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KE5502: WELL AND PRODUCTION ENGINEERING (2018-2019)

Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07


Course Overview

The course provides students with an understanding of the engineering science and principles that underpin the drilling, completion design and operation of oil and gas production and injection wells. 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 are discussed. Completions components and methods are introduced. Production engineering, fluid flow in the well bore with a view to production of hydrocarbon resources is considered. 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. Laboratory experiments and a range of industry relevant case studies are used to support student learning.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Off-site Sustained Study No
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What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

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Course Description

The course provides students with an understanding of the engineering science and principles that underpin the drilling, completion design and operation of oil and gas production and injection wells. 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 are discussed. Completions components and methods are introduced. Production engineering, fluid flow in the well bore with a view to production of hydrocarbon resources is considered. 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. Laboratory experiments and a range of industry relevant case studies are used to support student learning.


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Summative Assessments

1 three hour exam (80%) + continuous assessment (20%)

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