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D epartment of P etroleum Engineering

Department of Petroleum Engineering


The department was established in the academic year 1958/1959 as
one of the scientific departments that belong to the College of
Engineering.
The minimum period of undergraduate study in the department is four
years, after which the student is awarded a B.Sc. degree in Petroleum
Engineering.
The department has efficient staff members specialized in various
disciplines of petroleum engineering or related fields of study. Such
specializations include drilling engineering, oil and gas reservoir
engineering, production of oil and gas engineering, well logging,
enhanced oil recovery, mathematical modeling, and geology. More than
180 research works have carried out by the staff members in various
aspects of petroleum engineering.
The department tends eagerly to establish and build a good relationship
with the institutes of the Ministry of Oil in Iraq to develop the applied
part of petroleum engineering. One way of achieving this task is through
making contracts for studying specific problems suggested by the
Ministry of Oil. Such problems are either dealt with by one or more of the
staff members or studied by a postgraduate student as part of the higher
degree requirements. Twenty-five contracts have been signed until now
with the Iraqi Drilling Company, South Oil Company, North Oil
Company, and the Directorate of Reservoir and Field Development in the
Ministry of Oil.

The heads of the department


No.
1.
2.
3.
4.

Name

Date

Dr. G Sorofy
Dr. Mohammed O.Alqawy
Dr. Falih Al-saadoon

5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.

Dr. Qasim J.Sulaiman


Dr. Hazim H.Al-Attar
Dr.Mohammed B.Al-Sinibly
Dr.Ziad A.Aswad
Dr.Ali M.Al-Mashat
Dr.Akram H.Bdul Wahab
Dr.Mohammed S.Al-Jawad

1959-1969
1969-1971
1971-1975
1975-1977
1991-1992
1977-1981
1981-1989
1989-1990
1990-1991
1992-1997
1997-2007
2007- present time

Dr. Abbas Hamid Sulaymon

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Staff of the Petroleum Department


Name

General Specialty

Scientific
Degree

1.

Samir A.W. Al Assaf

Hydrogeology

Ph.D., Prof.

2.

Mohammed S. AlJawad
Mohammed B.AlSinibly
Talib A. AlMeshhedany
Antoine M.
Avedisian
Maha R. Abdul
Ameer
Samera M.
Hamadallah

Petroleum Engineering

Ph.D., Prof. (Head


of the Department)

Petroleum Engineering

Ph.D., Assist. Prof.

Petroleum Engineering

Ph.D., Assist. Prof.

Structural and petroleum


geology

M.Sc., Assist. Prof.

Petroleum Engineering

Ph.D., Assist. Prof.

Petroleum Engineering

Ph.D., Assist. Prof.

No.

3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.

Hussain A. Baker

Petroleum Engineering

Ph.D., Lect.

9.

Hadi A.Ezerig

Petroleum Engineering

Ph.D., Lect.

10.

Janan H. Al-Taai

Physics

M.Sc., Lect.

11.

Nada S. Selman

Petroleum Engineering

Ph.D., Lect.

12.

Abdulhussain H.
Jasem

Petroleum Engineering

M.Sc., Assist. Lect.

13.

Hassan A. Al-Taai

Petroleum Engineering

M.Sc., Assist. Lect.

14.

Falih H. Mohammed

Petroleum Engineering

M.Sc., Assist. Lect.

15.

Farqad A.Hadi

Petroleum Engineering

M.Sc., Assist. Lect.

16.

Dhurgam S.
Ibraheem

Petroleum Engineering

M.Sc., Assist. Lect.

17.

Omer F. Hasan

Petroleum Engineering

M.Sc., Assist. Lect.

18.

Dhifaf J. Sadiq

Petroleum Engineering

M.Sc., Assist. Lect.

19.

Ahmed T. Khudaier

Geophysics

M.Sc., Assist. Lect.

20.

Meedya N. Babeh

English language

M.Sc., Assist. Lect.

21.

Adnan Laebi Muhsin Petroleum Engineering

M.Sc., Assist. Lect.

22.

Jalal A. Radhi

M.Sc., Assist. Lect.

Petroleum Engineering

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Name

General Specialty

Scientific
Degree

23.

Nagham J. Fayadh

Petroleum Engineering

M.Sc., Assist. Lect.

24.

