Course Description

Oil and gas processing facilities require the use of separators and you can gain the skills to understand these components. This course is an introduces you to separation processes. You'll learn about two-phase and three-phase separation and the use of stage and low-temperature separation. You'll also develop your understanding of the selection of field and plant separators as well as common operating problems and maintenance.

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Learner Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe fluid separation
  • Discuss 2-phase and 3-phase separation
  • Describe types of separators and their selection
  • Describe separator operation
  • Discuss the various configurations of inlet systems and the use of inlet separation systems in a conventional gas treating plant


This program was made possible by funding from the Government of Alberta.
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Section Title
Oil/Gas Processes and Facilities - Fluids - Separation
Online Asynchronous
Jul 03, 2023 to Aug 13, 2023
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition Fee non-credit $280.00
Drop Request Deadline
Apr 20, 2022 to Jul 13, 2023
Transfer Request Deadline
Apr 20, 2022 to Jul 13, 2023
Withdrawal Request Deadline
Jul 14, 2023 to Jul 31, 2023
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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