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EP3598: WELL TESTING (2017-2018)

Last modified: 14 Sep 2017 17:02


Course Overview

This course introduces students to the fundamentals of well fluid and reservoir testing and the implications for reservoir characterisation. The theory of reservoir pressure testing is introduced, testing methods examined and some of the standard analysis techniques are explored using both “hand calculations” and industry standard software.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 10 credits (5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Kejian Wu

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Either Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

What other courses must be taken with this course?

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

The course introduces students to the fundamental principles that govern the behaviour of reservoir fluids and their response to reservoir features. Sampling and testing methods are presented together with techniques of data analysis determination of relevant properties. The theory of reservoir pressure testing is introduced, testing methods examined and some of the standard analysis techniques explored, using both “hand calculations” and industry standard software.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • Bachelor Of Science In Engineering (Petroleum)
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Petroleum Engineering
  • Master of Engineering in Petroleum Engineering

Contact Teaching Time

34 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

1st Attempt: 1 three-hour written examination paper (90%), continuous assessment (10%). The continuous assessment will be based on the simulation of a well test using industry standard software.
Resit: 1 three-hour written examination (90%), and the continuous assessment mark from the 1st attempt (10%)

Formative Assessment

None.

Feedback

a) Assessment grade and feedback comments will be provided on the coursework report within two weeks of submitting the report.

b) Students can receive feedback on their progress with the Course on request at the weekly tutorial/feedback sessions.

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