Design Project for Petroleum Engineers - PTRL3022

Faculty: Faculty of Engineering

School: School of Petroleum Engineering

Course Outline:

Campus: Sydney

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 4

Enrolment Requirements:


CSS Contribution Charge: 2 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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This course covers front-end engineering design of new production facilities for a potentially viable oil/gas field. Common offshore and onshore field development modes are first reviewed. Various oil/gas processing systems are studied, including gas dehydration, condensate handling, acid gas removal, LPG extraction, and crude oil stabilisation. Design tasks include process simulation, preparation of process flow diagrams/piping & instrument diagrams, HAZOP studies, and project management arrangements. Students will make extensive use of a commercial process simulation software package during tutorials. Each student shall carry out an example facilities scoping study and submit this as their final design report.


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