FACULTY OF ENGINEERINGPETROLEUM AND NATURAL GAS ENGINEERING


Course Descriptions

PETE 110 Introduction to Petroleum Engineering (2-0)(Non-Credit)
This course is designed to familiarize the first year students with the fundamental aspects of petroleum engineering: introduction to engineering, petroleum exploration, major concepts of drilling, production and reservoir engineering, historical background of petroleum industry, worldwide sources of petroleum, companies and societies in petroleum industry as well as relevant environmental, health, safety and ethical issues.

PETE 211 Introduction to Fluid Mechanics (3-2)4
Definitions and fluid properties. Fluid statics. Fluid-flow phenomena. The Bernoulli equation. Laminar and turbulent pipe flows. Transportation and metering of fluids.

PETE 218 Reservoir Fluid Properties (2-2)3
Properties of fluids encountered in petroleum engineering. Phase behavior, density, viscosity, interfacial tension, and composition of oil, gas, and brine systems. PVT relationships of hydrocarbon gas and liquid systems. Thermodynamic behavior of naturally occurring hydrocarbon mixtures; evaluation and correlation of physical properties of petroleum reservoir fluids, including laboratory and empirical methods. Interpreting lab data for engineering applications. Flash calculations.

PETE 220 Reservoir Rock Properties (2-2)3
Petrophysical properties of reservoir rocks and measurement procedures: Coring and core handling; sandstone and carbonate reservoir rock and pore types; fundamental porosity, grain density, permeability and saturation properties; special core analysis such as mechanical, acoustic and electrical properties; multiphase rock and fluid interactions, interfacial tension, capillary pressure, wettability and relative permeability properties.

Prerequisite: PETE 110

PETE 300 Summer Practice I (Non-credit)
A minimum of four weeks (20 working days) of Summer Practice is obligatory to fulfill the requirements for the B.Sc. degree. The first practice is preferred to be in drilling operations after the second year. The training is based on the content of the summer practice manual.

PETE 321 Drilling Engineering I (3-2)4
Drilling machinery: hole and equipment. Drilling fluids and hydraulics. Cementing and hydraulics. Drill off tests (bit performances). Pressure control.

Prerequisite: PETE 211, ES 224.

PETE 322 Drilling Engineering II (3-0)3
Directional drilling (Tangential, ROC and Minimum Curvature Methods). Drill string design (neutral point of tension and compression, neutral point of bending, Lubinski's stresses, margin of over pull). Casing design (biaxial, triaxial). Casing setting (buckling and well head loads).

Prerequisite: PETE 321 or consent of the department.

PETE 331 Petroleum Production Engineering (3-0)3
Drill stem testing, well completion methods, completion fluids and sand control. Perforating, well head equipment and flow control devices, production packers, oil and gas separators. Flowing well performance, sucker rod pumping, submersible electrical centrifugal pumping, well stimulation techniques; acidizing, hydraulic fracturing.

Prerequisite: PETE 218, PETE 220.

PETE 332 Petroleum Production Engineering II (3-0)3
Methods of artificial lifting. Selection of equipment and artificial lift methods. Preparation of tubing intake curves for artificial lift systems. Design of electric submersible, gas lifting, hydraulic, jet, beam and plunger lift pumps. Pumping methods for unloading of gas wells.

Prerequisites: PETE 331

PETE 343 Petroleum Reservoir Engineering I (3-0)3
Estimation of hydrocarbon pore volume and recovery factor. Classification of oil reservoirs. Reservoir performance prediction for solution gas drive, water drive, gas-cap drive, drainage and combination drive reservoirs using material balance approach. Water influx theory. Water and gas coning in oil producing formations. Characterization of fractured reservoirs. Decline Curve Analysis.

Prerequisite: MATH 219, PETE 218, PETE 220  or consent of the department.

PETE 344 Petroleum Reservoir Engineering II (3-0)3
Steady and unsteady state single phase flow equations through porous media, steady and unsteady superposition. Multiphase flow through porous media. Reservoir characterization in homogeneous and heterogeneous reservoirs by pressure and tracer testing.

Prerequisite: PETE 343 or consent of the department.

PETE 352 Well Logging (3-0)3
Principles and operation of gamma ray, self potential, caliper, resistivity (micro and focused), density neutron, sonic, cement bond and variable density, dipmeter and production well logging tools. Interpretation of well log and their crossplotting techniques. Determination of formation properties such as porosity, hydrocarbon saturation, lithology, zone thickness, shaliness, etc. Guidelines to select proper logs in given field conditions.

Prerequisite: PETE 220

PETE 400 Summer Practice II (Non-credit)
A minimum of four weeks (20 working days) of summer practice is obligatory to fulfill the requirements for the B.Sc. degree. The second practice is for production and/or reservoir engineering after the third year of undergraduate education. The training is based on the content of the summer practice manual.

PETE 411 Petroleum Property Valuation (3-0)3
Estimation of reserves. Optimization of production rate. Maximizing the oil recovery within economic limits. Investment required for exploration and development of oil gas fields. Investment required for improved recovery processes. Operating cost. Taxes, prices and depreciation. Profit analysis.

PETE 417 Petroleum Engineering Design I (2-2)3
Development and use of design methodology, formulation of design problem statements and specifications, consideration of alternate solutions, feasibility, considerations. Development of student creativity by using open ended problems.Project engineering and management of engineering projects. Design of drilling projects.
Prerequisitie: Consent of the department. Three of the following courses: PETE 322, PETE 331, PETE 343 and PETE 352

PETE 418 Petroleum Engineering Design II (1-4)3
Development and use of design methodology, formulation of design problem statements and specifications, consideration of alternate solutions, feasibility considerations. Development of student creativity by using open ended problems. Project engineering and management of engineering projects. Design of oil, natural gas or geothermal reservoir production systems. Design of reservoir development strategies.
Prerequisitie: Prerequisities : PETE 417

PETE 461 Natural Gas Engineering (3-0)3
Properties of natural gases, hydrate formation. Estimation of gas reserves. Gas well testing. Estimation of gas deliverability. Gas flow measurement. Natural gas deliverability. Natural gas transmission, design of gathering systems. Field treating and processing of natural gas. Compressor horsepower requirement.