PETROENG 7043 - Integrated Field Development Planning & Economic Project
North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2016
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General Course Information
Course Code PETROENG 7043 Course Integrated Field Development Planning & Economic Project Coordinating Unit Australian School of Petroleum Term Semester 2 Level Postgraduate Coursework Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact Intensive short course of lectures, seminars Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N Restrictions Available to MPetrolEng students only (who started program prior to 2015) Course Description Field Development Planning gives an overview of the process and methods for developing an optimum plan for developing a petroleum deposit. Key project drive indicators are discussed and it is shown how various disciplines interact in their quest for maximising the value of a project. It covers all aspects of field development planning, commencing with screening studies, after discovering hydrocarbons, to project sanction. In particular, it is shown that this development planning phase has the potential to add maximum value, when compared to all other phases of the life cycle, as such it is most critical. These aspects are presented in detail in terms of actual case histories. It is shown how a proper balance has to be struck among key elements: reservoirs, wells and facilities, not to mention the balance between minimising costs and maximising recovery. Other key essentials, such as flexibility and risk management are also covered.
The project is based on an actual data set involving an offshore development. The aim is to study the exploration results and to develop a recommendation for the optimum field appraisal plan. The second part of the project involves the feasibility and development of the optimum plan. Participants work in small teams and submit written plans; student presentations are made in front of an academic/industry panel.
Course Coordinator: Prof Peter Behrenbruch
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Course Learning Outcomes
1 Students will obtain the knowledge of workflows as applied in major studies in petroleum engineering or petroleum geosciences. 2 Students will learn to deal with multiple data aspects - searching, evaluating analysing and synthesising/ integrating, being exposed to actual data sets from the petroleum industry. 3 Students will as part of a multidisciplinary team where they are integrating their solution as part of a larger effort. Innovation and creativity are stressed in finding workable solutions. 4 Students work in teams with a high degree of interaction, communicating among themselves and making presentations to a panel (academic and industry). 5 Students will be exposed to some of the latest techniques on a real world problem and are encouraged to apply contemporary technologies. 6 Students are encouraged to do extensive literature searches, including the use of the internet, in order to broaden their knowledge and to awaken their curiosity. 7 Students have the opportunity to take on a project management role, guiding their team. Students also have the opportunity to meet managers from the industry. 8 As part of their project students are exposed to safety, health and environmental issues and have to decide on how to appropriately deal with these.
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Required ResourcesThere are no set texts for this course. Handouts will be distributed in class.
Recommended ResourcesResources will be supplied by the instructor and students will search libraries and make use of the internet.
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Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesLectures (typically 1-3 per day), discussion groups, consultation and self-study.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.A 3-unit course requires 156 hours and possibly some additional private study time.
Class work involves typically three hours, at times more, a day of group sessions, where individuals work in teams to develop field appraisal plans and conduct a development feasibility study, including economic evaluation.
Learning Activities Summary
Day Lectures and Activities Day 1 Introduction (1) Case Histories 1: Reservoir Characterisation (2) Appraisal Exercise Briefing (A) Appraisal Exercise Reservoir Performance (3) – self-study Day 2 Field Appraisal (4) Wells: Use and Design Concepts (5) BOD and Floating Offshore Facilities (6) Appraisal Exercise Continued Appraisal Exercise Presentations Resources and Reserves (7) – self-study Day 3 Project Feasibility and Management (8) Economic Evaluation (9) Appraisal Exercise Debriefing and Development Exercise Briefing (B) Development Exercise Day 4 Subsea Facilities (10) Fixed Offshore Structures (11) Project Risk: Facilities Examples (12) Day 5 Gas Field Development (13) Deepwater Facilities (14) Development Exercise Continued Day 6 Case History 2: Feasibility and Implementation (15) Development Exercise Continued Development Exercise Presentations Development Exercise Debriefing (C)
Specific Course RequirementsStudents are required to work on group exercises on the weekend, as a minimum a half day on a Saturday.
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Assessment SummaryGrading will be based on the following:
Appraisal Exercise (written report)
Appraisal Exercise (oral presentation)
Development Exercise (oral presentation)
Development Exercise (written report)
Assessment Related RequirementsOral presentations (development) will be made by all students (on their respective team contributions) in front of a panel, where each panel member will carry equal weight towards student grading.
Some adjustment (within 10%) to students’ marks may be made at the lecturer’s discretion, depending on class participation and students’ efforts. Students are expected to attend ALL lectures and practicals.
Oral presentations, Appraisal Exercise to be advised.
Oral presentations, Development Exercise to be advised.
Written reports, Appraisal Exercise are to be advised.
Written reports, Development Exercise are to be advised.
Class exercises involve group work, but the final written submissions must be your own work. Each assignment must be submitted by its deadline. Late submission is NOT allowed.
Assessment DetailAppraisal Exercise (oral) during class: 5%
Appraisal Exercise (written report) after completion of course: 15%
Development Exercise (oral presentation) during class: 30%
Development Exercise (written report) after completion of course: 50%
Bonus points are given to project managers.
SubmissionWritten reports are to be submitted to the assignment boxes on level 2, Santos Petroleum Engineering building by the above mentioned deadlines (4 pm). Submissions must be in hardcopy and on a CD. Reports are also to be emailed to the course instructor in pdf format where file names should first mention the student’s surname (only), followed by “Appraisal Exercise” or “Development Exercise”
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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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