This course describes the structure, composition and uses of hydrocarbons. Phase behavior and the formation and prevention of hydrates are discussed. Learn to interpret simple phase diagrams and relate them to heating and cooling curves once you have a fundamental understanding of chemistry as it applies to oil and natural gasses.
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Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Describe the composition, characteristics and phase behavior of hydrocarbons
- Discuss hydrocarbon composition and naming conventions
- Discuss hydrocarbon properties and phase behavior
- Discuss hydrate control
- Describe the method for determining the API gravity of oil