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Introduction to petroleum engineering

  • Course Code :
    PE 201
  • Level :
    Undergraduate
  • Course Hours :
    2.00 Hours
  • Department :
    Department of Petroleum Engineering

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Area of Study :

Introduction to the fundamentals of oil and gas well drilling. Fundamental physical principles and calculations used in drilling. Exposure to oil well drilling training software

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The course's main goal is to provide the student with an overview of the petroleum industry: its history, its technical achievements, its role in the global-economy and its future prospects. A brief introduction to modern exploration, production and processing operations is included.

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Course outcomes:

a. Knowledge and Understanding:

1- Define Basis of Drilling Engineering needs for Well Planning
2- Define Basis of Well Design related to Pressures and Temperatures.
3- Explain Drilling Rigs (both Onshore and Offshore), Rig Systems and Rigs Power Design
4- Illustrate Basis of Drill String Design: Types and Techniques. Operationally how to prepare and run Bottom Hole Assemblies (BHA).
5- Illustrate Drilling Bits: Types, Selections and Operationally how to select Optimum Parameters
6- Describe Hole Sections
7- Describe briefly Drilling Fluids: Function, Types and Properties.
8- Recognize Safety for drilling " HSE"

b. Intellectual Skills:

1- Apply principles and concepts in solving problems related to well drilling and design, and Drilling Bits.

c. Professional and Practical Skills:

1- Use software in solving drilling problems
2- Planning of oil well Engineering
3- Design calculations

d. General and Transferable Skills:

1- Work in team and solve problems

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Course topics and contents:

Topic No. of hours Lecture Tutorial/Practical
Basis of Drilling Engineering needs for Well planning 2 Introduction
Basis of Well Design related to Pressures and Temperatures. 4 Petroleum Engineering Disciplines Discussion of Assignments and weekly work sheets
Drilling Rigs (both Onshore and Offshore), Rig Systems and Rigs Power Design. 6 . As above . As above
Basis of Drill String Design: Types and Techniques. Operationally how to prepare and run Bottom Hole Assemblies (BHA). 6 . As above . As above
Drilling Bits: Types, Selections and Operationally how to select Optimum Parameters. 4 . As above . As above
Hole Sections. 4
Introduction to Drilling Fluids: Function, Types and Properties. 4
Safety for drilling "HSE". 4

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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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Course Assessment :

Methods of assessment Relative weight % Week No. Assess What
Final exam 40.00 15
Midterm 30.00 7
Performance 5.00
Quizzes 5.00 5
Reports and special assignments 10.00
Weekly tutorials and attendance 10.00

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Books:

Book Author Publisher
Nontechnical Guide to Petroleum Geology, Exploration, Drilling & Production Norman J. Hyne PennWell

Course notes :

Available on pdf files

Recommended books :

1. AMOCO, Shell and Eni Drilling Manuals; Drilling Engineering Series, 2014. 2. Halliburton Sperry sun / Baroid, Schlumbergeer and BHI field practical applications 3. Well Engineering design and new technologies (SPT, Oil and Gas Journal, Drilling tools etc.) 4. IWCF and UMM communities

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