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Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07

Course Overview

This course provides detailed understanding of the methodologies and relevant engineering science and technology for efficient and safe production of oil and gas.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 10 credits (5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
  • Dr Lateef Akanji

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Either Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4

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Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

This course will cover fluid flow and behaviour in the well bore, with emphasis 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. Safety and ability to respond to changing situations are emphasised. A range of industry relevant case studies are used to support students’ learning.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • Bachelor of Engineering in Eng (Mech with Oil & Gas Studies)
  • Master of Engineering in Mech Eng with Euro Studs
  • Master of Engineering in Mech Eng with Subsea Technology
  • Master of Engineering in Mechanical & Electrical Eng
  • Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering

Contact Teaching Time

48 hours

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Computer Practical during University weeks 7 - 12, 17
  • 2 Computer Practicals during University weeks 13 - 16
  • 1 Lecture during University weeks 7 - 17
  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 7 - 17

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Summative Assessments

1 three-hour written examination paper (90%), continuous assessment (10%).

The continuous assessment will be based on computer simulation of oil and gas production using industry standard software.

Resit: 1 three-hour written examination paper (90%) and the continuous assessment mark from the first attempt (10%).

Formative Assessment

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.

Course Learning Outcomes


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