P E-Petroleum Engineering

P E 2011. Introduction to Petroleum Engineering.1 Credit Hour.

Discuss the various sources of energy and their uses. Outline the full value chain of fossil fuels from exploration to production in light of government regulation and political influence. Recognize the impact of fossil fuel production on society. (Sp)

P E 2113. Statics and Dynamics.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Physics 2514 and Mathematics 2934 or 2433 or concurrent enrollment in Mathematics 2934 or 2433. Vector representations of forces and moments; general three-dimensional theorems of statics and dynamics; centroids and moments of area and inertia. Free-body diagrams, equilibrium of a particle and of rigid bodies, principles of work and energy; principle of impulse-momentum. Motion of particles and rigid bodies of translating and rotating reference frames. Newton's laws of motion and Lagrange's equation, including application to lumped-parameter systems. Analyses of trusses, frames, and machines. (F)

P E 2153. Mechanics of Materials.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: PE 2113. Basic principle of mechanics, including the definition of stress, transformations and principal values for the stress and strain tensors, kinematic relation review of conservation equations and the development and application of consecutive laws for idealized materials. Elementary elastostatics utilizing Hooke's Law; consecutive relations for a linear-elastic continuum, including elastic parameters such as youngs modulus, shear and bulk moduli and poisson-s ratio. Solution of elementary one- and two-dimensional mechanics problems, including thermal stresses and strains, beam flexure, shear and deflections, pressure vessel and buckling of columns. (Sp)

P E 2213. Thermodynamics.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: MATH 2934 or 2433 and PHYS 2524 or concurrent enrollment in both MATH 2934 or 2433 and PHYS 2524. First and second law of thermodynamics are developed and applied to the solutions of problems from a variety of engineering fields. Extensive use is made of differential calculus to interrelate thermodynamics functions. (Sp)

P E 2281. Engineering Co-Op Program.1 Credit Hour.

(Crosslisted with AME, CH E, CEES, C S, ECE, ENGR, EPHY, G E, I E 2281) Prerequisite: student participation in the program. The Co-Op program provides student placement in jobs outside the University, but in a position related to the student's major. On completion of a semester work period, the student submits a brief written report. One hour of credit (elective) granted for each work period, with a maximum credit of six hours. (F, Sp, Su)

P E 3022. Technical Communications.2 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: ENGL 1213. Develop skills for communication in a business/technical setting. (Sp)

P E 3123. Petroleum Reservoir Fluids.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: GEOL 1114, PE 2213, PE 2153. Gain knowledge of properties of naturally occurring fluids in the subsurface. Analyze and interpret contemporary field and laboratory fluid property measurements to construct fluid system models for reservoir performance during depletion. (F)

P E 3213. Reservoir Rock Properties.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: PE 2011, PE 2213 or concurrent enrollment in PE 2011, PE 2213; corequisite PE 3221. Gain knowledge of properties of reservoir rocks under subsurface conditions, as well as the physical processes which control and alter them. Analyze and interpret contemporary rock properties measurements that address storativity, transmissibility and heterogeneity. (Sp)

P E 3221. Rock Properties Laboratory.1 Credit Hour.

Prerequisite: PE 3022 or concurrent enrollment, co-requisite PE 3213. Laboratory course aimed at exposing student teams to the design and conducting of experiments and the analysis and interpretation of reservoir properties. Students are expected to summarize experimental results in written research reports. The course will stress safety concerns appropriate for all laboratory procedures, error analyses and report writing. (Sp)

P E 3222. Petroleum Engineering Practice II (Internship).2 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: P E 2011. Full time Career-related work experience of at least eight weeks in the petroleum industry. The internship may also involve research with faculty members. (F, Su)

P E 3223. Fluid Mechanics.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: PE 2113, PE 2213 or AME 2213,PE 2153 or AME 2153, Mathematics 2934 or 2443, Mathematics 3113 or concurrent enrollment. Coverage of the fundamental of fluid statics and dynamics. Formulation of the equations of fluid flow such as Navier Stokes, Euler, Bernoulli, etc. and their application. Examples of ideal and viscous fluid flow in open and closed conduits. (F)

P E 3313. Drilling I.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: PE 2153 or CEES 2153, PE 3213, PE 3223 or concurrent enrollment in PE 3223. Comprehension of contemporary drilling techniques including: rig systems, drilling cost and economics, drilling fluids, wellbore hydraulics, cementing, pore and fractured pressure gradients and drill bits. Design of balanced pressure systems, with professional and ethical responsibility considerations towards safety, while minimizing common drilling problems such as formation damage, fluid loss, lost circulation, stuck pipe, kick and well control incidents. (F)

P E 3413. Production Engineering I.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: PE 3123. Comprehension of well completion concepts leading to design for optimum well performance, including nodal analysis for performance prediction. (Sp)

P E 3440. Mentored Research Experience.3 Credit Hours.

