UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

OGEG5803 Reservoir Engineering

Credit 6 points
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AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content This unit covers foundational knowledge of reservoir engineering necessary to analyse and predict reservoir performance. The unit describes (1) the fundamental properties of rocks and petroleum fluids and how these properties change during the production; (2) different producing mechanisms; (3) flow principles in porous media; (4) the effects of drilling, completion and stimulation on productivity and the prevention and removal of formation damage; (5) production forecast by material balance techniques, well test analysis and interpretation, and well diagnosis and production logging; and (6) enhanced oil and gas recovery mechanisms.
Outcomes Students are able to (1) develop a basic understanding of the origin of oil and gas reservoirs, properties of reservoir rock, and static and flow properties of reservoir fluids; (2) gain knowledge to analytically model the hydrocarbon volume in the reservoir, flow behaviour of hydrocarbon and water through reservoir rock and production performance of vertical and horizontal wells; (3) understand the mechanisms of formation damage in production systems; (4) analyse and identify production decline problems; (5) design and optimise well stimulation techniques; (6) develop an understanding of how the flow performance is affected by drilling, completion and stimulation operations; (7) learn how to forecast flow performance by well test; and (8) gain skills to model the flow performance in the overall production system.
Assessment Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) assignments; and (2) final examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall 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) Professor Jishan Liu
Unit rules
Prerequisites: enrolment in the Master of Engineering in Oil and Gas (62520)
Unit Outlinehttp://www.unitoutlines.ecm.uwa.edu.au/Units/OGEG5803/SEM-1/2017

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