Any TCCN equivalents are indicated in square brackets [ ].
PETR 1111: Introduction to Hydrocarbon Resources
Cr. 1. (1-0). Prerequisite: MATH 1431. Overview of petroleum industry and petroleum engineering including nature of oil and gas reservoirs, petroleum exploration and drilling, formation evaluation, completion and production, reservoir mechanics, and improved oil recovery.
PETR 2311: Reservoir Petrophysics
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisites: MATH 1432 and PHYS 1322. Systematic theoretical study of lithology, porosity, effective permeability, relative permeability, fluid saturations, capillary characteristics, compressibility, rock stress and rock-fluid interactions.
PETR 3211: Petroleum Engineering Lab
Cr. 2. (0-4). Prerequisites: INDE 2333, MATH 2433, PETR 2311, and PHYS 1322 . Credit for or concurrent enrollment in PETR 3313, 3315, 3321. Determination of rock porosity, permeability, density, fluid saturation, capillary pressure, compressive and tensile strength, and mechanical properties of rocks.
PETR 3313: Reservoir Fluids
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisites: CHEE 2332, CHEM 1332, MATH 3321, PETR 2311, and PHYS 1322. Credit for or concurrent enrollment in PETR 3211, 3315, and 3321. Evaluation and correlation of physical properties of reservoir fluids.
PETR 3315: Introduction to Well Logging
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisites: MATH 2433, PETR 2311 and PHYS 1322. Credit for or concurrent enrollment in PETR 3211, 3313, & 3321. Modern well logging methods, engineering, and core-log integration.
PETR 3318: Well Drilling and Completion I
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisites: CHEE 2332, MATH 3321, PETR 2311 and 3315. Credit for or concurrent enrollment in CHEE 3363. Drilling systems, fluids, pressure loss calculations, well cementing, prediction of conduit flow rates and pressure drop, calculation of static and flowing bottomhole pressures, well deliverability, artificial life.
PETR 3321: Pressure Transient Testing
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisites: CHEE 2332, MATH 3321, and PETR 2311. Credit for or concurrent enrollment in PETR 3211, 3313, and 3315. Determination of reservoir permeability, pressure, and structural features from analysis of transient pressure data.
PETR 3362: Reservoir Engineering I (formerly PETR 5362)
Cr. 3. Prerequisites: PETR 1111, 2311, and PHYS 1321. Rock and fluid properties, PVT behavior of crude oil and natural gas, fundamentals of fluid flow through porous media, reservoir energy.
PETR 5300: Petroleum Data Mining & Database Management
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisites: MATH 3321 and PETR 2311. Petroleum data mining goals, data quality, data preprocessing, OLAP, exploratory data analysis, classification, regression, clustering, dimensionality reduction, association rules, post processing, and data mining case studies.
PETR 5302: Reservoir Engineering II
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisites: PETR 3362, 3313, and 2311. Capillary pressures; vertical distribution of gas, oil, and water; relative permeability and fractional flow relationships; Buckley-Leverett equation and linear displacement efficiency of gas and water drives: areal and vertical sweep.
PETR 5304: Evaluation of Petroleum-Bearing Formations I
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisites: PETR 5361 and 5362, and senior or graduate standing in Engineering. Characterization of formations by geologic and petrographic examination; by analysis of fluid contents of cores, and by a suite of well-logging tests and their combined interpretation.
PETR 5310: Petroleum Production Economics
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisites: PETR 3362, 3313, 2311. Estimation of initial reservoir contents, forecast production versus time, primary, secondary and tertiary methods, evaluation of costs and risks versus expected rewards, and various US and international contracting techniques.
PETR 5311: Creativity and Innovation
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisites: MATH 3321 and PETR 2311. Elements of creativity, vertical and lateral thinking processes, continuity analysis, search for alternatives, and TRIZ.
PETR 5324: Theory of Reservoir Modeling
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisites: CHEE 2332, MATH 3321, and PETR 3313. Reservoir simulation methods, stream tube simulation, finite-difference methods, finite element methods, and collocation methods, formulation of equations and resulting matrices, alternative solution methods.
PETR 5325: Integrated Reservoir Characterization
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisites: PETR 2311, 3313, 3315. Modern reservoir characterization techniques including based and object-based geostatistical methods designed to capture the influence of geology on fluid flow storage.
PETR 5328: Petroleum Fluid Properties and Phase Equilibria
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisites: CHEE 3333 or equivalent and senior or graduate standing in Engineering. Volumetric behavior and equations of state representation of petroleum fluids; thermodynamics phase equilibrium of binary and multicomponent systems, experimental techniques for phase equilibrium measurements, equation of state tuning; advanced topics.
PETR 5350: Natural Gas Engineering
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisites: PETR 3362, and 3313. Comprehensive study of natural gas engineering. Supply of natural gas including exploration, production unconventional resources, transportation, processing, conversion, and fuel cells.
PETR 5361: Introduction to Petroleum Engineering
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisite: senior or graduate standing in Engineering. Petroleum origin and migration, major oil and gas fields, drilling and production methods, petroleum composition and phase behavior, and reservoir engineering methods of oil resource estimation and optimization.
PETR 5364: Origin and Development of Oil and Gas Reservoirs
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisite: senior or graduate standing in Engineering. Major oil provinces of the world reviewed from the standpoints of geologic an depositional environment, and of diagenetic changes affecting petroleum entrapment.
PETR 5368: Well Drilling and Completion I
Prerequisites: CHEE 3363 or equivalent and senior or graduate standing in Engineering. Drilling rig design and operation, drilling programs, drill string and bit designs, drilling mud composition, properties and functions, casing design and cementing, and methods of well completion.
PETR 5370: Petroleum Production Operations
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisite: senior or postbaccalaureate standing in engineering or science. Subsurface and surface facilities for producing oil and gas, gas-oil and water-oil separation and measuring systems, gathering systems, gas processing facilities, injection systems for gas or water.
PETR 5372: Petroleum Production Operations
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisites: PETR 3318, 2311, 3313, and 3315. Subsurface production fundamentals for producing oil and gas wells with technical emphasis on reservoir inflow, multiphase outflow through the wellbore and surface piping to the separation facility, and artificial life methods.
PETR 5392: Project Management
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisite: junior or higher class standing. Effective management of petroleum products based on best practices established by Project Management Institute Standards Committee.
PETR 5397: Selected Topics
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisites: CHEE 3363 or equivalent, and senior or graduate standing in engineering. May be repeated for credit when topics vary.
Catalog Publish Date: August 18, 2011
This Page Last Updated: June 2, 2011
Effective Date of Archive: December 19, 2011