Oil and Gas Separation


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


Students who have passed the module should be able to

  • Account for general process engineering
  • Explain the fundamentals of oil and gas production units, with special regard to offshore systems
  • Explain the nature of reservoir fluids
  • Account for environmental aspects regarding oil and gas production
  • Explain basic operations of oil and gas separation units, with special regard to offshore systems
  • Account for basic operations of gas treatment
  • Account for basic operations of produced water treatment


  • Work out mass and energy balances to oil and gas separation units
  • Prepare process flow diagrams (PFD) of oil and gas separation units
  • Design horizontal and vertical 2-phase and 3-phase separators
  • Design relevant equipment pertaining to oil and gas separation
  • Write a project report following the standards of the field of study, include relevant original scientific literature, use the correct terminology¬†and communicate the research-based foundation,¬†problem and results of the project in writing, graphically and orally in a coherent way
  • Assess and select relevant original scientific literature and current scientific methods, models and other tools used in the project and asses the problem of the project and results in relevant scientific contexts and social conditions


  • Design and optimise the overall separation train
  • Select appropriate units for treatment of gas and water streams
  • Evaluate process synthesis of the overall oil and gas separation systems
  • Handle the planning, implementation and management of complex and unpredictable research and/or developmental tasks and take professional responsibility for implementing academic assignments and interdisciplinary collaborations
  • Take responsibility for own professional development and specialization

Type of instruction

  • Project work

Extent and expected workload

450 hours



Name of examOil and Gas Separation
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleOlie og gas separation
Module codeK-KT-K1-25
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Esbjerg
Responsible for the module


Education ownerMaster of Science (MSc) in Engineering (Oil and Gas Technology)
Study BoardStudy Board of Chemistry and Bioscience
DepartmentDepartment of Chemistry and Bioscience
FacultyThe Faculty of Engineering and Science