January 17, February 1, 13 & 22, 2024

Factors in Compression Station Design – GMRC

Virtual, Instructor-Led

Event Summary

Reciprocating and Centrifugal compressors are widely used in the natural gas industry; but when, where, why, and how to use each technology is less understood. In this 4, half-day training course, attendees will learn the key differences between reciprocating and centrifugal compressors and their associated equipment, how to size and select them, and when each is the ideal technology to install. Pros and cons, including the financial implications of each technology, will be viewed through the lens of real-world case studies. This webinar acts as a follow-up to a few key topics discussed in our 3-hour virtual “Compressor Technologies” class.

Attendees will receive 16 Professional Development Hours (PDH).



This workshop will take place on 4 days, 4 hours each day:

  • January 17: 8 am – 12 pm, CST
  • February 1: 8 am – 12 pm, CST
  • February 13: 8 am – 12 pm, CST
  • February 22: 8 am – 12 pm, CST

We will provide a recording of all sessions if you cannot attend one live or register after the sessions have taken place.


Learning Objectives

  • Learn the fundamentals of reciprocating and centrifugal compressors
  • Solve related problems.
  • Ask the right questions when designing.
  • Understand CAPEX vs OPEX cost implications for decisions made.
  • Manage a design project for a small station, with some help.
  • Do calculations to size equipment.
  • Choose what equipment goes with the chosen compression system.
  • Layout major equipment, and interconnecting piping.


Who Should Attend

  • New engineers looking to enhance their understanding of compressor technologies.
  • Long-time engineers looking to refresh their understanding.
  • Anyone looking for a high-level, value-centric approach to compressor design.



Meet Your Instructor

Josh Shaver

Sr. Project Manager, LJA Engineering

Mr. Shaver has 18 years experience in the oil and gas industry, with experience across OEM, Operator, Owner, and consulting sectors. During this time, he has held the position of Professional Engineer in 21 states, with duties including various degrees of design for elements of mechanical, structural, civil, electrical, automation, and process design, project and construction management, purchasing, and quality control.


From 02-22-2024 8:00 am CST until 02-22-2024 12:00 pm CST



Registration Information
Members $550
Non-Members $750

3% fee applied if paying by a credit card

Who can attend?

SGA Cancellation Policy "C"

Have any questions? Contact us. memberservices@southerngas.org