PETROENG 7050 - Production Engineering
North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2014
General Course Information
Course Code PETROENG 7050 Course Production Engineering 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 and seminars Course Description The aim of this course is to provide familiarization of the principles and applications of various theories and techniques necessary to design, estimate and maximize production performance in a cost effective manner within various constraints from the oil and gas well systems. Attempts will be made to understand how these techniques could be applied in a practical field development project to identify the best way of exploiting petroleum reserves, as well as maximizing ultimate production.
This course will address details of reservoir inflow performance, well flowing performance, design of artificial lift systems, familiarization of petroleum production facilities, and analysis and optimization of total petroleum production systems using conventional and nodal analysis.
Students will also be given opportunity to apply these theories and methods through numerical problem based exercises and practical project assignments. The project assignment may require the use of a commercial simulator.
Course Coordinator: Prof Peter BehrenbruchCourse Coordinator: Prof. Peter Behrenbruch
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning Outcomes
1 Understanding of the fundamental principles of different elements of petroleum production systems 2 Designing and optimizing petroleum production systems, and evaluating such systems in terms of performance 3 Designing and optimizing of artificial lift systems 4 Understanding of petroleum production forecasting concepts: balancing economic return with other values, applying this knowledge to analyse real data, predicting future production and to understand the importance of such activities from a company perspective, including safety aspects
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This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:
University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s) Knowledge and understanding of the content and techniques of a chosen discipline at advanced levels that are internationally recognised. 1 The ability to locate, analyse, evaluate and synthesise information from a wide variety of sources in a planned and timely manner. 1,2 An ability to apply effective, creative and innovative solutions, both independently and cooperatively, to current and future problems. 3 Skills of a high order in interpersonal understanding, teamwork and communication. 4 An awareness of ethical, social and cultural issues within a global context and their importance in the exercise of professional skills and responsibilities. 4
Required ResourcesPlease bring supplied lecture notes, pen and pencil, eraser and ruler, workbook and laptop to lectures classes.
Recommended ResourcesThe following are useful references:• Production Optimization using Nodal Analysis by H. Dale Beggs, OGCI and Petro-skills Publications, Tulsa, Oklahoma, 2003• Petroleum Production Systems, By Michael J. Economides, et al, Prentice Petroleum Engineering Series, 1994• Petroleum Production Engineering – A Computer Assisted Approach, by Boyun Guo, et al, Elsevier Science and Technology Books, February 2007• Surface Production Operations, by Arnold, K., and Stewart, M. (2nd Ed., Vol 1 and Vol 2), Gulf Publishing Company, 1999• Lecture notes
Online LearningLecture, tutorial and exercise materials will be made available in hard/softcopy during classes.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesLectures, tutorials and exercises will be conducted each day. A group project will form part of the course.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with course requirements. The entire course will be delivered in intensive short course format over a period of six days.
Learning Activities SummaryEach day lectures will commence at 9:00 am and end at 12.30 pm. The afternoons 1:30 to 5:00 pm will be used for tutorials, exercises and group work.
Course Outline(PETROENG 7050)Day 1:
I1 – Course Information
L1 – Introduction
L2 – Nodal Analysis
L3 – Oil Well Performance (some recap)
L4 – Gas Well Performance (some recap)
E1 – Exercises: Gas Deliverability and VFP
L5 – Horizontal Pipe Flow
L6 – Vertical Pipe Flow and Vertical Lift Performance (VLP)
L7 – Choke Performance
L8 – Vertical Flow Performance Software and Modelling (PVTP, PROSPER)
T1 – Tutorial: Vertical Flow Performance
E2 – Exercises: Vertical Flow Performance (software based)
L9 – Artificial Lift (L10)
L10 – Process Facilities (separators and other)
L11 – Gas Compressors
E3 – Exercises: Gas Lift Optimisation (software based), Compressor Problem
L12 – Formation Damage and Stimulation
L13 – Decline Curve Analysis (DCA)
L14 – Material Balance Modelling of Reservoirs (some recap)
L15 – Material Balance Software (MBAL)
T2 – Tutorial: Material Balance
E4 – Exercises: Material Balance (software based), DCA Problem
L16 – Basis of Design for Offshore Facilities
L17 – Floating Offshore Facilities
L18 – Fixed Offshore Facilities
E5 – Exercises: Total Well Performance (software based),
G – Facilities Discussion
L19 – Deepwater Facilities
L20 – Subsea Systems
L21 – Surface System Software and Modelling (GAP)
L22 – Case History (time permitting)
Q1 – Quiz
E6 – Exercises: Total System Analysis (software based); Group assignment
Specific Course RequirementsThis course requires the use of Integrated Production Modelling (IPM) software for design and performance prediction of complex petroleum production systems. The software will be demonstrated with tutorial problems. Students are required to complete the group project using this software, available to the department under a licensing agreement.
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Assessment SummaryThe course will be assessed based on the following: quiz, problem assignment, group project and final exam.
Assessment DetailThere are four assessment tasks (for the overall course assessment, 100%):• Quiz – 10%• Group assignment – 30%• Individual assignment – 20%• Final exam – 40%
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