Module Title:   Petroleum Product Engineering - 1

Module Credit:   10

Module Code:   ENG2092M

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 2

Module Occurrence:   A

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 5

Module Type:   Standard module

Provider:   Engineering

Related Department/Subject Area:   PI - Engineering: Mechanics & Manufacturing (MDIS) (not in use)

Principal Co-ordinator:   Dr H Arellano-Garcia

Additional Tutor(s):   Prof PJ Bailes

Prerequisite(s):   None

Corequisite(s):   None

To describe the origin of fossil fuels, the location and capacity of known reserves of oil and natural gas, and the physical and chemical characteristics of crude oils. To introduce sustainable and environmentally friendly methods (with relevant health and safety measure) used for exploiting these reserves to produce a flow of crude oil for refinery use. To provide students with a background to the principles of petroleum refining, relevant unit operations including heat exchanger network for energy recovery and design calculations of multi-component fractionation.

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
Concepts, principles & theories of well-head production of crude oil and its processing are explored in classroom teaching with the aid of computational software. Assessment by formal examination and coursework

Lectures:   24.00          Directed Study:   62.50           
Seminars/Tutorials:   12.00          Other:   0.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   0.00          Formal Exams:   1.50          Total:   100.00

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

explain how the world`s hydrocarbon resources were formed and why major oil reservoirs have been discovered in particular locations; describe the procedure involved in drilling for oil; describe wellhead processing scheme for crude oil production at onshore and offshore locations, develop awareness of health & safety and concept of energy saving, explain the principle processes involved in petroleum refining

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

construct simple flow diagram for a process that only involves phase separations by physical means, identify specific issues concerning process safety and environmental pollution; undertake preliminary design of equipment used for process multicomponent systems; undertake preliminary design of heat exchanger network for energy recovery.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

apply simplifying assumptions to complex problems in order to gain useful design information individually and in a team.

  Coursework   30%
  1 individual report on either heat exchanger network design or crude oil fractionation unit design <750 words & figures
  Examination - closed book 1.50 70%
  Examination - closed book
  Examination - closed book   100%

Outline Syllabus:
Oilfield geological strata, tectonic plate theory, seismic prospecting, world reserves and forecast for oil and natural gas, tar sands, oil shales, bitumen and ultra heavy crudes, primary and secondary recovery, drilling technology, offshore and onshore oil production, health & safety issues, explosion hazards, characterisation of petroleum fractions, atmospheric multicomponent distillation unit, energy recovery, lubricating oil units, hydro-treating.
Use of ASPENPLUS for designing fractionation unit and heat exchanger network

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