Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07
There are many challenges during transport of oil and gas through pipelines. These challenges require a real grasp of the fundamentals in fluid mechanics, heat transfer, phase changes, deposition and/or obstruction, erosion and new technologies to ensure a reliable and cost effective provision of oil and gas. Deep water production, heavy oils, high water production, severe slugging, hydrates, sour gases, asphaltenes and waxes make this task even harder. This course will provide a detailed explanation of the topics, a well-balanced set of tutorials with real examples, invited lectures from experienced engineers and flow assurance specific software training.
|Session||Second Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
This course aims to review the processes and problems associated with the flow of hydrocarbon product through subsea systems, with a particular emphasis on fundamentals of system modelling and design.
The main learning outcomes of the course are:
EG55F8 is the code for the campus version of the course.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
1 three hour examination (70%) and continuous assessment (30%).
The re-sit will comprise of re-doing the failed element/s (exam and/or coursework assessment/s) from the 1st attempt with a maximum CGS mark of D3. The marks for other elements (successfully passed) will be carried over. Resit mark of either RP or RF will be recorded.
Mini-project: (1) Full-time: Overview of flow assurance package Pipesim; Design calculation for a simple pipeline branch or a small network using Pipesim; report. (2) Distance learning: Design course work.
Students receive individual, written feedback on their coursework. We also provide whole-class feedback via MyAberdeen. We also put model answers/mark schemes for all coursework. We create and monitor an active discussion board where the students interact in real-time gathering feedback in a daily basis.