Oil and Gas Separation


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

This project module deals with the fundamentals of oil and gas production and focuses on the separation processes of the produced fluids.

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
  • account for the nature of reservoir fluids
  • explain basic operations of oil and gas separation units, with special regard to offshore systems
  • account for basic operations of gas and produced water treatment
  • account for environmental and safety aspects regarding oil and gas production


  • work out mass and energy balances to oil and gas separation units
  • do PVT calculations of aqueous, oil and gas phases
  • 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
  • design and optimize the overall separation train
  • 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 and problem and results in writing, graphically and orally in a professionally reasoned and coherent way
  • assess and select relevant scientific literature, scientific methods, models and other tools used in the project and analyze the problem of the project and results in relevant scientific contexts and social conditions


  • 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-K1-25A
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 (Chemical Engineering)
Study BoardStudy Board of Chemistry and Bioscience
DepartmentDepartment of Chemistry and Bioscience
FacultyThe Faculty of Engineering and Science