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This course provides students with an understanding of the engineering science and principles that underpin the drilling of oil and gas well, production technologies, design methodologies, as well as associated safety and environmental considerations.
|Session||Second Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
This course is in two parts. The well engineering part provides students with an overview of a rotary drilling system and associated drilling components. The types, selection and characteristics of drilling fluids are discussed, and the analysis of the flow of drilling fluids during drilling is presented. Strategies for the selection and design of casings, cementing methodologies as well as design and configuration of completion systems are introduced, with emphasis on safety implications. Challenges of directional and horizontal drilling methods and associated technologies discussed. In the second part, production engineering, fluid flow in the well bore with a view to production of resources is considered. Completions components and methods are introduced. Emphasis is placed on factors which inhibit oil and gas production as well as practical approaches to production enhancement. Computer modelling of oil and gas production is introduced. A range of industry relevant case studies are used to support students’ learning.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
1st Attempt 1 three hour written examination (80%) and continuous assessment (20%) - a detailed breakdown will be provided at the beginning of the course.
Resit: The re-sit will comprise of re-doing the failed element/s (exam and/or coursework assessment/s) from the 1st attempt with a maximum CGS mark of D3. The marks for other elements (successfully passed) will be carried over. Resit mark of either RP or RF will be recorded.
There are no assessments for this course.
a) Assessment grade and feedback comments will be provided on the coursework report
b) Students can receive feedback on their progress with the Course on request at the weekly tutorial/feedback sessions.