Course image SPECIAL FLUIDS
Petroleum Engineering

Certificate in Drilling Fluids: The course is about special fluids used in the oil and gas activities.

Course image Advanced Drilling Engineering
Petroleum Engineering

Objective

This course aims to provide students with an understanding of some aspects of Drilling Engineering it which is not captured in Introduction to Drilling Engineering. At the end of the course students are expected to know well control operations, drilling fluid control operations, directional drilling, offshore drilling operations and the economics of any drilling operation.

 

Content

Formation. Pore Pressure and Fracture Resistance. Drill String: drill string design, Drill Bits: Well Control, Casing: casing design; Cementing: evaluation of cement jobs; Drilling Fluids, Solids control Hydraulics, Rheological Models, Frictional Pressure Drop in Pipes, Optimising the hydraulics of the circulating system; Directional Drilling, Drilling problems.



Course image Drilling Engineering II
Petroleum Engineering

This course aims to provide students with an understanding of some aspects of Drilling Engineering in which is not captured in Drilling Engineering I. At the end of the course, students are expected to know well control operations, drilling fluid control operations, directional drilling, offshore drilling operations and the economics of any drilling operation.

Course image Offshore Drilling Technology
Petroleum Engineering

Objective
Equip Students with knowledge on platform types, constructions and main systems and also demonstrate knowledge of equipment used during drilling operations from land and offshore installations

           

Content

Types of Offshore Rigs, Types of Offshore, Rigs-Operational Details, Deep Offshore Rig Equipment, Wellhead housing, Subsea tie-back system, Mudline suspension system, Templates system, Subsea BOP Stack, Remote Operated Vehicle, Offshore Rig Selection, Intervention/Workover Control Systems (IWOCS), Deep Water Drilling Peculiarities-Specific calculations, Deep Offshore Drilling Issues,  Deep Offshore Drilling Challenges and the Future

Course image Improved Recovery Methods
Petroleum Engineering

The course highlights on Primary oil recovery phase, screening criteria, ways to improve recovery targets, life under secondary schemes, immiscible gas injection, gas flaring, waterflooding, design considerations, technical challenges, current and future R&D directions; facilities modifications and personnel training; forecasting behaviour under various IOR methods and reservoir performance analysis. Importance of IOR in field development studies, IOR project monitoring.


Objectives

To know the types, different methods and describe the general principle underlying enhanced oil recovery. To know and understand the screening guideline and the limitations of the methods of enhanced recovery methods. Discuss the feasibility of enhanced recovery methods through some case histories in the industry. 



Course image Gathering and Transportation of Petroleum
Petroleum Engineering

Oil or gas wells produce a mixture of hydrocarbon gas, condensate, or oil; water with dissolved minerals, usually including a large amount of salt; other gases, including nitrogen, Carbon Dioxide (CO2), and possibly hydrogen sulfide (H2S); and solids, including sand from the reservoir, dirt, scale, and corrosion products from the tubing. For the hydrocarbons (gas or liquid) to be sold, they must be separated from the water and solids, measured, sold, and transported by pipeline, truck, rail, or ocean tanker to the user. Gas is usually restricted to pipeline transportation but can also be shipped in pressure vessels on ships, trucks, or railroad cars as compressed natural gas or converted to a liquid and sent as a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG). The goal of a producer is to produce oil that meets the purchaser’s specifications that define the maximum allowable water, salt, or other impurities. Similarly, the gas must be processed to meet the purchaser’s water vapor and hydrocarbon dewpoint specifications to limit condensation during transportation. The produced water must meet regulatory requirements for disposal in the ocean if the wells are offshore, reservoir requirements for injection into an underground reservoir to avoid plugging the reservoir, and technical requirements for other uses, such as the feed to steam boilers in thermal-flood operations, or in special cases, for irrigation. This course looks at the equipment and processes involved in handling and transporting the processed fluid from one point to the other in a very safe manner. 

Course image Petroleum Engineering Laboratory Practices
Petroleum Engineering

The oil and gas industry is a capital intensive and very high-risk prone industry. Therefore, before any project is implemented, a series of laboratory works are done to optimise the process of the project while minimising risk to the barest minimum. This course introduces student to laboratory experiments on reservoir rock and fluid properties, oil well cementing and drilling fluids.