All Testimonials

Great course. Every question well-addressed by both instructors. Impressed by basic additional training and explanations shared about other processes in gas processing and sulfur recovery. I learned the clear capabilities and benefits of using the ProMax simulation tool and the access to your knowledgeable support team.

Elena Truffa
UOP - Honeywell

Very helpful course to get a basic understanding of the ProMax software and the user interface. I like the connection with Microsoft Office.

David Stroh
NDDOH

Awesome course, learned a ton that will be directly useful in my work, and things that may be useful in my future as well.

David Winski
KBR

The class was enjoyable. The BR&E employees were very approachable and knew how to troubleshoot all problems. Jordan was very knowledgeable and friendly. Thank you for this opportunity.

Hailee Smith
Energy Transfer

Overall, ProMax is very user-friendly and easy to use. I like that the software provides information that I would normally need to figure by hand, such as line sizing and pressure profiles along pipes. I also like how Excel is incorporated into the software to provide easy extraction of data.

Bryson Powers
AECOM

Very well taught! You guys had an incredible amount of patience and were able to explain in terms everyone can understand.

Katherine Ramsey
EnLink Midstream

An excellent course delivered by a competent instructor. The course was at a good pace and the instructor was very helpful with questions and help on any topic. The instructor made the course – very knowledgeable and good at explaining.

Syed Mohamid Raza Quadri
Abu Dhabi Gas Development Company

Thank you for coming to our office to offer this training. I hope we can host another course in the future.

Scott Sauter
Apache Corporation

ProMax has been a useful tool for our company. I would emphasize how well the results compare to other simulators in the market as well as the prompt responses from the BR&E Technical Support team for our particular requirements. They have helped us build custom reports and VBA code to solve particular simulation issues, process simulation templates for recurring jobs and highly customized simulation models for not-so-common applications in our industry. These tools have not only improved our decision making process, but also have saved us time in our projects’ workflow.

Luis A. Torres Melchor, P.E.
ARC Energy Consulting

The ProMax report generator saves me a lot of time when I am putting together heat and material balances for clients for units simulated by ProMax. I can export all of the composition and property data I need for the whole model all at once, spending five minutes instead of hours. BR&E even made the template for us to our specifications.

David Winski
KBR

The custom heat and material balance report that BR&E provided us has saved us a considerable amount of time. We worked with them through a few variations in order to get a report that perfectly satisfies our internal and external (client) needs. The report exports what we need into Excel and then the Excel macro applies consistent formatting. Once we get our model completed, each report takes us less than 5 minutes to run, format and publish. When our model is updated, we are able to easily re-run the report and generate a new heat and material balance in a flash.

Marta West, PE
Samuel Engineering

Excellent course with a very clear explanation of the Turbo Expander process developed step-by-step from JT process. I would highly recommend this course for all process engineers who would like to do gas processing, especially in NGL extraction.

Toan Nguyen
Universal Pegasus International

Great introductory course to ProMax. Good overview of the program’s capabilities. [The instructor] did a great job explaining the functionality and helping us understand how ProMax could be best used for our purposes.

Alyssa Najewicz
Sunoco Logistics

Good course. I had never used ProMax before and now I feel confident to use it. The examples are super helpful and I’m glad to see that the help button is so well done.

Colin Harkins
Air Basics

I thought all of the presenters were very knowledgeable and explained complex material in a fun, easy to understand format. Thanks for a great class!

Jesse Snyder
Summit Midstream

The scope of capabilities of ProMax is vast. This is a good foundation class that stresses inputs and good practices. I think it will serve as a good base for more particular modeling within ProMax.

Matt Svitak
Devon Energy

I love the clear step-by-step discussion when solving the examples. I feel like the instructor creates an environment where I feel comfortable asking questions as she progresses through the example. I also appreciate that we utilize the pre-programmed examples and not just the course exercises because it helps me get familiar with all that is available to me.

Maggie Leuck
Enlink

Very good course. Kudos for providing continued excellent support to the industry.

Arun Parihar
DSME Offshore Eng Corp

Enjoyed the course; All ProMax personnel have been very helpful and know the software very well.

David Parsons
Gas Processing, Inc.

Very helpful session; ProMax is quickly becoming our go-to process simulator. I greatly appreciate the willingness to help the users succeed in our projects.

