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Reservoir Rock Properties

  • Course Code :
    PE 302
  • Level :
    Undergraduate
  • Course Hours :
    3.00 Hours
  • Department :
    Department of Petroleum Engineering

Instructor information :

Area of Study :

The course introduces the students to the various disciplines of Reservoir Engineering. Those disciplines include porosity, permeability, fluid saturation, wettability, electric conductivity, capillary pressure and net pay thickness. It also provides an overview of the well coring.

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Reservoir Rock Properties

Basic petrophysical properties of reservoir rocks including porosity, permeability, fluid saturation, electrical conductivity, capillary pressure, and relative permeability. Laboratory measurement of the reservoir rock characteristics mentioned above.

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Reservoir Rock Properties

Course outcomes:

a. Knowledge and Understanding:

1- To get acquainted with the various petroleum engineering disciplines
2- To understand the rock properties of the reservoir in which the hydrocarbons accumulated
3- Differentiate between porosity types
4- Differentiate between permeability types.
5- Differentiate between saturation for different fluid
6- Explain capillary pressure and conductivity.
7- Measure rock properties in lab.

b. Intellectual Skills:

1- To use simple data and information related to course contents.
2- To apply various basic geological and engineering concepts to reservoir problem solving
3- Identify the different types of rock properties
4- Analyze each properties in lab.
5- Solve the problem of unknown reservoir rock physical properties.

c. Professional and Practical Skills:

1- To be able to solve problems related to drilling, reservoir and production engineering
2- Perform the required lab experiments
3- Identify reservoir rock properties.
4- Differentiate among each properties.

d. General and Transferable Skills:

1- Ability to work in team
2- Ability to understand and predict the hydrocarbons reservoir behavior
3- Work coherently and successfully as a part of a team in projects.
4- Communicate effectively.
5- Develop the report writing skill and presentation skills.

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Course topics and contents:

Topic No. of hours Lecture Tutorial/Practical
Introduction 2 Introduction
Porosity 4 Petroleum Engineering Disciplines Discussion of Assignments and weekly work sheets
Well Coring 2 As above As above
Fluid Saturation 2 As above As above
Permeability 4 As above As above
Electric Conductivity 2 As above As above
Capillary Pressure 4 As above As above
Wettability 2 As above As above
Rock Compressibility 2 As above As above
Net Pay Thickness 4 As above As above

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Teaching And Learning Methodologies:

Teaching and learning methods
Weekly oral lectures using white board
PowerPoint presentations and data show with handouts
Short duration video tapes

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Reservoir Rock Properties

Course Assessment :

Methods of assessment Relative weight % Week No. Assess What
Final Exam 40.00 10
Quizzes 10.00 5
Reports and special assignments 10.00 1
Weekly tutorials and attendance 10.00 1

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Reservoir Rock Properties

Books:

Book Author Publisher
Drilling Egineering Azar and Robello PennWell
Petrophysics Theory and Practice of Measuring Reservoir Rock and Fluid Transport Properties Djebbar Tiab & Erle C. Elsevier

Course notes :

Available on pdf files

Recommended books :

Tarek Ahmed, “working guide to reservoir rock properties and fluid flow” Gian Luigi Chierici. “Principles of Petroleum Reservoir Engineering” translated from the Italian by Peter J. Westaway. B. C. Craft, and M. F. Hawkins “Applied Petroleum Reservoir Engineering”. L. P. Dake, “ Fundamentals of Reservoir Engineering “, Elsevier Scientific Publishing Company, Amsterdam, Oxford, New York, 1978. Carl Gatlin “Petroleum Engineering, drilling and well completion” Printece- Hall, Inc

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