Ghanim M.Farman

Petroleum Engineering

M.Sc., Assist. Lect.

25.

Fadhil S. Kadhum

Petroleum Engineering

M.Sc., Assist. Lect.

26.

Riyadh H. Fawzy

Petroleum Engineering

M.Sc., Assist. Lect.

27.

Mohammed M.
Daway

Petroleum Engineering

M.Sc., Assist. Lect.

28.

Usama S. Saleh

Petroleum Engineering

M.Sc., Assist. Lect.

29.

Rowaida Qaysar

Petroleum Engineering

M.Sc., Assist. Lect.

30.

Ahmed Sinan

Petroleum Engineering

M.Sc., Assist. Lect.

No.

Engineering Staff
No. Name
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.

Muna T. Al-Qaragulli
Ahmd Z. Hussen
Dalya A. Abdulateef
Nagham A. Samee
Nadheerah I. Kareem
Nuha R. Nahee
Rasha T. Gdhaib

Technical Staff
No. Name
1.
2.

Layla M. Lafta
Angam K. Hadi

Administration Staff
No. Name
1.
2.
3.
4.

Amal M. Antoine
Maida N. Kattan
Israa Abdulateef
Rasha M. Morad

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The Undergraduate Curriculum


The annual system of study is followed in the department.
The following is the curriculum of the department for the four
years of study.
1 st Semester
Hours/Week

FIRST YEAR
Code

Subject

PE100

General Geology

GE108

Mathematics
Computer
Programming
Engineering Drawing
and Descriptive
Geometry
Static's and Dynamics

GE110

English Language I

4
4

2
2

1
-

2
2

1
-

GE112

Human Rights

GE114

Physics

GE101
GE103

Analytical Chemistry
Electrical Technology

3
3

2
-

2
-

44

18

18

GE102
GE104
GE106

Total

Units

Theo.

2 nd Semester
Hours/Week

Total hours per week

Tuto. Lab.

30

132

Theo. Tuto. Lab.

30

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1st Semester
Hours/Week

SECOND YEAR
Code

Subject

GE208
GE210
GE212

Structural and
Petroleum Geology
Mathematics
Computer
Programming
Fundamentals of
Petroleum Engineering
Fluid Mechanics
English Language II
Democracy

PE201
GE203
GE205

Petroleum Properties
Eng. Thermodynamics
Strength of Materials

PE200
GE202
GE204
PE206

Total

Units Theo. Tuto.

PE300
PE302
PE304
PE306
PE308
GE302
GE310
PE301
GE303

Petroleum Reservoir
Eng. I
Petroleum Drilling
Eng. I
Petroleum Production
Eng. I
Well Logging
Petroleum Engineering
Economics
Engineering
Mathematics
Technical English
Geophysics
Engineering Statistics

Total

Theo.

Tuto. Lab.

6
4

3
1

1
-

3
1

1
-

5
4
2
2

2
2
1
1

2
1

2
2
1
-

2
1
-

2
-

3
3

3
-

1
-

3
-

39

17

15

THIRD YEAR
Subject

Lab.

Total hours per week

Code

2nd Semester
Hours/Week

30

30

1st Semester
Hours/Week

2 nd Semester
Hours/Week

Units

Theo.

Tuto.

Lab.

6
4

3
2

1
-

3
2

1
-

4
2
2

2
2
-

1
-

2
2

44

20

20

Total hours per week

Tuto.

30

133

Lab. Theo.

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1st Semester
Hours/Week

FOURTH YEAR
Code

Subject

2nd Semester
Hours/Week

Units Theo. Tuto. Lab.

Theo.

Tuto. Lab.

Petroleum Reservoir
Eng. II
Petroleum Drilling Eng.
II
Petroleum Production
Eng. II
Secondary Oil Recovery

PE408

Numerical Methods and


Reservoir Simulation

PE410

Engineering Project

PE401

Gas Technology

PE403

Optimization
Integrated Reservoir
Management

3
3

3
-

43

19

19

PE400
PE402
PE404
PE406

PE405

Total
Total hours per week

30

31

The Syllabus
The following is the syllabus of the subjects in the department
curriculum.

