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PE Ugrad Syllabi

PE Ugrad Syllabi

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Petroleum Engineering 201Introduction to Petroleum EngineeringCredit 1: (1-0)Required for Entering FreshmenCatalog Description:
The course provides an overview and history of the petroleum industry andpetroleum engineering, including nature of oil and gas reservoirs, petroleum exploration anddrilling, formation evaluation, well completions and production, surface facilities, reservoirmechanics, and improved oil recovery. It introduces the importance of ethical, societal, andenvironmental considerations and current events on activities in the petroleum industry. It alsointroduces students to professional society and university resources that aid career development.
Prerequisites(s):
Approval of Department Head
Textbook Required:
 
Nontechnical Guide to Petroleum Geology, Exploration, Drilling and Production 
, 2nd Edition, Hyne, Norman J., Penn Well Books, 2001.
TopicsCovered:
Overview, Introduction to Petroleum Engineering1. Nature of Oil & Gas2. The Earth’s Crust, Geological Time3. Reservoir Rocks, Sedimentary Rock Distribution, Ocean Environment, Maps4. Source Rocks, Generation, Migration and Accumulation of Petroleum, Traps5. Exploration6. Mid-Term Examination7. Drilling8. Formation Evaluation9. Completion & Facilities10. Drilling & Production Practices11. Reservoir Recovery & Reserves12. Review & Course Evaluation13. Final Examination
Class/Laboratory Schedule:
1 50-min lecture session per week/no laboratory
Method of Evaluation:
 Attendance 25%Weekly Tests 25%Mid-Term Examination 25%Final Examination 25%Total 100%
 
Contributions to Professional Component:
Math and Science NonePetroleumEngineeringProvides students an overview of the oil and gas industry; Introducesstudents to petroleum engineering concepts of porosity, permeability,and saturation. Introduces students to terminology in drilling, formationevaluation, production, and reservoir engineering.
 
General Education Introduces students to the role of the petroleum industry in our societyand the world and constraints on practice of petroleum engineering.Emphasizes importance of professional and ethical responsibility ofengineers, communication skills, summer internships, life-longlearning. Students are encouraged to join SPE student chapter. Theylearn how to access resources at TAMU that aid written and oralcommunication and those that help with obtaining summer internshipsand permanent positions.
 Course Learning Outcomes and Relationship to Program Outcomes:Course Learning Outcome: At the end of the course, students willbe able to
 Program Outcomes
Describe the exploration and production process, the petroleumengineer’s role, and petroleum engineering terminology.7Describe the early history of the petroleum industry, the origins of themajor international oil companies, the political tensions extant in theMiddle East, and the technological challenge facing the industry in anincreasingly environmentally conscious world.6, 8, 10Demonstrate initiative to find a summer job. 9Demonstrate initiative to participate in professional activities. 6Remain in the program after completion of the freshmen year. 9
Related Program Outcomes:No. PETE graduates must have…
6 An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility7 An ability to communicate effectively8The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutionsin a global, economic, environmental, and societal context9 A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning10 A knowledge of contemporary issues
Prepared by:
Larry D. Piper, 20 July 2009
 
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Petroleum Engineering 225Petroleum Drilling SystemsCredit 2: (1-3)Required for Sophomores
 
Catalog Description:
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.
Prerequisites(s):
ENGR 112; MATH 152; PHYS 218
Textbooks Required:
 
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.
Topics Covered:
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
Class/Laboratory Schedule:
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.

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