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2021/22 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue

SOEE5735M Petroleum Reservoir Engineering

15 creditsClass Size: 30

Module manager: Dr Piroska Lorinczi
Email: p.lorinczi@see.leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2021/22

Pre-requisite qualifications

Standard MSc entry requirements

This module is mutually exclusive with

SOEE2500Petroleum Reservoir Engineer.

This module is not approved as an Elective

Objectives

At the end of the module, students should:
- have a basic understanding of the reservoir management
- be able to estimate reserves using volumetric methods and material balance
- be familiar with the fundamental properties of the reservoir.
- be able to estimate reservoir pressure and temperature
- understand the Darcy law equation and adaptations
- understand the drive mechanisms of the reservoir
- be familiar with the phase behaviour of hydrocarbon systems and PVT analysis
- have the ability to understand analytical models of fluid flow in porous media
- understand enhanced oil recovery methods
- be able to interpret basic pressure and production test results
- understand the basics of well test analysis.

Learning outcomes
On completion of the module, the students should:
- understand the links between the physical behaviour of multiphase fluids in the subsurface and the methods needed to produce hydrocarbons
- understand how to quantify and evaluate the rock, fluid and fluid-rock properties of the reservoir
- be able to describe and quantify the reservoir properties, characteristics and productivity potential.


Syllabus

- Reserves estimation, Darcy law, reservoir rock and fluid properties; compressibility, viscosity, capillary pressures, permeability.
- Multiphase fluid flow mechanics in porous media; relative permeability; P-T diagrams for oils, dry gas, wet gas, condensates; material balance.
- Introduction to secondary production methods; immiscible flooding; miscible flooding.
- Fluid Flow in Porous Media. Introduction to pressure tests; drawdown and build-up methods.
- PVT analysis; drive mechanisms of a reservoir; water influx.

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
Lecture111.0011.00
Practical112.0022.00
Private study hours117.00
Total Contact hours33.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)150.00

Private study

Students will have 3 assessed courseworks (take home assessments), for which they will work as part of their private study and independent learning.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

- Monitoring (and formative feedback) will be provided via returned assessed courseworks.
- Attendance will be monitored to ensure engagement by the students.

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
Practical1 Coursework (take-home assignments)20.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)20.00

The resit for this module is normally held in August. In case of module failure, students will undertake a resit examination similar to the original exam, covering all of the module learning outcomes. For second attempts, the resit mark will represent 100% of the final module mark. For first attempts, the final module mark will be calculated using the resit mark (80%) and the mark for the assessed coursework obtained during semester 2 (20%).


Exams
Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Open Book exam2 hr 00 mins80.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)80.00

The resit for this module is normally held in August. In case of module failure, students will undertake a resit examination similar to the original exam, covering all of the module learning outcomes. For second attempts, the resit mark will represent 100% of the final module mark. For first attempts, the final module mark will be calculated using the resit mark (80%) and the mark for the assessed coursework obtained during semester 2 (20%).

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 30/06/2021 16:25:50

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