0 to 3 hours. Prerequisites: ENGL 1113 or equivalent, and permission of instructor. May be repeated; maximum credit 12 hours. For the inquisitive student to apply the scholarly processes of the discipline to a research or creative project under the mentorship of a faculty member. Student and instructor should complete an Undergraduate Research & Creative Projects (URCP) Mentoring Agreement and file it with the URCP office. Not for honors credit. (F, Sp, Su)

P E 3513. Reservoir Engineering I.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: PE 3123, PE 3213, PE 3723. Combine knowledge of rock and fluid properties in enabling performance prediction and evaluation of hydrocarbon reservoirs, encouraging the understanding of the impact of evolving technology to the development of conventional and unconventional reservoirs. (Sp)

P E 3712. Petroleum Economics.2 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: PE 2011. Application of petroleum engineering principles and economics to the evaluation of oil and gas projects. Analysis of the petroleum reserve management system and its use by the securities exchange commission and investors to value corporations. (F)

P E 3723. Numerical Methods for Engineering Computation.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: MATH 3113 or MATH 3413 or concurrent enrollment. Course uses software applications tailored for petroleum engineering majors, including methods for obtaining numerical solutions with digital computers, methods for solutions of algebraic and transcendental equations, simultaneous linear equations, and curve fitting techniques. Students will solve contemporary engineering problems using computational numerical methods for solutions in varied technical, societal, global, economic, and environmental applications. Any student who earns credit for P E 3723 cannot receive duplicate credit for AME 3723, C S 3723, or CH E 3723. (F)

P E 3813. Formation Evaluation with Well Logs.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: PE 3213; Geology 3003 or concurrent enrollment. Comprehension of various methods of formation evaluation. Application of tool responses to formation evaluation in conventional and unconventional reservoirs. Using these principles to evaluate in-place hydrocarbon volume and the selection of applicable techniques as they evolve to the ever changing exploration environment. (Sp)

P E 3960. Honors Reading.1-3 Credit Hours.

1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: admission to Honors Program. May be repeated; maximum credit six hours. Consists of topics designated by the instructor in keeping with the student's major program. Covers materials not usually presented in regular coursework. (F, Sp)

P E 3970. Honors Seminar.1-3 Credit Hours.

1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: admission to Honors Program. May be repeated; maximum credit six hours. The projects covered will vary. Deals with concepts not usually presented in regular coursework. (Irreg.)

P E 3980. Honors Research.1-3 Credit Hours.

1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: admission to Honors Program. May be repeated; maximum credit six hours. Provides an opportunity for the gifted Honors candidate to work on a special project in the student's field. (F, Sp)

P E 3990. Independent Study.1-3 Credit Hours.

1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: permission of instructor and junior standing. May be repeated once with change of content. Independent study may be arranged to study a subject not available through regular course offerings. (F, Sp, Su)

P E G4033. Oil, Gas and Environmental Law.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: PE 3712. Review and analysis of legal principles and leading cases related to oil and gas exploration, production and marketing in the areas of land titles, leases, operating agreements, contracts, acquisitions, gas marketing, environmental regulation, pollution, and litigation. (F)

P E 4113. Oil Field Development.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: EMGT 3001 and declared Energy Management major. Properties of petroleum fluids and reservoir rocks; geophysical environment and exploration methods; drilling and completion methods; well testing; producing mechanisms; evaluation methods. (Sp)

P E 4221. Petroleum Engineering Practice III.1 Credit Hour.

Prerequisite: 3222. Career-related work experience of at least eight weeks in the petroleum industry. (F, Su)

P E 4323. Drilling II.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: PE 3313. Application of petroleum engineering principles, wellbore, well planning, casing design, direction control, drilling preparation, offshore operations. Team design project and presentation in casing design. Understand and evaluate environmental risk, professional and ethical responsibilities associated in drilling and production operations. Assess impact price of oil has on drilling activities, analyze and compare international drilling and completion concepts under environmental, societal contexts. (F)

P E 4331. Drilling Engineering Laboratory.1 Credit Hour.

