MAS308 Gas Technology
Course description for academic year 2020/2021
Due to Covid-19, changes may occur in course descriptions for the autumn semester of 2020. Changes in each course will be published on Studentweb or Canvas. When a course description has been changed there, the description on web is no longer valid. Examples of such changes could be accomplishment of practice, course type, or whether letter grades or passed/not passed will be used as grading scales.
Contents and structure
The course is aimed to provide participants with a comprehensive and up-to-date knowledge of the natural gas industry. It covers a variety of subtopics, for instance, the production, processing, storage, transport, and energy conversion of natural gas. Also, the course provides a comprehensive knowledge of biogas. There is a strong emphasis on environment and safety concerns.
- An overview of the Norwegian gas industry (production, pipelines, gas plants, export)
- An introduction to conventional and shale gas (history, origin, terminology)
- Production of natural gas (geology, fields exploration, drilling )
- Processing of natural gas condition and processing (separation, dehydration, sweetening, condensate removal)
- Natural gas compression and liquefaction
- Natural gas thermodynamics and energy conversion (multiphase flow, gasses mixture, gas properties, compressibility, Joule-Thomson effect)
- Introduction to Biogas, syngas and hydrogen
- Introduction to turbomachinery (pumping, compression, expansion)
- Natural gas safety and environment
The course will provide students with comprehensive knowledge about the natural gas industry from well to market and an introduction to biogas production. On completion of the course the students should have the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence:
- have a good understanding of the Norwegian gas industry including gas plants, terminals and pipelines,
- be able to understand the essential features of natural gas and biogas production,
- be able to describe the basic principles of natural gas processing,
- be able to explain a typical natural gas processing plant,
- be able to evaluate the associated water content in natural gas using thermodynamic charts,
- can predict and evaluate hydrate formation in natural gas pipes and processes,
- can discuss the importance of natural gas and biogas to the environment,
- can use thermodynamic charts to solve problems,
- is able to analyse and solve a variety of problems related to the subject, independently and in groups,
Recommended previous knowledge
Thermodynamics and chemistry
Conventional lectures, interactive tutorials, self-study, media to motivate and help students retention of knowledge
Attending a minimum of three tutorial sessions. This is will be valid for three following semesters
Written exam 3 hours.
Time and place for the examination will be announced at Studentweb.
Grading scale is A-F where F is fail.
Examination support material
Basic calculator in agreement with HVLs rulesMore about examination support material