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Module Title
Oil and Gas Engineering B
Reference EN4581 Version 4
Created November 2017 SCQF Level SCQF 10
Approved March 2004 SCQF Points 15
Amended March 2018 ECTS Points 7.5

Aims of Module
To provide the student with the ability to apply the fields of petroleum geology, petroleum fluid properties, flow dynamics and production technology to the theory and practice of reservoir engineering.

Learning Outcomes for Module
On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:
1 Apply geological principles and knowledge to the interpretation of geological features.
2 Relate the phase behaviour of the reservoir fluids to the production characteristics of the reservoir.
3 Apply material balance methods to predict production behaviour and relate fluid and reservoir properties to drive mechanisms.
4 Predict reservoir and wellbore flow rates and flow regimes. Relate these to well test data.
5 Select and apply well completion and sub surface equipment.

Indicative Module Content
Principles of geology and their application to the origins of petroleum and its entrapment; geophysical survey methods and sub-surface mapping. Composition of oil and gas; properties of hydrocarbon gases and liquids; behaviour of real gases, compressibility factors, equations of state; phase behaviour of hydrocarbon systems. Production facilities. Oil and gas reservoirs; properties of reservoir rocks, fluid distributions, formation volume factors, drive mechanisms, primary, secondary and enhanced recovery; evaluation of reserves; application of material balance methods. Flow dynamics of reservoirs. Steady-state and unsteady-state flow, pressure distributions, formation damage, stimulation. Completion methods and their selection and application, perforating, sub-surface packers and safety valves. Field processing, vapour-liquid equilibria. Flash calculations, separator systems, hydrate formation and prevention, dehydration and sweetening.

Module Delivery
This is a lecture based module supplemented by tutorials, coursework and student-centred learning.

Indicative Student Workload Full Time Part Time
Contact Hours 55 N/A
Non-Contact Hours 95 N/A
Placement/Work-Based Learning Experience [Notional] Hours N/A N/A
Actual Placement hours for professional, statutory or regulatory body    

If a major/minor model is used and box is ticked, % weightings below are indicative only.
Component 1
Type: Coursework Weighting: 30% Outcomes Assessed: 1
Description: A number of small, graded, in-class exercises supplemented by a field trip or case study.
Component 2
Type: Examination Weighting: 70% Outcomes Assessed: 2, 3, 4, 5
Description: An examination of 3 hours duration.

Explanatory Text
In order to pass, students should achieve a mark of at least 35% in each component (which has a weighting of 30% or more) and an overall grade D or better.
Module Grade Minimum Requirements to achieve Module Grade:
A >70
B 60-69
C 50-59
D 40-49
E 35-40
F <35
NS Non-submission of work by published deadline or non-attendance for examination

Module Requirements
Prerequisites for Module Offshore Engineering (EN3581)
Corequisites for module None.
Precluded Modules None.

1 Lyons, William, Plisga Gary J. and Lorenz Michael, 3rd edition 2016. Standard Handbook of Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering. Houston, Texas: Gulf Publishing.
2 Selley, Richard C., Third edition 2015. Elements of Petroleum Geology. San Diego, CA : Academic Press, [2015]
3 DAKE, L. 2001. The Practice of Reservoir Engineering. Amsterdam: Elsevier.
4 JAHN, F., COOK, M. AND GRAHAM, M., 2nd ed. M. 2008. Hydrocarbon Exploration and Production. Amsterdam: Elsevier.
5 ECONOMIDIES, M. J., HILL, A. D and EHLIG--ECONOMIDIES, C., 2nd edition 2013. Petroleum Production Systems. Upper Saddle River, NJ : Prentice Hall, c2013.

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