Prerequisite: P E 3313. Laboratory course aimed at exposing student teams to the design and conducting of experiments and the analysis and interpretation of drilling and production engineering. The course will stress safety concerns appropriate for all laboratory procedures, error analyses and report writing. (Sp)

P E 4423. Production Engineering II.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: PE 3123 and PE 3223. Course covers separation of produced fluids from wellheads. Each separated stream e.g. oil, gas, water is processed to prepare for final destination which may be storage tanks, long distance transmission pipelines or disposal of produced water. Entails design of oil, gas and water processing systems to meet required professional specifications based on technical, environmental, health and safety issues. (Sp)

P E 4521. Reservoir Fluid Mechanics Laboratory.1 Credit Hour.

Prerequisite: PE 3513. Laboratory course aimed at exposing student teams to the design and conducting of experiments and the analysis and interpretation of reservoir fluid mechanics. The course stresses safety concerns appropriate for all laboratory procedures, error analyses and report writing. (F)

P E G4533. Reservoir Engineering II.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: PE 3513. Comprehension of primary and secondary recovery drive mechanisms, including the effects of heterogeneity, for constructing enhanced recovery performance prediction models. (F)

P E 4553. Integrated Reservoir Management.3 Credit Hours.

(Slashlisted with P E 5553) Prerequisite: PE 3313, PE 3813, PE 4712, PE 4423, PE 4533, PE 4323 or concurrent enrollment in PE 4712, PE 4423, PE 4533, PE 4323. Comprehensive reservoir assessment experience based on knowledge and skills throughout PE curriculum. Results are delivered by teams in oral presentations, written technical and summary reports. Experience incorporates petroleum reserve management system (appropriate engineering standards) and multiple realistic constraints (current economic and political conditions). Requires work flow design tailored to specific reservoirs to resolve production performance, recovery and volumetrics. Capstone course for Petroleum Engineering majors. No student can earn credit for both 4553 and 5553. (F, Sp) [V].

P E 4573. Well Test Analysis.3 Credit Hours.

(Slashlisted with PE 5573) Prerequisite: PE 3513 or PE 3413. Review of petrophysics and fluid properties related to well testing. Material balance, diffusivity equation, steady-state flow, and pseudosteady-state flow. Analytical model for well tests. Wellbore storage and skin effects. Well test interpretation in conventional formations. Gas well test interpretation. Flow regimes and bounded reservoir behavior. Well test interpretation in fractured, faulted, and dual-porosity formations. Wellbore and near-wellbore phenomena. No student may earn credit for both 4573 and 5573. (Irreg.)

P E 4583. Improved Recovery Techniques.3 Credit Hours.

(Slashlisted with P E 5583). Prerequisite: PE 3513. New wellbore and reservoir techniques for improved recovery, diagnostic techniques, waterflooding, and enhanced oil recovery. No student may earn credit for both 4583 and 5583. (Sp)

P E 4712. Petroleum Project Evaluation.2 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: PE 3413, PE 3513, PE 3712. Application of petroleum engineering principles and economics to the evaluation of oil and gas projects. Analysis of the petroleum reserve management system and its use by the securities exchange commission and investors to value corporations. Evaluation of risk including developing political and scientific risks to oil and gas projects. (F)

P E 4960. Directed Readings.1-4 Credit Hours.

1 to 4 hours. Prerequisite: good standing in University; permission of instructor and dean. May be repeated; maximum credit four hours. Designed for upper-division students who need opportunity to study a specific problem in greater depth than formal course content permits. (Irreg.)

P E 4970. Special Topics/Seminar.1-3 Credit Hours.

1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: Senior standing or permission of instructor. May be repeated; maximum credit nine hours. Special topics or seminar course for content not currently offered in regularly scheduled courses. May include library and/or laboratory research and field projects. (Irreg.)

P E 4990. Special Studies.1-4 Credit Hours.

1 to 4 hours. Prerequisite: department instructor permission. May be repeated; maximum credit 4 hours. Special research on current or special problems. (F, Sp, Su)

P E 5243. Introduction to Rock Mechanics.3 Credit Hours.

