Gas Chromatography and Troubleshooting  for the Oil & Gas Industry

An Intensive 5-day Training Course

Gas Chromatography and Troubleshooting
for the Oil & Gas Industry

Fundamental Theory of a Modern Analytical Chemistry Tool

Gas Chromatography and Troubleshooting for the Oil & Gas Industry

Scheduled Dates


22 - 26 Jul 2024 Dubai - UAE $5,950 RESERVE A SEAT
21 - 25 Oct 2024 Dubai - UAE $5,950 RESERVE A SEAT
21 - 25 Jul 2025 Dubai - UAE $5,950 RESERVE A SEAT
27 - 31 Oct 2025 Dubai - UAE $5,950 RESERVE A SEAT


21 - 25 Oct 2024 Online $3,950 RESERVE A SEAT

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Why Choose this Training Course?

In the past 50 years, Gas Chromatography has become an important analytical tool in virtually every phase of the petroleum industry, from exploration of crude oil and refining of finished products to research on new petrochemicals. Gas Chromatography (GC) is one of the most widely used techniques in modern analytical chemistry and in its basic form, is used to separate complex mixtures of different molecules based on their physical properties, such as polarity and boiling point. It is an ideal tool to analyze gas and liquid samples containing many hundreds or even thousands of different molecules, as in the case of crude oil or its products. The technique allows the analyst to identify both the types of molecular species present and their concentrations.

This comprehensive PetroKnowledge training course introduces the fundamental theory of Gas Chromatography along with the operation, maintenance and troubleshooting, from sample introduction through to data analysis. Instrument components are described and presented, along with their underlying theories as they apply to guiding best practices and effective method optimization and troubleshooting.

Because of the variety and complexity of sample types, petroleum chemists use a broad spectrum of gas chromatographic methods. You will learn about current best practices in terms of system configuration choices and initial method conditions.

This Gas Chromatography and Troubleshooting for the Oil and Gas Industry training course commences with an introduction to gas chromatography and will cover the following areas:

  • Sample preparation
  • Sample introduction
  • Sample separation
  • Gas supply and handling
  • Split/split less and PTV inlets
  • Capillary columns
  • Detectors
  • The auto sampler
  • PC & data system
  • Creating methods
  • Integration and reporting
  • Quantitation and calibrations

In addition, this PetroKnowledge training course also covers troubleshooting and maintenance of the following GC equipment:

  • Sample inlet & auto samplers
  • Columns
  • Detectors
  • Data analysis systems

What are the Goals?

This training course is designed to give the participants the competence to:

  • Understand the basic theoretical aspects of Gas Chromatography
  • Communicate practical information, capabilities and limitations of Gas Chromatography
  • Gain confidence on the:
    • GC analysis technique
    • GC troubleshooting
    • Analytical results evaluation

Who is this Training Course for?

This PetroKnowledge training course is ideal for lab and quality professionals that do not have formal training or experience in gas chromatography or those that want to refresh their current knowledge of gas chromatography. It is also suitable for Environmental Quality Personnel, and fiscal quality inspectors.

How will this Training Course be Presented?

The training course explains the techniques in a clear fashion and combines a mixture of classroom based presentations with many videos on GC hardware and software. Delegates will be encouraged to participate in this seminar through the use of workshops and group discussions, PowerPoint presentations as well as many short troubleshooting videos on the daily topics.

Daily Agenda

Day One: Introduction to Chromatography
  • Overview of Gas Chromatography
  • Gas Chromatography Theory
    • The Development Process
    • Factors Controlling Retention
    • Molecular Forces and Chromatographic Selectivity
    • Stationary Phase Loading and GC Performance
  • Chromatography Nomenclature
Day Two: Injection Ports
  • Gas supply and handling
  • GC Inlets Selection variation
    • Capillary vs packed column
    • Direct capillary
    • Split/ split less
    • Programmed Temperature Vaporizer (PTV) Inlets
    • Cool on column
  • The role of sample introduction and injection ports in GC operations
  • Sample Introduction – Auto-samplers
Day Three: Gas Chromatography (GC) Columns
  • Column selection
    • Packed
    • Capillary
  • GC column impact on performance
  • Peak Dispersion in a Chromatographic Column
  • Column maintenance and troubleshooting
  • GC Oven
    • Isothermal v’s Temperature programming
Day Four: Gas Chromatography (GC) Detectors
  • GC Detector Selection
  • Detector role in GC operations
  • How detectors can impact GC performance
  • Detector maintenance and troubleshooting
  • Chromatography Applications
  • Method Development
  • Setup and GC operation
  • Preparation for operation
Day Five: Gas Chromatography (GC) Data Acquisition and Processing
  • Sampling Techniques
  • Data Acquisition and Processing Systems
  • Calibration and GC performance
  • Gas Chromatography Troubleshooting
  • Laboratory information management system (LIMS)
  • ISO17025 Accreditation Basics
  • Laboratory Management & Troubleshooting


  • On successful completion of this Training Course / Online Training Course, a PetroKnowledge Certificate / E-Certificate will be awarded to the delegates.

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GLOMACS Training

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