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Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07

Course Overview

Students graduating from the Oil and Gas Chemistry course can have a variety of roles in the petrochemical industry. In this course, students will put into perspective how their chemistry knowledge is applied in oilfield, refinery or analytical environments. A series of lectures by experts working in the industry as well as site visits provide direct experiences in various technological sectors of the industry. This course will highlight how chemistry is applied in the industry, the impacts of chemicals on the environment as well as the commercial considerations that are taken in the process of extracting oil and gas.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second 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?

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

Industrial lectures in various topics. Engineering perspectives for oil and gas chemists.

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

  • 1 Lecture during University weeks 25 - 35

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

Continuous assessment (100%)- three course work submissions either as essay, oral or poster presentation (individual or group)

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.



Course Learning Outcomes


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