(Crosslisted with G E 5243) Prerequisite: Graduate standing or instructor permission. Engineering properties of rock; rock testing techniques; in-situ methods; mathematical approach to stress-strain analysis; discontinuities in rock; applications for underground openings; rock slopes; foundations and drilling. (Sp)

P E 5353. Advanced Drilling.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing or instructor permission. Cost control, hole problems, planning a well, drilling; muds, drilling fluid solids removal, pressure losses, lifting capacity of drilling fluids, surge and swab pressures, pore pressure and fracture gradients, pressure control, well control equipment, blowouts, deviation in boreholes, rotary drilling bits. (F)

P E 5423. Advanced Stimulation.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing or instructor permission. Theory and application of continuum mechanics concepts to hydraulic fracturing, acidizing, acid fracturing and other stimulation processes. (Irreg.)

P E 5433. Horizontal Well Technology.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing or instructor permission. Horizontal well technology including: horizontal drilling and associated drilling problems, horizontal well completions and stimulation, horizontal well testing and logging, horizontal wells lift systems, environmental aspects of horizontal wells, economics, regulations. (Sp)

P E 5523. Advanced Production Engineering.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: graduate standing or permission. Inflow performance relationship, skins of well completion & design, single/multiple phase flow in wellbore and pipes, Nodal analysis, artificial lifting methods including gas lift, rod pump and ESP, Production stimulation technologies including acidizing and hydraulic fracturing, introduction of production logging. (F)

P E 5543. Waterflooding.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing or instructor permission. Evaluating and operating secondary recovery projects; fundamental consideration of petroleum engineering and reservoir behavior applied to secondary recovery of oil. (F)

P E 5553. Integrated Reservoir Management.3 Credit Hours.

(Slashlisted with P E 4553) Prerequisite: PE 3313, PE 3813, PE 4712, PE 4423, PE 4533, PE 4323 or concurrent enrollment in PE 4712, PE 4423, PE 4533, PE 4323. Comprehensive reservoir assessment experience based on knowledge and skills throughout PE curriculum. Results are delivered by teams in oral presentations, written technical and summary reports. Experience incorporates petroleum reserve management system (appropriate engineering standards) and multiple realistic constraints (current economic and political conditions). Requires work flow design tailored to specific reservoirs to resolve production performance, recovery and volumetrics. No student can earn credit for both 4553 and 5553. (F, Sp)

P E 5563. Mathematical Simulation Models.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing or instructor permission. Principles of simulating engineering systems by partial differential equation systems; considers the use of engineering principles in formulating mathematical simulation models and analytic techniques for solving the resulting mathematical models. (Sp)

P E 5573. Well Test Analysis.3 Credit Hours.

(Slashlisted with P E 4573) Prerequisite: Graduate standing or instructor permission. Review of petrophysics and fluid properties related to well testing. Material balance, diffusivity equation, steady-state flow, and pseudosteady-state flow. Analytical model for well tests. Wellbore storage and skin effects. Well test interpretation in conventional formations. Gas well test interpretation. Flow regimes and bounded reservoir behavior. Well test interpretation in fractured, faulted, and dual-porosity formations. Wellbore and near-wellbore phenomena. No student may earn credit for both 4573 and 5573. (Sp)

P E 5583. Improved Recovery Techniques.3 Credit Hours.

(Slashlisted with P E 4583) Prerequisite: senior standing, or graduate standing. New wellbore and reservoir techniques for improved recovery, diagnostic techniques, waterflooding, and enhanced oil recovery. No student may earn credit for both 4583 and 5583. (Sp)

P E 5603. Introduction to Natural Gas Engineering and Management.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing or instructor permission. Global natural gas supply and demand, international gas trade and infrastructure, gas policy, regulation, safety and environmental issues, natural gas resource base: conventional and unconventional, gas exploration, drilling and production, gas processing, storage and pipeline, gas trading and marketing, gas utilization, LNG, chemicals. (F)

P E 5613. Natural Gas Engineering.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing or permission of instructor. Review of properties of natural gases and condensate systems; gas flow in porous media; gas reservoir engineering; gas field development; gas condensate reservoirs; natural gas transportation and storage. (Alt. Sp)

P E 5623. Natural Gas Processing.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: PE 5603, graduate standing or permission of instructor. Gas conditioning; processing of gas for its liquids; design of adsorption and absorption facilities; fractionation design. (Alt. Sp)

P E 5643. Natural Gas Finance - Valuation and Investment.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing or instructor permission. This course is the first in a two-course sequence in natural gas finance. The first course covers valuation and investment topics; and the second course covers risk management and natural gas trading topics. The valuation and investment course exposes students to basic concepts and practices of valuation and investment in the natural gas industry. Topics include accounting systems, financial statement analysis, valuation of company stocks, competitive comparisons, value of reserves in the ground, corporate restructuring, legal and tax environment for mergers, valuation of bonds and preferred stocks. The emphasis of the course will be on the application of the basis financial theories of valuation and investment on the natural gas industry. (F)

