Preparatory

Module Code Module Name Credit
ENGG01P03 Engineering, Ethics and Human Rights 10
PHYE01P03 Introductory Physics 10
MECH01C02 Mechanics 10
MTHE03P03 Algebra and Geometry 10
CHME01P03 Chemistry for Engineers 10
PHYE03P03 Electricity & Magnetism 10
ENGG02P02 Engineering Drawing and Descriptive Geometry 10
MTHE01P03 Mathematics for Engineers 1 10
MTHE02P03 Mathematics for Engineers 2 10
PRDT01P03 Production Technology 1 10

Year 1

Calculus

Module Code: SCIB07C
Module weight: 10 Credits
Aim: To ensure that all students have a basic knowledge and understanding of vector calculus and also provide basic cognitive and practical skills required for future study. This module extends the aims and content of the preparatory year mathematics. Additionally this module seeks to: Extend their range of mathematical skills and techniques to use them in more difficult unstructured problems; and gain a deeper understanding of mathematical modelling, especially with regard to engineering applications of vector calculus.

Fundamental Management

Module Code: PTRL06CO
Module weight: 10 Credits
Aim: The aim of this module is to introduce the basic for the fundamental management; and to use these fundamental of management as tools in the execution of a simple research and/or development project in a relevant subject area.

Differential Equations

Module Code: SCIB08C
Module weight: 10 Credits
Aim: To ensure that students have a basic knowledge and understanding of differential equations. This module seeks to ensure that students: Understand the different types of differential equations; are aware of and have the ability to apply different methods for the solution of differential equations; are aware of special functions; have an understanding of Laplace transforms and their applications.

Fundamentals of Thermo-Fluid Mechanics

Module Code: MENG06CO
Module weight: 20 Credits
Aim: To introduce students to: Basic fundamentals of physical meaning of thermodynamics including properties of pure substances, reversible and irreversible processes, physical meaning and applications of first and second laws of thermodynamics; Basic fluid fundamentals such as fluid properties, fluid statics, kinematics and dynamics, and various types of fluid motion.

Geological Principles of Petroleum Exploration

Module Code: PTRL02CO
Module weight: 10 Credits
Aim: For the students to understand the geological principles in the context of their application to petroleum-related concepts and geo-exploration, Through practical work and short field trips students will be able to point out and interpret the geological features identified in the class room. They will also be able to deduce how their geological knowledge is essential to exploration work.

Introduction to Petroleum Engineering

Module Code: PTRL01CO
Module weight: 10 Credits
Aim: The aim of this module is to: provide students with an overview of the various petroleum engineering concepts and operations, focusing on the upstream technologies from geology, to reservoirs, to drilling, to production, to the stock tank and crude evacuation.

Materials Science for Petroleum Engineering

Module Code: EMAT03CO
Module weight: 10 Credits
Aim: Basic knowledge of materials science and engineering necessary for those working in relevant field in addition to selective topics of significance to major engineering specialisation. Differences between material types, basic structure of material, and material properties of relevance to petroleum engineering applications. The relationship between materials processing and properties; and between microstructure and properties, in addition to materials selection for petroleum engineering applications is also emphasized in this module. Lab work to train the student on some materials characterization methods.

Physical Chemistry for Petroleum Engineering

Module Code: CHME01CO
Module weight: 10 Credits
Aim: This module is designed to give students a broad background, basic knowledge and basic definitions in physical chemistry to prepare them effectively for subsequent degree level studies in petroleum engineering. The main aims of this module are to help students to: be familiar with the properties and conditions of ideal and real gases, and to learn about the gas laws; learn about the stoichiometry and kinetics of chemical reactions and to be able to implement the concept of limiting reactant in chemical reactions; get information about the different types of solutions and solutions’ composition as well as their colligative properties; Study the different types of phase diagrams.

Physics for Petroleum Engineers

Module Code: PHYEOCO
Module weight: 10 Credits
Aim: The aim of this module is to give petroleum engineering students a basic knowledge and understanding of related topics in physics that can help them in their study and the application of this science in petroleum engineering practices.

