INTRODUCTION TO PETROLEUM PRODUCTION - 2017/8
Module code: ENGM217
Chemical and Process Engineering
BARNES R Dr (Chm Proc Eng)
Number of Credits
FHEQ Level 7
Module cap (Maximum number of students)
Overall student workload
Independent Study Hours: 120
Lecture Hours: 36
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Examination||2 HOUR CLOSED BOOK EXAM||60|
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
This module provides an introduction to the field of petroleum production, with a focus on the surface engineering and operations.
provide the students with an introduction to the field of petroleum production and a systematic understanding of surface operations which have close relations with process engineering.
|Identify the main petroleum products and production facilities.||K|
|Identify and explain the important technical areas of surface operations.||KC|
|Apply methods of the conceptual design of important separation processes to petroleum production.||KCP|
|Explain and analyze the economic aspect of surface operations.||KCT|
|Recognise and apply the tools and principles for the safe design and operation of surface processes and systems.||KCPT|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Introduction: General description on oil facilities, gas/condensate facilities, onshore and offshore operation; Product specification of crude oil, gas, NGLs, and LPG; Stage separation.
Production Facility Schemes: Typical flow sheets (piping and instruments), Instrument control loops, Water Injection.
Fluid Separation Design and Technology: Principle of separation, Design criteria and sizing of the separators; Separator Types; Separator components, desalters.
Equilibrium Flash Calculations: Typical composition of well fluids; Phase behaviour of hydrocarbons; Vapour/liquid equilibrium; Methods of performing flash calculations.
Processing and Conditioning of Gas Condensates and Natural Gases: Gas sweetening; Gas dehydration; Hydrocarbon dew point control; Stabilisation and fractionation.
Hydrocarbon Transportation and Storage: Design of liquid pipeline systems; Design of gas pipeline systems; Prime movers; Pipeline construction; Storage of oil, LPG, LNG and gas;
Project Economics: Estimating capital cost; Drilling cost; Operating cost; Discounted cash flow; Life cycle cost; NPV and IRR; Cost risk and Monte Carlo simulation; Contingency
Safe Design and Operation: HAZID and HAZOP; Fail safe design; Pressure codes; Hazardous area designation; Modification; Hot and cold work; Permit to work system; Vessel Entry.
LNG and GTL: Main LNG processes, process optimisation, compressor drivers, shipping, regasification terminals, LNG markets, GTL processes.
Methods of Teaching / Learning
The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:
Introduce principles of analysis and design of surface operation and their implementation and use through theory and worked examples. This is mainly delivered through lectures and tutorial on examples and problem solving activities.
The learning and teaching methods include:
2 hours lecture per week x 11 weeks
1 hour tutorial x 11 weeks
2 hours revision lectures
The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate
Understanding of scientific principles, methodologies and mathematical methods associated with surface operation, as well as the ability to formulate and solve particular problem in the final examination. The coursework tests and amplifies awareness and ability to formulate and solve a practical surface process problem.
Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:
Coursework (design and/or analysis of petroleum refining process) – 40%, 15 hrs (LOs 2, 3, 4)
Examination – 60%, 2 hrs (LOs 1, 2, 4, 5)
Formative assessment and feedback
Formative verbal feedback is given during tutorial sessions experiments
Formative feedback on coursework is given verbally and available on SurreyLearn to provide feedback on understanding of surface operation and respective problem formulation and solution.
Reading list for INTRODUCTION TO PETROLEUM PRODUCTION : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/engm217
Programmes this module appears in
|Chemical Engineering MEng||2||Optional||A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module|
|Petroleum Refining Systems Engineering MSc||2||Optional||A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module|
|Renewable Energy Systems Engineering MSc||2||Optional||A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module|
|Process Systems Engineering MSc||2||Optional||A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module|
|Chemical and Petroleum Engineering MEng||2||Optional||A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module|
Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2017/8 academic year.