Postgraduate course

Oil and Gas Processing

  • ECTS credits10
  • Teaching semesterAutumn
  • Course codePTEK231
  • Number of semesters1
  • LanguageEnglish. Norwegian if only Norwegian students attend.
  • Resources

Semester of Instruction


Objectives and Content

The course will give an overview of the main unit operations that are involved in complete plants for oil and gas processing. The different unit operations are described in detail in terms of the physical principles behind the specific operation. In the second part of the course, the different unit operations are considered as complete plants and submitted to case studies using a commercial flow-sheet program. Key topics of these case studies are optimisation of individual operations as well as the complete flow-sheet with respect to quality requirements for products. A brief overview of industrial thermodynamic models is also included.

Learning Outcomes

The aim of the course is to give the participants a fundamental understanding of the basic principles of the design of new industrial process plants as well as for the optimisation of existing plants.

Required Previous Knowledge


Recommended Previous Knowledge

Basic process technology, Calculus I.

Compulsory Assignments and Attendance

As part of the course there are 8 tutorials. The first 3 of these, as well as two of the last 4 tutorials, have to be approved in order to get exam from the course. The tutorials is valid for 3 semester.

Forms of Assessment

4 hours written exam. The exam can be oral, depending on the number of students.

Examination support materials: Non- programmable calculator, according to model listed in faculty regulations

Grading Scale

The grading scale used is A to F. Grade A is the highest passing grade in the grading scale, grade F is a fail.


Contact Information


Exam information

  • Type of assessment: Written examination

    4 hours
    Withdrawal deadline