Introduction to the Petroleum Industry - PTRL1010

Faculty: Faculty of Engineering

School: School of Petroleum Engineering

Course Outline:

Campus: Kensington Campus

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 4

CSS Contribution Charge: 2 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

Available for General Education: Yes (more info)

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UNIT 1: Worldwide distribution of oil and gas reserves. Subsurface data sampling and interpretation. Measurement scaling. Core, log and test data. UNIT 2: Rock/fluid systems. Rock and fluid parameters used in the petroleum industry. Interrelations between these parameters. Coring and core analysis. Well logging and log interpretation. Well testing and test analysis. UNIT 3: Drilling of oil and gas wells. Classification of wells. Drilling operating systems. Drilling fluids. Well completions. Gun perforating. Hydrocarbon production techniques. Hydrocarbon recovery mechanisms.
Petroleum Engineering

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