Structural and Stress Analysis

Module Code: DEGN04CO
Module weight: 10 Credits
Aim: The aim of this module is to consolidate ideas and skills acquired through their previous study of mechanics, realise and comprehend the concept and types of stress and strain, carry out strength and deformation analysis for a variety of load types, single or combined, and appreciate the value of stress analysis and failure prediction in the context of mechanical design.

Technical Report Writing and Communication

Module Code: ENGC01CO
Module weight: 10 Credits
Aim:Provide engineering students with all basic concepts that qualify them to be able to communicate technical information effectively.

Module Code Module Name Credit
SCIB07C Calculus 10
PTRL06CO Fundamantal Management 10
SCIB08C Differential Equations 10
MENG06CO Fundamentals of Thermo-Fluid Mechanics 20
PTRL02CO Geological Principles of Petroleum Exploration 10
PTRL01CO Introduction to Petroleum Engineering 10
EMAT03CO Materials Science for Petroleum Engineers 10
CHME01CO Physical Chemistry for Petroleum Engineering 10
PHYEOCO Physics for Petroleum Engineers 10
DEGN04CO Structural and Stress Analysis 10
ENGC01CO Technical Report Writing and Communication 10

Year 2

Drilling Engineering I

Module Code: PTRL03CO
Module weight: 10 Credits
Aim: The aim of this module is for the students to understand the principles and practices of petroleum well drilling, well planning and drilling techniques and equipment and optimization of the drilling process.

Drilling Fluids Laboratory

Module Code: PTRL0110
Module weight: 10 Credits
Aim: The aim of this module is to provide the student with the basic knowledge and understanding of the various functions and compositions of the drilling, completion, and work-over fluids and how to perform laboratory work to measure and determine their rheological properties to meet specific practical purposes within the environmental compliance constraints.

Engineering Probability and Statistics

Module Code: ENGG06C
Module weight: 10 Credits
Aim: The aim of this module is to provide necessary mathematical foundation in probability and statistics for engineers.

Fundamentals of Heat and Mass Transfer

Module Code: MEN08I0
Module weight: 10 Credits
Aim:The purpose of this module is to introduce the fundamental principles of heat and mass transfer with reference to the basic heat exchange technologies.

Introduction to Analytical Chemistry

Module Code: CHME021
Module weight: 10 Credits
Aim: The aims of this module are: Be familiar with the basic knowledge of analytical chemistry; Distinguish between qualitative and quantitative analysis and the techniques involved in both of them. Learn about the stoichiometry of chemical reactions and to be able to implement the concept of limiting reactant in chemical reactions; Get information about the different types of solutions and solutions’ composition as well as the solution acidity; Understand the titration curves and solubility equilibrium.

Machine Design for Petroleum Engineers

Module Code: DSGN04HO
Module weight: 10 Credits
Aim: The aim of this module is to build on the skills acquired in the analysis and synthesis of stressed components in order to comprehend and apply static and fatigue design theories. It also provides a foundation in the development of concepts and procedures for the design of mechanical machine components common in petroleum equipment. This module is the first half of DEGN04I01 and is intended to allow petroleum engineers to become acquainted with machine design.

Numerical Methods

Module Code: SCIB10I
Module weight: 10 Credits
Aim: The aim of this module is to ensure that all students will have a basic knowledge and understanding of how to set up and solve mathematical problems numerically.

Organic Chemistry

Module Code: CHME0110
Module weight: 10 Credits
Aim: This module is an introduction to the discipline of organic chemistry. It serves as an initiation to the language, thinking, breadth and methodology of organic chemistry, insofar as the area has ramifications in health sciences, pharmacy, ecology, engineering, etc. Although for this fundamental module it is not a primary objective to make the material relevant to matters of everyday life or to other sciences, students will see relevance in some topics.

