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Petroleum Production and Petrochemical Science and Engineering PET625

Natural gas is expected to be a dominant fuel in the 21st century, due to its abundance, compressibility, environmentally friendly (cleaner energy), and the ease to utilize and convert to various useful chemical components/compounds.

The sources of the natural gas are gas reservoirs (conventional and unconventional) and oil reservoirs as Associated components with crude Oil.


Course description for study year 2021-2022

Facts
Course code

PET625

Version

1

Credits (ECTS)

10

Semester tution start

Spring

Number of semesters

1

Exam semester

Spring

Language of instruction

English

Learning outcome
The course aims at providing students with knowledge of production, processing of oil & gas, and petrochemical science and engineering. The course is an interactive course designed for advanced teaching methods. The course increases participants’ career opportunities within petroleum, petrochemical industries, and stimulate for academic research.
Content

The course is divided into two main parts petroleum production (PP) and petrochemical science and engineering (PSE).

Petroleum production (PP) part of the course starts at the begging of the spring semester, followed by petrochemical science and engineering (PSE). Students will be divided into groups. In both parts assignments will be given. PP part comprises of production/reservoir interface (upstream processing), separation, dehydration (mid-stream) before transportation to terminals for further distribution and handling in various petrochemical processing facilities (downstream). 

 In the PP part, the given assignments  to be worked out by the groups and submitted within a given deadline for class discussion. The assignments will mainly address production of undersaturated, saturated fluids, gas production, stimulation, and gas lift. At the end of PP part of the course, a written exam will be given.

The petrochemical science and engineering (PSE) part of the course starts with knowledge refreshment of science and engineering thermodynamics and kinetics. It also, includes concept and design of distillation (for oil refinery) and the concept of gas processing for gas conversions purposes. The assignments are related to LNG, gas conversions (hydrogen, syngas, methanol, and fertilizer). Group presentations of the assignments and discussions, will be held in the class.

Required prerequisite knowledge
None
Recommended prerequisites
Basic Petroleum and PVT
Exam

Written exam, assignments and oral exam

Form of assessment Weight Duration Marks Aid
Written exam 35/100 4 Hours A - F
Assignment 1 15/100 A - F
Assignment 2 15/100 A - F
Oral exam 35/100 A - F

The course is divided into two main parts petroleum production (PP) and petrochemical science and engineering (PSE). PP/PSE count for 50/50 (equally divided)SummaryAssignments counts for 15 points for each part and the final evaluation at the end of PP part (written exam) and PSE part (Project presentation) account for 35 Points for each part.Assignments will be announced during the semester with deadline for  discussion at the class. All the members of the groups must participate. Group leaders will be chosen to coordinate the assignments activities.If a student fails the course or wish to improve their grade, he/she must take the course again. 

Course teacher(s)
Course coordinator: Zhixin Yu
Head of Department: Øystein Arild
Course coordinator: Aly Anis Hamouda
Open for
Petroleum Engineering - Master of Science Degree Programme
Course assessment

The course is divided into two main parts petroleum production (PP) and petrochemical science and engineering (PSE). PP/PSE count for 50/50 (equally divided)

PP part starts at the beginning of the spring semester and the PSE part starts in the second half of the semester. Assignments will be given in both parts and account for 30% of the total (50%) for each part, i.e. 15 points for the assignments in each part and 70% (35 points) for the written exam (at the end of the teaching of PP, mid semester) and 70% (35 points) for the final project at the end of the semester for the PSE part.

Summary

Assignments counts for 15 points for each part and the final evaluation at the end of PP part and PSE part account for 35 points each.

Assignments will be announced during the semester with deadline for a discussion at the class. All the members of the groups must participate. Group leaders will be chosen to coordinate the assignments activities.

Literature
The syllabus can be found in Leganto