Gas Chromatography and Troubleshooting  for the Oil & Gas Industry

An Intensive 5-Day Online Training Course

Gas Chromatography and Troubleshooting
for the Oil & Gas Industry

Fundamental Theory of a Modern Analytical Chemistry Tool

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21 - 25 Oct 2024 Online $3,950
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Why Choose this Training Course?

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 PetroKnowledge online 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 PetroKnowledge online 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 Volumns
  • Detectors
  • The Auto Sampler
  • PC & Data System
  • Creating Methods
  • Integration and Reporting
  • Quantitation and Calibrations

What are the Goals?

What are the Goals?

At the end of this training course, you will learn 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?

Who is this Training Course for?

This online 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?

How will this Training Course be Presented?

This online training course will utilize a variety of proven online learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension, retention of the information presented. The training course is conducted Online via an Advanced Virtual Learning Platform in the comfort of any location of your choice.

Organisational Impact

How will our Company Benefit upon Attending this Course?

The delegates will benefit from the following:

  • Introduction to procedures on sample handling and Gas Chromatography quality measurements
  • A comprehensive overview to the measuring principles and application requirements of Gas Chromatography
  • Introduction to the operation and troubleshooting requirements of Gas Chromatography

Personal Impact

What will I Gain upon Attending this Course?

Upon return to their workplace, delegates would have benefited from the following:

  • Participants will have gained great understanding and confidence in being able to handle Gas Chromatography samples for quality / quantity measurements
  • Participants introduced to the operation and troubleshooting requirements of Gas Chromatography
  • Confidence in sample preparation through to sample introduction to analysis and quantification
  • Participants introduced to the measuring principles and application requirements of Gas Chromatography
  • Introduction to ISO17025 Accreditation requirements basics

Daily Agenda

Day 1: 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 2: 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 3: 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 vs. Temperature Programming


Day 4: 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 5: 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 online training course, a PetroKnowledge E-Certificate will be awarded to the delegates

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