Peter Neal

Lecturer in Process Engineering
Senior Lecturer

Peter Neal is an Education Focused lecturer and Academic Governance Coordinator with UNSW Chemical Engineering. He has been teaching undergraduate and postgraduate engineering students for more than 10 years, and has a key focus on developing his students’ capacity in design, enquiry, and professional skills. As the first Education Focused academic in the School of Chemical Engineering and as a PVCESE Education Focused Champion, he works to develop the educational capacity of his colleagues in his School, the Faculty of Engineering and across UNSW.

Peter also has more than 15 years’ experience researching the economics of low emission and waste-to-x systems. His research examines the way different economic conditions, design choices and site characteristics affect project economics and design choices. He has consulted with government and industry bodies on CCS economics in Australia, Ireland, South-East Asia and Canada. He has also contributed to studies with APEC, ASPI and EPRI. He has lectured on CCS Economics, CO2 capture and CO2 transport at various international short-courses and workshops.

Peter holds BE(Hons) and PhD in Chemical Engineering from UNSW. With capabilities in process modelling, Peter helped develop whey protein concentrate production models for Dairy Australia (2002-2004). This lead to postdoctoral work (2004-2010) with the Cooperative Research Centre for Greenhouse Gas Technologies (now CO2CRC Ltd), ultimately becoming co-leader of the CO2CRC Economics Project (2010-2014). As an Associate Lecturer with UNSW Petroleum Engineering (2010-2016), Peter taught engineering design, petroleum economics and natural gas engineering. He was also appointed Deputy Head of School (External Relations) and the Faculty Advisor to the UNSW Chapter of the Society of Petroleum Engineers. In 2016, Peter joined UNSW Chemical Engineering as an Education Focused Lecturer in Process Engineering.

