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PETROENG 1006 - Introduction to Petroleum Engineering

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Semester 2
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 4 hours per week
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: Yes
Assumed Knowledge: SACE Stage 2 Maths Studies, Specialist Maths, Physics
Assessment: Assignments, in class tests, final exam

The aim of the course is to provide students with a broad overview of introduction to petroleum engineering in order that advanced courses in subsequent years can be understood within a broader petroleum engineering context. This course covers introductions to petroleum drilling, completions and production, reservoir mechanics, fundamentals of rock and fluid properties, composition and PVT properties of petroleum fluids; basic physical and chemical properties of petroleum reservoir fluids related to reservoir processes and production. It also provides an introduction to decision-making and the petroleum business environment.

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Postgraduate Coursework
Non Award

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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 10/08/2020 Wed 19/08/2020 Fri 18/09/2020 Fri 30/10/2020

Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
24815 LE01 80 66 28 Jul - 15 Sep Tuesday 2pm - 4pm Engineering Sth, S112, Teaching Room
31 Jul - 18 Sep Friday 2pm - 4pm Hughes, 309, Hughes Lecture Theatre
6 Oct - 27 Oct Tuesday 2pm - 4pm Engineering Sth, S112, Teaching Room
9 Oct - 30 Oct Friday 2pm - 4pm Hughes, 309, Hughes Lecture Theatre