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Pipelines are widely used for the transport of oil and gas products under the sea, or over land. A variety of chemical compounds in these products can undergo physical and chemical changes which can result in problems ranging from the interruption in the flow of oil and gas through to catastrophic failure of infrastructure. In this course, you will learn about general pipeline flow assurance and risks related to waxes, resins, asphaltenes, gas hydrates and scales. Chemical strategies for managing flow assurance are introduced and discussed. Flow assurance issues are put into practice in laboratory classes.
|Session||Second Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
General aspects of pipeline flow assurance, phase diagrams, waxes, resins, gas hydrates, oilfield scales and their inhibition.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
1 two-hour examination (60%); continuous assessment (40%) - to be provided as laboratory report and either essay, oral or poster presentation (individual or group).
There are no assessments for this course.