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Undergraduate Course: Oil and Gas Systems Engineering 5 (SCEE11008)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Engineering CollegeCollege of Science and Engineering
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Year 5 Undergraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryThe course introduces students to the science, technology and practice of oil and gas systems engineering, the quintessence of petroleum extraction and fossil fuel production. Onshore as well as offshore reservoir and surface phenomena, production methods and equipment are analysed quantitatively with emphasis on chemistry, geology, operations and economics and the design aspect is covered by relevant team coursework.
Course description Chemistry: Hydrocarbons, composition, crude oil types, thermodynamics, TBP-RON-MON analysis
Geology: Rock formations, exploration, stratigraphy, reservoirs, flow in porous media, CO2 storage
Oilfield Development: Expected/proven reserves, strategic planning, math. models, economics, net present value (NPV)
Drilling: Hydraulics, Managed Pressure Drilling (OBD/UBD), pumping, completions, smart drilling
Multiphase Flow & Stabilisation: Fundamentals, drilling/production correlations, 2/3-phase (OGW) separations
Infrastructure: Onshore vs. Offshore (platforms, underwater manifolds, separators, utilities provision)
Oil+Gas Separation & Treatment:Primary/secondary/tertiary extraction, compression, injection, dehydration, utilities systems
Process Safety: Hydrocarbon risks, accident prevention, inherently safe design, major accidents and lessons learned, accident prevention
Future of HC Energy: Oil and Gas around the world, shale gas, tar sands, horizontal/ERW wells, built-in pumps/sensors
Downstream Operations: petrochemical complexes, refining unit operations, production seasonality
Systems Optimisation: Linear Programming (MILP) in planning/scheduling/blending, fuel pricing
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: Mathematics for Science and Engineering 2b (MATH08070) AND Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics 3 (CHEE09011) OR Thermodynamics 3 (MECE09010) AND Fluid Mechanics (Chemical) 4 (CHEE10004) OR Fluid Mechanics (Mechanical) 4 (MECE10004)
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements The course is only open to Chemical and Mechanical Engineering (cf. Home Subject Area).
Additional Costs None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2015/16, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Lecture Hours 20, Formative Assessment Hours 2, Summative Assessment Hours 5, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 71 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 80 %, Coursework 20 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Written Exam %: 80
Practical Exam %: 0
Coursework %: 20 (20% for Problem Set / Group Project)
Feedback 1) Detailed oral comments after Q+A sessions during lectures.
2) Online Material and solutions for self-paced study and formative feedback (LEARN).
3) Detailed written comments on coursework submission.
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)2:00
Resit Exam Diet (August)2:00
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Upon successful course completion, students will be able to:
    - Characterise the origin, nature, chemistry and performance of
    a crude oil on the basis of given laboratory data
    - Distinguish geological formations by their characteristics
    and suitability for crude oil production vs. CO2 storage
    - Perform multiphase flow calculations for drilling and
    production problems via literature correlations
    - Distinguish the various extraction technology types and
    equipment and their operability envelopes
    - Derive basic equipment (tank, piping) specifications via
    thermodynamic and/or flow calculations
    - Identify potential safety hazards and prevention strategies
    - Formulate and solve simple algebraic mathematical models for
    oilfield development, production and optimisation
    - Work independently and in groups to design a realistic
    oil/gas production subsystem at adequate level of detail
  2. UK-SPEC IEng Criteria: A1, A2, B1, B2, B3, C1, C2, C3, D1, D2, D3, E1
Reading List
Archer and Wall, Petroleum Engineering: Principles and Practice
Sheng, Modern Chemical Enhanced Oil Recovery
Ezekwe, Petroleum Reservoir Engineering Practice
Fanchi, Principles of Applied Reservoir Simulation
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Special Arrangements None
Course organiserDr Dimitrios Gerogiorgis
Tel: (0131 6)51 7072
Course secretaryMiss Emily Rowan
Tel: (0131 6)51 7185
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