EBF 301
Global Finance for the Earth, Energy, and Materials Industries

Mini-Lecture: Gathering and Compression

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Graphic illustration showing steps of process to get raw products from wells to markets with the production and gathering phase highlighted. Described in text below
Figure 2. Production & Gathering

The first step in the movement of natural gas from the “wellhead-to-burnertip” is to determine the "deliverability," or sales volume of the well and then get it connected to a pipeline. This is normally done by midstream companies who gather wells together and deliver the gas to processing plants or directly into transmission pipelines.

The following mini-lecture explains these concepts in detail.

Key Learning Points for the Mini-Lecture: Gathering and Compression

While watching the Mini-Lecture, keep in mind the following key points and questions:

  • Why is the "deliverability" of a well important?
  • What functions are performed by the Gatherer?
  • Who are Producers and Operators?
  • What are Compressors and how/why are they used?
EBF 301 Lesson 7 Mini-lecture Gathering & Compression
John A. Dutton e-Education Institute