Last modified: 03 Jan 2018 16:17
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:
For students studying for MSc Subsea Engineering (on campus and distance learning) and MSc Oil and Gas Engineering
EG55F8 is the code for the campus version of the course.
1 three hour examination (70%) and continuous assessment (30%)
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.