TPG4135 - Production Technology - Field Processing and Systems


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Written examination 100/100 4 hours D

Course content

Process systems for oil and gas, flow in pipes, pumps and pumping, gas compression, heat transfer and heat exchangers, separators for gas/oil and oil/water, gas hydrates, drying of gas, instrumentation, process simulation.

Learning outcome

The student shall have knowledge about the flow and processing of oil, gas, condensate and water on platforms, subsea installations and receiving terminals.

The student shall have understanding of the main aspects of hydrocarbon production systems, including flow in pipelines, separation of oil, gas and water, pumping of oil, condensate and water, compression of gas, gas hydrates, drying of gas and removal of sour gases. Design of equipment packages and/or large processing equipment shall be included in the student's understanding. Furthermore the student shall have understanding of basic instrumentation and the required specifications of oil, gas and water for transport and/or injection.

The student shall be able to carry out calculations of pressure drop and temperature in pipelines, size of separators, power of pumps and compressors, amount of chemicals to avoid hydrate formation, size of columns for drying of gas and removal of sour gases. The student shall be able to carry out process simulations of individual equipment and/or whole processes. Furthermore, the student should be able to suggest technical solutions for development of different fields during planning. Computational tools typically used during the course are Excel, Excel VBA and HYSYS, although other tools are sometimes employed.

General competence:
The student shall be able to gather relevant data and information for process calculations, as well as be able to understand the interactions between the technical professions involved in field development, construction of installations and their operation.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and compulsory exercises. A reference group will be established to evaluate the teaching activities.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises

Further on evaluation

If there is a re-sit examination, the form of assessment may be changed from written to oral examination.

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Course materials

Given at semester start.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
SIG4030 7.5
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Third-year courses, level III


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

No.of lecture hours: 4
Lab hours: 2
No.of specialization hours: 6

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Petroleum Engineering - Production Engineering
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Geoscience and Petroleum



Examination arrangement: Written examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Spring ORD Written examination 100/100 D INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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