Jung Choi
GIS Engineering

Great introduction to ProMax and applicability to air compliance. Very informative, patient, and knowledgeable instructor. Worked very well as a team.

Ken Villena
CONSOL

ProMax training has helped immensely, it opens so many doors for future projects.

Grant Sullivan
Canyon Midstream Partners

I have truly enjoyed this training. Even though I had never used ProMax before, I picked up things quickly. All of you were extremely helpful, very knowledgeable and made us think through all the material versus just giving an answer.

Diane Stephanie Holton
Chiyoda International Corporation

Excellent instructor: knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and friendly. Best simulation software course I have attended.

Steven O’Krancy
Worley Parsons

Great job! As an operations engineer, I wasn’t sure how much of this class would apply to me, but most all of it did! Good pace and explanation!

Regan Winstead
Energy Transfer

Great introduction to ProMax and applicability to Air compliance. Very informative, patient, and knowledgeable instructor. Worked very well as a team.

Ken Villena
CONSOL

The BR&E engineers are full of answers and very helpful. I can’t express how much I appreciate the learning opportunities.

Chris Olson
PCES

Best training I have received to date from any company, both in covering ProMax and process details.

Edward McDowell
Enterprise Products

I thought the course was educational, engaging, and interesting. The instructors were phenomenal and seemed knowledgeable on all subjects/issues that came up. I will continue to recommend that Black & Veatch new professionals take this course.

Amanda O’Dell
Black & Veatch

I really like that ProMax interfaces with Microsoft Office. It is nice to use ProMax’s powerful software with the familiar formatting/interface of programs such as Visio and Excel.

Scott Tettambel
Black & Veatch

The instructors were fantastic. Very helpful and informative! I could tell that they genuinely care about their product. This was 3 days well spent!

Nathan Duda
Black & Veatch

Great tech support and a great software, made possible by great people! Thank you!

Chuck Sheppard
Select Engineering

The [BRE 101: Oil & Gas] was a very good course. The trainer was outstanding with pace, monitoring, keys, and making sure that information was delivered clearly and specifically. The trainer’s help definitely kept the class moving forward, providing individual attention as needed. I look forward to taking additional courses.

Charles Massingale
DCP Midstream

BR&E has an extremely knowledgeable staff with interpersonal skills that are hard to come by. Excellent presenters at the course.

Eric Braithwaite
Halff Tritex, Inc.

This has been an excellent class for me as someone who has never used ProMax before. Of the dozen courses I have taken in my Facilities Engineer career, I would rate this towards the top. I enjoyed practicing on relevant examples, using sample files, and the openness of the instructors throughout the course. The instructors were very good at clearly and intuitively explaining the topics and concepts.

Bryan McCurry
Pioneer Natural Resources USA, Inc.

The BRE 201 Gas Processing was a great course with great instructors. I would highly recommend this course.

Andy Moore, P.E.
Windward Engineering PLLC

The LNG course was excellent and the presentation and presenters were great. The course was challenging in a good way, delivering knowledge and training at an advanced level. The presenter’s know-how was evident, and increased the value gained from the course.

John McHugh
Eni E&P Engineering, Ltd.

Excellent learning exercises. Thanks to BR&E for providing opportunities to learn and understand ProMax simulation software in this difficult economic time.

Rupesh Soni

Your one-on-one guidance makes the course very productive particularly for the less experienced. I started as a infrequent user, but am now very confident of handling complex projects.

Kurma Tata

This course was well worth my time. As a new engineer, I found the software more user-friendly than expected, and every time someone in class identified an area for improvement, it seemed the fix was coming out already. The examples were useful and accompanied by sufficient explanation to learn about ProMax, even where the concepts were something I don’t usually encounter at work.

Chelsea Grimm
EOG Resources

Class moved quickly and covered a lot of material. The speed of the course was ideal to cover the maximum amount of material while making sure the class didn’t consume too many working days. The instructors were excellent and very helpful.

Greg Simmons
CONSOL

The course [Level 2: Gas Processing] was very helpful and informative. BR&E customer service never disappoints.

Cameron Berg
Energy Transfer

I appreciate the course instructor. Not only did he go over how to use ProMax, but he went over the Engineering aspect which was a good refresher. I would recommend this course to my colleagues.

