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This course provides experience of working in a team by carrying out a practical well engineering design.
The design will draw on theories and concepts from courses previously and/or currently being studied by the student. This course may be accompanied by lectures from practising engineers on professional aspects of petroleum engineering design and practice. Students will be encouraged to attend relevant local meetings of professional engineering societies and institutions.
|Second Sub Session
|10 credits (5 ECTS credits)
The major component of this course is an engineering design exercise under the supervision of members of staff.
The exercise will enable students to apply their theoretical scientific and engineering knowledge to the solution of unconstrained problems in petroleum engineering.
Drilling and completion of a well require choices regarding drill bit selection, casing programme, drilling fluids and associated processing equipment, and downhole completion string and accessories. Provided with background geological and formation data, students will be required to work in teams to prepare a drilling schedule, carry out casing design, prepare the cementing programme, and design the completions string. Emphasis is on a design schedule that allows the well to be drilled with a low risk of lost circulation or borehole stability problems, while satisfying economic and safety constraints. Sources of uncertainty will need to be quantified and assumptions detailed. Casing grades and points will need to be detailed, as will the well testing and logging schedules with justification.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
Progress Report (30%)
Final Report (70%)
Re-submit failed assessment component(s)
There are no assessments for this course.
|ILO’s for this course are available in the course guide.