FIRST YEAR
PE 100 General Geology
Earth in space; shape and surface relief of the earth; matter and
minerals; igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks; weathering and
soils; processes of erosion, transportation and deposition; ground water;
crustal deformation (structural features) and mountain building
movements; earthquakes and the earths interior; keys to the past; time in
geology; historical geology; plate tectonics and continental drift.
GE 102 Mathematics I
Types of functions (trigonometric; inverse trigonometric functions,
logarithmic functions, exponential functions, transcendental functions,
other types of functions, graph of functions); Differentiation (explicit and
implicit; application of derivatives in graphing); Integrals (integrals as a
summation of areas; definite integrals, applications of definite integrals,
areas and volumes; techniques of integration); determinants and matrices,
conical section; Introduction to polar coordinates.
GE 104 Computer Programming
Using Excel (Introduction, Navigating the Interface, Entering Data,
Setting Cell Data Types, Selecting More Than a Single Cell, Entering
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Formulas, Exploring the R1C1 Cell Reference Style, Referring to More
Than a Single Cell,
Understanding Operator Precedence, Using
Exponents in Formulas, Formatting Your Spreadsheets, Leveraging
Copy, Cut, Paste, and Paste Special, Using Cell Names, Validating Data,
Taking Advantage of Macros, Adding Comments and Equation Notes),
Charting (Creating Simple Charts, Exploring Chart Styles, Formatting
Charts, Customizing Chart Axes, Setting Log or Semilog Scales, Using
Multiple Axes, Changing the Type of an Existing Chart, Combining
Chart Types, Building 3D Surface Plots, Preparing Contour Plots,
Annotating Charts, Saving Custom Chart Types, Copying Charts to
Word),
Getting Acquainted with Visual Basic for Applications (Navigating the
VBA Editor, Writing Functions and Subroutines, Working with Data
Types, Defining Variables, Defining Variables, Using Arrays,
Commenting Code, Spanning Long Statements over Multiple Lines,
Using Conditional Statements, Using Loops, Debugging VBA Code,
VBA's Built-in Functions, Exploring Excel Objects, Creating Your Own
Objects in VBA)
Mathematical Functions (Using Summation Functions, Delving into
Division,
Mastering Multiplication, Exploring Exponential and
Logarithmic Functions, Using Trigonometry Functions, Seeing Signs,
Getting to the Root of Things, Rounding and Truncating Numbers,
Converting Between Number Systems, Manipulating Matrices, Building
Support for Vectors, Using Spreadsheet Functions in VBA Code)
Curve Fitting and Regression (Performing Linear Curve Fitting Using
Excel Charts, Least Squares Method, Generating Nonlinear Curve Fits
Using Excel Charts, Fitting Nonlinear Curves Using Solver )
Solving Equations (Finding Roots Graphically, Solving Nonlinear
Equations Iteratively, Automating Tedious Problems with VBA, Solving
Linear Systems)
Numerical Integration and Differentiation (Integrating a Definite Integral,
Implementing the Trapezoidal Rule in VBA)
GE 106 Engineering Drawing and Descriptive Geometry
Engineering Drawing: Introduction, instruments & their use; applied
geometry; dimensions & lettering; orthographic drawing & sketching;
pictorial drawing & sketching auxiliary view; section; convection
&assembly; projection in general.
Descriptive Geometry: Representation of points, lines, and planes; types
of planes; application of lines and planes; development of surfaces;
determination of true lengths of straight lines by revolution and auxiliary
planes; traces of planes; finding line of intersection of planes by traces
and projections.
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GE 108 Static's & Dynamics
Static & dynamic principles; resultant of forces; friction; center of
gravity; moment of inertia; rectilinear motion; curvilinear motion;
rotation; energy & work; mechanical vibration.
GE 110 English Language I
Parts of speech (nouns, pronouns, verbs, adverbs, prepositions,
conjunctions, interjections); kinds of sentences (simple, compound,
complex); subordinate clauses; change of sentences from simple to
compound and vice versa; tenses; passive and active; direct and indirect
speech.
GE 112 Human Rights
GE 114 Physics
Energy and its Conservation: energy, work, power, gravitational
potential energy, kinetic energy, conservation of energy. Simple
Harmonic Motion: periodic motion, simple harmonic motion, the
potential energy of a spring, conservation of energy and the vibrating
spring. Wave Motion: mathematical representation of a wave, speed of a
transverse wave on a string, reflection of a wave at a boundary, sound
waves, the transmission of energy in a wave and the intensity of a wave.
Fluids: density, pressure, Pascals principle, Archimedess principle,
equation of continuity, Bernoullis theorem, viscosity, stress and strain.
Surface tension: interfacial tension, contact angle, wetting phenomena,
capillary pressure. Heat transfer: convection, conduction, and radiation.
Coulombs law and the electric field, flux, Gausss law, electric potential.

