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Module Title
Extended Elective Studies (Oilfield Chemicals)
Reference ASM011 Version 3
Created June 2017 SCQF Level SCQF 11
Approved July 2002 SCQF Points 15
Amended September 2017 ECTS Points 7.5

Aims of Module
To enable students to evaluate the principles, applications and limitations of a selection of methods in the area of oilfield chemicals. To develop literature survey and appraisal skills in this context.

Learning Outcomes for Module
On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:
1 Critically discuss the properties and application of a range of chemicals used in oil and gas production.
2 Discuss and critically compare analytical procedures used for monitoring of production chemicals.
3 Critically appraise the literature with respect to an area of contemporary interest in analytical science applied to the area of oilfield chemicals.

Indicative Module Content
Constitution and properties of Oil and Natural Gas, Crude Oil and Surfactant Chemistry, Scale Formation inhibition and removal, Corrosion Control in Oilfield Production, Water Injection Chemicals, Anitbacterial chemicals. Analytical Methods applied to the monitoring of oils and production chemicals.

Module Delivery
The course is delivered mostly by formal lectures with some external specialist speakers.

Indicative Student Workload Full Time Part Time
Contact Hours 30 30
Non-Contact Hours 120 120
Placement/Work-Based Learning Experience [Notional] Hours N/A N/A
TOTAL 150 150
Actual Placement hours for professional, statutory or regulatory body    

If a major/minor model is used and box is ticked, % weightings below are indicative only.
Component 1
Type: Coursework Weighting: 100% Outcomes Assessed: 1, 2, 3
Description: A critical review of an aspect of oilfield chemistry

Explanatory Text
This module is assessed according to the Assessment plan. To pass this module, candidates must achieve a Module Grade of D or better.
Module Grade Minimum Requirements to achieve Module Grade:
A Final mark of 70% or greater.
B Final mark of between 60-69%.
C Final mark of 50-59%.
D Final mark of 40-49%.
E MARGINAL FAIL.Final mark of between 35-39%.
F FAIL. Final mark less than 35%.
NS Non-submission of work by published deadline or non-attendance for examination

Module Requirements
Prerequisites for Module In addition to course entry requirements, students must be familiar with the basic principles of chromatography, spectroscopy and electrochemistry.
Corequisites for module None.
Precluded Modules None.

1 FRENIER, W., ZIAUDDIN, M., Formation, Removal and Inhibition of Inorganic Scale in the Oilfield Environment. Current Edition. SPE.
2 KELLAND, M., Production Chemicals for the Oil and Gas Industry, Current Edition. CRC Press.
3 FINK, J.K., Petroleum Engineer's Guide to Oil Field Chemicals and Fluids. Current Edition. Elsevier.

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