Reservoir Engineering 1 - PTRL6001

Faculty: Faculty of Engineering

School: School of Petroleum Engineering

Course Outline:

Campus: Sydney

Career: Postgraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 0

Enrolment Requirements:

Prerequisite: enrolment in Petroleum Open Learning program

CSS Contribution Charge: 2 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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Basic concepts of origin, accumulation and recovery of hydrocarbon fluids. Fluid properties, PVT behaviour and classification of hydrocarbon reservoirs. Material balance equations for gas cap, solution gas, depletion and water drive reservoirs, and gas reservoirs. Reservoir rock properties and core analysis procedures, porosity-permeability relationships. Darcy's law for linear and radial flow, steady-state and pseudo steady-state flow. Wellbore damage, skin-factor and well productivity. Horizontal wells. Wettability, capillary pressure and vertical distribution of reservoir fluids.
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