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1 BS PROGRAM IN PETROLEUM ENGINEERING (VERSION 2010) Course Descriptions PETE201 Introduction to Petroleum Engineering (Core) (1-0-1) The course's main goal is to provide the student with an overview of the petroleum industry: its history, technical achievements, role in the global economy and future prospects. A brief introduction to modern exploration, production and processing operations is included as well as highlights of the petroleum industry in Saudi Arabia and the Middle East. The PETE curriculum at KFUPM is also highlighted. None PETE203 Drilling Engineering I (Core) (2-3-3) The course introduces the basic concepts, theory and practices in drilling engineering. Topics include an introduction to drilling engineering, rotary drilling systems and operations, well control and monitoring systems. Specifically, drilling fluids, drilling hydraulics, formation pore and fracture pressure estimation, design of mud weight and kick evaluation are discussed. Some practical applications such as cementing and basic concepts of casing, drilling bits and bottom-hole assembly are presented. Laboratory sessions cover drilling fluids and cement formulation and testing. A rig-floor simulator is used to demonstrate drilling operations and control. CHEM101 General Chemistry I PETE201 Introduction to Petroleum Engineering PETE204 Reservoir Rock Properties (Core) (2-3-3) Basic petrophysical properties of reservoir rocks are covered including porosity, permeability, fluid saturation, electrical conductivity, capillary pressure, and relative permeability. Applications of Darcy s law to flow in porous media are also presented. Laboratory experiments illustrate measurement of various rock properties. None PETE205 Petroleum Fluid Properties (Core) (2-3-3) The phase behavior of hydrocarbon systems as related to petroleum recovery is introduced. This includes ideal and real gas behavior, single and multi-component two-phase systems, and properties of reservoir fluids under various conditions of pressure and temperature. Laboratory tests include determination of various properties of oil and gas mixtures. ME203 Thermodynamics I (Core) (3-0-3) The course covers the general material balance equation and its application to determine initial oil and gas in place. Various steady and unsteady-state water influx models are presented along with concepts of fractional flow and the theory of immiscible displacement.

2 The theory is then extended to two-dimensional systems whereby the effects of areal and vertical sweep efficiencies on waterflood performance predictions are highlighted. PETE204 Reservoir Rock Properties PETE205 Petroleum Fluid Properties PETE302 Well Completion (Core) (3-0-3) The student is introduced to subsurface operations needed to prepare the well for production after being drilled and cased. Parts covered include:-well completion designs based upon reservoir, mechanical and economic considerations, the production system, comprising bottom-hole, tubing, choke and surface facilities, subsurface production control, completion and work-over fluids, perforation, remedial cementing, sand control, and well stimulation operations. PETE203 Drilling Engineering I PETE303 Well Logging (Core) (3-3-4) The course introduces the student to modern well logging techniques and covers both openhole and cased-hole log interpretation methods. The objective is to provide insight into the basic well logging methods that are employed to derive petrophysical properties for hydrocarbon exploration and production. Discussions also touch on production logging. Concepts of logging program design are presented with examples of applications. All concepts covered are demonstrated through laboratory experiments. EE204 Circuits & Electronics PETE204 Reservoir Rock Properties PETE304 Drilling Engineering II (Core) (3-0-3) The course presents an overview of drilling engineering with in-depth treatment of casing, rotary drilling bit, drill string and bottom-hole assembly design/evaluation. The student also gains good understanding of the factors affecting the rate of penetration. Various drilling techniques such as horizontal and directional drilling, coiled tubing, multi-lateral drilling, and wellbore surveying techniques are also introduced in addition to well design for safety and efficiency. Other topics include drilling costs and economics and recent advances in drilling engineering. CE 202 Statics & Strength of Materials PETE203 Drilling Engineering I PETE305 Reservoir Description (Core) (3-0-3) The principles and techniques of petroleum reservoir description are covered through utilization of subsurface data from geological and engineering sources. univariate and bivariate description methods are used along with other techniques to estimate reserves. PETE303 Well Logging STAT319 Probability and Statistics for Engineers