Fadekemi Osideinde
Hunt, Guillot and Associates

This is the most user friendly process simulator I have been exposed to and also your team does a top notch job at helping people learn to use it.

Wayne Shortle
Southwestern Energy

Upon completion of this course, I feel confident with the program. Instructors were fantastic. This is easily the best training I’ve ever been to!

Traci Mikes
EOG Resources, Inc.

We hosted the BR&E ProMax Level 1 training class last week in Baton Rouge. I have been to several of your training classes hosted by Cory in the past. I had a great appreciation for Cory, as did many of my colleagues. We were doubtful that anyone could fill his boots so to speak. However, everyone in our group was thoroughly impressed with Zach and Stacy. They did a wonderful job of conducting the course. They also did a great job of handling some rather difficult questions, and they followed those questions up with research and one-on-one discussion during breaks. It was a good learning experience, even for those of us with years of ProMax modeling in the natural gas industry.

I would say that BR&E has the best training and customer technical support available in the simulation industry. Your team is always a pleasure to work with and extremely knowledgeable. These two certainly represented your company very well in my opinion.

Shaun McKay, P.E.
Principal Process Engineer
Oil and Gas
CB&I
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

I have to thank BR&E for providing VBA extensibility in Promax, it's such a great and easy way of playing and handling nearly all simulator parameters that any chemical process engineer would ever like to.

Optimization and automatization tasks are so easy to achieve and absolutely fun to code. Microsoft Visio and Excel built-in support allows flawless integration and naturally drives coding-prone users to use powerful languages like C# and Visual Basic .NET.

In my company I have personally coded in VBA and .NET to access and use the Promax object model directly in the simulation or in order to develop stand-alone executables which we currently use to minimize human-error and simulation development time. What a great tool!

Mauro A. Galbiati
Process Engineers Coordinator
Siirtec Nigi S.p.A.
Milan, Italy

The VBA interactions with ProMax features enables us to quickly transfer data to and from our ACTS application, greatly reducing transcription errors and providing a much more seamless experience for users of both ACTS and ProMax.

Gregory George
Head of Product Development
Ecocion, Inc.
Denver, Colorado

Besides being a vital tool to determine and evaluate different gas treating processes, ProMax offers a great deal of technical support with very short response times and comprehensive follow up. In DYPROTEC we use [ProMax] for dew-point control analyses, dehydration, and naphtha stabilization to evaluate the feasibility of projects. Additionally, ProMax allows us to verify the operating conditions and the efficiency of processes already installed, so we can offer outstanding support to our clients. We are very happy with the software, service and support that ProMax brings to our company.

Adriana Cano Andrade
Sr. Process Engineer
DYPROTEC, Colombia

I have found Bryan Research & Engineering to be a very helpful company. Their product, ProMax, is intuitive and adaptable – two adjectives not typically given to process simulators. BR&E’s real strength comes from their staff, a uniquely competent and well-trained group of engineers. The staff is able to quickly and easily demonstrate the power of ProMax. In my experience, I have been able to increasingly propose alternative solutions by talking with BR&E’s engineering staff. I highly recommend their products and people.

Dennis Lindberg
Senior Facilities Engineer
SM Energy
Billings, Montana

I am an oil and gas facilities engineer and construction project manager. I have used ProMax® for several years and really enjoy BR&E’s software and incredible customer support. Recently, I needed a process simulation of a complex facility (amine, dehy, cryo, stabilization) we planned to build. I needed the ability to accurately simulate off-design situations such as alternate gas sources and varying inlet flow rates to assure the design was employing adequately-sized equipment. Building a model of this complexity is something I could not efficiently do even if I had the time to work on it.

The folks at BR&E are really good at this sort of work, so I called just to see how much they would charge to model this facility according to my requirements. I was delightfully surprised to learn that they do [build models] for free for their operating company clients. My BR&E salesman prepared the model in a very reasonable amount of time. He was very helpful at answering my questions about the simulation and making slight modifications as needed. The model’s detail and simplicity exceeded my expectations and the staff answered all of my questions.

