University Course Planner The University of Adelaide Australia

PETROENG 3020 - Production Engineering

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Semester 2
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 5 hours per week
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: Yes
Pre-Requisite: MATHS 2106, PETROENG 3025
Assumed Knowledge: MECH ENG 2021, CHEM ENG 1007
Assessment: Quizzes, assignments, project (written and oral presentation), homework, evaluated practicals

The aim of this course is to provide familiarization of the principles and applications of various theories and techniques necessary to design, estimate and maximize production performance in a cost effective manner within various constraints from the oil and gas well systems. Attempts will be made to understand how these techniques could be applied in a practical field development project to identify the best way of exploiting petroleum reserves, as well as maximizing ultimate production. This course will address details of reservoir inflow performance, well flowing performance, design of artificial lift systems, familiarization of petroleum production facilities, and analysis and optimization of total petroleum production systems using conventional and nodal analysis. Students will also be given opportunity to apply these theories and methods through numerical problem based exercises and practical project assignments. The project assignment may require the use of a commercial simulator.

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Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 2 Mon 09/08/2021 Wed 18/08/2021 Fri 17/09/2021 Fri 29/10/2021

Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
25137 LE01 20 FULL 26 Jul - 13 Sep Monday 2pm - 4pm Engineering Sth, S111, Teaching Room
28 Jul - 15 Sep Wednesday 1pm - 3pm MyUni, OL, Online Class
4 Oct - 25 Oct Monday 2pm - 4pm Engineering Sth, S111, Teaching Room
6 Oct - 27 Oct Wednesday 1pm - 3pm MyUni, OL, Online Class
Note: These lectures are live-streamed and recorded. You have the option of participating during the live-streaming session or any time after they are published in MyUni. Please check MyUni once enrolled for details regarding when lectures will be published.
Related Class: Tutorial
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
25138 TU01 20 FULL 27 Jul - 14 Sep Tuesday 1pm - 2pm Engineering Nth, N218, Teaching Room
5 Oct - 26 Oct Tuesday 1pm - 2pm Engineering Nth, N218, Teaching Room
Note: This class will be delivered both online and face to face. Please refer to MyUni for details once enrolled.