Teaching

Offered Courses (MUN)

  • ENGI 9110: Advance Production Engineering
    • The course provides basic idea about petroleum production system, production from oil and gas reservoir, vertical lift performance, multiphase flow, surface gathering system, nodal analysis, well completion and formation damage, well stimulation techniques, artificial lift, and production related problem. In addition, a detailed study is offered on inflow performance relationships, horizontal, vertical and inclined multiphase flow correlations and mechanistic models. These are then used to determine the current and future performance of the well and the optimum size of the tubing and flow line as well as the optimum production strategy for the whole life of the well.
  • ENGI 5961: Fluid Mechanics
    • The course provides basic idea about petroleum production system, production from oil and gas reservoir, vertical lift performance, multiphase flow, surface gathering system, nodal analysis, well completion and formation damage, well stimulation techniques, artificial lift, and production related problem. In addition, a detailed study is offered on inflow performance relationships, horizontal, vertical and inclined multiphase flow correlations and mechanistic models. These are then used to determine the current and future performance of the well and the optimum size of the tubing and flow line as well as the optimum production strategy for the whole life of the well.

Offered Courses (KFUPM)

  • PETE 203: Drilling Engineering I
    • The course introduces the basic concepts, theory and practices in drilling engineering. Topics include an introduction to drilling engineering, rotary drilling systems and operations, well control and monitoring systems. Specifically, drilling fluids, drilling hydraulics, formation pore and fracture pressure estimation, design of mud weight and kick evaluation are discussed. Some practical applications such as cementing and basic concepts of casing, drilling bits and bottom-hole assembly are presented. Laboratory sessions cover drilling fluids and cement formulation and testing. A rig-floor simulator is used to demonstrate drilling operations and control.
  • PETE 204: Reservoir Rock Properties
    • Basic petrophysical properties of reservoir rocks are covered including porosity, permeability, fluid saturation, electrical conductivity, capillary pressure, and relative permeability. Applications of Darcy’s law to flow in porous media are also presented. Laboratory experiments illustrate measurement of various rock properties.
  • PETE 205: Reservoir Fluid Properties
    • The phase behavior of hydrocarbon systems as related to petroleum recovery is introduced. This includes ideal and real gas behavior, single and multi-component two-phase systems, and properties of reservoir fluids under various conditions of pressure and temperature. Laboratory tests include determination of various properties of oil and gas mixtures.
  • PETE 301: Reservoir Engineering
    • The course covers the general material balance equation and its application to determine initial oil and gas in place. Various steady and unsteady-state water influx models are presented along with concepts of fractional flow and the theory of immiscible displacement. The theory is then extended to two-dimensional systems whereby the effects of areal and vertical sweep efficiencies on waterflood performance predictions are highlighted.
  • PETE 304: Drilling Engineering II
    • The course presents an overview of drilling engineering with in-depth treatment of casing, rotary drilling bit, drill string and bottom-hole assembly design/evaluation. The student also gains good understanding of the factors affecting the rate of penetration. Various drilling techniques such as horizontal and directional drilling, coiled tubing, multi-lateral drilling, and wellbore surveying techniques are also introduced in addition to well design for safety and efficiency. Other topics include drilling costs and economics and recent advances in drilling engineering.
  • PETE 305: Reservoir Description
    • The principles and techniques of petroleum reservoir description are covered through utilization of subsurface data from geological and engineering sources. univariate and bivariate description methods are used along with other techniques to estimate reserves.
  • PETE 402: Reservoir Simulation
    • The course introduces the student to the basic theory and practices in reservoir simulation. The formulation of equations governing single phase and multi-phase flow in porous media are discussed. The use of finite difference methods to solve ordinary and partial differential equations are then presented followed by discussion of various techniques to solve systems of linear equations. Finally the concepts presented are demonstrated through applications using a black oil simulator.
  • PETE 407: Petroleum Economics
    • The course provides an introduction to the standards and practices of economic analysis in the petroleum industry. Brief review of the principles of economic evaluation, typical decision making situations including risk analysis, alternative reservoir depletion schemes utilizing decline curve analysis, secondary stage development options, and various improved oil recovery methods. Analysis involves reserve estimation and forecasting of capital investment, operating cost, and manpower requirement.
  • PETE 408: Seminar Course
    • Lectures are presented on subjects related to preparation of technical presentations, use of visual aids, and platform and vocal techniques.  The student is required to prepare and deliver a number of presentations on selected subjects.  Each presentation is discussed and methods for improvements are highlighted. The student is evaluated on all presentations. The student is also required to attend Departmental and SPE local chapter seminars.
  • PETE 512: Advanced Drilling Engineering I
    • This course provides the student with a thorough understanding of the drilling operations and the various factors affecting them.  Topics covered include drilling fluid hydraulics, hole stability, penetration rate, buckling and bending of drilling strings, well trajectory control, and optimization of drilling operations.
  • PETE 628: Reservoir Characterization
    • The course is intended to provide the student with advanced concepts in geostatistics. Spacial correlation, variograms, and covariograms of petrophysical variables. Static (cores, logs, seismic) and dynamic (flow) data are used to characterize the reservoirs. Estimation of spacial distribution of variables using kriging, cokriging, and conditional simulation. Applications of geostatistical techniques to construct reservoir simulation models.
  • PETE 648: Enhanced Oil Recovery
    • The theoretical and design aspects of enhanced oil recovery methods as practiced in post-waterflood oil reservoirs. Miscible displacement methods including dry, rich, and liquefied petroleum gas. Hot fluid injection. In-situ combustion. Chemical processes employing polymers and/or surfactants. EOR screening criteria.