Issue 1 - 8 March 2012 enews home

Donation to equip oil and gas students


By Leanne Coleman

Adam Bourke

The Gas Chromatographs will be used to train students as part of the new Process Engineering course starting at CDU

Charles Darwin University has thanked Conoco Phillips for its contribution to help train the Territory's new oil and gas workforce after the company donated equipment valued at $20,000 to CDU's new North Australian Centre for Oil and Gas.

The equipment will be used to train students as part of the new Process Engineering course commencing in 2012.

CDU Deputy Director of the North Australian Centre for Oil and Gas, Dr Daria Surovtseva said the Gas Chromatographs would be used for practicals by undergraduate students and also by research students doing projects in oil and gas related topics.

"The Chromatographs will help teach the students how to use the equipment associated with oil and gas research and also assist with teaching them about separation processes," Dr Surovtseva said.

"Understanding what happens to the content of components in a gas mixture during various separation processes such as distillation and absorption is essential for purification of natural gas prior to liquefaction."

The new Associate Degree in Process Engineering began this semester. For more information visit: http://www.cdu.edu.au/engit/