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This course covers front-end engineering design of new production facilities for a potentially viable oil/gas field. Common offshore and onshore field development modes are first reviewed. Various oil/gas processing systems are studied, including gas dehydration, condensate handling, acid gas removal, LPG extraction, and crude oil stabilisation. Design tasks studied include process simulation, preparation of process flow diagrams/piping & instrument diagrams, HAZOP studies, and project management arrangements. Students will make extensive use of a commercial process simulation software package during tutorials. Each student shall carry out an example facilities scoping study and submit this as their final design report. Special Project. (Ref: PTRL3021)


School of Minerals & Energy Resources Engineering

Study Level


Offering Terms

Term 3



Delivery Mode

Fully on-site

Indicative contact hours


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