Petroleum Engineering (PETE)

 

Advanced Courses offering in Petroleum Engineering:

 

 

PETE 301 Reservoir Engineering (3-0-3)

 

Derivation of the general material balance equation. Estimation of water influx using steady and unsteady-state models. Application of the general material balance equation for determining initial oil in place and gas cap size and water influx constant under different drive mechanisms. Application of the general material balance equation for determining the initial gas in place for conventional gas reservoir. Estimation of the initial gas and condensate in place for gas condensate reservoir. Decline curve analysis.

Prerequisites: PETE 204:  Reservoir Rock Properties

                       PETE 205:  Petroleum Fluid Properties

 

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PETE 302 Subsurface Production Engineering (3-3-4)

 

Study of the fundamentals and applications of completion and workover operations including various completion designs, reservoir and mechanical considerations, basic tubing design, subsurface equipment, completion and workover fluids, perforating, stimulation, sand control and remedial cementing. Horizontal well completion technology. Laboratory sessions involve actual completion and workover problem solving, and demonstration of the design and operation of basic completion and control equipment.

Prerequisite: PETE 203:  Drilling Engineering

 

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PETE 303 Well Logging (3-3-4)

 

Comprehensive study of modem well logging methods, open hole and cased hole log interpretation methods. Production logging. Design of logging programs and examples of applications.

Prerequisites: PETE 204:  Reservoir Rock properties

 

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PETE   306    Well Testing (2-0-2)

 

Derivation of the diffusivity equation for slightly compressible fluid. Solution of the diffusivity equation using Boltzman transformation. Pressure drawdown and buildup tests. Injection and fall-off tests. Average reservoir pressure. Reservoir limit tests. Type curve matching. Pulse and drill stem tests. Test design and instrumentation.

 

Prerequisite:  PETE 301:  Reservoir Engineering

    

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PETE 400 Special Topics (3-0-3)

 

The course will cover a special topic in one of the areas of the petroleum engineering discipline. Topics will be selected according to the faculty expertise and the students' interest and enrollment.

Prerequisite: Consent of the Department

 

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PETE 402 Reservoir Simulation (2-3-3)

 

Basic theory and practices in reservoir simulation, Formulation of equations governing single phase and multi-phase flow in porous media. Introduction to finite difference methods and solution techniques. Solutions of systems of linear equations. Applications using a black oil simulator.

 

Prerequisites: SE     301:  Numerical Methods
                       PETE 301:  Reservoir Engineering

 

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PETE 404    Production Facilities Design (3-3-4)

 

Overview of petroleum surface operations including types, applications, and design of two and three phase separators; oil treatment equipment; vapor recovery processes; gas treatment processes and equipment; produced-water treatment and disposal; flowlines, gathering lines and transportation; oil, water and gas metering. Laboratory sessions cover design principles of production facilities leading to the complete design of one basic production unit.

 

Prerequisites: CHE; 204:  Transport Phenomena I

 

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PETE 405  Water Flooding (2-0-2)

 

Basic theoretical and design aspects of waterflooding processes.  Review of capillary phenomena and relative permeability characteristics of reservoir rocks.  Theory of immiscible displacement including piston-like and frontal advance mechanisms.  Injectivity analysis and performance prediction of linear and pattern flooding.  Heterogeneous reservoirs.  Problems encountered in water flooding projects.

 

Prerequisites: CHE;  204:  Transport Phenomena I

                        PETE 301:  Reservoir Engineering

 

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PETE 407   Petroleum Economics (3-0-3)

Introduction to the standards and practices of economic analysis in the petroleum industry.  Brief  review of the principles of economic evaluation, typical decision  making situations including risk analysis, alternative reservoir depletion schemes utilizing decline curve analysis, secondary stage development options, and various improved oil recovery methods. Analysis involves reserve estimation and forecasting of capital investment, operating cost, and manpower requirement.

