March 20-23, 2018 | Houston, Texas | 2.6 CEU or 26 PDH
DoubleTree by Hilton, Houston Intercontinental Airport Hotel, 15747 John F. Kennedy Blvd., Houston Texas 77032
Instructors: Jim Sorokes, Mark Sandberg, Jeff Moore, Jigger Jumonville
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Entry-level professionals will accelerate their understanding of the technology and how it is used in oil & gas applications. Experienced professionals will enhance their knowledge of current technologies and methods, enabling more effective project performance and/or maintenance strategies. All participants will add to their network of industry professionals and be able to share ideas, experiences and questions.
Who should attend?
This course is for beginning- and intermediate-level professionals interested in Centrifugal Compressor Operations.
Jim Sorokes is a Principal Engineer at Dresser-Rand, A Siemens Business, with over 35 years of experience in the Turbomachinery industry. Jim joined D-R after graduating from St. Bonaventure University in 1976. He spent 28 years in the Aerodynamics Group, became the Supervisor of Aerodynamics in 1984, and was promoted to Manager of Aero/Thermo Design Engineering in 2001. While in the Aerodynamics Group, his primary responsibilities included the development, design, and analysis of all aerodynamic components of centrifugal compressors. IN 2004, Jim was named Manager of Development Engineering whereupon he became involved in all aspects of new product development and product upgrades. IN 2005, Jim was promoted to principal engineer responsible for various projects related to compressor development and testing. He is also heavily involved in mentoring and training in the field of aerodynamic design, analysis, and testing. Jim is a member of AIAA, ASME, and the ASME Turbomachinery Committee. He has authored or co-authored over forty technical papers and has instructed seminars and tutorials at Texas A&M and Dresser-Rand. He currently holds three U.S. patents and has two others pending. He was elected an ASME Fellow in 2008.
Mark Sandberg is the principal of Sandberg Turbomachinery Consulting, LLC. Before forming this consulting practice in 2016, he was a Consulting Machinery Engineer with Chevron Energy Technology Company in Houston, Texas for more than fifteen years. Prior to joining Chevron, he was employed by ARCO, Petro-Marine Engineering, and The Dow Chemical Company. During his sixteen years at ARCO, he was involved with a number of gas turbine driven compressors, both internationally and on the North Slope of Alaska. Through the majority of his career, he has been involved in providing technical assistance and services associated with the selection, design, specification, procurement, and testing of new rotating equipment along with failure analysis and troubleshooting issues with existing equipment, primarily in upstream oil and gas production and LNG processing operations. Mark has more than 39 years of varied experience in the process industries and has been involved with the design, manufacture, testing, and installation of several small to large gas turbine driven centrifugal compressor trains worldwide. Mr. Sandberg has B.S. and M.S. degrees (Mechanical Engineering) from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Texas, an Emeritus Member of the Texas A&M Turbomachinery Advisory Committee, a member of AIAA and a Fellow Member of ASME.
J. Jeffrey Moore
J. Jeffrey Moore, Ph.D., is a Principal Engineer at Southwest Research Institute, in San Antonio, Texas. His professional experience over the last 15 years includes engineering and management responsibilities at Solar Turbines, Inc., Dresser-Rand, and Southwest Research Institute. His interests include rotordynamics, seals and bearings, finite element analysis, controls, and aerodynamics. He has authored more than 10 technical papers in the area of rotordynamics and aerodynamics and has given numerous tutorials and lectures. Dr. Moore received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees (Mechanical Engineering, 1991, 1993, 1999) from Texas A&M University.
Jigger Jumonville received his B.S. degree (Mechanical Engineering, 1979) from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, LA. He passed his P.E. Exam and was first registered as a Professional Engineer in the state of Louisiana in 1989. He worked for 10 years at the Dow Chemical Company in Plaquemine, Louisiana and five of those years were spent as the Rotating Equipment Engineer in a world scale ethylene plant. During the past 20 years, Mr. Jumonville worked for Mafi-Trench Corporation as Chief Engineer and for Atlas Copco as Senior Consulting Engineer. He also has extensive experience with magnetic bearings in rotating equipment. In addition to teaching at Cal Poly, he is currently a Turbomachinery Consultant, involved with the design and troubleshooting of turbomachinery