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Petroleum Reservoir Engineering

  • Course Code :
    PE 303
  • Level :
    Undergraduate
  • Course Hours :
    3.00 Hours
  • Department :
    Department of Petroleum Engineering

Instructor information :

Area of Study :

Enrich students’ knowledge about the basic, critical properties of reservoir rock and fluids. Train students to determine the parameters that impact well/reservoir performance over time.

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Petroleum Reservoir Engineering

Properties of reservoir formations and fluids; reservoir volumetrics, reservoir statics, reservoir dynamics. Darcy's law and the mechanics of single and multiphase fluid flow through reservoir rock, capillary phenomena, material balance, reservoir drive mechanisms.

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Petroleum Reservoir Engineering

Course outcomes:

a. Knowledge and Understanding:

1- Review mathematics, physics, and chemistry related to fluids and gases.
2- Explain formation evaluations, well logging, well test analysis, modeling and simulation.
3- Define properties of reservoir rock and fluid in oil and gas bearing formation
4- Describe the basics of material balance and fluid flow equations.

b. Intellectual Skills:

1- Evaluate design, processes (operations), equipment and machinery.
2- Identify maps and reservoir traps.
3- Solve problems to determine the parameters that impact well/reservoir performance over time.

c. Professional and Practical Skills:

1- Apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
2- Ability to deal with the high level of uncertainty in definition and solution of petroleum reservoir problems.
3- Calculate the original oil in place by volumetric and MBE method.

d. General and Transferable Skills:

1- Collaborate effectively within multidisciplinary teams.
2- Lead and motivate individual
3- Refer to relevant literatures

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Course topics and contents:

Topic No. of hours Lecture Tutorial/Practical
Basics of Reservoir Engineering (Porosity () and Saturation (S). 10 6 4
Basics of Reservoir Engineering: Permeability and relative permeability curves 10 6 4
Reservoir Rock Properties: Wettability and Capillary Pressure. 10 6 4
Reservoir Fluid Properties 15 9 6
Classification of Oil and Gas Reservoirs. 5 3 2
Reservoir Drive Mechanisms and their Characteristics 5 3 2
Diffusivity Equation 10 6 4
Calculation of Oil in Place 5 3 2
Material Balance Equation (MBE) Calculation of Hydrocarbon Volumes 5 3 2

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Teaching And Learning Methodologies:

Teaching and learning methods
Interactive Lecturing
Discussion
Problem Solving

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Course Assessment :

Methods of assessment Relative weight % Week No. Assess What
Assignments 10.00 1
Final Exam 40.00 15
Midterm Exam 30.00 7
Term Papers/Reports 20.00 9

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Petroleum Reservoir Engineering

Books:

Book Author Publisher
Petroleum Reservoir Engineering Practice Ezekwe, Nnaemeka Prentice Hall

Course notes :

Available on pdf files

Recommended books :

Tarek Ahmed: “Reservoir Engineering Handbook” 4th Edition, Gulf Professional Publishing; 4 edition (January 26, 2010).

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