PE 101 Analytical Chemistry


Theory: Review of basic concepts; stoichiometry; chemical reaction
and heat; organic chemistry; fuels; various batteries and electronic cells;
principles of corrosion; water for domestic uses; industrial water;
atmospheric pollution.
GE 103 Electrical Technology
D.C. circuits, A.C. circuits, magnetic circuits, D.C. Machines,
Transformers & induction motors, Measuring instruments; Voltage,
Current, Resistance Power and Temperature; Laboratory experiments.

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SECOND YEAR
PE 200 Structural and Petroleum Geology
Mechanics of structural deformation; folds, faults, and joints;
unconformities; sedimentary environments; origin of oil: generation,
migration and accumulation of petroleum; source rocks; reservoir rocks,
cap rocks, traps (types and discovering techniques); reservoir mechanics
(pressure, temperature, reservoir energy); subsurface mapping; oil field
waters, Iraq and Middle East oilfields.
GE 202 Mathematics II
Polar coordinates (graphs in polar coordinates; arc length and areas
in polar coordinates); Vectors in two and three space (Cross products;
Vector valued functions; Motion along curves; differentiation and
integration of vector valued functions); Infinite series (divergence and
convergence of series, Taylor and Maclaurian series); Functions of more
than one variable ( Partial differentiation ; Extreme values, gradients;
Lagrange multiplier); Multiple integrals, change of order; Change from
Cartesian to polar coordinates; first order differential equations;
Introduction to second order differential equations.
GE 204 Computer Programming
FORTRAN 90, Mathlab.
PE 206 Fundamentals of Petroleum Engineering
Elements of petroleum engineering; origin of petroleum; reservoir
rock properties and fluid distribution; volumetric calculations of oil in
place; natural forces in oil and gas reservoirs; oil exploration; rotary
drilling; rig components; casing, cementing and well completion; well
logging; surface equipment; Iraqi oil fields.
GE 208 Fluid Mechanics
Dimensions & units, process variables; physical state; overall mass
balance; overall energy balance; overall momentum balance, concept of
fluid behavior; Newtonian and non-Newtonian fluids, flow
measurements; Pitot tube; Venturi meter, orifice meter; Rota meter; some
design equations for the flow of incompressible fluids; friction losses in
pipes and fittings; two-phase flow; fluid machinery.
GE 210 English Language II
Punctuations; Phonetics and spelling; Regular and irregular verbs;
Words and phrases that require special attention; Idioms with common
verbs; Writing (composition, letters, essays).

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GE 212 Democracy
PE 201 Petroleum Properties
Crude Oils (chemical composition, classification, properties);
density, specific gravity and coefficient of expansion; viscosity,
molecular weight; vapor pressure, specific heat; laten heat; heat of
combustion; boiling range, flash point; pour point, sulfur content; aniline
point; penetration umber; softening point; crude oil evaluation; fractional
distillation and TBP curve; analysis of fraction; dehydration of crude oil;
natural gas properties; oilfield water properties.
GE 203 Engineering Thermodynamics
Temperature and heat: temperature, heat, specific heat, calorimetry,
change of phase, thermal equilibrium. Thermal expansion: linear, areal,
and volume expansion of solids, volume expansion of liquid and gases,
Charless law, Boyles law, the ideal gas law, kinetic theory of gases, real
gases, equations of state. Application of the concept of work to a
thermodynamic system, heat added and removed, first law of
thermodynamics, some special cases of the first law (the gasoline engine,
the ideal heat engine, the Carnot cycle). The second law of
thermodynamics: heat engine and the second law, refrigeration and the
second law, reversibility, entropy, statistical interpretation of entropy.
Binary system, multi-component system, bubble point, dew point, phase
envelop, critical pressure-critical temperature.
GE 205 Strength of Materials
Stress; simple stress, shearing stress, bearing stress, thin wall
cylinders, strain, stress diagram, Hook law, Poisson's ratio, thermal
stress; torsion; torsion formula, flanged bolt; coupling helical springs;
shear and bending moments diagrams; analytical and graphical
deflection; buckling; special topics.

