Environment & Safety Gas Processing/LNG Maintenance & Reliability Petrochemicals Process Control Process Optimization Project Management Refining

Hatcher, N. A.

Optimized Gas Treating, Inc., Buda, Texas

Nate Hatcher joined OGT in 2009. For most of his career, he has been involved with various facets of gas treating or sulfur recovery. His career began with Black & Veatch Pritchard Inc. and then 7 yr with ConocoPhillips Inc. as Treating and Sulfur Processing Best Practices Network Lead. Hatcher worked briefly with Trimeric Corp. providing design and consulting services to the oil and gas sector. In 2022, he joined Phillips 66 as Director, Sulphur Processing. He holds a BS degree in chemical engi-neering from the University of Kansas, is a registered Professional Engineer in the state of Kansas, and is a member of the industry Amine Best Practices Group.

Riding the dragon: Sulfur plant thermal reactor temperature measurement

Optimized Gas Treating, Inc.: Jensen, D. R.  |  Hatcher, N. A.  |  Bailey, M. D.
Delta Controls Corp.: Coady, M.

Of all the fundamental measured process variables, temperature is perhaps the most reliable.

Investigation and diagnosis of startup foaming issues at a new tail gas treater

Phillips 66: Copper, S.  |  Viceral, B.  |  Thomas, K.  |  Goff, S.  |  Contreras, J.  |  Nyadong, L.  |  Stavros, J.
Optimized Gas Treating, Inc.: Hatcher, N. A.

In May 2021, Phillips 66 started up a new methyl diethanolamine (MDEA)-based tail gas unit at its Belle Chasse, Louisiana, refinery.

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