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2021/22 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue

CAPE5601M Drilling and Production Technology

30 creditsClass Size: 30

Module manager: Dr A Hassanpour
Email: a.hassanpour@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2021/22

This module is mutually exclusive with

CAPE3601Drilling & Production Tech

This module is not approved as an Elective

Objectives

This module is a combination of theoretical syllabus in drilling and production technology and subjected related laboratory assignments.

Theoretical:
On completion of the theoretical section of the module, students should have a detailed knowledge of the theory, applications and techniques of petroleum drilling and production including surface processing, refining theory, refinery operational practice and product specifications as well as health and safety.

Practical:
On completion of the practical section of the module students should:
- have developed experimental design, problem solving and data analysis skills;
- understand how to apply theory in lectures to the interpretation and critical analysis of experimental results;
- have obtained experience of working with equipment and diagnostic tools;
- have developed skills in data gathering and recording, report writing and team working;
- have developed a critical awareness regarding the quality of data generated;
- have learnt how to identify and quantify sources of experimental error.

Learning outcomes
On completion of the of the module, owing to extra practical sessions and coursework and more extensive theoretical assignments, students will have a deeper knowledge of the theory, techniques and equipment used in petroleum drilling and refining to marketable products as well as the health and safety aspects. Students should also have advanced practical skills, including data gathering and in depth analysis and interpretation, report writing, team working, problem solving, identifying and quantifying sources of experimental error.


Syllabus

Theoretical:
Drilling Technology
- Conventional drilling techniques and equipment
- Drilling mud and properties
- Formation pore pressures
- Casing and cementing
- Well control and health and safety
- Directional drilling
- Well completion

Production Technology:
- Fluid flow and reservoir dynamics
- Primary and secondary recovery methods
- Well problem and product enhancement
- Surface processing
- Properties of oil and natural gas
- Development of oil and gas processing techniques
- Nanotechnology in oil and gas

Practical:
Students work in groups and undertake a series of subject-related experiments. Experiments cover areas related to petroleum engineering, this includes working with a drilling simulator.
Each student submits an individual report for each experiment, in which the data gathered is critically analysed in the light of relevant literature/theory and conclusions are drawn.

Teaching methods

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Class tests, exams and assessment21.002.00
Lecture341.0034.00
Practical43.0012.00
Seminar21.002.00
Tutorial61.006.00
Private study hours244.00
Total Contact hours56.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)300.00

Private study

Review of data gathered from experiments
Directed reading of recommended texts
Compilation and submission of experimental reports
Revision for written examination.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

2 experimental reports
2 in-class tests

Methods of assessment

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Practical Report2 experimental reports20.00
Practical ReportDrilling simulation report10.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)30.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated


Exams
Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc)3 hr 70.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)70.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 10/11/2021 11:32:06

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