The aim of the course is to provide students with a broad overview of the introduction to petroleum engineering in order that advanced courses in subsequent years can be understood within a broader petroleum engineering context. This course covers introductions to petroleum drilling, completions, and production, reservoir mechanics, fundamentals of rock and fluid properties, composition and PVT properties of petroleum fluids; basic physical and chemical properties of petroleum reservoir fluids related to reservoir processes and production. It also provides an introduction to decision-making and the petroleum business environment.

  1. Learning Outcomes:

  • To familiarize the students with the basics of petroleum engineering
  • To introduce the working of the local and international petroleum industry.
  1. Text Books:

  • Craft, B. C., Hawkins, M. F., & Terry R. F. (1991).  Applied Petroleum Reservoir Engineering: Prentice Hall.
  • Azar, J. J., & Samuel, G. R. (2007). Drilling engineering: PennWell books.
  • Australian Drilling Industry Training Committee Limited. (1997). Drilling: the manual of methods, applications, and management: CRC Press.
  • Sanni, M. (2019). Petroleum Engineering Principles, Calculations, and Workflows, USA: Wiley Global Headquarters.
  • Lyons, W. C., & Plisga, G. J. (2011). Standard handbook of petroleum and natural gas engineering: Elsevier.
  • Dobrin, M.D. and Savil, C.H. (1988). Introduction to Geophysical Prospecting: McGraw-Hill.
  • Gatlin, C.(1960). Petroleum Engineering, Drilling and Well Completions, Latest Ed: Prentice – Hall.
  • Merkel, R.H. (1986). Well Log Formation Evaluation, AAPG course notes #14.
  • Robbert, E.S. (1989). Geophysical Methods: Prentice Hall.
  • Sereda, N.G. &  Solvyon, E.M. (1977). Drilling of Oil and Gas, latest Ed: Wells Mir Publications.
  1. Course Start Date: January 13, 2020
  2. Course End Date:   May 08, 2020

    Class Timing

    Monday 12:00 AM- 01:00 PM

    Tuesday 12:00 AM- 01:00 PM

    Wednesday 12:00 AM- 01:00 PM

    Assessment Criteria: Total Marks 100

    Sessional: 20 [Assignments (05) Presentations (05) Quiz (05) Attendance (05)]

    Mid Term (Term Paper): 30

    Final exam: 50

Course Material