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Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07

Course Overview

Oil and Gas resources are limited, and modern techniques for oil extraction must provide high production efficiency.  The chemistry happening at interfaces play a vital role in both corrosion and enhanced oil recovery. The principles of corrosion and of corrosion protection and prevention will be covered in detail. You will also learn about the principles of enhanced oil recovery, which covers solid-gas interfaces and gas adsorption, thermodynamics of surface interactions and how surface chemistry can be applied to this task. The course is supported by practical classes to deepen your understanding the chemistry of interfaces.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
  • Dr Alan McCue

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Chemistry (CM) (Studied)
  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?


Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

Chemistry of Interfaces, Thermodynamics of Seurfaces, Corrosion Chemistry.

In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 3 Science Laboratories during University week11
  • 2 Lectures during University weeks 7 - 17
  • 1 Workshop during University weeks 7 - 8

More Information about Week Numbers

In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for second half-session courses may be subject to change. All updates for second-half session courses will be actioned in advance of the second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

1 two hour examination (60%); continuou assessment (40%) - to be provided as a laboratory report and either essay, oral or poster presentaion (individual or group).

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.



Course Learning Outcomes


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