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Humanities/Social Science Elective

  • Course Code :
    HUM HY
  • Level :
    Undergraduate
  • Course Hours :
    2.00 Hours
  • Department :
    Department of Petroleum Engineering

Instructor information :

Area of Study :

The Main Goals of this course are to familiarize students with the unique aspects of unconventional gas and oil reservoirs, including their economic significance, geologic occurrences, controls on production, drilling and completion practices, reservoir management, and present activity.

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Humanities/Social Science Elective

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Course outcomes:

a. Knowledge and Understanding:

1- Describe unique geological characteristics of unconventional resources and their technical, economic, political, and environmental constraints.
2- Illustrate the low-permeability sands and their drilling and completion methods.
3- Describe the Coalbed Gases and their occurrences, resources, reservoir characteristics, drilling and completion methods.
4- Describe the Heavy oil and their occurrences, resources, reservoir characteristics, drilling and completion methods.

b. Intellectual Skills:

1- Apply principles of geo-mechanics to unconventional reservoirs.
2- Think in a creative way.

c. Professional and Practical Skills:

1- Apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering to compute the characteristics of unconventional resources, Coalbed Gases, low permeability sands and heavy oils.

d. General and Transferable Skills:

1- Collaborate effectively within multidisciplinary teams.
2- Acquire entrepreneurial skills.
3- Refer to relevant literature.

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Humanities/Social Science Elective

Course topics and contents:

Topic No. of hours Lecture Tutorial/Practical
Introduction to Unconventional Energy Resources 4 4 0
Low-permeability (Tight) Sands 4 4 0
Coalbed Gas 4 4 0
Shale Reservoirs (Gas and Oil) 6 6 0
Heavy Oil 6 6 0
Other Unconventional Energy Resources and Issues That May be Addressed 4 4 0

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Humanities/Social Science Elective

Teaching And Learning Methodologies:

Teaching and learning methods
Interactive Lecturing
Problem Solving
Experiential Learning

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Humanities/Social Science Elective

Course Assessment :

Methods of assessment Relative weight % Week No. Assess What
Final Examination 40.00
Homework’s 10.00
Progress Exam 1 25.00
Progress Exam 2 25.00

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Books:

Book Author Publisher

Recommended books :

Y. Zee Ma and Stephen A. Holditch: “Unconventional Oil and Gas Resources Handbook Evaluation and Development” Gulf Professional Publishing is an imprint of Elsevier, 2016.

Periodicals :

Recommended readings:  M. RAFIQUL ISLAM : “UNCONVENTIONAL GAS RESERVOIRS Evaluation, Appraisal and Development” Gulf Professional Publishing is an imprint of Elsevier, 2015.  Vivek Bakshi : “Shale Gas: A Practitioner's Guide to Shale Gas and Other Unconventional Resources” Globe Law And Business; 1 edition (December 1, 2012)  James Jacobs, and Stephen Testa : “Fracking: Environmental Protection and Development of Unconventional Oil and Gas Resources,” 1st edition, McGraw- Hill Education; 1 edition (June 24, 2016).  Reza Rezaee : “Fundamentals of Gas Shale Reservoirs, “ 1st Edition, Wiley; 1 edition (July 27, 2015).  J Speight :“Shale Gas Production Processes,” 1st Edition, Gulf Professional Publishing, 24 Jun 2013.

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