Petroleum Engineering 225Petroleum Drilling SystemsCredit 2: (1-3)Required for Sophomores
Introduction to petroleum drilling systems, including fundamental petroleumengineering concepts, quantities and unit systems, drilling rig components, drilling fluids, pressure losscalculations, casing, well cementing, and directional drilling.
ENGR 112; MATH 152; PHYS 218
Drilling Technology in Nontechnical Language
. Devereux, Steve, PennwellPublishing , 1999;
Drilling Fluid Engineering Manual
. Textbook prepared by M-I Drilling Fluids Co., 1998;Halliburton Cementing Tables. Casing and cement data tables prepared by Halliburton Company.
1. Introduction to the course, Petroleum Engineering Units2. Drilling geology, and reservoir properties3. Managing drilling operations4. Planning and drilling wells, rig selection, rig equipment, drill bits5. Drilling fluids6. Casing and cementing7. Directional and Horizontal drilling8. Evaluation9. Well Control, drilling problems, safety, and environmental issues
1 50-min lecture session & 3 lab sessions per week
Method of Evaluation:
Midterm Exam 25%Final Exam 25%Class Projects/Homework 25%Laboratory 20%Lab Safety 5%Total 100%
Contributions to Professional Component:
Math and Science NonePetroleum Engineering Provides students with the vocabulary and hand-on equipment experience tofunction in the modern drilling industry. Develops basic skills needed for moreadvanced senior level drilling and other design classes.General Education Equips students with laboratory skills and decision process of selecting fromcompeting technologies.