3 PETE306 Well Testing (Core) (3-0-3) Basic theory and modern practices and applications of well testing are covered. This includes derivation of diffusivity equation and its solutions for slightly compressible fluids within infinite- and finite-acting systems. The student is then introduced to the principles and techniques of well test analysis and evaluation supported by analysis of well tests from vertical and horizontal wells to determine well and reservoir parameters using conventional and modern well test analysis. Well test design and instrumentation are also covered. PETE399 Summer Training (Core) (0-0-0) A student of junior standing spends a period of eight summer weeks working in the industry to gain exposure to and appreciation of the petroleum engineering profession. On-the-job training can be acquired in any field of petroleum engineering. On completion of the training, the student is required to write a brief report on his work. ENGL214 Technical. Report Writing PETE203 Drilling Engineering I Completion of a minimum of 85 credit hours PETE402 Reservoir Simulation(Core) (2-3-3) The course introduces the student to the basic theory and practices in reservoir simulation. The formulation of equations governing single phase and multi-phase flow in porous media are discussed. The use of finite difference methods to solve ordinary and partial differential equations are then presented followed by discussion of various techniques to solve systems of linear equations. Finally the concepts presented are demonstrated through applications using a black oil simulator. PETE305 Reservoir Description PETE403 Petroleum Production Engineering (Core) (3-0-3) The course introduces the student to topics of inflow and outflow performance, multi-phase flow in pipes, nodal analysis and production optimization and artificial lift with stress on electric submersible pumps and gas lift systems. Oil and water treatment and separation processes are introduced. Theoretical background calculations as well as design and economic applications are covered in sufficient details. CHE204 Transport Phenomena I PETE406 Improved Oil Recovery (Elective) (3-0-3) The course provides an introduction to current techniques of improved oil recovery such as thermal processes, chemical flooding and miscible-gas displacement. The advantages and drawbacks of each technique are discussed and linked to typical selection criteria for target reservoirs. A simple performance prediction procedure for each process is also covered.

4 PETE407 Petroleum Economics (Core) (3-0-3) The course provides an introduction to the standards and practices of economic analysis in the petroleum industry. Brief review of the principles of economic evaluation, typical decision making situations including risk analysis, alternative reservoir depletion schemes utilizing decline curve analysis, secondary stage development options, and various improved oil recovery methods. Analysis involves reserve estimation and forecasting of capital investment, operating cost, and manpower requirement. PETE408 Seminar (Core) (0-2-1) Lectures are presented on subjects related to preparation of technical presentations, use of visual aids, and platform and vocal techniques. The student is required to prepare and deliver a number of presentations on selected subjects. Each presentation is discussed and methods for improvements are highlighted. The student is evaluated on all presentations. The student is also required to attend Departmental and SPE local chapter seminars. PETE399 Summer Training PETE409 Artificial Lift (Elective) (3-0-3) Artificial lift methods in oil wells are studied from the basic theoretical and design aspects. Methods include gas lift, electric submersible pumping, and sucker-rod pumping systems. Principles of multi-phase flow are integrated with system performance and coupled with in inflow performance to predict overall well performance. PETE302 Well Completion PETE410 Natural Gas Engineering (Core) (3-0-3) The course familiarizes the student with methods to estimate gas reserves for volumetric and water-drive gas reservoirs, and with performance analysis of gas-condensate reservoirs. The course also covers the derivation of the basic flow equations for real gas and their solutions and applications for analyzing gas well testing, including hydraulically-fractured gas wells. Other topics include deliverability testing of gas wells, decline curve analysis, calculation of static and flowing bottomhole pressures, fundamentals of gas treatment processes and equipment, gas flow rate measurement, compression and transmission. The course also covers field development plans through integration of gas material balance equation and field deliverability tests. PETE306 Well Testing PETE411 Senior Design Project (Core) (0-9-3) A student team employs experimental and/or theoretical approaches with possible application of computer techniques to integrate various components of the curriculum in a comprehensive engineering design experience. Under the supervision of a faculty member,

