to the class, and share experiences with others.

After completion of this course, participants will understand how each component in the unit operates, the effects of process variables, what and how to monitor the unit and make necessary adjustments, what and how to perform routine maintenance, and trobleshooting common problems affecting proper operation of the unit, in order to achieve the goals of gas sweetening.


  1. Production of Transportable and Salable Gas Stream
  2. Legal and Safety Requirements in Gas Fuel Market
  3. Overview of Natural Gas Processing and Gas Treating
  4. The Principles of Reaction Type Gas Sweetening
  5. Amine Sweetening Process Flow and Components
  6. Amine Sweetening Plant Operation and Controls
  7. Amine Conditioning and Amine Losses Control
  8. Plant Maintenance and Troubleshooting


  1. Lean-rich and high-low pressure natural gas product
  2. Gas-well gas and associated gas
  3. Typical near well surface production operations and facility
  4. Examples of gas producing schemes
  5. Sales specifications, environmental requirements and economics
  6. Gas sale contract and limitation of H2S and CO2 contents
  7. Gas condensate and natural gas liquid recovery
  8. Refrigeration, expansion and expansion-turbine cooling for condensate recovery
  9. Gas processing, conditioning and treating
  10. Objectives of the gas process
  11. Reaction type sweetening and the mechanisms of H2S and CO2 removal
  12. The principles of absorption process with alkanolamines
  13. Typical sweetening unit and the process variables
  14. Inlet separator, contactor column and flash tank
  15. The role of inlet gas temperature and inlet amine temperature
  16. Filters and lean/rich heat exchanger
  17. Stripper column and reflux condenser/accumulator
  18. Reboiler, reclaimer, and surge tank
  19. The role of reboiler, reclaimer and heat exchanger temperatures
  20. Circulation pump and trim cooler
  21. The role of contactor, stripper, filter and flash tank pressures
  22. The problem of amine losses
  23. Reducing amine losses and amine tests
  24. The problem of foaming and control of foaming tendency
  25. Maintenance and troubleshooting of amine unit
  26. Safety for working at amine unit
  27. Recommendation for startup and shutdown
  28. Relative performance of alkanolamines


Ir. Hilman Ahmad, DCE

Ir. Hilman Ahmad, DCE., an Independent Consultant in industrial oil and gas, member of the Society of Indonesian Petroleum Engineers, who manage the Industrial Oil & Gas Education Center for Professionals and has been practicing production operation & safety and corrosion control engineering in Indonesia for more than twenty-five years. He post-graduated from Tokyo Institute of technology (sponsored by UNESCO) in 1977. He joined in-field-practice program at Nippon Kokan Steel Company & Research Center Kawasaki, Japan for production facility design & construction and corrosion prevention & control in 1983, and collaborated with Cormon Industrial Research Center Brighton UK for on-line corrosion monitoring development in 2000.He has been delivering consultative course in production operation, maintenance & safety and corrosion control for personnel from Oil & Gas Company and Petrochemical Industry since 1979.


Bandung (Golden Flower, Banana Inn, Grand Seriti, Carrcadin, Amaroossa, Grand Serela, Gino Feruci, Verona Palace, Malaka, Zodiac Taurus)


4  days


1. 26 Jan 2015-29 Jan 2015
2. 24 Feb 2015-27 Feb 2015
3. 23 Mar 2015-26 Mar 2015
4. 27 Apr 2015-30 Apr 2015
5. 19 May 2015-22 May 2015
6. 16 Jun 2015-19 Jun 2015
7. 07 Jul 2015-10 Jul 2015
8. 25 Aug 2015-28 Aug 2015
9. 28 Sep 2015-01 Oct 2015
10. 20 Oct 2015-23 Oct 2015
11. 23 Nov 2015-26 Nov 2015
12. 01 Dec 2015-04 Dec 2015



  1. Rp 8.750.000/person (full fare)  or
  2. Rp 8.500.000/person (early bird, payment 1 week before training) or
  3. Rp 8.250.000/person (if there are 3 persons or more from the same company)




  1. Training Module
  2. Flash Disk contains training material
  3. Certificate
  4. Stationeries: NoteBook and Ballpoint
  5. T-Shirt
  6. Bag
  7. Training Photo
  8. Training room with Full AC facilities and multimedia
  9. Lunch and twice coffeebreak every day of training
  10. Qualified Instructor
  11. Transportation for participants from hotel of participants to/from hotel of training – VV (if minimal participants is 4 persons from the same company)


Participants are recommended to bring laptop for practice sessions

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