Journal articles
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Ali Khan MH; Daiyan R; Neal P; Haque N; MacGill I; Amal R, 2021, 'A framework for assessing economics of blue hydrogen production from steam methane reforming using carbon capture storage & utilisation', International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, vol. 46, pp. 22685 - 22706, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhydene.2021.04.104
2021
Wang Z; Fimbres Weihs GA; Neal PR; Wiley DE, 2016, 'Effects of pipeline distance, injectivity and capacity on CO2 pipeline and storage site selection', International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, vol. 51, pp. 95 - 105, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijggc.2016.05.006
2016
Allinson WG; Cinar Y; Neal PR; Kaldi J; Paterson L, 2014, 'CO2 Storage Capacity – Combining Geology, Engineering and Economics', SPE Economics & Management, vol. 6, pp. 15 - 17, http://dx.doi.org/10.2118/133804-PA
2014
Meckel TA; Treviño R, 2014, 'High-resolution 3D seismic investigations of the overburden above potential CCS sites of the inner Texas shelf, Gulf of Mexico, U.S.A.', Energy Procedia, vol. 63, pp. 5010 - 5014, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2014.11.530
2014
Hou W; Allinson G; MacGill I; Neal P; Ho M, 2014, 'Cost comparison of major low-carbon electricity generation options: An Australian case study', Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments, vol. 8, pp. 131 - 148, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.seta.2014.08.006
2014
Neal PR; Hou W; Allinson WG, 2014, 'Project-based storage capacity and project maturity', Energy Procedia, vol. 63, pp. 5239 - 5246, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2014.11.555
2014
Wang Z; Fimbres Weihs GA; Neal PR; Wiley DE, 2014, 'Effect of storage capacity on CO₂ pipeline optimisation', Energy Procedia, vol. 63, pp. 2757 - 2763, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2014.11.298
2014
Hou W; Allinson WG; Mcgill I; Neal PR; Ho MT, 2013, 'Economic comparison of major Australian electricity supply additions using low-carbon energy options', Energy Policy, http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/03014215/52
2013
Neal PR; Ho MT; Fimbres Weihs GA; Hussain F; Cinar Y, 2011, 'Project-Based Learning for First Year Engineering Students: Design of CO₂ Sequestration', Australasian Journal of Engineering Education, vol. 17, pp. 101 - 117, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/22054952.2011.11464059
2011
Allinson WG; Cinar Y; Neal PR; Kaldi J; Paterson L, 2011, 'CO2 storage capacity - Combining geology, engineering, and economics', JPT, Journal of Petroleum Technology, vol. 63, pp. 109 - 111, http://dx.doi.org/10.2118/0711-0109-jpt
2011
Cinar Y; Neal PR; Allinson WG; Sayers J, 2009, 'Geoengineering and economic assessment of a potential carbon capture and storage site in southeast Queensland', SPE Reservoir Evaluation and Engineering, vol. 12, pp. 660 - 670, http://dx.doi.org/10.2118/108924-PA
2009
Cinar Y; Bukhteeva O; Neal PR; Allinson WG; Paterson L, 2008, 'CO2 storage in low permeability formations', SPE - DOE Improved Oil Recovery Symposium Proceedings, vol. 3, pp. 1475 - 1487
2008
Cinar Y; Neal PR; Allinson WG; Sayers J, 2007, 'Geo-engineering and economie assessment of a potential Carbon Capture and Storage site in Southeast Queensland, Australia', SPE - Asia Pacific Oil and Gas Conference, vol. 1, pp. 335 - 346
2007
Allinson WG; Dunsmore RE; Neal PR; Ho MT, 2007, 'The cost of carbon capture and storage in the Perth region', SPE Projects, Facilities and Construction, vol. 2, http://dx.doi.org/10.2118/101122-pa
2007
Allinson WG; Dunsmore RE; Neal PR; Ho MT, 2007, 'The Cost of Carbon Capture and Storage in the Perth Region', SPE Projects, Facilities & Construction, vol. 2, pp. 1 - 6, http://dx.doi.org/10.2118/101122-pa
2007
Allinson WG; Dunsmore RE; Neal PR; Ho MT, 2006, 'The cost of carbon capture and storage in the perth region', Proceedings - SPE Asia Pacific Oil and Gas Conference and Exhibition 2006: Thriving on Volatility, vol. 2, pp. 711 - 717, http://dx.doi.org/10.2118/101122-ms
2006
Schwinge J; Neal PR; Wiley DE; Fletcher DF; Fane AG, 2004, 'Spiral wound modules and spacers Review and Analysis', Journal of Membrane Science, vol. 242, pp. 129 - 153, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.memsci.2003.09.031
2004
Wickramasinghe S; Han B; Akeprathumchai S; Chen V; Neal PR; Qian X, 2004, 'Improved permeate flux by flocculation of biological feeds: comparisonbetween theory and experiment', Journal of Membrane Science, vol. 242, pp. 57 - 71, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.memsci.2003.06.005
2004
Neal PR; Li H; Fane AG; Wiley DE, 2003, 'The effect of filament orientation on critical flux and particle deposition in spacer-filled channedls', Journal of Membrane Science, vol. 214, pp. 165 - 178, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0376-7388(02)00500-8
2003
Schwinge J; Neal PR; Wiley DE; Fane AG, 2002, 'Estimation of Foulant Deposition across the Leaf of a Spiral-Wound Module', Desalination, vol. 146, pp. 203 - 208, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0011-9164(02)00471-X