5 the team develops a complete project including identification of a problem, formulation of design, preparation of specifications, and consideration of alternative feasible solutions both technically and economically. The student team has to submit a detailed final project report and present their work to an examining committee. GEOL318 Regional Geology PETE402 Reservoir Simulation PETE412 Formation Damage (Elective) (3-0-3) The course covers methods of diagnosis, prevention and treatment of formation damage in petroleum reservoirs. Mechanism of damage from various sources such as scale and asphaltene precipitation, mud solids, cement filtrates and completion fluids is presented. Techniques used to diagnose damage and remediate its effects are emphasized. PETE302 Well Completion PETE417 Surface Facilities (Elective) (3-0-3) Operation and design of oil, gas and water surface handling and processing facilities are presented. Topics include gas/oil separation, oil sweetening and de-emulsification, produced water treatment, and gas treatment. Laboratory demonstrations cover design principles and operations of facilities. CHE204 Transport Phenomena I PETE418 Modern Petroleum Production (Elective) (3-0-3) The course covers advanced treatment of modern petroleum production engineering. This encompasses deliverability from vertical, horizontal and multilateral/multi-branch wells. Diagnosis of well performance including elements of well testing and production logging are also covered. The function of the production engineer is defined in the context of well design, stimulation and artificial lift. PETE403 Petroleum Production Engineering PETE421 Directional Drilling (Elective) (3-0-3) Directional drilling design including horizontal and multi-lateral wells is covered along with the theory of deviation, monitoring and control. Offshore drilling techniques from fixed and floating drilling structures are also presented. PETE304 Drilling Engineering II PETE422 Well Control (Elective) (3-0-3) Theory of pressure control in drilling operations and during well kicks is covered. Topics include abnormal pressure detection, fracture gradient determination, casing setting depth selection and advanced casing design. Theoretical aspects are demonstrated using well control simulators. PETE304 Drilling Engineering II

6 PETE424 Rock Mechanics (Elective) (3-0-3) The student is introduced to rock mechanics as an essential tool in petroleum engineering. Topics include mechanical properties of rocks and their laboratory determination; acoustics in rock mechanics; in-situ stress conditions and their determination; failure of rocks; stresses in boreholes and borehole failure mechanisms; and sand production. A brief introduction to hydraulic fracturing, reservoir compaction and surface subsidence is also provided. PETE304 Drilling Engineering II PETE431 Reservoir Management (Elective) (3-0-3) Techniques that utilize geological, geophysical and petroleum engineering data to predict and manage the behavior of hydrocarbon reservoirs are introduced. Field operating plans to optimize profitability are covered through highlighting the principles of planning, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating reservoir performance. Real case studies constitute an integral part of the course. PETE432 Water Flooding (Elective) (3-0-3) Basic theoretical and design aspects of water flooding processes are introduced. The course starts with a review of capillary phenomena and relative permeability characteristics of reservoir rocks. Theory of immiscible displacement including piston-like and frontal advance mechanisms is then presented and applied to injectivity analysis and performance prediction of linear and pattern floods including heterogeneous reservoirs. Problems encountered in water flooding projects such as scaling are also covered. PETE452 Naturally-Fractured Reservoirs (Elective) (3-0-3) The course covers different aspects of fractured reservoirs including rock characteristics, effect of fractures on reservoir performance, pressure testing, production performance, and effect on water and/or gas flooding. Applications to horizontal/multi-lateral wells are presented. PETE306 Well Testing PETE453 Production Logging (Elective) (3-0-3) The course aims to develop the student's skills to identify undesired changes in well performance and to propose suitable solutions. The course covers production logging techniques and tools (Flowmeter, Gradiomanometer, cement evaluation, noise & temperature) and cased-hole logging techniques and tools (thermal decay time, reservoir saturation, formation resistivity). Field examples in vertical and horizontal wells are discussed. PETE303 Well Logging

7 PETE490 Special Topics in Petroleum Engineering I (Elective) (3-0-3) The course presents a special topic in one area of the petroleum engineering discipline. Topics are selected according to faculty expertise and availability and students interest and enrollment. A detailed description and syllabus of the course is announced one semester in advance. Senior Standing PETE491 Special Topics in Petroleum Engineering II (Elective) (3-0-3) The course presents a special topic in one area of the petroleum engineering discipline. Topics are selected according to faculty expertise and availability and students interest and enrollment. A detailed description and syllabus of the course is announced one semester in advance. Senior Standing Updated: 09 February 2015

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