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E-mail: marija.ilic@rgf.bg.ac.rs

Petroleum Chemistry and refining

Course Description

Study program: Petroleum Engineering (VII semester -OAS)

Name of subject: Petroleum Chemistry and refining

Instructors: Dr Marija Ilić

Status: Optional


Prerequisites: -

Course Objectives: Major goal of the course is to familiarize students with the chemical composition of oil and gas, the properties of oil and gas substances, as well as the basic principles of oil and gas processing.

Learning Outcomes: The most important outcome of the study of this course is the basic knowledge of chemistry and oil and gas processing, for successful tracking of courses that follow.


Theory teaching
Physical and chemical properties of oil and gas, - basic concepts of organic chemistry, - hydrocarbons (alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, cycloalkanes and aromatic hydrocarbons), - organic compounds of oxygen (alcohols, phenols, aldehydes, ketones and carboxylic acids) (thiols, organic monosulfides, organic disulphides and heterocyclic compounds of sulfur), - organic nitrogen compounds (amines and heterocyclic nitrogen compounds), metallo-organic compounds, - preparation of crude oil and gas for processing, - oil and gas processing; physical chemical processes for processing petroleum and petroleum products, - products of oil and gas processing, - protection measures against firefighters and occupational safety measures.

Practical teaching
Fire and fire extinguishing - Determination of water hardness: from the water supply and softened by the ion exchange processor - Determination of acidity / alkalinity (using indicator paper, indicator solution and pH meter) - Determination of aromatics, olefins and resins in petroleum products - Determination density of oil derivatives, , determination of the viscosity with Englerviscometar, determination of the ignition point according to Markusson and Pensky-Martens, determination of sulfur in liquid fuels, determination of the temperature of blur, fractional distillation of the oil; distillation with water vapor.

Suggested Reading List

  1. С. Нешић, Хемија нафте са основама прераде, Рударско-геолошки факултет, Београд, 1991.
  2. Ноллер, Кемија органских спојева, Техничка књига, Загреб, 1967.
  3. В. Алмажан, Ј. Ступар, В. Митровић, Упутство и радна свеска за лабораторијска мерења, технологију нафте и њених деривата, Рударско-геолошки факултет, Београд, 2005.

Fund Hours:

Lectures Exercises Other forms of teaching Study research
2 2 0 0

Conduct of the Course: Lectures, exercises with colloquies.

AssessmentОцена знања:

Final Exam ECTS
Oral Exam 40
Classwork Assessment ECTS
Class Participation 10
Practical Classes 20
Seminars 30

Additional Assessment Criteria -