Course Description

In this course, you'll learn about the structure, composition and uses of hydrocarbons as well as phase behavior and the formation and prevention of hydrates. You'll gain the skills to interpret simple phase diagrams and relate them to heating and cooling curves as you apply a fundamental understanding of chemistry as it applies to oil and natural gasses.

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Learner Outcomes

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.


This program was made possible by funding from the Government of Alberta.
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Section Title
Hydrocarbons - Chemistry
Internet Paced - Online Asynchronous
Jul 08, 2024 to Aug 18, 2024
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition Fee non-credit $280.00
Required Software
Internet Access
Reading List / Textbook

Course Materials:

All required course materials are included in tuition fees.

Section Notes
There are no prerequisites for this course.
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