PETROENG 7059 - Reservoir Engineering VII

North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2022

Darcy's Law and Applications, Concepts of permeability, Relative permeability, Capillary pressure, Wettability, Material Balance Equations for Different Types of Reservoirs and Drives, Aquifer Behaviour and Water Influx, Immiscible Displacement, Buckley-Leverett theory, Gravity-Stable Displacement, Decline Curve Analysis.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code PETROENG 7059
    Course Reservoir Engineering VII
    Coordinating Unit Australian School of Petroleum & Energy Resources
    Term Semester 1
    Level Postgraduate Coursework
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Contact Up to 5 hours per week
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y
    Assumed Knowledge Relevant industry experience or courses equivalent to MATHS 1012, PHYSICS 1100, PETROENG 7063, PETROENG 2001, PETROENG 2005, PETROENG 2009, MECH ENG 2021, PETROENG 3025, COMP SCI 1201
    Assessment Assignments, in class exams and evaluated tutorials
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Mrs Maria Gonzalez Perdomo

    Course Timetable

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

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    On successful completion of this course students will be able to:

    1 To recall and describe,the main terminology, concepts and techniques that applies to reservoir engineering.
    2 Analyse and evaluate 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 reservoirs through case studies.
    5 Recommend reservoir production and development plan
    6 Describe characterisation of rock/formation properties and fluids
    7 Describe fluid flow and mass balance in the reservoir
    8 Analyse, and devise relevant solutions to reservoir engineering problems posed within the course individually and with team mates.
    9 Employ, analyse and optimise a material balance / decline curve / water influx exercise by using a commercial software that is commonly used in the industry.
    10 Interact with other students to practice working in a petroluem engineering team and communication skills.

    The above course learning outcomes are aligned with the Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competency Standard for the Professional Engineer.
    The course is designed to develop the following Elements of Competency: 1.1   1.2   1.3   1.5   1.6   2.1   2.2   2.3   2.4   3.1   3.2   3.3   3.4   3.5   3.6   

    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.


    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.

  • 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.

    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
    Due to the current COVID-19 situation modified arrangements have been made to assessments to facilitate remote learning and teaching. Assessment details provided here reflect recent updates.
    Assessment Task Weighting (%) Individual/ Group Formative/ Summative
    Due (week)*
    Hurdle criteria Learning outcomes
    Quiz 1 & Quiz 2 30 Individual Summative Day 3-5 1. 2. 6. 7. 9.
    Assignments Numerical problems on selected topics 30 Group Summative Day 3-5 1. 3. 6. 8. 9. 10.
    Homework & Tutorials 0 Individual Formative Day 2-6 1. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.
    Final exam 40 Individual Summative 1. 2. 3. 5. 6. 7. 9.
    Total 100
    * The specific due date for each assessment task will be available on MyUni.
    This assessment breakdown complies with the University's Assessment for Coursework Programs Policy.

    Assessment Detail

    No information currently available.


    No information currently available.

    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

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

    Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.

    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

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