In the past, I have attended several of their free training classes. I’ve always had great technical support for simulations or even gas processing questions. You might think you are simply leasing simulation software with BR&E, but you are actually getting much more (valuable service and gas processing expertise) when you choose ProMax®.

Raymond E. Penderson, P.E.
Senior Engineer
Atlas Pipeline Mid-Continent, LLC
Tulsa, Oklahoma (USA)

I want to sincerely thank you for all your support and to BR&E for ProMax. With 150 plus Mechanical Refrigeration Units (MRU’s) in the field operating over a wide range of conditions, the software is proving itself invaluable in sizing the applications. The estimated liquid recoveries and operating conditions allow us to provide quotes and applications with confidence and accuracy. We also used ProMax extensively in the design of a new MRU capable of processing up to 15 mmscf/day, as well as a fleet of NGL stabilizers that will be available in the near future. These results were used to provide solid supporting documentation for AFE’s and final approval to proceed with the build out of these new MRU’s.

At this time we run seven to ten applications a week, with multiple cases per application. To date, we have not set an MRU or stabilizer that did not perform as [modeled]. We also use ProMax to provide updates and forecasts to operators whose conditions are changing. This allows us to forecast when we need to upsize or downsize the MRU’s to continue providing the best MRU for the application. Again, this would not have been possible without the ability to perform rigorous modeling of the heat exchanger duties and pressure drops.

Tim Shackelford
Manager-Operations
Kinder Morgan Treating
Tyler, Texas

The ProMax software provided by Bryan Research & Engineering has been used as a process tool by Gas Liquids Engineering for almost 20 years. BR&E continues to improve their software accuracy year after year in the areas we are concerned, giving us more confidence to effectively satisfy our clients’ needs. Perhaps the greatest tangible benefit is their excellent customer support. We can and do depend on them to quickly and effectively answer our simulation issues. I would not want to operate our business without this simulation tool and BR&E’s services in our arsenal.

Jim Maddocks, P.Eng., PMP
V.P., Engineering
Gas Liquids Engineering Ltd.
Canada

The model helped us to make a final project decision and we were able to remove the proposed new amine column completely. We were able to predict the real impact on mercaptans carry-over into our sales gas more confidently using ProMax. The total project savings amounted to approximately $24 million. With your help we were able to complete three months of engineering work in half the time.

…I am proficient with [a number of process simulators], but I never receive the technical assistance like I have experienced with BR&E. In most cases I am satisfied if they can simply solve my technical problem, but with BR&E, I experience something extra and we at WorleyParsons Kazakhstan appreciate it.

Vernon Adams
Sr. Process Engineer
WorleyParsons Kazakhstan, LLP

I have been using ProMax for over a year to design gas processing and treating plants as a process engineer and primary simulation expert at S-Con, Inc. BR&E provides unparalleled technical support and assistance. They have been extremely receptive to my requests for improvements to the program and have delivered rapid results. ProMax is an essential tool that I use on a daily basis and it is with great pleasure that I recommend the software.

Adam R. Baxter, P.E.
Process Engineer
S-Con, Inc.
Bryan, Texas

I would like to compliment you and your company on the excellent software package you developed. I've experienced other process simulation software in the past and have yet to find one that equals the accuracy and user friendliness of ProMax. This software has literally rejuvenated my love for engineering. This software, used in conjunction with a solid understanding of basic engineering principle, is a very effective tool. I've simulated most all the processes within our company and continue to be amazed on how closely I'm able to match actual plant conditions. The facilities that are using my simulation information to operate their Cryo process are seeing significant recovery improvements and are amazed themselves by the accuracy. I actually have plant operators (30 year vets) that are running outside their normal operating parameters and are achieving recoveries that were once thought unachievable.

This software is literally affecting our bottom line and is worth every penny..............

Guy Gage
Southern Union Company

ProMax is one of the best Process Simulators I have ever used. It is accurate, technologically advanced, creates awesome reports and is easy to use.

The technical support is very good, usually I receive an answer in minutes. I feel like they are part of my team.

Manuel Del Villar
Sr Process/Specialist Engineer
ICA Fluor

The highlight of this professional hands-on training was having knowledgeable, efficient instructors and assistants available. The exercises are well-designed and enriched with information that makes the training very useful.

