March 1 - 3, 2016

Williams Tower - Houston, TX




This 2 ½ day workshop will give engineers and design professionals information on how to design and integrate the various parts of a compressor station into an effective and efficient system. It will provide practical knowledge on how to design a new compressor station or evaluate the design of an existing compressor station.  It has limited enrollment so register soon to insure your space.

Course Content

Participants will receive practical instruction that will enable them to:

  • Make decisions related to the design of the main systems in a compressor station
  • Solve related problems
  • Ask the right questions when designing
  • Manage a design project for a small station
  • Choose what equipment goes with the chosen compression system
  • Lay out major interconnecting piping
  • Do calculations to size equipment
  • Consider site-specific requirements for compressor station layout.

A team of industry subject matter experts will lead the class.  A combination of lecture and hands-on, group exercises provide a valuable learning experience.  Participants are placed in small teams, using a "game board" to work on various compressor station design scenarios.

The target audience for this workshop is engineers and technical people with 0-5 years industry experience. 


  • Chuck Law, Spartan Engineering
  • Graeme McNeil, Wood Group Mustang
  • Wayne Longer, Caterpillar
  • Tony Walton, Tube Turns/Sypris Technology

Professional Development Hours

This workshop qualified for 18 Professional Development Hours.

Event Information

  • $795 GMRC member company; $1195 Non-members
  • Schedule:  8 am to 4 pm Tuesday/Wednesday; 8 am to Noon Thursday
  • Each participant will receive a comprehensive workbook, a valuable resource that will provide benefits long after the completion of the class.
  • Breakfast, lunch and refreshment breaks provided
  • Trouble registering?  Click here for additional information

Hotel Information

  • The Westin Oaks and Westin Galleria hotels are adjacent to the Williams Tower. You may call (713) 960-8100 or Central Reservations: 888-627-8514 and request the The Williams Companies corporate rate (subject to availability) of $219.

Other nearby hotels (no special rate contracted)

JW Marriott Westheimer

Doubletree Suites

  • Event attendees must contact the hotel directly by phone to make reservations. Any contact to you from a third party claiming to be a booking agent for SGA/GMRC should be considered a scam.


Sponsorships available for this event. Click here for information.


Contact or Joni Pullen (


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Past event information may include presentations, documents, agendas, photos, or other information.  Click on a link below to view more information for a particular event:

2015 Factors in Compressor Station Design

2014 Factors in Compressor Station Design

2012 Factors in Compressor Station Design

2011 Factors in Compressor Station Design