OGEG5805 Drilling Engineering
- 6 points
|Not available in 2018||UWA (Perth)||Face to face|
- This unit covers material from introductory- to medium-level complexity of drilling and completion technology for oil and gas well construction. Topics include a drilling project overview, introduction to drilling equipment, operations and systems; details of mud circulation; well monitoring; well logging and well control systems; bottomhole assembly and bit selection; drilling fluids and mud program design; drillstring and casing design; cementing operation and design; directional and multilateral drilling; well trajectory design; well trajectory simulation; well completion techniques, equipment and fluids; near-wellbore damage due to drilling and completion operations; and smart well.
- Students are able to (1) describe the overall drilling operations from planning to completion for production; (2) demonstrate a functional understanding of various equipment, processes and systems involved in drilling and completion operations; (3) demonstrate design capabilities for major engineering components and materials for safe operations and maximum production; and (4) discuss the effect of reservoir conditions on the selection of drilling equipment and strategies.
- Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) group assignment and (2) final end-of-semester examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.
Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Dr Brendan Graham
- Unit rules
- Advisable prior study:
- OGEG4801 Introduction to Oil and Gas Engineering
- The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
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- 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.