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Natural Gas Technology

This is the study programme for 2019/2020. It is subject to change.

Properties of natural gas in the context of gas production from the reservoir to the application of the gas in an energy market.

Learning outcome

The course is supposed to render specific knowledge related to natural gases and characteristics of gases, use and storage and calculation of burning values. After completing this course, the student is supposed to have gained the necessary competence in simple calculation related to gas behavior, energy conversion and PVT-relations.


The first part of the course describes natural gas phase behavior, PVT-relations and natural gas characteristics. Phase equilibrium and PVT-relations are described in detail and parameters such as volume factors, compressibility, viscosity and other are discussed separately. Different natural gas reservoirs, such as dry gas -, wet gas - and gas condensate reservoirs are discussed. Unconventional gas sources are also mentioned. The second part of the course contains various fundamental characteristics of natural gases and use of these gases, such as chemical reaction technology, energy content, flame value, combustion and gas burners, gas to power and various environmental aspects and related demands for cleaning.

Required prerequisite knowledge



Weight Duration Marks Aid
Skriftlig(e) eksamen(er)1/14 hoursA - FValid calculator.

Course teacher(s)

Course teacher
Runar Bøe , Remi-Erempagamo Tariyemienyo Meindinyo
Course coordinator
Remi-Erempagamo Tariyemienyo Meindinyo

Method of work

6 hours lecturing per week, including solution of exercises.
The teaching is following a traditional formula with lectures, practical examples for the field and homework exercises.

Overlapping courses

Course Reduction (SP)
Natural Gas Technology (BIP290_1) 5

Open to

Petroleum Technology - Bachelor's Degree Programme
Petroleum Engineering - Master`s Degree programme in Petroleum Engineering, 5 years

Course assessment

Form and/or discussion


Notes and exercises "Fundamental Aspects of Natural Gas Engineering" by Jann Rune Ursin and selected parts of the book "Natural Gas Engineering", Donald L. Katz and Robert L. Lee

This is the study programme for 2019/2020. It is subject to change.

Sist oppdatert: 22.01.2020