Petroleum Production Engineering - PTRL4021

Faculty: Faculty of Engineering

School: School of Petroleum Engineering

Course Outline:

Campus: Sydney

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 4

Enrolment Requirements:

Prerequisite: PTRL3001,PTRL3022

CSS Contribution Charge: 2 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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Components of the petroleum production systems. Well inflow performance and deliverability analysis. Production from both saturated and undersaturated oil reservoirs. Production from two phase reservoirs. Production from gas reservoirs. Pseudo critical properties of natural gases. Gas well deliverability for non-DArcy flow. The near-wellbore condition and wellbore skin characterisation. Well head surface gathering systems. Artificial lift systems. Horizontal well production. Production chemistry basics (wax, scale, corrosion, emulsions).


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