 

Prerequisites :Senior Standing for PETE and Earth Sciences Students

 

 

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PETE 408 Seminar (0-2-1)

 

Lectures are presented on subjects related to preparation of technical presentations, use of visual aids, and platform and vocal techniques.  Each student is then required, as a practice, to prepare and deliver a presentation on selected subjects.  Each presentation is discussed and methods for improvements are highlighted. Finally, students are evaluated for their final presentations.

 

Prerequisites: Senior Standing.

 

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PETE 410 Natural Gas Engineering (3-0-3)

 

Estimation of gas reserves using different forms of the general material balance equation for gas reservoir. Prediction of gas reservoir performance subject to water drive. Derivation of the basic flow equations for real gas and their solutions and applications for analyzing gas well testing. Analysis of hydraulically fractured gas well tests. Gas field development. Storage of natural gas.

 

Prerequisite: PETE 301:  Reservoir Engineering

                     PETE 306:  Well Testing

 

 

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Petroleum Engineering

( Graduate Program )

 

Course offering in Petroleum Engineering ( Graduate Program ):

 

PETE532    Well Performance  3-0-3)

The course provides detailed study of the inflow performance relationships and the horizontal, vertical and inclined multiphase flow correlations and mechanistic models. These are then used to determine the current and future performance of the well and the optimum size of the tubing and flow line as well as the optimum production strategy for the whole life of the well. The course emphasizes computer applications through the utilization of student-developed and commercially available software.

 Prerequisite:  Graduate Standing

 

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PETE 544  Natural Gas Engineering  (3-0-3)  

The course is intended to provide students with the techniques needed to estimate gas reserves for normally and abnormally pressured gas reservoirs, water drive gas reservoirs, and gas condensate reservoirs. Production forecasting and decline curve analysis. Productivity enhancement through gas cycling. Fundamental gas flow equation and its solutions in terms of pressure, pressure squared and pseudo function. Gas well test design and analysis. Analysis of hydraulically fractured gas well tests. Gas field development including reservoir deliverability, total system analysis (inflow/outflow performance of gas wells), and optimum development patterns.

 Prerequisite:  Graduate Standing

 

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PETE  545   Advanced Reservoir Simulation (3-0-3)

The theory of petroleum reservoir simulation with modern modeling and prediction techniques. Finite difference representation of flow equations. Construction of grid systems and time step selection. Modeling of multi-phase flow. Solution methods of a system of equations.

Prerequisite:  Graduate Standing

 

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PETE 599 Seminar (1-0-0)

Graduate students working towards either M.S. or Ph.D. degrees, are required to attend the seminars given by faculty, visiting scholars, and fellow graduate students. Additionally, each student must present at least one seminar on a timely research topic. Among other things, this course is designed to give the student an overview of research in the Department, and a familiarity with the research methodology, journals, and professional societies in his discipline. Graded on a Pass or Fail basis.

 

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PETE 610 Thesis (0-0-6)

The student has to undertake and complete a research topic, under the supervision of a graduate faculty member, to investigate a specific problem in Petroleum Engineering.

 

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Other Courses Offering in:

College of Engineering Sciences  (CES):

         Petroleum Engineering (PETE)

         Chemical Engineering (CHE)

         Mechanical Engineering (ME)

         Electrical Engineering    (EE)

         Civil Engineering (CE)

 

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College of Computer Sciences & Engineering  (CCSE):

         Computer Engineering  (COE)

         Systems Engineering   (SE)

           Information and Computer Science (ICS)

 

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College of Industrial Management  (CIM)

 

         Management Information System ( MIS )

          Marketing  ( MKT )

          Accounting ( Acct )

         Finance (FIN)

         Management ( MGT )

        Economics  ( ECON)

 

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College of Environmental Design  (CED)

        Architecture (ARC)

        City & Regional Planning (CRP)

        Construction Engineering & Management (CEM)

         Architectural Engineering (ARE)

 

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College of Sciences  (CS)

          Chemistry  (CHEM)

         Earth Sciences  (ES)

        Statistics

        Mathematical  

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