2002
Conference Posters
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Neal P; Gilmore N; Artup J, (eds.), 2020, 'Building engineering identity via inclusive online impromptu design', UNSW Sydney, presented at 2020 UNSW Learning and Teaching Forum—Learning without limits: Leading the change, UNSW Sydney, 19 November 2020 - 20 November 2020, https://view.joomag.com/unsw-academic-poster-ebooklet-post-event-version/0133011001605573138?short&
2020
Lutze-Mann L; Amberer M; Bilbao J; Binder T; Carlon S; Chen Z; Davis S; Dedova I; Eaton R; Holdom R; Jones P; Kanapathipillai K; Lapere K; Liu K; Mak C; Neal P; Oliver C; Pather N; Smith F; Sulway S; Taylor S; Velan G; Watson K, 2018, 'Digital assessment: empowering students and supporting teachers through innovative student-oriented educational practices', UNSW Sydney, presented at 2018 UNSW Learning and Teaching Forum — Partners in Learning: Connecting Communities, UNSW Sydney, 26 October 2018
2018
Allinson WG; Hou W; Azizi E; Neal PR; Cinar Y; Paterson L; Kaldi J, 2012, 'Estimating the CO2 storage capacity of sites in Australia', Coolum, Queensland, presented at CO2CRC Annual Symposium, Coolum, Queensland, -
2012
Conference Presentations
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Neal P, 2019, 'The place of space in student learn Using Teams to promote student engagement with inquiry-based learning', presented at 2019 UNSW Learning and Teaching Forum—Embracing change: Creating opportunities, UNSW Sydney, 26 November 2019, https://moodle.telt.unsw.edu.au/mod/book/view.php?id=2691862&chapterid=237648
2019
Neal P, 2019, 'Using Teams to promote student engagement with inquiry-based learning', presented at 2019 UNSW Learning and Teaching Forum—Embracing change: Creating opportunities, UNSW Sydney, 26 November 2019, https://moodle.telt.unsw.edu.au/mod/book/view.php?id=2692838&chapterid=237850
2019
Neal P; Le Clech P; Jarventaus J; Zheng C, 2018, 'Verifying student learning through interviews in a blended laboratory course', presented at 2018 UNSW Engineering Education Showcase, UNSW Sydney
2018
Neal P; Bagheri A; Wu H; Cao L; Rahman D, 2018, 'Promoting student engagement in synchronous online learning', presented at 2018 UNSW Engineering Education Showcase, UNSW Sydney
2018
Conference Papers
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Krishnan N; Neal P; Le-Hussain F, 2018, 'Techno-economic analysis of co-injection of CO₂ and water into formations with open boundary', in Killick S (ed.), 14th Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies Conference Melbourne 21-26 October 2018 (GHGT-14), Melbourne, presented at 14th Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies Conference (GHGT-14), Melbourne, 21 October 2018 - 25 October 2018, http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3366010
2018
Neal PR; Ho MT; Weihs GAF; Wiley DE, 2017, 'From Building Blocks to Case Studies: Estimating the Costs of Transport and Storage for East Coast Australia', in Energy Procedia, pp. 6411 - 6417, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2017.03.1777
2017
2017, 'Testing tutorial-lecture swapping technique in Reservoir Engineering course to enhance students' learning experience', in Proceedings - SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition
2017
Hussain F; Neal PR; Arns C, 2015, 'Enhancing Students’ Learning Experience Using Peer Instruction, Tutorial-Lecture Swapping And Improved Assessment/Feedback Techniques', in Enhancing Students’ Learning Experience Using Peer Instruction, Tutorial-Lecture Swapping And Improved Assessment/Feedback Techniques, 26th Annual Conference of Australasian Association for Engineering Education (AAEE 2015), Geelong, Victoria, pp. 627 - 637, presented at 26th Annual Conference of Australasian Association for Engineering Education (AAEE 2015), Geelong, Victoria, 07 December 2015 - 09 December 2015, http://www.aaee2015.com.au/
2015
Neal PR; Cinar Y; Allinson WG, 2012, 'An Integrated Economic and Engineering Assessment of Opportunities for CO2 Injection with Water Production in South-East Queensland, Australia', in Energy Procedia, 11th International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies (GHGT-11), Kyoto, Japan, pp. 4544 - 4551, presented at 11th International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies (GHGT-11), Kyoto, Japan, 18 November 2012 - 22 November 2012, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2013.06.361
2012
Allinson WG; Hou W; Azizi E; Neal PR; Cinar Y; Kaldi J; Paterson L, 2012, 'Illustrating the estimation of CO2 storage capacity for a hypothetical injection site', in Energy Procedia, Kyoto, Japan, pp. 5160 - 5165, presented at 11th International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies (GHGT-11), Kyoto, Japan, 18 November 2012 - 22 November 2012, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2013.06.431
2012