Reservoir Fluid Properties

Module Code: PTRL04C0
Module weight: 10 Credits
Aim: The aim of this module is to introduce students to the various properties of petroleum reservoir fluids, where certain fundamental concepts form the foundation on which petroleum engineering is based. In this module fluid phase behaviour in single and multi-component systems and reservoir fluid characteristics are presented.

Reservoir Rock & Fluid Properties Laboratory

Module Code: PTRL16I
Module weight: 10 Credits
Aim: The aim of this module is to: to understand the importance of the reservoir rock and fluid properties in petroleum engineering practice. Rock properties laboratory measurements will be performed to determine electrical resistivity, porosity, permeability, capillary pressure and wettability. Also, this module is to introduce students to the various properties of petroleum reservoir fluids, lab and field identification of reservoir fluids, and produce a PVT report.

Reservoir Rock Properties

Module Code: PTRL04C
Module weight: 10 Credits
Aim: The aim of this module is for students to understand the fundamental importance of the reservoir rock properties in petroleum engineering practice. Estimate porosity, permeability, saturation, relative permeability, capillary pressure and then the initial hydrocarbon in place using volumetric method. In addition, establish various petrophysical relations and relevant equations and determine the rock wettability.

Surveying for Petroleum Engineers

Module Code: PTRL05CO
Module weight: 10 Credits
Aim: The aim of this module is for the student to acquire the theoretical appreciation, practical skills and understanding of surveying necessary to work with geospatial data and operate in association with land surveyors within the Petroleum Engineering industry.

Module Code Module Name Credit
PTRL03CO Drilling Engineering I 10
PTRL0110 Drilling Fluid Laboratory 10
ENGG06C Engineering Probability and Statistics 10
MEN08I0 Fundamentals of Heat and Mass Transfer 10
CHME021 Introduction to Analytical Chemistry 10
DSGN04HO Machine Design for Petroleum Engineers 10
SCIB10I Numerical Methods 10
CHME0110 Organic Chemistry 10
PTRL04C0 Reservoir Fluid Properties 10
PTRL16I Reservoir Rock and Fluid Properties Laboratory 10
PTRL04C Reservoir Rock Properties 10
PTRL05CO Surveying for Petroleum Engineers 10

Year 3

Petroleum Development Geology

Module Code: PTRL13IO
Module weight: 10 Credits
Aim: The aim of this module is to gain understanding of geological concepts pertinent to the development of oil and gas fields. To apply them in order to obtain an accurate picture of the geology of the petroleum reservoir as is needed to reach an optimal recovery.

Field Courses

Module Code: PTRL15IO
Module weight: 10 Credits
Aim: The aim of this module is to enable students to use the knowledge gained in surveying, petroleum geology and reservoir characterization in field based practical work.

Computer Applications in Petroleum Engineering

Module Code: PTRL09IO
Module weight: 10 Credits
Aim: The aim of this module is to understand the basics of computer science and its applications in petroleum engineering practices including geophysical, well logging, geological, drilling, reservoir and production engineering.

Corrosion in the Oil and Gas Industry

Module Code: PTRL1010
Module weight: 10 Credits
Aim: The aim of this module is for students to understand the engineering principles pertaining to corrosion in the oil and gas industry and to be able to formulate strategies to deal with corrosion problems which present a severe challenge to the petroleum production operations. In addition, the risk of pollution and hazards to safety are often important reasons for adequate corrosion engineering. The student will be able to propose preventive and/or remedial actions applicable to real world scenarios.

Engineering Project Management

Module Code: MANE01I
Module weight: 10 Credits
Aim: To introduce the methods and tools required for the planning and management of a project. To use these methods and tools in the execution of a simple research and/or development project in a relevant subject area.

Petroleum & Natural Gas Exploration Engineering

Module Code: PTRL08I
Module weight: 10 Credits
Aim: The aim of this module is to develop and understand various geological, geophysical and geochemical tools, techniques and relevant concepts used to explore for oil and natural gas. By using these tools in the planning of exploration surveys taking into account risk and evaluating possible yield from a given site.

