GPA Midstream Association

Since 1935, field and plant engineers have relied upon the GPSA Engineering Data Book to determine operating and design parameters for gas processing facilities. The book serves as a guide to accepted engineering practices for estimating, feasibility studies, preliminary design and for making operating decisions. GPA Midstream offers this five-day in-depth Data Book training course to equip midstream industry engineers, operators, plant personnel and technical sales personnel with the fundamentals they need to put this valued industry resource to practical use. The course is limited to 25 students and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Students will be tested on the information presented and, upon passing, will leave certified in the use of the GPSA Engineering Data Book.

Since its inception, this training course has been offered in the United States at facilities in Dallas, Denver, Mont Belvieu, Texas, and Tulsa, Okla.. Along with these locations, future courses will regularly rotate through Midland-Odessa, Texas, and Oklahoma City. Once enough interest exists to fill a class in a new region/location, GPA Midstream will pursue those options to meet industry training needs in those areas. To express interest in GPA Midstream offering this course near you, please send us an e-mail with the region (i.e. California, Canada, Japan), two possible locations (city name, or for large cities name and section of town), and how many people from your organization would like to attend the course.

Interested in a future Data Book Training Course? Send us an e-mail to be placed on a list to receive course dates and locations when they become available.

Course Topics
Registration Rates

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 equilibrai
- Physical properties
- Prime movers
- Project management
- Pumps and turbines
- Refrigeration
- Relief Systems
- Separation equipment
- Storage
- Sulfur recovery
- Utilities

Registration Rates

As part of the registration fee, students will receive a GPSA Engineering Data Book in their choice of FPS or SI format. The fee also includes lunch Monday - Thursday and a Monday evening social. Any employee of GPA Midstream or GPSA member companies may take advantage of the member rates. Not sure if your company is a member? Check your membership status.

Students are responsible for making their own hotel reservations. GPA Midstream does not have a hotel contracted for the Midland training; students should choose a hotel that works best for them.

Registration Rates

GPA Midstream & GPSA Members - $2,500

Non-Members - $3,500


Registered students may obtain a refund less a 10% cancellation fee if GPA Midstream receives a written cancellation notice by 5 p.m. Central time 30 days prior to the course start date. Refunds will not be given after that deadline. A registration may be transferred at no cost with a written request by the same deadline. Transfers are allowed after the deadline but will incur a $100 fee.


Contact the GPA Midstream office for more information: (918) 493-3872.