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Upstream LNG Technology


This course discusses in depth the various processes related to upstream LNG technology. The importance, sources and types of natural gases, properties and phase behavior of natural gas, dehydration of natural gas, removal of natural gas hydrates , nitrogen gas and acid gas. Natural gas liquid, sulpher and trace component recovery, Compression of natural gas and Liquefaction of natural gas will be explained to a good extent.

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I am Prof. Pavitra SandilyaI have been teaching at the cryogenic engineering centre of IIT Kharagpur since 2002. I have been offering both core and elective courses on mass transfer, separation processes, LNG, CFD etc. to both UGs and PGs. My research area encompasses process intensification, unconventional energy, carbon capture, cryogenic storage, catalyst development, hydrogen separation etc.


Week 1  :  Importance, sources and classification of natural gas
Week 2  :  Estimation of physical properties and phase behavior of natural gas
Week 3  :  Estimation of thermophysical properties of natural gas
Week 4  :  Dehydration of natural gas
Week 5  :  Natural gas hydrates and their removal
Week 6  :  Nitrogen gas removal
Week 7  :  Acid gas removal
Week 8  :  Natural gas liquid, sulphur and trace component recovery
Week 9  :  Compression of natural gas
Week 10  :  Flow measurement of natural gas
Week 11  :  Liquefaction of natural gas
Week 12  :  Tutorials


1. A. J. Kinday and W. R. Parrish, Fundamentals of Natural gas Processing, CRC Press, 2006.
2. B. Guo and A. Ghalambor, Natural gas Engineering Handbook, 2 nd Edition, Gulf publishing Company, 2005
  • The exam is optional for a fee.
  • Date and Time of Exam: October 28, 2018 (Sunday)
  • Time of Exams: Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon session: 2pm to 5pm.
  • Exam for this Course will be available in both morning & afternoon sessions.
  • Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
  • The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published.


  • Final score will be calculated as : 25% assignment score + 75% final exam score
  • 25% assignment score is calculated as 25% of average of  Best 8 out of 12 assignments
  • E-Certificate will be given to those who register and write the exam and score greater than or equal to 40% final score. Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Kharagpur.It will be e-verifiable at http://nptel.ac.in/noc/