OGEG5801 Introduction to Oil and Gas Engineering
- 6 points
|Semester 1||UWA (Perth)||Face to face|
- This unit covers properties of natural gases and crude oils; basic fluid phase behaviour and modelling; petroleum fluid characterisation; flow assurance issues affecting both oil and gas production with a focus on water related issues; an introduction to hydrocarbon modelling software to predict fluid behaviour under changing pressure and temperatures experienced in production; and an overview of oil and gas processing at the plant level.
- Students are able to (1) understand what constitutes an oil or gas, and how their makeup affects their behaviour in both production and processing; (2) understand the various types of flow assurance issues they may come in contact with in their work environment and how to mitigate/minimise their effects; (3) perform basic simulations using commercial software to model the phase behaviour of hydrocarbon fluids through pressure and temperature manipulation; and (4) gain an appreciation of how a whole processing plant fits together with its various operations and modules and understand why different operations are required and organised in particular ways.
- Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) quiz; (2) simulation project; and (3) a final examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.
Supplementary assessment is only available in this unit in the case of a student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Dr Brendan Graham
- Unit rules
- enrolment in the Master of Engineering in Oil and Gas (62520)
- The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
- All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
- Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available at the University Co-operative Bookshop (from early January) and appropriate administrative offices for students to consult. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.