P E 5653. Natural Gas Finance - Trading and Risk Management.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing or instructor permission. This course is the second in a two-course sequence in natural gas finance. The first course covers valuation and investment topics; and the second course covers risk management and natural gas trading topics. The gas risk management course exposes students to basic concepts and practices of risk management in the natural gas industry. Topics include basic structure of the gas physical and financial markets, derivatives, hedging strategies, futures and forward price determination, option pricing theories, value at risk and market fundamental and technical analyses. The emphasis of the course will be on the application of the basis financial risk management theories to the natural gas industry. (Sp)

P E 5812. Research in Special Petroleum Engineering Problems.2 Credit Hours.

(Sp, Su)

P E 5960. Directed Readings.1-3 Credit Hours.

1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: graduate standing and permission of department. May be repeated; maximum credit twelve hours. Directed readings and/or literature reviews under the direction of a faculty member. (F, Sp, Su)

P E 5970. Special Topics/Seminar.1-3 Credit Hours.

1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: Graduate standing or permission of instructor. May be repeated; maximum credit nine hours. Special topics or seminar course for content not currently offered in regularly scheduled courses. May include library and/or laboratory research and field projects. (Irreg.)

P E 5971. Seminar in Petroleum Engineering.1 Credit Hour.

Prerequisite: graduate standing. Current petroleum literature, lectures, and reports; emphasis upon reservoir behavior and conservation. (F, Sp)

P E 5980. Research for Master's Thesis.2-9 Credit Hours.

Variable enrollment, two to nine hours; maximum credit applicable toward degree, four hours. (F, Sp, Su)

P E 5990. Special Studies.1-4 Credit Hours.

1 to 4 hours. Prerequisite: graduate standing in petroleum engineering. May be repeated with change of topic; maximum credit twelve hours. Supervised individual study or specialized research in petroleum engineering. (F, Sp, Su)

P E 6263. Advanced Rock Mechanics I.3 Credit Hours.

(Crosslisted with G E 6263) Prerequisite: Graduate standing or instructor permission. In-situ stress determinations, effects of stress and strain gradients, time-dependent effects, Griffith's theory, crack phenomena, fracture toughness of rocks, poroelasticity concepts. (Irreg)

P E 6273. Advanced Rock Mechanics II.3 Credit Hours.

(Crosslisted with G E 6273) Prerequisite: 6263. Stereographic projections, properties of discontinuities, fluid flow in fractures, stability and design of rock slopes (two- and three-dimensional).

P E 6283. Seismic Reservoir Modeling.3 Credit Hours.

(Crosslisted with G E and GEOL 6283) Prerequisite: Graduate standing or permission of instructor. This course is designed to explore the seismic response of rocks and how it is related to petrophysical parameters. This understanding is key to interpretation of seismic data in terms of subsurface rocks and fluids. (F)

P E 6573. Advanced Reservoir Engineering.3 Credit Hours.

(Crosslisted with G E 6573) Prerequisite: graduate standing. Petrophysics, Formation Evaluation, Reservoir Fluid Properties, Flow in Porous Media, Reservoir Material Balance, Decline Curve Analysis and Reservoir Simulation. (F)

P E 6583. Enhanced Oil Recovery.3 Credit Hours.

(Crosslisted with G E 6583) Prerequisite: graduate standing or permission. Fundamentals and principles of enhanced oil recovery; practical applications of method of characteristics to design miscible gas injection, water alternating gas flooding, and polymer flooding. (Sp)

P E 6960. Directed Readings.1-3 Credit Hours.

1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: graduate standing or permission of instructor. May be repeated; maximum credit six hours. Directed readings and/or literature review under the direction of a faculty member. (Irreg.)

P E 6970. Special Topics/Seminar.1-3 Credit Hours.

1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: graduate standing or permission of instructor. May be repeated; maximum credit 12 hours. Special topics or seminar course for content not currently offered in regularly scheduled courses. May include library and/or research and field projects. (Irreg.)

P E 6980. Research for Doctoral Dissertation.2-16 Credit Hours.

(F, Sp, Su)

P E 6990. Independent Study.1-3 Credit Hours.

1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor. May be repeated; maximum credit nine hours. Contracted independent study for a topic not currently offered in regularly scheduled courses. Independent study may include library and/or laboratory research and field projects. (Irreg.)