Module Title:   Petroleum Engineering

Module Credit:   20

Module Code:   ENG3314L

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 1

Module Occurrence:   A

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 6

Module Type:   Linked 10+10

Provider:   Engineering

Related Department/Subject Area:   School of Engineering

Principal Co-ordinator:   Dr Nejat Rahmanian

Additional Tutor(s):   -

Prerequisite(s):   None

Corequisite(s):   None

1) To provide students with a detailed understanding of petroleum production processes.
2) To describe the origin of fossil fuels, the location and capacity of known reserves of oil and natural gas, and the physical and chemical characteristics of crude oils. To introduce sustainable and environmentally friendly methods used for exploiting these reserves to produce a flow of crude oil/gas for refinery use.
3) To provide students with a background to the principles of petroleum production technology and relevant unit operations and design calculations.

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
1) Concepts, principles & theories of important surface production processes are explored in classroom teaching with the aid of computational software.
2) Lectures designed to give students the ability to use techniques and solve problems of interest to Petroleum Engineers.
3) Tutorials using Aspen Hysys software to help students apply the knowledge to solve problems.
4) Learning outcomes are assessed by formal examination and coursework

Lectures:   48.00          Directed Study:   136.00           
Seminars/Tutorials:   12.00          Other:   0.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   0.00          Formal Exams:   4.00          Total:   200.00

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

Know scope of Production Engineering including surface production.
Understand basics of oil/gas drilling.
Describe different offshore platforms and their applications.
Understand statistics/fact on oil economics.
Know scope of Petroleum Production Engineering.
Analyse performance of a production well (steady state, transient and pseudo-steady state).
Explain wellhead surface and sub-surface production facilities.
Calculate rock and fluid properties.
Understand artificial lift methods.
Analyse performance of a production well (steady state, transient and pseudo-steady state.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

Construct simple flow diagram for a process that only involves phase separations by physical means, identify specific issues concerning process safety and environmental pollution;
Undertake process design of two and three phase separators used in surface production operations.
Analyse well performance for the cases of steady-state, pseudo-steady state and transient flow.
Perform pressure drop calculations for multi-phase flow in horizontal and vertical wellhead production pipes.
Convert physical quantities into different systems of units.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

Apply simplifying assumptions to complex problems in order to gain useful design information individually and in a team.
Manage time to meet deadlines; be able to communicate effectively (written and verbal).
Manage time to meet deadlines; be able to communicate effectively (written and verbal).
Analyse oil and gas well deliverability.

  Examination - closed book 2.00 50%
  Examination - closed book
  Classroom test 2.00 20%
  Mid year test
  Coursework   30%
  1 written report - <1500 words (+figures)

Supplementary Assessment:
As Original

Outline Syllabus:
Oilfield geological strata, tectonic plate theory, seismic prospecting, world reserves and forecast for oil and natural gas, tar sands, oil shales, bitumen and ultra-heavy crudes, primary and secondary recovery, drilling technology, offshore and onshore oil production, health & safety issues, explosion hazards, characterisation of petroleum fractions, atmospheric multicomponent distillation unit, energy recovery, lubricating oil units, hydro-treating.
Reservoir natural drive mechanisms, well tubular, well completion, perforation, subsurface
Reservoir rock properties: porosity, permeability, permeability correlations, saturation, rock , compressibility, wettability, capillary pressure, relative permeability
Reservoir fluid properties: classification of reservoirs, fluids, gas density, gas compressibility factor, gas formation volume factor, isothermal gas compressibility, gas viscosity, oil gravity, gas-oil ratio, oil formation volume factor, isothermal oil compressibility, oil density, oil viscosity, water formation volume factor, gas solubility in water, brine viscosity, water isothermal compressibility.
Reservoir deliverability: flow regimes, inflow performance, relationship, construction of IPR curves, composite IPR of stratified reservoirs, future IPR
Single-phase and multi-phase flow in wellbores and pipelines: flow in vertical and horizontal pipes, Darcy-Wiesbach friction factor, allowable working pressure for pipes, allowable flow velocity in pipes, general gas pipeline flow equation, pipeline efficiency and transmission factor.

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