Petroleum Economics and Legislation

Module Code: PTRL12IO
Module weight: 10 Credits
Aim: The aim of this module is to understand petroleum economics. Be able to apply the relevant techniques for predicting profit, production, operating costs and cash flow. Be able to conduct research utilizing appropriate sources so as to obtain relevant information on worldwide and local business operations and legislations and use this to predict the economic viability of a particular field.

Petroleum Production Engineering Equipment

Module Code: PTRL14IO
Module weight: 10 Credits
Aim: To develop a coherent understanding of all aspects of well production: natural flow, artificial lift, equipment, formation damage and well stimulation. The student will be able to apply the techniques related to the production from oil and gas reservoirs.

Reservoir Engineering I

Module Code: PTRL02HO
Module weight: 10 Credits
Aim: The aim of this module is for student to understand the concepts and elements of reservoir engineering and apply these in maximizing oil recovery. Analyse assumptions of reservoir engineering equations with emphasis directed to parameter significance and understanding the results.

Reservoir Modelling and Simulation

Module Code: PTRL09HO
Module weight: 10 Credits
Aim: The aim of this module is understand the fundamentals and practices of oil/gas reservoir modelling and simulation techniques as basic tools for solving a large variety of reservoir engineering problems. Develop an integrated geologic and engineering studies in developing effective, economical reservoir management strategies is also demonstrated.

Well Logging

Module Code: PTRL04HO
Module weight: 10 Credits
Aim: The aim of this module is for the student to understand the principles and practices of log analysis in order to evaluate the subsurface formations and hydrocarbon bearing reservoirs. Wire line log is the most universal, comprehensive and concise document on oil and gas wells. Familiarity with the purposes and optimum applications of well logs is therefore essential in both exploration and production activities.

Well Testing

Module Code: PTRL131HO
Module weight: 10 Credits
Aim: The aim of this module is to introduce the theory of well testing and its applications and emphasize the importance of well testing as a tool for reservoir description, evaluation and analyzed well tests to provide reservoir parameters and monitoring well performance.

Module Code Module Name Credit
PTRL13IO Petroleum Development Geology 10
PTRL15IO Field Courses 10
PTRL09IO Computer Applications in Petroleum Engineering 10
PTRL1010 Corrosion in Oil and Gas Industry 10
MANE01I Engineering Project Management 10
PTRL08I Petroleum and Natural Gas Exploration Engineering 10
PTRL12IO Petroleum Economics and Legislation 10
PTRL14IO Petroleum Production Engineering & Equipment 10
PTRL02HO Reservoir Engineering I 10
PTRL09HO Reservoir Modelling and Simulation 10
PTRL04HO Well Logging 10
PTRL131HO Well Testing 10

Year 4

Reservoir Engineering II

Module Code: PTRL04H0
Module weight: 10 Credits
Aim: The aim of this module is to understand the fundamentals and practices of oil/gas reservoir modeling and simulation techniques as basic tools for solving a large variety of reservoir engineering problems. Develop an integrated geologic and engineering studies in developing effective, economical reservoir management strategies is also demonstrated.

Design Project

Module Code: PTRL25H
Module weight: 20 Credits
Aim: This aim of this module is to present students with experience in design of the oil and gas field development plan for Petroleum industrial scale in reservoir, drilling and production engineering operations. It involves review and selection of a production strategy, reservoir simulation and estimation of production rate, design of drilling and well completion as well as surface processing units. It also includes project management and cost/financial evaluation to assess economic viability of the petroleum industry projects.

Enhanced Hydrocarbon Recovery

Module Code: PTRL13HO
Module weight: 10 Credits
Aim: The aim of this module is for students to apply his/her geological and petro physical knowledge to the development of an oil and gas field and become familiar with oil and gas recovery enhancement methods in secondary and tertiary stages. Example case studies are presented on projects from around the world that enable students to understand the technical and financial strengths and limitations of each method.

Research Project

Module Code: PTRL24H04
Module weight: 30 Credits
Aim: The aim of this module is to: provide the student with experience in research process and methodology by defining and studying Reservoir, Drilling and Production engineering problems in the Petroleum, Oil and Gas Industry and propose solutions to them.