Sander R; Allinson WG; Connell LD; Neal PR, 2010, 'Methodology to determine the economics of CO2 storage in coal seams with enhanced coalbed methane recovery', in Energy Procedia, Elsevier Science, Amsterdam, pp. 2129 - 2136, presented at 10th International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 19 September 2010 - 23 September 2010, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2011.02.097
2010
Bukhteeva O; Neal PR; Allinson WG, 2010, 'Optimisation economics for CO2 capture and storage in Central Queensland (Australia)', in Energy Procedia, Elsevier Science, Amsterdam, presented at 10th International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies (GHGT-10), Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 19 September 2010 - 22 September 2010
2010
Michael K; Neal PR; Allinson WG; Ennis-King J; Hou W; Paterson L; Sharma S; Aiken T, 2010, 'Injection strategies for large-scale CO2 storage sites', in Energy Procedia, Elsevier Science, Amsterdam, pp. 4267 - 4274, presented at 10th International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 19 September 2010 - 23 September 2010, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2011.02.376
2010
Neal PR; Ho M; Fimbres-Weihs GA; Hussain F; Cinar Y, 2010, 'Demonstrating CO2 Sequestration as Part of a First Year Engineering Course', in SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition 2010 (ATCE 2010), Curran Associates, Netherlands, pp. 1220 - 1233, presented at SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, Florence, Italy, 19 September 2010 - 22 September 2010
2010
Neal PR; Hou W; Allinson WG; Cinar Y, 2010, 'Costs of CO2 Transport and Injection in Australia', in Society of Petroleum Engineers - SPE Asia Pacific Oil and Gas Conference and Exhibition 2010, APOGCE 2010, Curran Associates, Red Hook, NY, presented at SPE Asia Pacific Oil and Gas Conf and Exhibition, Brisbane, Australia, 18 October 2010 - 20 October 2010, http://dx.doi.org/10.2118/133900-MS
2010
Neal PR; Cinar Y; Allinson WG, 2010, 'The Economics of Pressure-relief with CO2 Injection', in Energy Procedia, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, pp. 4215 - 4220, presented at 10th International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies (GHGT-10), Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 19 September 2010 - 22 September 2010, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2011.02.369
2010
Allinson WG; Cinar Y; Neal PR; Kaldi J; Paterson L, 2010, 'CO2 storage capacity - combining geology, engineering and economics', in Society of Petroleum Engineers - SPE Asia Pacific Oil and Gas Conference and Exhibition 2010, APOGCE 2010, Curran Associates, Red Hook, NY, pp. 1294 - 1314, presented at SPE Asia Pacific Oil and Gas Conference and Exhibition 2010, APOGCE 2010, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, 18 October 2010 - 20 October 2010, http://dx.doi.org/10.2118/133804-MS
2010
bukhteeva O; Allinson WG; Neal PR; Bukhteeva , 2008, 'Optimisation economics for C02 Capture and Storage (CCS) in Central Queensland, Australia.', in Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies (GHGT-9) IEA Greenhouse Gas R&D Programme., Washington DC, USA., pp. 3969 - 3976, presented at 9th International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies, Washington DC, USA., 16 November 2008 - 21 November 2008, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2009.02.201
2008
Bukhteeva O; Neal P; Allinson G, 2008, 'Optimisation economics for CO(2) Capture and Storage', in Gale J; Herzog H; Braitsch J (eds.), GREENHOUSE GAS CONTROL TECHNOLOGIES 9, ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV, Washington, DC, pp. 3969 - 3976, presented at 9th International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies, Washington, DC, 16 November 2008 - 20 November 2008, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2009.02.201
2008
Allinson WG; Neal PR; Lewis D; Bentham M; Cleary T; Vernon R; O Neill N; Kirk K; Chadwick A; Hilditch D; Michael K; Ho MT, 2008, 'Assessment of the potential for geological storage of carbon dioxide in Ireland and Northern Ireland.', in Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies (GHGT-9) IEA Greenhouse Gas R&D Programme., Washington DC, USA., pp. 2655 - 2662, presented at 9th International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies, Washington DC, USA., 16 November 2008 - 21 November 2008, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2009.02.033
2008
Cinar Y; Bukhteeva O; Neal PR; Allinson WG; Paterson L, 2008, 'CO2 storage in low permeability formations', in No More Than Ever..., 16th SPE/DOE Improved Oil Recovery Symposium, Tulsa, OK, USA,, presented at 16th SPE/DOE Improved Oil Recovery Symposium, Tulsa, OK, USA,, 19 April 2008 - 23 April 2008
2008
Cinar Y; Sayers J; Neal PR; Allinson WG, 2007, 'Geo-engineering and economic assessment of a potential carbon capture and storage site in southeast Queensland, Australia', in Asia Pacific Oil and Gas Conference and Exhibition, Jakarta, Indonesia, pp. 660 - 670, presented at Asia Pacific Oil and Gas Conference and Exhibition 2007, Jakarta, Indonesia, 30 October 2007 - 01 November 2007, http://dx.doi.org/10.2118/108924-MS
2007
