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Issue No.04 Rev. No 3 Dated: Jan 10, 2013
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UNIVERSITY OF PETROLEUM & ENERGY STUDIES
College of Management and Economic Studies
Dehradun
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COURSE PLAN
Programme

BBA

Course

BBA (Oil & Gas)

Semester

II

Session

Jan to May 2013

Batch

2012-2015

Subject Code :

BBDO 101

No. of credits :

Subject

Understanding Oil & Gas Business

Prepared by: Somya Sharma


Email: somya.sharma@ddn.upes.ac.in
Approved By
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HOD

UPES Campus
Energy Acres
P.O. Bidholi, Via Prem Nagar
Dehradun -248 007 (U K)

COURSE PLAN

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Dean

Tel : +91-135-2261090/91
Fax : +91 135- 2694204
Web : www.upes.ac.in

UNIVERSITY OF PETROLEUM & ENERGY STUDIES


College of Management and Economic Studies, Dehradun

A. LEVEL OF KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED


Students would have gathered knowledge about the basics of oil and gas sector during there I
semester. Besides the basic knowledge they are required to review the magazines and news on day
to day basis which would help them in better understanding of the subject.
B. OBJECTIVES
The objective of the course is to give basic knowledge about the total system of the value chain
starting from well fluid flowing out of a hydrocarbon reservoir to host of Refinery and
petrochemicals like LPG, Petrol, Diesel, Lube Oil & plastics, fibers produced from the
intermediate products generated by processing the hydrocarbons feedstock. The course also
equips the students to understand the relationship between various components of business viz
exploration & production, transportations, Oil field processing, Refining, Petrochemicals etc. .
The course focuses on the practical aspects covering technology, system, economy and planning.
The course objectives are:
1.

To introduce you to understand the fundamentals about Oil and Gas sector.

2.

To teach the basic concepts of Petroleum & Crude Oil and Its Characteristics
- Get an overview of Macro-system.
- Understand the current and emerging opportunities in Oil and Gas Sector.

3. To give an overview of Exploration of Oil & Oil field Processing.


- Know about the Geological and Geophysical Surveys.
-Get familiar with Offshore & Onshore drilling, Oil field processing and
equipment.
4. Gas Business & Processing.
5.

Oil Business & Processing.

6.

Overview of refining sector.

7.

Introduction to Petrochemical industry.


- Major building blocks in petrochemical industry.
-Use of Petrochemical in our life.

8. To understand profile of Transportation and storage of Oil, Gas and its Products.
-Pig launcher, SPM, SCADA System.
- Pipeline Design Features
9. Health Safety & Environment

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College of Management and Economic Studies, Dehradun
The overall theme of the course is to emphasize the process of thinking: qualitatively
quantitatively, and strategically, using concrete, real-life practical examples as specific exemplars
Business newspapers reviews , articles pertain to Natural Gas business in India and abroad .
C. COURSE PLAN
Module 1: Oil & Gas Chain
Module 2: Basic Concepts
Module 3: The Micro System
Module 4: The Exploration of Oil
Module 5: Oil Field Processing
Module 6: Gas Business & Processing
Module 7: Overview of Refining Process
Module 8: Petrochemical Industry
Module 9: Transportation of Oil & Gas
Module 10: Health, Safety & Environment
Module 11: New Opportunities in Oil & Gas Sector
D. PEDAGOGY
It will be combination of class room teaching, class quizzes, group assignment and certain
contemporary (case studies) cases. The session will be interactive during the study (It is advised
to prepare the topics for discussion in the class in advance). For each Group tasks there will be
separate group for each activity)
E. COURSE COMPLETION PLAN
Lectures: 3 h/week; Tutorial / Assignment: 1 h/week;
Total hours per week: 4 contact hours per week is used to introduce new material and solve
sample exercises/ case studies. Tutorial time will be used for problem solving exercises, taking
up tests, assignments and discussing assignments.
F. EVALUATION & GRADING
Description
1. Internal Examination
2. Mid-term Exam
3. End-term Exam

Marks
30
20
50

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Schedule
Detailed Below
Academic Calendar
Academic Calendar

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College of Management and Economic Studies, Dehradun
Internal Assessment: Marks 100 (shall be done based on the following):

Case Study / Group Presentations


Tests / Quiz (Objective Type)
Individual Assignments
Group Discussions & Class Participation

(20+20 Marks)
(20 Marks)
Internal Evaluation
(20 Marks)
(20 Marks)

Class Tests: Class Tests will be taken during the semester to take feedback about the students
understanding about the domain. The test would comprise of short theory and objective type
questions.
Tutorials & Assignments: To encourage cooperation and better understanding of the subject.
Assignments will be allotted to students in groups, so that they can enhance their knowledge and
can have a better understanding of the subject.
NOTE - All schedules/announcements must be strictly adhered to. Penalty of 50% would be
levied (deduction of marks) on late submission of written assignment/ presentation.
Mid- Semester Examination: Marks 20
Mid- Semester examination shall be of two hour duration and shall be a combination of
Objective, short theory questions and numerical problems.
End -Semester Examination: Marks 50
End-Semester examination shall be of three hours duration. The examination paper shall have
objective & theory questions, short and long numerical problems.
Attendance
Students are required to have minimum attendance of 75% in each subject. Students with less
than said percentage shall not be allowed to appear in the end semester examination.
Cell Phones and other Electronic Communication Devices: Cell phones and other electronic
communication devices (such as Blackberries) are not permitted in classes, Tests or the
Mid/Final Examination. Such devices MUST be turned off and left at the front or back of the
room.
E-Mail and LMS: Each student in the class should have an e-mail id and a pass word to access
the LMS system regularly. Occasionally, important information and assignments (annexure) to
the class will be transmitted via e-mail/LMS. The best way to arrange meetings with us or ask
specific questions is by email.
(Important Instructions)

Students would be given a topic for the written assignment along with the date of
submission.

