Petroleum Engineering (PETE)

PETE 3210 Reservoir Fluids

Thermodynamic behavior of naturally occurring hydrocarbon mixtures; evaluation and correlation of physical properties of petroleum reservoir fluids including laboratory and empirical methods.

PETE 3301 Drilling I

Introduction to petroleum drilling systems, including fundamental petroleum engineering concepts, quantities and unit systems, drilling rig components, drilling fluids, pressure loss calculations, casing, well cementing, and directional drilling.

PETE 3311 Reservoir Petrophysics

Systematic theoretical and laboratory study of physical properties of petroleum reservoir rocks; lithology, porosity, elastic properties, strength, acoustic properties, electrical properties, relative and effective permeability, fluid saturations, capillary characteristics, and rock-fluid interaction

PETE 3320 Petroleum Production I

Introduction to production operations and oil field equipment.

PETE 3340 Geophysics for Petro Engineers

The fundamentals of geophysics are given to petroleum engineering students, with special emphasis on 2-D and 3-D seismic. Application of seismic to oil and gas exploration problems

PETE 4213 Integrated Reservoir Mngt

Principles of reservoir management and applications to specific reservoirs. Examine case studies that include new fields, mature fields, waterfloods and enhanced recovery projects. Requirements for successful operation of a reservoir through integration of people, technology, tools and data, synergy, fostering teamwork and integration.

Prerequisites: PETE 4312

PETE 4280 Shale Oil & Gas

Introduction to reservoir and production operations in oil and gas shale. Review of the technology applied to oil and gas producing fields from shale. Hydraulic fracturing operations. Produced fluids and fluid separation.

PETE 4302 Drilling II

Design and evaluation of well drilling systems; identification and solution of drilling problems; wellbore hydraulics, well control, casing design; well cementing directional drilling, offshore drilling.

Prerequisites: PETE 3301

PETE 4312 Reservoir Engineering

Determination of reserves; material balance methods; aquifer models; fractional flow and frontal advance; displacement, pattern, and vertical sweep efficiencies in water floods; enhanced oil recovery processes; design of optimal recovery processes.

Prerequisites: PETE 3210 and PETE 3311.

PETE 4321 Petroleum Production II

Fundamental production engineering design, evaluation and optimization for oil and gas wells, including well deliverability, formation damage and skin analysis, completion performance, and technologies that improve oil and gas well performance (artificial lift and well stimulation).

Prerequisites: PETE 3320.

PETE 4332 Env Hlth & Saf in Oil Indus

This course analyzes U.S. laws, and how regulatory agencies address compliance concerns in the oil and gas industry. Attention will be paid to health, safety, and environmental concerns.

PETE 4333 Engineering Ethics

This course introduces the theory and the practice of engineering ethics using a multi-disciplinary and cross-cultural approach.

PETE 4390 Petro Proj Mngmt & Design

Introduction to reservoir and production operations in oil and gas shale. Review of the technology applied to oil and gas producing fields from shale. Hydraulic fracturing operations. Produced fluids and fluid separation.

Prerequisites: Semester prior to graduation.