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University of Calgary Calendar 2018-2019 COURSES OF INSTRUCTION Course Descriptions P Petroleum Engineering ENPE
Petroleum Engineering ENPE

Instruction offered by members of the Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering and the Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering in the Schulich School of Engineering.

Senior Courses
Petroleum Engineering 313       Introduction to Flow in Porous Media
Fluid flow in porous media: pore structure; porosity and absolute permeability capillarity; Darcy's Law and single phase flow; immiscible and miscible fluid flow; wettability; multiphase flow and relative permeability; pore level analysis of two-phase displacement; and integration of these properties with geological information; application of fundamental principles to hydrocarbon recovery from petroleum reservoirs.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-1T-2/2)
Corequisite(s):
Chemical Engineering 331 and admission to the Oil & Gas or Chemical Engineering with Petroleum Minor program.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Petroleum Engineering 313 and Petroleum Engineering 513 will not be allowed.
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Petroleum Engineering 423       Oil and Gas Engineering Process Development
Design of oil and gas processing units and plants; cost estimates and oil and gas process economics; optimization techniques; introduction to linear programming; safety and environmental considerations in process design.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-1)
Prerequisite(s):
Chemical Engineering 315 and admission to the Oil and Gas Engineering program.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Petroleum Engineering 423 and Chemical Engineering 423 will not be allowed.
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Petroleum Engineering 429       Reservoir Engineering
Review of petroleum fluid properties and flow in porous media; reserve estimation using volumetric and material balance methods in gas, gas-condensate and oil reservoirs; discussion of reservoir drive mechanisms; aquifer models; decline analysis; routine and special core analysis; PVT data and equation of state modelling; single phase flow in reservoirs; introduction to well testing; introduction to reservoir modelling; introduction to reservoir recovery processes.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-1)
Prerequisite(s):
Engineering 311, Petroleum Engineering 313 and Geology 377 and admission to the Oil & Gas or Chemical Engineering with Petroleum Minor program.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Petroleum Engineering 429 and 523 will not be allowed.
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Petroleum Engineering 505       Surface Production Operations
Oil and gas treating process equipment, design and operation. Two-phase and three-phase separators; heater treaters. Fluid gathering and distribution systems. Pumps and compressors. Flow measurement and production testing. Natural gas dehydration and sweetening. Produced water treatment and disposal.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-1)
Prerequisite(s):
Chemical Engineering 427.
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Petroleum Engineering 507       Well Logging and Formation Evaluation
Fundamentals of wireline well logging and the log interpretation techniques for oil and gas wells. Basic reservoir petrophysical parameters. Types of well logging devices; physics of operation and response characteristics of various well logging tools. Application of well logs for integrated petroleum reservoir management.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-1)
Prerequisite(s):
Third-year standing, or higher, in Chemical Engineering or Oil & Gas Engineering.
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Petroleum Engineering 509       Well Testing
Basic theory and current techniques for well testing. Drawdown and build up tests; diffusivity equation and various boundary conditions and flow regimes; superposition; single-rate and multi-rate testing; effect of boundaries; derivative analysis; fractured wells, fractured reservoirs and other flow models; wellbore dynamics; type curve matching; advanced decline curve analysis. Computer aided analysis and hands on experience in the computer laboratory.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-1)
Prerequisite(s):
Petroleum Engineering 429 or 523.
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Petroleum Engineering 511       Design for Oil and Gas Engineering I
Team design project applying principles of project engineering and management to the recovery and processing of hydrocarbons. Petroleum design considerations will include; detailed reservoir characterization; well test analysis; recovery and production forecasting; preliminary drilling, completions and facilities design, and economic evaluation.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-4)
Prerequisite(s):
Chemical Engineering 315, 427; Chemical Engineering 423 or Petroleum Engineering 423; Petroleum Engineering 429 or 523 and admission to the Oil & Gas or Chemical Engineering with Petroleum Minor program.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Petroleum Engineering 511 and Chemical Engineering 511 will not be allowed.
