PETROENG 2001 - Reservoir Thermodynamics & Fluid Properties
North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2024
General Course Information
Course Code PETROENG 2001 Course Reservoir Thermodynamics & Fluid Properties Coordinating Unit Mining and Petroleum Engineering Term Semester 2 Level Undergraduate Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact Up to 5 hours per week Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y Assumed Knowledge PETROENG 1006 Course Description Fluid properties and the application of mass and energy balances to a variety of petroleum systems. Introduction to phase behaviour and chemical reaction equilibria (flash calculations with k-values); and equation of state applications and modelling.
Course Coordinator: Associate Professor Abbas Zeinijahromi
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning OutcomesOn successful completion of this course students will be able to:
1 Employ equations of state to describe and simulate gas-liquid equilibrium 2 Describe the fundamentals of Reservoir Thermodynamics & Fluid Properties 3 Identify the reservoir fluid types. 4 Conduct full flash calculation and PVT analysis. 5 Demonstrate the ability to work cooperatively in groups during laboratory sessions to determine solutions for practical activities. 6 Apply knowledge of thermodynamics, equations of state and reservoir fluid types to practical laboratory exercises and SGDE. 7 Calculate Reservoir Fluid Properties at a given pressure and temprature 8 Plan required PVT test
The above course learning outcomes are aligned with the Engineers Australia Entry to Practice Competency Standard for the Professional Engineer. The course develops the following EA Elements of Competency to levels of introductory (A), intermediate (B), advanced (C):
1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 A B B — A A A B A A A A B A A A
University Graduate Attributes
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:
University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s)
Attribute 1: Deep discipline knowledge and intellectual breadth
Graduates have comprehensive knowledge and understanding of their subject area, the ability to engage with different traditions of thought, and the ability to apply their knowledge in practice including in multi-disciplinary or multi-professional contexts.
Attribute 2: Creative and critical thinking, and problem solving
Graduates are effective problems-solvers, able to apply critical, creative and evidence-based thinking to conceive innovative responses to future challenges.
1, 3, 5, 6, 8
Attribute 3: Teamwork and communication skills
Graduates convey ideas and information effectively to a range of audiences for a variety of purposes and contribute in a positive and collaborative manner to achieving common goals.
Attribute 4: Professionalism and leadership readiness
Graduates engage in professional behaviour and have the potential to be entrepreneurial and take leadership roles in their chosen occupations or careers and communities.
Attribute 5: Intercultural and ethical competency
Graduates are responsible and effective global citizens whose personal values and practices are consistent with their roles as responsible members of society.
Attribute 8: Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
Graduates are self-aware and reflective; they are flexible and resilient and have the capacity to accept and give constructive feedback; they act with integrity and take responsibility for their actions.
Please bring pencils, coloured pencils, eraser, ruler and calculator to all lectures, tutorials and practical classes.
The Properties of Petroleum Fluids’; 2nd Edition
By William D. McCain, Jr.; published by PennWell Books, 1990
‘Petroleum Production Systems’
By Michael J. Economides et al; published by Prentice Hall Petroleum Engineering Series, 1994
‘Enhanced Oil Recovery’
By Larry W. Lake; published by Prentice Hall, 1989
‘Fundamentals of Reservoir Engineering’
By L.P. Dake; published by Elsevier, 2001
Lecture handouts, tutorial and assignment problems, as well as data from laboratory practicals where appropriate will be available on MyUni (http://myuni.adelaide.edu.au/)
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching Modes
This course provides an introduction to the specialist areas taught and researched at the Australian School of Petroleum. Weekly lectures are supported by problem-solving tutorial and practical sessions, developing material covered in lectures. During the course, we hope to have fun and to inspire you to understand the behaviour of reservoir fluids and their practical applications.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.
There are two lectures (50 minutes each), one tutorial (50 minutes) per week and one practical session (1 hour 40 mins) per fortnight.
Learning Activities Summary
Week Lecture 1 Introduction
Petroleum Reservoir Fluids
2 Phase Behaviour 3 Classification of reservoir fluids 4 Behaviour of idealand Real Gasses 5 Properties of reservoir fluids 6 Properties of reservoir fluids correlations 7 PVT experiments 8 Vapor-Liquid phase equilibria 9 Flash calculations 10 Surface Seperation 11 Cubic EOS 12 Gas-Liquid phase equilibria calculations with EOS
Specific Course Requirements
The course includes laboratory practicals. The students must be wearing appropriate clothing and shoes to be allowed to attend the laboratory practicals and when in the laboratory must strictly follow all the safety instructions.
The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:
- Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
- Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
- Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
- Assessment must maintain academic standards.
Assessment Task Weighting (%) Individual/ Group Formative/ Summative Due (week)* Learning outcomes Assignments 1 and 2 40 Individual Summative Weeks 8-12 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Online Quiz 5 Individual Summative Week 6 Mid-semester exam 15 Individual Summative Week 8 1. 2. 3. 7. 8. Online Quiz 15 Individual Summative Week 12 1. 2. 3. 7. 8. Final Assessment 25 Individual Summative 1. 2. 3. 7. 8. Total 100
This assessment breakdown complies with the University's Assessment for Coursework Programs Policy.
Assessment Related Requirements
You will be advised of the dates and times of tests through MyUni at least two weeks in advance of the date of the test.
Alternative test dates for students who cannot be present on the date of the test on medical and compassionate grounds can be requested through the Course Coordinator.
The course will be assessed with a weighting of 30% on assignments and laboratory practical reports, 15% on mid-semester exam and 55% based on the results of the final exam.
To successfully complete this course a minimum of 45% of final exam must be achieved.
Assignments and laboratory practical reports must be submitted in hardcopy with a completed copy of the assessment coversheet that is available from the school office. This must be signed to indicate you have read the above university policy statement on plagiarism, collusion and related forms of cheating.
Extensions for Assessment Tasks
Extensions of deadlines for assessment tasks may be allowed for reasonable causes. Such situations would include compassionate and medical grounds of the severity that would justify the awarding of a supplementary examination. Evidence for the grounds must be provided when an extension is requested. Students are required to apply for an extension to the Course Co-ordinator before the assessment task is due. Extensions will not be provided on the grounds of poor prioritising of time.
Penalty for Late Submission of Assessment Tasks
Assessment tasks must be submitted by the stated deadlines. There will be a penalty for late submission of assessment tasks. The submitted work will be marked ‘without prejudice’ and 10% of the obtained mark will be deducted for each working day (or part of a day) that an assessment task is late, up to a maximum penalty of 50% of the mark attained. An examiner may elect not to accept any assessment task that a student wants to submit after that task has been marked and feedback provided to the rest of the class.
Provision of Feedback to Students
Exercises will be returned to students within two weeks of their submission.
Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:
M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme) Grade Mark Description FNS Fail No Submission F 1-49 Fail P 50-64 Pass C 65-74 Credit D 75-84 Distinction HD 85-100 High Distinction CN Continuing NFE No Formal Examination RP Result Pending
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