- Detailed knowledge of how thermodynamic principles and material models (equations of state) interact to produce equations relating physical and thermodynamic properties to the chemical composition of natural gas, and of the numerical methods required to solve these equations.
- Ability to manipulate mathematical expressions in order to reproduce the aforementioned equations, and to construct algorithms and implement the computer codes for obtaining numerical solutions.
- Ability to prepare various technical information to go as input values in commercial software packages for process simulation.
- A general capability to interpret the results from process calculations- and simulations in terms of their usefulness and limitations.
- Thermodynamic relations, equations of state, vapour pressure curves, mixing rules;
- Specific volume, residual functions, K-values, Rachford-Rice equation;
- Phase equilibrium, 2-phase flash, dew- and bubble point flash, critical point, phase envelope;
- Compression, pressure drop, heat exchange, evaporation and condensation;
- Flow sheet calculations, process simulations.
Required prerequisite knowledge
|Semester assignment||1/3||A - F|
|Written exam||2/3||4 hours||A - F||Basic calculator specified in general exam regulations. |
- Course coordinator
- Runar Bøe
Method of work
Petroleum Engineering - Master`s Degree programme in Petroleum Engineering, 5 years
- Course compendium: Bøe, R.: Process Calculations. Course compendium, PET550, 2019
- Supplementary literature: Kidnay, A.J, McCartney, D.G.: Fundamentals of Natural Gas Processing. Taylor & Francis Inc., 2nd Ed., 2011, ISBN 9781420085198
- Supplementary literature: Michelsen, M.L., Mollerup, J.M.: Thermodynamic Models: Fundamental & Computational Aspects, Tie-line Publications, 2nd Ed., 2007, ISBN 87-989961-3-4
- Other written material distributed at need
Sist oppdatert: 23.08.2019