Principles of Reservoir Engineering
Reservoir and hydrocarbon classification; fluid flow; primary oil and gas recovery mechanisms; enhanced oil recovery.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesCh En 373 or equivalent.
 TaughtFall Contact Department, Winter Contact Department, Spring Contact Department, Summer Contact Department
Course Outcomes: 

Reservoir Engineering Basics

Have Experience Applying The Basics of Reservoir Engineering.

Oil & Gas Values

Calculate values of initial oil and gas in place

Reservoir Displacement

Understand the displacement processes in reservoirs

Hydrocarbon Phase Behavior

Use Hydrocarbon phase behavior to explain reservoir behaviors

Darcy's Law

Be able to analyze Fluid flow in porous media: Darcy’s Law

Primary & Future Production

Estimate future production from oil and gas reservoirs under primary production

Pressure Equation

Be able to perform Reservoir material balances and apply the Pressure Equation

Fluid Flow Equations

Use fluid flow equations to calculate pressure drops and flow rates of oil and gas in porous media

Oil Production

Have experience using reservoir simulation to predict oil production

History Match

Perform a history match on actual production data and predict future production rates

Enhanced Oil Recovery

Screen reservoirs for enhanced oil recovery processes

Water Flooding

Understand the principles and effects of water flooding and other secondary recovery methods and tertiary recovery methods.

Equation of State

Be able to apply equations of state to describe the thermodynamics of hydrocarbons: equation of state.