Jie Yu
Bechtel/IPSI
Houston, TX

I am a veteran Process Engineer and Consultant (Chemical) with over 18 years of experience in several major industries (from tall oil/vacuum distillation to natural gas/oil refining; both processing and design).

As a result, I am very familiar with most, if not all, of the process simulators in the market place. I can assure you, one cannot find a single product in the market place that delivers the total package for process simulation like BR&E’s ProMax does.

ProMax is easy to use and implement. I have peers in other engineering disciplines [who use ProMax] that are up and running in-depth constraint and design calculations in hours. Anyone who can use a Windows product with a desire to learn the package will be successful. The learning curve is almost non-existent. What learning curve there is can be picked up by new engineers within hours or days. To top it off, if one runs into “snags”, the technical support is without equal and your problem will likely be solved over a phone call in minutes.

Finally, if one looks at “bang for the buck” for your process simulation dollar, BR&E’s ProMax is so far ahead of anything I am aware of in the market place that they are not on the same planet. You cannot go wrong if you invest your process simulation budget in BR&E software.

Rob Wood
Asset Engineer
DCP Midstream
Ruston, LA

We are using ProMax® for various troubleshooting projects and for developing schemes related to profit and reliability. We found this software excellent in predicting reliable results and it is quite user friendly. We are quite satisfied with the training and support provided by the technical department of Bryan Research & Engineering. We are looking forward to more training programs in India in the future.

Koonal Basu
Central Technical Services
Sulphur Complex (SEZ)
Reliance Industries Limited
Jamnagar, Gujarat (India)

We have used ProMax® for over five years to successfully simulate, model, design and optimize gas sweetening units as well as gas dehydration plants. Indeed, as a company specialized in the gas treating area in Venezuela, we are very satisfied with the use of this simulation package. The software is easy and user friendly. BR&E offers continuous and valuable technical assistance when customers are trying to setup a simulation or cases where a tailored report is needed.

M.S. ChE Carlos E. Garcia C.
Technical Manager
International Procurement Services, IPS, C.A.
Venezuela

BR&E not only provides the highest quality and accurate software for gas processing and treatment, but has really built its reputation within Saudi Aramco as a top notch resource for outstanding technical support. The level of knowledge BR&E has, especially about sour gas processes, is only surpassed by their willingness to share it with us out of a genuine desire to improve our engineers and our operations. BR&E has trained well over 30 of our engineers, with the most common feedback being BR&E’s desire not to just teach us how to use a simulator, but how to improve our engineering skills and plant operations.

I whole-heartedly recommend any company or engineer with the opportunity to use ProMax to do so. You will be impressed with the level of service and support you will receive, not to mention the precision ProMax provides. ProMax is not just a simulator. It is an entire team of process engineers working for you. Quite simply, BR&E cares about your company’s success.

Ismail Alami
Supervisor, Gas Processing
Saudi Aramco
Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

For more than 10 years, BR&E through PROSIM/TSWEET and now ProMax has helped us in all our projects specifically those related to Amine units and Claus units. [ProMax] is a very powerful tool that helps us reach our goals.

Phillip Albrecht
Head of Process Engineering
TECNA
Argentina

During the first half of 2011 we commissioned an amine gas sweetening plant in Lekhwair, North Oman. For more than 3 months, the operations and commissioning team could not achieve stable operation of the amine train due to continuous foaming of solution in the contactor. There were signs of hydrocarbon entrainment; however, the team could not understand how this was happening since the dT between the lean amine and the sour gas was kept at a safe margin to insure no HC condensation in the absorber. The output of the amine plant model, which was built using ProMax® by our young engineer Zamzam Amry, gave us the first clue that some HC can still be absorbed by active MDEA. To tackle this issue, the commissioning team dropped the amine circulation rate from a design set point. As a result, the gas sweetening process was immediately stabilized. The plant was successfully commissioned shortly thereafter. Later, Zamzam further studied the phenomena by modeling the same situation using ProMax and another simulator. Only the ProMax model accurately reflected the issue and realistically predicted the process behavior. I would also like to compliment the user-friendly design of ProMax as well as the excellent customer support we continuously receive from Bryan Research & Engineering.

Yerbol Seifullin
Sr. Process Engineer
Process Optimization Support Team
Petroleum Development of Oman LLC