Notes:
Petroleum Engineering 511 and 531 are a required two-course sequence that shall be completed in the same academic year.
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Petroleum Engineering 513       Flow in Porous Media
Fundamentals of fluid flow in porous media: pore structure; porosity and absolute permeability capillarity; Darcy's Law and single phase flow; immiscible and miscible fluid flow; wettability; multiphase flow and relative permeability. Concepts applied to hydrocarbon reservoirs and fluid migration in soils including; characterization of pore space, pore level modelling of porous media, routine and advanced core analysis. Similarities and differences between hydrocarbon reservoirs and soils.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-1)
Corequisite(s):
Third-year standing, or higher, in Chemical Engineering or Oil & Gas Engineering.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Petroleum Engineering 513 and 313 will not be allowed.
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Petroleum Engineering 515       Drilling and Well Completions
An introduction to drilling; overview of petroleum engineering geology; basic rock properties. Fluid flow in porous media. Drilling rig types, components and selection; overview of drilling operations; drilling fluids and mud systems; drilling hydraulics; casing design and casing seat selections; cementing; formation damage, well completions. Special topics including: directional drilling; blowout control; logging and coring; hole stability; planning and cost control; underbalanced drilling; coiled tubing drilling; offshore operations, environmental aspects.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-2)
Prerequisite(s):
Engineering 311; Chemical Engineering 317 or Engineering 317; and Chemical Engineering 331 or Mechanical Engineering 341.
Corequisite(s):
Petroleum Engineering 429 or 523.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Petroleum Engineering 515 and 521 will not be allowed
Notes:
Priority will be given to students in the BSc Oil & Gas Engineering. All students are expected to attend the course field trip(s).
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Petroleum Engineering 519       Special Topics
Current advanced topics in Petroleum Engineering.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Department.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Petroleum Engineering 521       Introduction to Drilling Engineering
Introduction to the physics of flow in porous media; overview of drilling operations; equipment; relevant processes and procedures; basic completion operation; environmental aspect of drilling and completion operations.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-1)
Prerequisite(s):
Engineering 311; Chemical Engineering 317 or Engineering 317 or Energy Engineering 360; and Chemical Engineering 331 or Mechanical Engineering 341 or Energy Engineering 480.
Corequisite(s):
Petroleum Engineering 429 or 523.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Petroleum Engineering 521 and 515 will not be allowed.
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Petroleum Engineering 523       Introduction to Reservoir Engineering
Basic concepts of fluid flow in porous media; important reservoir rock and fluid properties affecting productivity; reserve estimation using volumetric and material balance methods in gas, gas-condensate and oil reservoirs; discussion of different reservoir drive mechanisms; aquifer models; decline analysis; Darcy's Law and single phase flow through porous media. Introduction to well testing, solution of radial diffusivity equation corresponding to infinite-acting and pseudo-steady state flow of slightly compressible fluids and real gases.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-1)
Prerequisite(s):
Engineering 311 and one of Chemical Engineering 331, or Mechanical Engineering 341 or Energy Engineering 480.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Petroleum Engineering 523 and 429 will not be allowed.
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Petroleum Engineering 525       Waterflooding and Enhanced Oil Recovery
Review of rock-fluid properties; trapping and mobilization of residual oil; displacement theory; linear waterflood calculations; viscous fingering; flood patterns and sweep efficiency considerations; characterization of reservoir heterogeneity; analytical waterflood prediction models; black-oil reservoir simulation models; design engineering aspects of waterflooding; and overview of enhanced recovery methods.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-1)
Prerequisite(s):
Petroleum Engineering 523 or 429.
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Petroleum Engineering 531       Design for Oil and Gas Engineering II
Team Design Project continuing from Petroleum Engineering 511. Detailed design of large scale development and commercial exploitation of a petroleum resource. Topics considered will include: reservoir simulation; drilling and completion design; specification of petroleum processing equipment such as heaters, heat exchangers, contacting and separating equipment; safety and environmental issues; economic evaluation.

