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. This 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 advanced 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


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Learning Outcomes

  • Explain the fundamentals of oil and gas production and processing in offshore platforms
  • Perform multiphase flow calculations involving oil and gas streams at extreme pressures and temperatures
  • Employ a process simulator to model simple processes in oil and gas processing
  • Explain the safety systems and risk assessment approaches in offshore oil and gas industry

Fee Information

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Teaching Pattern

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

AssessmentProcess modelling (10%)|Assessment Task 1 (25%)|Assessment Task 2 (25%)|Final exam (40%)
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