Neal P; Ho MT; Dunsmore R; Allinson G; McKee G, 2006, 'The economics of carbon capture and storage in the Latrobe Valley, Victoria, Australia', in Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Control Technology (GHGT-8), Trondheim, Norway, presented at 8th International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Control Technology (GHGT-8), Trondheim, Norway, 19 June 2006 - 22 June 2006
2006
Allinson G; Ho M; Neal P; Wiley D, 2006, 'The methodology used for estimating the costs of CCS', in Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Control Technology (GHGT-8), Trondheim, Norway, presented at 8th International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Control Technology (GHGT-8), Trondheim, Norway, 19 June 2006 - 22 June 2006
2006
Fane AG; Schafer AI; Waite TD; Wiley DE; Schwinge J; Neal PR, 2001, 'NOM removal by NF and assessment of the spiral wound module', in Vivendi in-house meeting on removal of refractory organic matter and micro-pollutants through membrane applications, Vivendi in-house meeting on removal of refractory organic matter and micro-pollutants through membrane applications, Berlin, Germany, presented at Vivendi in-house meeting on removal of refractory organic matter and micro-pollutants through membrane applications, Berlin, Germany, 26 April 2001 - 27 April 2001
2001
Reports
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Neal P, 2018, Otway Stage 3 Techno-Economic Study – Phase 1, CO2CRC Limited, Melbourne, Australia
2018
Wiley DE; Neal PR; Ho MT; Fimbres Weihs GA, 2015, CO₂ Transport and Storage Case Studies, EPRI Inc. & CO2CRC Pty Ltd, Melbourne, Australia, Australian Power Generation Technology Report, 20, http://www.co2crc.com.au/dls/Reports/LCOE_Report_final_web.pdf
2015
Wiley DE; Neal PR; Ho MT; Fimbres Weihs GA, 2015, Carbon Dioxide Transport and Storage, EPRI Inc. & CO2CRC Pty Ltd, Melbourne, Australia, Australian Power Generation Technology Report, 10, http://www.co2crc.com.au/dls/Reports/LCOE_Report_final_web.pdf
2015
Ho M; Allinson G; Neal P; Fimbres Weihs G; Wiley D; Richards M; McKee G, 2012, CO2CRC CCS Economic Methodology and Assumptions, Cooperative Research Centre for Greenhouse Gas Technologies (CO2CRC), Sydney, Australia, CO2CRC RPT12-3490
2012
Michael K; Allinson G; Hou W; Ennis-King J; Neal P; Paterson L; Sharma S, 2010, Injection strategies for CO2 storage sites, CO2TECH Publication Number RPT10-2020
2010
Neal P; Hou W; Bukhteeva O; Cinar Y; McKee G; Dwyer D, 2010, Assessment of the capture and storage potential of CO2 co-produced with natural gas in South-East Asia, CO2TECH Report Number RPT10-2122
2010
Allinson WG; Cinar Y; Neal PR; Hou W, 2009, The Costs of CO2 Transport and Injection in Australia, CO2CRC Technologies report, Canberra, Australia
2009
Ho MT; Neal P; Allinson G, 2008, Economic Assessment of the All Island Potential for Carbon Capture and Storage in Ireland, CO2TECH Publication Number RPT09-1536
2008
Neal P; Dunsmore R; Ho MT; Allinson G, 2005, Latrobe Valley CO2 Storage Economics, CO2CRC Publication Number RPT05-0106
2005
Conference Abstracts
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Hussain F; Neal P; Weltman H; Marcus N, (eds.), 2017, 'Making online delivery more interactive using online Tutorial-Lecture Swapping', in UNSW Engineering Education Showcase, UNSW Engineering, UNSW, Sydney, NSW, Austalia, presented at UNSW Engineering Education Showcase, UNSW, Sydney, NSW, Austalia, 08 June 2017 - 08 June 2017, isbn-10:%200-7334-3724-9
2017
Neal P, (eds.), 2017, 'Natural Gas Engineering: The Evolution of a Course', in UNSW Engineering education showcase : dream : dare : do, UNSW Engineering, UNSW Sydney, pp. 30 - 30, presented at 2017 UNSW Engineering Education Showcase, UNSW Sydney
2017
Book Chapters
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Wiley DE; Kentish SE; Fimbres Weihs GA; Ho MT; Neal PR, 2014, 'Well to wheels environmental considerations', in Clark R; Thomson M (ed.), Transport Fuels from Australia's Gas Resources: Advancing the nation's energy security, UNSW Press, Sydney, Australia, pp. 162 - 206, https://www.aspi.org.au/publications/transport-fuels-from-australias-gas-resources
2014

 

Current teaching

Course Coordinator Large-group
teaching
Small-group
teaching
ENGG1000 Introduction to Engineering Design and Innovation
(Chemical Engineering Project)
CEIC3005 Process Plant Design  
CEIC3007 Chemical Engineering Lab B
CEIC4001 Process Design Project    
Thesis Coordinator
  • CEIC4951/2/3 Research Thesis A/B/C
  • CEIC4954 Research Thesis Extension
  • CEIC9951/2/3 Advanced Research Thesis A/B/C
  • CEIC4005/9005 Thesis / Advanced Thesis
 
GSOE9011 Engineering PG Coursework Research Skills    

Past Teaching

Course Coordinator Large-group
teaching
Small-group
teaching
CEIC2007 Chemical Engineering Lab A    
ENGG1000 Introduction to Engineering Design and Innovation
(Petroleum Engineering Project)
GSOE9011 Engineering PG Coursework Research Skills  
GSOE0024 Project 24 UOC    
GSOE9830 Economic Decision Analysis in Engineering    
PTRL2010 Business Practices in the Petroleum Industry  
PTRL4011 Integrated Oil and Gas Field Evaluation B (Thesis)  
PTRL4020/5010 Natural Gas Engineering