UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

OGEG5801 Introduction to Oil and Gas Engineering

Credit 6 points
(see Timetable)
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
Content This unit covers properties of natural gases and crude oils; basic fluid phase behaviour and modelling; petroleum fluid characterisation; flow assurance issues affecting both oil and gas production with a focus on water related issues; an introduction to hydrocarbon modelling software to predict fluid behaviour under changing pressure and temperatures experienced in production; and an overview of oil and gas processing at the plant level.
Outcomes Students are able to (1) understand what constitutes an oil or gas, and how their makeup affects their behaviour in both production and processing; (2) understand the various types of flow assurance issues they may come in contact with in their work environment and how to mitigate/minimise their effects; (3) perform basic simulations using commercial software to model the phase behaviour of hydrocarbon fluids through pressure and temperature manipulation; and (4) gain an appreciation of how a whole processing plant fits together with its various operations and modules and understand why different operations are required and organised in particular ways.
Assessment Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) internal assessments; and (2) a final examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall 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) Dr Brendan Graham
Unit rules
Prerequisites: enrolment in the Master of Engineering in Oil and Gas (62520)
Unit Outlinehttp://www.unitoutlines.ecm.uwa.edu.au/Units/OGEG5801/TS-L-2/2017

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