CHPR5521 Gas Processing 1—Flow Assurance and Gathering
- 6 points
|Semester 1||UWA (Perth)||Face to face|
- Students demonstrate the ability to design and simulate components of gas production systems; design and simulate unit operations in gas process plants; and understand gas markets and emerging issues for natural gas production and use. Topics include thermodynamics for gas processing; gas production; gas gathering and compression; pipe calculations; dew point control; hydrate control; dehydration; acid gas treatment; gas markets and economics; unconventional gas sources and processing.
- Students are able to (1) identify the five primary subsea flow assurance failure modes, and list the required conditions for each mode; (2) identify how transient operations and solid formation will affect multiphase flow regime, and describe this behaviour with flow regime maps and analytical models; (3) calculate the gas hydrate and wax formation rate, using hand calculations and simulations; (4) perform field simulations within OLGA using compositional integration with Multiflash, and produce trend plots to identify the point of maximum risk for flow regime, hydrate formation, and wax formation; (5) present a clear and concise flow assurance field design recommendation, which is supported by heuristics, hand calculations, and OLGA simulation; and (6) design a subsea hydrate management strategy, and identify experiments and simulations that could support your approach.
- Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) quizzes; (2) assignment; and (3) final examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.
Supplementary assessment is only available in this unit in the case of a student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Associate Professor Zachary Aman
- Unit rules
- enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Chemical Engineering specialisation
Mechanical Engineering specialisation);
enrolment in the Master of Engineering in Oil and Gas; for pre-2012 courses: none
- CHPR4404 Advanced Thermodynamics
CHPR4531 Advanced Prediction of Fluid Properties
- Unit Outline
- Semester 1 [SEM-1]
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