Course Hours:
3 units; H(2-6)
Prerequisite(s):
Petroleum Engineering 511.
Notes:
Petroleum Engineering 511 and 531 are a required two-course sequence that shall be completed in the same academic year.
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Petroleum Engineering 533       Petroleum Production Engineering
Principles of oil and gas production mechanics. Analysis of fluid flow from the formation to the surface facility. Reservoir inflow performance. Wellbore hydraulics and multiphase flow. Nodal analysis for production optimization Acidizing and hydraulic fracturing. Water and gas coning. Diagnosis of production problems. Artificial lift; Sucker pumping; electrical submersible pumps; progressing cavity pumps; gas lift.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-1)
Prerequisite(s):
Petroleum Engineering 523 or 429.
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Petroleum Engineering 543       Geological Characterization of Oil and Gas Reservoirs

Static model for field development.  Review petroleum reservoir geology, geological depositional environments, petrophysical and geostatistical analysis, and reserves estimation.  Emphasis on data analysis and integration for a model suitable for reservoir simulation.


Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Petroleum Engineering 523 or 429.
Corequisite(s):
Petroleum Engineering 507.
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Petroleum Engineering 551       Petroleum Engineering Laboratory
Experiments on Fluid Flow in Oil & Gas production. Measurements of porous rock and fluid properties, such as relative permeability, fluid dispersion, fluid phase behaviour and viscosity, unstable fluid displacement.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(2-4/2)
Prerequisite(s):
Chemical Engineering 427, Petroleum Engineering 313 or 513 and 429 or 523.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Petroleum Engineering 551 and Chemical Engineering 551 will not be allowed.
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Petroleum Engineering 555       Oil and Gas Field Safety and Equipment

Review of safety issues, blow outs, fire and other hazards, hydrate formation and decomposition, H2S and other toxic gases, safety standards, impact of petroleum operations on the environment, handling and safe transportation and disposal of petroleum wastes.


Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-1T)
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Petroleum Engineering 561       Fuel Science and Technology
Classification of fuels. Origin, geology, production and processing of fossil fuels. Supply, consumption and demand for fuels - historical patterns and future trends. Thermodynamics and reaction kinetics of combustion. Physical and chemical properties and influence on fuel utilization. Ecological, efficiency, safety, economic considerations. Non-conventional fuels. Transportation and handling.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-1T)
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Petroleum Engineering 563       Corrosion in Engineering Applications
Electrochemical principle of corrosion reactions. Corrosion thermodynamics and kinetics. Electrochemical corrosion measurement techniques. Passivity and pitting corrosion. Crevice corrosion and galvanic corrosion. Environmentally assisted cracking. Corrosion control techniques including cathodic protection, coatings and inhibitors. Material selection for corrosion resistance.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-1T)
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Petroleum Engineering 571       Unconventional Oil Production
Description and analysis of heavy oil geology and heavy oil recovery technologies. Discussion of heavy oil production mechanisms and methods, recovery process design, transportation, facilities, marketing, economics, and environmental issues.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-1T)
Prerequisite(s):
Petroleum Engineering 429 or 523.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Petroleum Engineering 571 and 519.01 will not be allowed.
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Petroleum Engineering 573       Tight Oil and Unconventional Gas Exploitation
Overview of tight oil and unconventional gas resources (tight gas, shale gas, tight oil, shale oil, coal bed methane, and natural gas hydrates) in a ‘Total Petroleum System’. Geological aspects, drilling, completion and stimulation methods; reservoir characterization by petrophysics and well test analysis; forecasting methods; environmental and regulatory issues; economics and cost drivers.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-1T)
Prerequisite(s):
Petroleum Engineering 429 or 523.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Petroleum Engineering 573 and 519.02 will not be allowed.
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Graduate Courses
Petroleum Engineering 621       Applied Reservoir Engineering
Basic reservoir engineering principles including fluid flow in porous media, rock and fluid properties; estimation of recovery under different operating conditions.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-1)
Notes:
This course does not count towards the degree requirements of MSc and PhD students.
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Petroleum Engineering 622       Subsurface Production Operations
Analysis of fluid flow from the formation to the surface including inflow performance, wellbore hydraulics, multiphase flows and well stimulation techniques.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-1)
Notes:
This course does not count towards the degree requirements of MSc and PhD students.
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Petroleum Engineering 623       Reservoir Analysis and Description
Data analysis and integration for reservoir modelling and simulation.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-1)
Notes:
This course does not count towards the degree requirements of MSc and PhD students.  
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Petroleum Engineering 624       Enhanced Oil Recovery
Introduction to water and polymer flooding, miscible displacements and surfactant flooding with focus on case studies.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-1)
Notes:
This course does not count towards the degree requirements of MSc and PhD students.
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Petroleum Engineering 625       Natural Gas Engineering
Basic principles of natural gas production and processing including properties of natural gases, vapour-liquid equilibrium and separation techniques.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Notes:
This course does not count towards the degree requirements of MSc and PhD students.
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Petroleum Engineering 626       Economic Analysis of Petroleum Systems
Basic principles of analyzing the profitability and risk of petroleum projects including project selection, investment ranking, budgeting and portfolio development.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Petroleum Engineering 626 and Chemical Engineering 687 will not be allowed.
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Petroleum Engineering 627       Drilling Engineering
Overview of modern drilling technologies and techniques including drilling hydraulics, directional drilling, drilling fluid properties and selection, well control and completion methods.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Petroleum Engineering 627 and either Chemical Engineering 689 or Chemical Engineering 619.91 will not be allowed.
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