Gain Expert Knowledge at LRGCC, a Leading Gas Conditioning Conference


Gain Expert Knowledge at LRGCC, a Leading Gas Conditioning Conference

There is just one month remaining to secure a spot at the 69th Annual Laurance Reid Gas Conditioning Conference (LRGCC) February 25-28, at the University of Oklahoma, in Norman, Oklahoma.

The LRGCC has gained a worldwide reputation as a crucial conference for all professionals involved in the gas processing, gas conditioning and gas sweetening industries. It’s known as a leading forum for new ideas, operations and development for the preparation and purification of natural gasses and other important fuels.

“Our sponsors this year include ExxonMobil, the world's largest oil company, as well as some of the most respected names in the industry, such as Sivalls and Honeywell UOP,” said Lily Martinez, LRGCC Program Director. “These companies sponsor the LRGCC because it is one of the premier technical conferences in the midstream/gas processing industries and because of the quality of the content presented each year.”

The LRGCC is also the lowest cost technical conference in the North American Midstream/Gas Processing Industry.

Four levels of registration for the 2019 conference are available, starting at $600 for those who register prior to the start of the event, with walk-in registrations at the event starting at $700. Attendees will also have the option of adding a copy of the 2019 Proceedings Book for $50 during registration, as well as a flash drive containing more than 30 years of proceedings materials from 1988-2019 for an additional $100. Attendees will qualify for 2.0 CEUs (Continuing Education Units), if they attend the full conference.

The LRGCC is led by an advisory committee of current industry experts and academic heads. The materials presented provide information on technological advances, case studies, theoretical breakthroughs, and current research in the field.

“Each year, our attendees praise the quality of the technical content presented at the conference,” Martinez said. “We have a great mix of papers this year, including papers on solutions to real-world problems, papers on cutting-edge products and processes, and papers describing design practices and strategies to maximize value. We are excited about every one of them.”

A total of 18 papers and posters will be presented by professionals representing a variety of industry-leading companies, including ExxonMobil, Dow Chemical, Shell, Trimeric, Sulphur Experts and many more. Presentations will cover topics such as the fundamentals of gas sweetening and amine treating, advances in vapor recovery technology, vapor control solutions for upstream oil and gas production and much more.

Founded in 1951 as the Gas Conditioning Conference by Laurance Reid, an industry leader the science of gas treatment and OU professor of Chemical Engineering, the conference was named after him when he stepped down as chairman in 1986.

Most LRGCC attendees work in or with the gas processing or refining industries as part of gas operating and refining companies, engineering and construction companies, consultants and technology providers, service and supply companies, as well as academia.

Attendees come from all over the world, with 15 countries represented in 2018, including the U.S., Canada, and countries throughout Europe, Asia and the Pacific.

To register for the 2019 Laurance Reid Gas Conditioning Conference or to learn more about this year’s program, visit pacs.ou.edu/lrgcc.

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