Field Development and Reservoir Management

Module Code: PTRL22HO
Module weight: 10 Credits
Aim: The aim of this module is for students to understand, recognize and implement the principles of sound reservoir management with emphasis on practical applications. Actual case histories will be used to study both successes and failures. An interdisciplinary synergistic approach to efficient reservoir management will also be addressed.

Drilling Engineering II

Module Code: PTRL05HO
Module weight: 10 Credits
Aim: The aim of this module is to understand directional well planning, understand the advanced practices of petroleum well drilling. Knowledge of directional drilling techniques, equipment, horizontal wells, deflecting tools, survey instruments. Understanding under-balanced drilling, cementing of horizontal wells and problems of horizontal wells. Optimization of the drilling process.

Safety & Environment in Petroleum Industry

Module Code: PTRL21HO
Module weight: 10 Credits
Aim: The aim of this module is for students to understand the principles of safety and environment which have become important elements of all aspects of the petroleum industry. By the end of this module students will be able to plan for the safe execution of sustainable projects within the petroleum industry.

Surface Production Facilities

Module Code: PTRL29HO
Module weight: 10 Credits
Aim: The student will be able apply their understanding of oil and gas processing operations to design optimal process for separation design, dehydration, water treatment and evacuating crude oil and gas on both land and offshore. The student will be able to assess the impact of these technologies on petroleum production economics.

Module Code Module Name Credit
PTRL04H0 Reservoir Engineering II 10
PTRL25H Design Project 20
PTRL13HO Enhanced Hydrocarbon Recovery 10
PTRL24H04 Research Project 30
PTRL22HO Field Development and Reservoir Management 10
PTRL05HO Drilling Engineering II 10
PTRL21HO Safety and Environment in Petroleum Industry 10
PTRL29HO Surface Production Facilities 10

 Optional Modules

Advanced Production Logging

Module Code: PTRL30HO
Module weight: 10 Credits
Aim: The aim of this module is to develop students' skills to diagnose undesired changes in well performance and to propose suitable solutions. Students will be able to design and troubleshoot rod pumping, continuous gas lift, and electric submersible pump systems. New developments at various stages of development and application are also covered. Field examples in vertical and horizontal wells are discussed. Also, the course covers production logging techniques and tools and cased-hole logging techniques and tools. Field examples in vertical and horizontal wells are discussed.

Gas Condensate Reservoir Engineering

Module Code: PTRL17H02
Module weight: 10 Credits
Aim: The aim of this module is to provide students required basics of different types of gas condensate reservoirs and concepts from P-T diagrams and retrograde effect will be used to classify gas condensate. In addition, simple concepts (including residual gas saturation) will be introduced to study water-drive gas reservoirs. The module covers the recovery of liquid condensate dropout in rich-gas condensate reservoirs and the well deliverability in gas condensate reservoirs.

Rock Mechanics for Drilling and Completion

Module Code: PTRL9HO
Module weight: 10 Credits
Aim: The aim of this module is to develop students' skills for well planning, design and construction in challenging drilling conditions, such as tectonically deformed areas, depleted reservoirs, tight gas sand completions, heavy oil production, coal-bed methane, gas shales and permafrost areas. This module provides a concise overview of basic rock mechanics and its application to many practical problems encountered in the well drilling and completion process.

Reservoir Stimulation

Module Code: PTRL50H
Module weight: 10 Credits
Aim: The aim of this module is for students to acquire a comprehensive understanding of the techniques applied for stimulating the petroleum reservoirs and to emphasis the link between stimulation and greater well performance and profitability. Hydraulic fracturing and acidizing are emphasized.
Module Code Module Name Credit
PTRL30HO Advanced Production Logging 10
PTRL17H02 Gas Condensate Reservoir Engineering 10
PTRL9HO Rock Mechanics for Drilling and Completion 10
PTRL50H Reservoir Stimulation 10

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