Courses & Units

Design of Offshore Systems JEE361


Oil and gas production involves a number of surface unit operations between the wellhead and the point of custody transfer or transport from the production facilities. The present unit is designed to introduce offshore oil and gas production/processing operations. You will explore the theories and principles behind the production/processing of oil and/or gas for safe and economical storage and/or transport by pipelines. This unit will focus on a specific range of topics such as multicomponent/multiphase flow behaviour, emulsions, hydrate chemistry, dehydration, separator sizing and design etc. This is an advance unit that builds on the knowledge gained in Thermal Engineering and Fluid Dynamics in the previous year.


Unit name Design of Offshore Systems
Unit code JEE361
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Australian Maritime College
Discipline National Centre for Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics
Coordinator Associate Professor Vikram Garaniya
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Advanced


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 21/2/2022 22/3/2022 11/4/2022 29/5/2022

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (refer to How do I withdraw from a unit? for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Explain the principles of oil and gas processing operations, export pipelines and able to interpret the design, layout and arrangement of field processing.
  • Perform basic phase, flow and separation calculations involving oil and gas streams including multiphase, multicomponent, non-Newtonian, non-ideal mixtures at high pressure and varying temperature
  • Explain emulsion behaviour, hydrate chemistry, acid mitigation and dehydration processes.
  • Model simple processes used in oil and gas industry using computer aided software.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of safety elements and safety regulations used in the offshore oil and gas industry.

Fee Information

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
030913 $1,002.00 $1,002.00 not applicable $2,826.00

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2 Please refer to more information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses.
3 Please refer to more information on eligibility for HECS-HELP.
4 Please refer to more information on eligibility for FEE-HELP.

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Teaching Pattern

2 x 2-hr lectures and 1 x 2-hr tutorial weekly (13 weeks)

AssessmentAssignment (25%)|Examination - invigilated (centrally) (50%)|Assignment (25%)
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