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Students are expected to read the concerned sessions contents in advance before coming
to the class.
The session will be made interactive through active participation from students. The
entire session will be conducted through question-answer, discussion, examples,
presentations etc.
Late entering in the class will not be allowed.
All schedules/ announcements must be strictly adhered to.
Students may be asked to prepare a topic out of the syllabi and teach a given topic on a
given day.

G. DETAILED SESSION PLAN


Modu
le
No.

Topic

No. of
Session
s

Readings

Workshops/
Exercises/Assign
ments

1,2

Unit 1Vol.1:Pg
no.1-27

Lectures/
Presentations/Cas
es

3,4

Unit 2Vol.1:Pg
no.34
Onwards

Lectures/
Presentations/Cas
es

Oil & Gas Chain Scenario


- Petroleum & its origin
1
- Exploration Techniques
- Processing of the well fluid
Oil & Gas Chain : Macro
Concept
- Understand The Oil & Gas
Chain
2 - Overview of Business
environment in each
block of the chain
- Overview of Major Players in
the Chain
3 Presentation

Lectures/
Presentations/Cas
es
Lectures/
Presentations/Cas
es

5,6,7,8

4 Case- US Oil and Gas industry

The Exploration of Oil


- Understand how Hydro
Carbons are
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Explored & trapped.
- Overview of Drilling Process
-Production Sharing Contract
(Profit Petroleum)

10,11

6 Test

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Unit 3Vol.1 : Pg
no.55-78

Lectures/
Presentations/Cas
es
Lectures/
Presentations/Cas
es

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College of Management and Economic Studies, Dehradun

7 Assignment

Lectures/
Presentations/Cas
es

13,14

Oil Field Processing &


Business
- Description of Field
Processing
- Description of offshore &
onshore
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production facilities
- Overview of Oil Business
- Processing of Oil,
Dehydration, Water
Treatment etc
- Cost of Oil Production
Unit 5: Gas Business & its
Processing
- Overview of Gas Business
9
- Processing of Gas,
Dehydration,Sweetening
- Gas Processing

15,16,17

Unit 4-Vol.
1:Pg no.79110

Lectures/
Presentations/Cas
es

18,19,20

Unit 5Vol.2:Pg
no.1-33

Lectures/
Presentations/Cas
es

10 Test

Lectures/
Presentations/Cas
es

21
Mid Sem Exam

11

Refining - Overview of
Refining

12

Case Study - Oil Refinery in


China

13 Presentation

14 Petrochemical Industries

22,23

Unit 6Vol.2:Pg
no.35-100

Lectures/
Presentations/Cas
es
Lectures/
Presentations/Cas
es

24
25,26,27,
28
29,30

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Lectures/
Presentations/Cas
es

Unit 7-Vol.2:
Pg no.101139

Lectures/
Presentations/Cas
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Transportation & Storage of


Oil, Gas & Products
- Liquid Bulk Cargoes
-Pipeline (Onshore, Offshore)
- Pipeline Designing
15 - Pipeline P.H
- The Five Major Dry Bulk
cargoes
- The Minor Bulk Trades
- Refrigerated Cargoes
- LNG/ Project/Pric

31,32,33,
34

16 Case Study -Burma Pipeline


17 Assignment

36,37
38

39,40,41

Case Study - IOC Fire, BP- Oil


20
Spill
21 Presentation

42
43,44,45,
46

New opportunities in Oil &


Gas Sector
22
47,48
- Gas To Liquid (GTL)
Pricing of Crude Oil & Gas
End Sem Exam

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Lectures/
Presentations/Cas
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Lectures/
Presentations/Cas
es
Lectures/
Presentations/Cas
es
Lectures/
Presentations/Cas
es

35

18 Test
Health, Safety & Environment
- Understand Health and
Environment hazard
(Chemical & fire)
Involved in the industry
- How to identify hazards and
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minimize risks
- Understand causes of
accidents
- Identify sources of
environment pollution and
methods to treat them.

Unit 8-Vol.3:
Pg no.1-50

Unit 9Vol.3: Pg
no.51-85

Lectures/
Presentations/Cas
es

Lectures/
Presentations/Cas
es
Lectures/
Presentations/Cas
es
Lectures/
Presentations/Cas
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*One Session = 1 Hrs.


H. SUGGESTED READINGS:
H:1 Reference Books:

Petrochemicals refining technology : Dr. Ram Prasad & Khanna


Introduction to Petrochemicals : Sukumar Maitti & Oxford & IBH
Advanced Petroleum Refining: G.N Sarkar & Khanna
Oil & Gas pipeline fundamentals : Penwell Books

H.2 Further readings ( Journals / Newspapers)

Journal of Environmental Pollution Control published by kanuj Envirotech.


Petroleum Review, Published by Energy Institute UK.
Journal of Down To Earth published by Society for Environmental Communication,
N.Delhi .
Hydrocarbon Processing.
Oil and Gas Journal Published by Pennwell.
DEW- the complete energy journal published by Technology Publications, Dehradun.
Oil Asia Published by Oil Asia Publications Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai.

H.3 Case Studies


Soft copies of some case studies will be uploaded on LMS.

H.4 WEB SOURCES:


Students will be informed as the course progresses upon specific topics available on the
worldwide web.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.

Ebesco Database
Infraline Database
Science Direct Database
www.gasprocessors.com/GlobalDocuments
www.petroleum.nic.in
www.eia.doc.gov/Natural_gas/
www.citgo.com

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