81576 - Oil&gas Technologies

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This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

Affordable and clean energy Industry, innovation and infrastructure Responsible consumption and production

Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

The course aims to introduce the main technologies involved in the production of oil&gas fractions, focusing on up-stream and mid-stream operations.

Course contents

  • Oil&Gas reservoirs: characteristics and exploitation strategies

  • Up-stream processes: dewatering, sweetening, stabilization, etc.

  • Up-stream technologies: on-shore technologies, conventional off-shore technologies, floating, sub-sea and deep-water technologies.

  • Mid-stream: Oil&Gas long range trasportation; strategies for natural gas transportation; liquefied natural gas; gas to liquid.

  • Down-stream: fundamentals of refining processes

  • Energy transition: concept and strategies

  • Energy transition: biofuels, biodiesel and blended fuels

  • Energy transition: systems for integrated generation and chemical storage: Gas to Wire, Wire to Gas, Hydromethane, Methanol.

  • Hybrid production systems: integration of renewable electric production with conventional generation from natural gas: chemical storage, hydromethane, synthetic fuels.

  • Decommissioning and energy integration scenarios


Slides provided during the course.

Assessment methods

Oral exam

Office hours

See the website of Valerio Cozzani

See the website of Alessandro Paglianti