PETROENG 7059 - Reservoir Engineering VII

North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2015

Introduction and overview to reservoir engineering, including aspects of multidisciplinary team work, is followed by explaining the nature of reservoirs and hydrocarbons. Reservoir specific formation properties, among these pressure and temperature, are covered, followed by conventional and special (SCAL) properties, including averaging of these and leading up to preparation of input to reservoir simulation. Fluid properties (oil, gas and water), their determination and correlation, are covered in detail, including laboratory aspects. The description and characterisation of rock/formation properties and fluids is followed by the mechanisms that describe fluid flow and mass balance in the reservoir, commencing with Darcy's law and well performance. After overviewing drive mechanisms and the range of applicable recovery factors, the general material balance (Havlena-Odeh) and aquifer response are covered in detail, as well as various fluid displacement calculations, including coning and cusping. Finally, a number of case histories are presented to show application of reservoir engineering to specific field development situations.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code PETROENG 7059
    Course Reservoir Engineering VII
    Coordinating Unit Australian School of Petroleum
    Term Semester 1
    Level Postgraduate Coursework
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Contact Intensive short course of lectures, seminars
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y
    Assumed Knowledge Relevant industry experience or courses equivalent to MATHS 1012, PHYSICS 1100, PETROENG 1006, PETROENG 2001, PETROENG 2005, PETROENG 2009, MECH ENG 2021, PETROENG 3025, COMP SCI 1201
    Course Description Introduction and overview to reservoir engineering, including aspects of multidisciplinary team work, is followed by explaining the nature of reservoirs and hydrocarbons. Reservoir specific formation properties, among these pressure and temperature, are covered, followed by conventional and special (SCAL) properties, including averaging of these and leading up to preparation of input to reservoir simulation. Fluid properties (oil, gas and water), their determination and correlation, are covered in detail, including laboratory aspects.

    The description and characterisation of rock/formation properties and fluids is followed by the mechanisms that describe fluid flow and mass balance in the reservoir, commencing with Darcy's law and well performance. After overviewing drive mechanisms and the range of applicable recovery factors, the general material balance (Havlena-Odeh) and aquifer response are covered in detail, as well as various fluid displacement calculations, including coning and cusping. Finally, a number of case histories are presented to show application of reservoir engineering to specific field development situations.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Associate Professor Manouchehr Haghighi

    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    1. To know and understand the main terminology, concepts and techniques that applies to reservoir engineering.
    2. Suggest approaches and strategies for the assessment and quantification of reservoir  uncertainty and data management.

    3. Apply a critical-thinking and problem-solving approach towards the main principles of reservoir engineering.
    4. Apply theoretical and practice skills in data analysis used for real problems through case studies.
    5. Analyse, and devise relevant solutions to problems posed within the course individually and with team mates.
    6. Undertake, analyse and optimise a material balance / decline curve / water influx exercise by using a commercial software that is commonly used in the industry.
    7. Interact with other students to practice teamwork and communication skills.
    8. Engage and participate in class and online discussions.
    9. Evaluate and provide feedback on your own learning experience 
    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)
    Knowledge and understanding of the content and techniques of a chosen discipline at advanced levels that are internationally recognised. 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8
    The ability to locate, analyse, evaluate and synthesise information from a wide variety of sources in a planned and timely manner. 4, 5, 6
    An ability to apply effective, creative and innovative solutions, both independently and cooperatively, to current and future problems. 4, 5, 6, 8
    Skills of a high order in interpersonal understanding, teamwork and communication. 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    A proficiency in the appropriate use of contemporary technologies. 4, 6
    A commitment to the highest standards of professional endeavour and the ability to take a leadership role in the community. 3, 8, 9
    An awareness of ethical, social and cultural issues within a global context and their importance in the exercise of professional skills and responsibilities. 3, 7, 8, 9
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    Lectures are supported by solved examples, problem-solving tutorials, homework and real case studies.

    Students will have the opportunity to use a commercial software package.
    Workload

    No information currently available.

    Learning Activities Summary
    Session 1 & 2           · Introduction
                                     . Reservoir Rock properties and Darcy's law
                                     · Reservoir Fluid Properties   
    Session 3                  · Drive Mechanisms
                                     · Reservoir maps and Volumetrics
                                     · Fluid pressure regims
    Session 4, 5 & 6        · Material balance
    Session 7                  · Decline curve analysis
    Session 8 & 9            · Fluid flow in reservoirs
                                     · Superposition and skin
                                     · IPR
    Session 10, 11 & 12   · Pc
                                     · Kr
                                     · Wettability
                                     · Immiscible displacement
  • Assessment

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    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary
    Task Type Assessment Weighting

     Learning Objective
    Summative Mid-Course Exam 20 %
    • To know and be able to understand the main terminology, concepts and techniques that applies to reservoir engineering.
    • Apply a critical-thinking and problem-solving approach towards the main principles of reservoir engineering.
    Sun-Form Assignments Numerical problems on selected topics 15 %
    • Analyse and devise relevant solutions to problems posed within the course, individually and with team mates.
    • Apply theoretical and practical skills in data analysis used for real problems through case studies.
    Sun-Form Homework & Tutorials 5 %
    • Engage and participate in class and online discussions
    • Analyse and devise relevant solutions to problems posed within the course individually and with team mates.
    • Interact with other students to practice teamwork and communication skills
    Summative Final exam 60 %
    Assessment Detail

    No information currently available.

    Submission

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    Course Grading

    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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