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CM4536: REFINERY CHEMISTRY (2022-2023)

Last modified: 31 May 2022 13:20


Course Overview

Advanced topics in oil and gas chemistry including phase diagrams, catalysis, environmental aspects and refinery processes.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Mark M. Law

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Programme Level 4

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

  • Programme Level 4
  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)
  • One of Master of Chemistry for the Offshore Industry (Studied) or BSc Chemistry for the Offshore Industry (Studied) or BSc Oil and Gas Chemistry (Studied) or Master of Chemistry in Oil and Gas (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

To provide specialised advanced content on phase diagrams, catalysis, environmental aspects and refinery processes for Oil and Gas Chemistry students. At the end of the course, a student should be able to: construct simple phase diagrams to illustrate the principles of fractionation; identify suitable catalysts for key petrochemical processes and describe their mode of action; identify and discuss industrial approaches to environmental protection; describe the chemistry involved in various strategies for converting natural gas to liquid products.   Content: distillation thermodynamics; catalysis; environmental protection; sources of natural gas (conventional and unconventional); gas to liquids options.





Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Contact Teaching Time

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Teaching Breakdown

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Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Summative Assessments

Exam

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Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 40
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