PETROENG 7062 - Unconventional Resources & Recovery
North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2014
General Course Information
Course Code PETROENG 7062 Course Unconventional Resources & Recovery 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 (total of 49 hours) Assumed Knowledge PETROENG 7042, PETROENG 7059, PETROENG 7060 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, alanytical 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 Outcomes
1 Fundamentals and overview of CSG and shale gas 2 Fundamentals of hydraulic fracturing 3 Practising reservoir engineering of CSG 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.
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. 1,3,6,9 The ability to locate, analyse, evaluate and synthesise information from a wide variety of sources in a planned and timely manner. 2,4,5 An ability to apply effective, creative and innovative solutions, both independently and cooperatively, to current and future problems. 9,7 Skills of a high order in interpersonal understanding, teamwork and communication. 8 A proficiency in the appropriate use of contemporary technologies. 9
Coal-bed Methane: Principles and Practices, Halliburton
GRI CBM Production Operations, Vicki A. Hollub and Paul S. Schafer, 1992Shale Gas Production Processes, James G. Speight, Elsevier, 2013
Gas Reservoir Engineering, John Lee, SPE Textbook Series Vol. 5, 1996
Some lecture materials and PowerPoint slides will be available through MyUni
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) Mon 22 Sept Day 1 Introduction (Manny) Geology of Unconventionals (Peter) Geology of Unconventionals (Peter) Geology of Unconventionals (Peter) Tues 23 Sept Day 2
Geomechanics in Unconventionals (Ray) Permeability Systems (Ray) Resource Estimation (Ray) Resource Estimation (Ray) Wed 24 Sept Day 3 Resource Estimation (Ray) Field Appraisal & Well Planning (Ray) Field Appraisal & Well Planning (Ray)
In-Class Quiz Thur 25 Sept Day 4 Well Testing (Ray) Well Testing (Ray) Hydraulic Fracturing (Ray) Hydraulic Fracturing (Ray) Fri 26 Sept Day 5 Hydraulic Fracturing (Ray) Hydraulic Fracturing (Ray) Production Engineering (Ray) Tutorial (Ray) In-class Quiz Mon 29 Sept Day 6 Reservoir Engineering (Manny) Reservoir Engineering (Manny) Reservoir Engineering (Manny) Tutorial
Tues 30 Sept Day 7 Reservoir Simulation (Manny) Reservoir Simulation (Manny Field Development (Ray) Field Development (Ray) In-Class Quiz
The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:
- Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
- Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
- Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
- Assessment must maintain academic standards.
Assessment will be carried out based on 3 elements of class participation and in-class quiz, Homework assignment, and the final exam
Assessment Related Requirements
Compulsory attendance at tutorials
Class participation and In-class tests 20%
Final Exam 60%
All homework assignments need to be submitted at due date.
Home work assignments need a cover sheet with student’s signature.
Any late submission of homework will be marked zero.
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.
The University places a high priority on approaches to learning and teaching that enhance the student experience. Feedback is sought from students in a variety of ways including on-going engagement with staff, the use of online discussion boards and the use of Student Experience of Learning and Teaching (SELT) surveys as well as GOS surveys and Program reviews.
SELTs are an important source of information to inform individual teaching practice, decisions about teaching duties, and course and program curriculum design. They enable the University to assess how effectively its learning environments and teaching practices facilitate student engagement and learning outcomes. Under the current SELT Policy (http://www.adelaide.edu.au/policies/101/) course SELTs are mandated and must be conducted at the conclusion of each term/semester/trimester for every course offering. Feedback on issues raised through course SELT surveys is made available to enrolled students through various resources (e.g. MyUni). In addition aggregated course SELT data is available.Communication
It is important that all students maintain active communication channels throughout the year. The primary communication channels to students in this course are as follows.
MyUni: Students should regularly check the MyUni website (http://myuni.adelaide.edu.au/).
Email: Each student should regularly check his or her University-provided email account (firstname.lastname@example.org) for information from members of the academic staff concerning course work matters and other announcements as they arise. Make sure you clean up your Inbox regularly as if it is full you will not receive our email! We will regard an email message being sent to your student email address or an announcement posted on the MyUni site as our having communicated with each member of the class. Not reading one’s University provided email or MyUni announcements will not be a valid excuse for missing important deadlines etc.
- Academic Support with Maths
- Academic Support with writing and speaking skills
- Student Life Counselling Support - Personal counselling for issues affecting study
- International Student Support
- AUU Student Care - Advocacy, confidential counselling, welfare support and advice
- Students with a Disability - Alternative academic arrangements
- Reasonable Adjustments to Teaching & Assessment for Students with a Disability Policy
Policies & Guidelines
This section contains links to relevant assessment-related policies and guidelines - all university policies.
- Academic Credit Arrangement Policy
- Academic Honesty Policy
- Academic Progress by Coursework Students Policy
- Assessment for Coursework Programs
- Copyright Compliance Policy
- Coursework Academic Programs Policy
- Elder Conservatorium of Music Noise Management Plan
- Intellectual Property Policy
- IT Acceptable Use and Security Policy
- Modified Arrangements for Coursework Assessment
- Student Experience of Learning and Teaching Policy
- Student Grievance Resolution Process
Students are reminded that in order to maintain the academic integrity of all programs and courses, the university has a zero-tolerance approach to students offering money or significant value goods or services to any staff member who is involved in their teaching or assessment. Students offering lecturers or tutors or professional staff anything more than a small token of appreciation is totally unacceptable, in any circumstances. Staff members are obliged to report all such incidents to their supervisor/manager, who will refer them for action under the university's student’s disciplinary procedures.
The University of Adelaide is committed to regular reviews of the courses and programs it offers to students. The University of Adelaide therefore reserves the right to discontinue or vary programs and courses without notice. Please read the important information contained in the disclaimer.