PETROENG 4037 - Unconventional Resources & Recovery
North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2017
General Course Information
Course Code PETROENG 4037 Course Unconventional Resources & Recovery Coordinating Unit Australian School of Petroleum Term Semester 2 Level Undergraduate Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact Intensive short course (total of 48 hours over 6 days) Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y Assumed Knowledge PETROENG 2010, PETROENG 3025, PETROENG 2009 Course Description This course will provide an overview of the key issues and methods relevant to the exploration, assessment and development of unconventional reservoirs. The course will focus on application of geomechanics in CSG, Tight gas and shale gas, reserve estimation and production forecasting of unconventional reservoirs including empirical production decline methods, analytical reservoir models, and linear double porosity type curves and fractured reservoir simulation, field development and economics of unconventionals.
Course Coordinator: Associate Professor Manouchehr Haghighi
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning OutcomesOn successful completion of this course students will be able to:
1 Fundamentals and overview of CSG and shale gas 2 Fundamentals of hydraulic fracturing 3 Introduction to geological characteristics of unconventional 4 Introduction to geological characteristics of unconventional 5 Application and practise of geo-mechanics in unconventional reservoirs including basic rock mechanics, earth stresses, fracturing and stress, well-bore stability and hydraulic fracturing in CSG, tight gas and shale gas 6 Reserve estimation and production forecasting using decline curve analysis 7 Reservoir and wellbore characterization using analytical methods and type curve matching 8 Reserve estimation, production forecasting, and reservoir characterization using multiple porosity reservoir simulation 9 Enhanced gas recovery by proppant injection in unconventional reservoirs.
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:
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Coal-bed Methane: Principles and Practices, Halliburton
GRI CBM Production Operations, Vicki A. Hollub and Paul S. Schafer, 1992
Gas Reservoir Engineering, John Lee, SPE Textbook Series Vol. 5, 1996
Shale Gas Production Processes, James G. Speight, Elsevier, 2013
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Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching Modes
Lectures supported by problem-solving tutorials and in-class discussion.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.
Contact hours: 48 hours
Home study: 100 hours
Learning Activities Summary
Day Lecture 1
(16:30-17:00) Day 1 Introduction Geology of Unconventionals Geology of Unconventionals Geology of Unconventionals Day 2
Geomechanics in Unconventionals Permeability Systems Resource Estimation Resource Estimation Day 3
Field Appraisal & Well Planning Field Appraisal & Well Planning Tutorial In-Class Quiz Day 4
Well Testing Hydraulic Fracturing Hydraulic Fracturing Day 5
Tutorial In-Class Quiz Day 6 Reservoir Engineering Reservoir Engineering Reservoir Engineering
Day 7 Reservoir Simulation
Field Development Field Development In-Class Quiz
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Assessment Task Weighting (%) Individual/ Group Formative/ Summative Due (week)* Hurdle criteria Learning outcomes quiz 1 10 Individual formative Weeks 2-12 1. 2. quiz 2 10 individual formative Week 5 2. assignments 20 individual formative 3. final exam 50 50 individual formative 3. project 10 group summative Total 100
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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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