541-3015/01 – Oil and gas processing and transport (SUTRZP)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Geological EngineeringCredits2
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Antonín Kunz, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Antonín Kunz, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementChoice-compulsory type B
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2019/2020Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
KLE028 doc. Ing. Martin Klempa, Ph.D.
KUN109 doc. Ing. Antonín Kunz, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Examination 2+0
Part-time Examination 8+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The aim of the course is to provide students with information on the basic processes of collection, treatment and transport of gaseous and liquid hydrocarbons taking place between the oil and gas extraction and the production of final products from these hydrocarbons. Graduates will demonstrate general knowledge of design, construction and operation of dedicated gas and pressure equipment for transportation and distribution of oil and gas. The aim is to equip the graduates with such skills that will enable them to participate in the operation, maintenance and repair of oil, gas and gas extraction, transport and distribution systems in the future. The course also deals with operational and environmental risk management.

Teaching methods

Individual consultations


Transport of hydrocarbons. Design of pipeline systems. Production and construction of pipelines. Technical equipment of piping systems. Corrosion and pipeline protection. Pipeline check and inspection, repair and maintenance. Risks of oil and gas pipeline operation. Specified gas and pressure equipment. Safety and health protection in potentially explosive atmosphere.

Compulsory literature:

BAHADORI, A.: Oil and Gas Pipelines and Piping Systems - Design, Construction, Management, and Inspection - Table of Contents. Elsevier, 2017. REVIE, R. WINSTON.: Oil and Gas Pipelines - Integrity and Safety Handbook. John Wiley & Sons, 2015. MOKHATAB, SAEID POE, WILLIAM A. MAK, JOHN Y.: Handbook of Natural Gas Transmission and Processing - Principles and Practices (4th Edition). Elsevier, 2019. SINGH, RAMESH.: Pipeline Integrity - Management and Risk Evaluation (2nd Edition). Elsevier, 2017.

Recommended literature:

MCALLISTER, E. W.: Pipeline Rules of Thumb Handbook - A Manual of Quick, Accurate Solutions to Everyday Pipeline Engineering Problems (8th Edition) - 3.1.1 Gas Pipelines - ANSI/ASME B31.8. Elsevier, 2014. Welding Materials Handbook - 4.9 Metallizing. U.S. Department of the Navy. HYNE, NORMAN J.: Nontechnical Guide to Petroleum Geology, Exploration, Drilling, and Production (2nd Edition). PennWell, 2001. SASTRI, V. S.: Challenges in Corrosion - Costs, Causes, Consequences, and Control. John Wiley & Sons, 2015.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Active attendance at the seminars. Ad hoc presentation as a part of the seminar. Individual or team Seminar paper. Participation in the excursion. Examination.


There is no e-learning as a part of the lessons.

Other requirements

The compulsory attendance at the seminars is 75% per semester at least.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Importance of infrastructure for hydrocarbon transport – production, transportation and distribution systems. Legislative framework. 2. Design of the pipeline systems. Pipeline Integrity Management Systems (PIMS). Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA). 3. Production and construction of pipelines. Types of piping material. Standards for pipe production and testing. Fundamentals of pipe welding. 4. Compressors, pumps, fittings, controls, filters. Oil and gas flow measurement. Transfer stations. 5. Factors causing pipe leaks. Telluric corrosion, mechanical damage, other types of corrosion. Diagnostics. 6. Methods of protection of piping systems. Coating of pipelines, cathodic protection. Crossing of linear structures, protectors. 7. Pipeline inspection and monitoring. Methods of determination of pipeline systems condition. Inspection of pipelines using intelligent pigging. 8. Maintenance, repair, relocation and disposal of oil and gas pipelines. Methods of cleaning, methods of planned and emergency repairs. Disposal of abandoned pipes. 9. Risks of oil pipeline leakage failure. Oil spills and their disposal. Emergency plans. 10. Risk management in gas transport system operation. Emergency plans. Examples of gas and oil pipeline accidents. 11. General requirements for the purchase of pipeline material for oil and gas transport. Quality controls, tests. 12. Specified gas and pressure equipment. TPG, TDG. Marking of pipelines and other related equipment. 13. Terminology and abbreviations in the gas industry. Conversion and expression of natural gas volume. 14. Health and safety management in the gas industry. Working in potentially explosive atmospheres.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2019/2020 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Examination Examination 100  51
Mandatory attendence parzicipation: The compulsory attendance at the seminars min. 75% per semester. Oral exam with the written preparation.

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2020/2021 (N0724A290003) Petroleum Engineering K Czech Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2020/2021 (N0724A290003) Petroleum Engineering P Czech Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory type B study plan

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