This is the study programme for 2020/2021. It is subject to change.

This course will provide the students with a comprehensive understanding of the principles and essential technologies for the purification of natural gas for the purpose of fuel, and the entire technology scope of the LNG industry including liquefaction process, storage, transportation, and the major equipment used in the manufacture of LNG.

Learning outcome

On completion, students should
  • Describe the major and common processes of the natural gas plants, and explain which technique should be used based on the process
  • Determine various technologies used to purify natural gas, and describe the difference between various gas conditioning and processing technologies
  • Be able to explain the refrigeration and liquefaction fundamentals
  • Understand the different liquefaction technologies, and regasification operations


  • Natural gas fundamentals: characteristics of natural gas, chemistry of oil and gas, raw gas contaminants
  • Gas processing technologies: water removal, acid gas removal, dehydration, mercury removal, nitrogen removal, NGL separation, gas sweetening and sulfur recovery, natural gas liquids and dew point control
  • LNG characteristics: LNG properties, types of LNG plants, plant block diagram, etc
  • Natural gas liquefaction process: cascade process, propane-precooled mixed-refrigerant process, dual mixed refrigerant process, etc

Required prerequisite knowledge



Weight Duration Marks Aid
Written exam1/1 A - F

Coursework requirements


Course teacher(s)

Method of work

Lectures, team projects and presentation,

Open to

Petroleum Engineering - Master of Science Degree Programme, Petroleum Engineering - Master`s Degree programme in Petroleum Engineering, 5 years. The total number of participants on the course is limited to a maximum of 20 students.

Course assessment

Written exam


Literatur will be published as soon as it has been prepared by the course coordinator/teacher

This is the study programme for 2020/2021. It is subject to change.

Sist oppdatert: 05.06.2020