CME8022 : Hydrocarbon Production and Process Engineering
- Offered for Year: 2019/20
- Module Leader(s): Dr Sharon Velasquez Orta
- Owning School: Engineering
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||10|
To acquire knowledge of how hydrocarbons are extracted from the earth
To understand how hydrocarbon properties are related to pressure and temperature and process equipment affects these properties.
To understand single phase and multiphase fluid flow in pipes.
To acquire knowledge of upstream processing operations.
This module is a comprehensive introduction to Hydrocarbon Production and upstream processing. This includes sections on the extraction of hydrocarbons from the earth, their transport through pipelines and processing. Industrial practice and the theory underlying these operations will be covered.
Outline Of Syllabus
Equations of state and their relationship to the physical properties of hydrocarbons
Properties of multi-component mixtures
Single-phase gas and liquid hydrocarbon flow in pipelines
Multi-phase flow phenomena in pipelines including slugs
Wax, hydrates and corrosion, Chemical treatment for flow modification of heavy oils
Hydrocarbon dew point control, Gas and liquid de-hydration
CO2 and H2S removal
Pumps and compressors
SCADA, pressure protection and leak detection
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||15:00||15:00||Assessment preparation|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||2:00||2:00||Exam|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||12:00||12:00||Exam revision|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||12||2:00||24:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Practical||1||2:00||2:00||Industrial design software|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||12||1:00||12:00||Tutorials|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||33||1:00||33:00||Review lecture material and prepare for small group teaching|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Lectures are used to give the students knowledge of hydrocarbon extraction, transportation and processing systems and to set tutorial problems.
Tutorials to assist the students with understanding of theoretical aspects.
Practical to illustrate industrial design software.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Design/Creative proj||2||M||25||Process Design assessment. Set week 4, Semester 2.|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The exam assesses the students knowledge of hydrocarbon production, transportation and processing, as well as their ability to solve simplified chemical engineering design problems.
The two phase flow lab tests their understanding of multi-phase gas-liquid flows
The design assignment tests their ability to solve a complex process design problem and to compare approximate hand calculations with computer simulation results.