CHPR5521 Gas Processing 1—Flow Assurance and Gathering

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (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) terms project; and (3) a 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)
Professor Zach 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
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