PETROENG 2001 - Reservoir Thermodynamics & Fluid Properties
North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2014
General Course Information
Course Code PETROENG 2001 Course Reservoir Thermodynamics & Fluid Properties Coordinating Unit Australian School of Petroleum Term Semester 2 Level Undergraduate Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact Up to 5 hours per week Restrictions Available to BE(Petroleum) students only 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: Dr Abbas Zeinijahromi
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning Outcomes
1 Solve problems on reservoir thermodynamics using the fundamentals of thermodynamics. 2 Compare properties of some liquids and of ideal/real gases. 3 Employ equations of state to describe gas-liquid equilibriums. 4 Identify the reservoir fluid types. 5 Conduct PVT analysis. 6 Work cooperatively in groups during laboratory sessions to determine solutions for practical activities. 7 Apply knowledge of thermodynamics, equations of state and reservoir fluid types to practical laboratory exercises.
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) The ability to locate, analyse, evaluate and synthesise information from a wide variety of sources in a planned and timely manner. 1 An ability to apply effective, creative and innovative solutions, both independently and cooperatively, to current and future problems. 2 Skills of a high order in interpersonal understanding, teamwork and communication. 3 A proficiency in the appropriate use of contemporary technologies. 4 A commitment to continuous learning and the capacity to maintain intellectual curiosity throughout life. 5
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.
The course will be assessed by one written closed-book examination at the end of the semester, practical reports, quizzes and assignments.
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% must be achieved in the final exam.
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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