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Postgraduate Course: Oil and Gas Systems Engineering (MSc) (PGEE11150)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Engineering CollegeCollege of Science and Engineering
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) 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 Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
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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
  3. Accreditation of Higher Education Programmes (AHEP) Outcomes: SM2m, SM3m, SM4m, SM5m, SM6m, EA1m, EA2m, EA3m, EA4m, D2, D3, D4, EL1, EL2, EL3, EL5, EL6, P1, P2, P3, P4, P6, P8, P11, G1, G2, G3, G4
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
Course organiserDr Dimitrios Gerogiorgis
Tel: (0131 6)51 7072
Course secretaryMrs Shona Barnet
Tel: (0131 6)51 7715
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