THIRD YEAR
PE 300 Petroleum Reservoir Engineering I
Types of traps; Fluids distribution; Types of oil reservoirs;
Porosity, compressibility; permeability; Poueseli law, Kozeny Equation,
Darcy's law; measurements of permeability, Klinkenberg effect; Gas flow
equation; Radial flow; Productivity equation; radial flow of gas; average
permeability for stratified reservoirs; Flow through channels and
fractures; Saturation; Capillary pressure; Wettability; Multiphase flow
through porous media; Linear flow (piston like, leaky piston); Effective
and relative permeability; Calculation of relative permeability; Fractional

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flow equation; Buckley-Leverett equation; Gas properties (Boyle and
Charles laws; Avogadro law; Dalton law, equation of state);
compressibility factor; liquids properties (PVT); viscosity, classification
of reservoirs according to P-T diagram, Phase behavior; calculation of
bubble point and dew point; behavior of non-ideal liquids; flash and
differential degassing; determination of reservoir liquids; properties of
formation water; Volumetric calculation of reservoirs; Isobar, Isobach,
Isoporosity and bubble maps. Material balance equation; Material balance
for water derive and gas derive reservoirs; Calculation of reservoir
pressures.
PE 302 Petroleum Drilling Engineering I
Introduction to drilling; classification of drilling operations;
Properties and functions of drilling fluid; types and properties of clay in
water; types of drilling fluids; drilling hazards dependent on mud control;
drilling mud calculations, drilling methods (cable tool drilling, rotary
drilling), basic component of rotary drilling equipment; drilling string and
accessories; types of bits; casing of oil wells; functions of casing, types of
casing, strings, parameters of casing design, selection of casing and bit
types, design of string, graphical design of casing; cementing of oil wells,
classification and properties of cements, classification of cementing
operations, cementing equipment, methods and calculations of
cementing; Hydraulics of primary cementing operations.
PE 304 Petroleum Production Engineering I
Well completion operations (parameter of design, completion
methods, equipment, completion fluids); perforation of oil and gas wells
(perforation methods, selection of perforation intervals); water and gas
coning; methods for determining oil production rate without coning;
completion efficiency, drill stem test (DTS) (test method, equipment,
pressure versus time curve, theory of pressure buildup, reservoir
properties obtained, depletion); Helical buckling of tubing (forces,
homogeneous completion, packers permitting free and limited motions,
compound completion of wells); surface gathering systems (types of
gathering systems, behavior of fluid flow, flow lines, essential flowing
lines, valves); separation of oil, gas, & water (types of separators,
components of separators and functions); oil storage (storage tanks and
accessories, calibration, measurement of liquid level); Production by
pumps (sucker and submersible pumps).
PE 306 Well Logging
Basic rock properties, petrophysics; SP log; conventional resistivity
log, induction log; lateral log, macro resistivity log, sonic log, density log,
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neutron log, gamma ray log, TDT log, CBL log and quick method in
(HC) detection.
PE 308 Petroleum Engineering Economics
Oil and gas reserve, organizations of petroleum exporting and
importing countries, international supply and demand of petroleum,
classification of petroleum, petroleum pricing, alternative energy,
international strategy of energy, time value of money, types of interest
rates, rate of return, methods of engineering decisions, depreciation,
depletion, amortization, taxation, inflation, sensitivity analysis of
engineering projects, risk analysis production decline curves, evaluation
of future production of oil and gas wellsand ,Expenditure and Net present
value.
GE 302 Engineering Mathematics
Ordinary differential equations, partial diff. equations, solutions of
ordinary diff. equations, applications of first and second order ordinary
diff. equations; solutions by Laplace transforms; Bessel functions;
Fourier series; Taylor series; numerical methods.
GE 310 Technical English
General study of English language through the use of subjects related
to the specialization of the department such as: petroleum industry,
petroleum exploration, drilling for oil, recovering oil, oil transportation,
oil refinery, careers in the petroleum industry.
PE 301 Geophysics
Gravity prospecting: principles, instruments, field
measurements & reductions; interpretations; seismic prospecting: wave
propagation, instruments, refraction and reflection methods,
interpretation;
magnetic
prospecting:
principles,
instruments,
measurements & interpretation; airborne magnetometer.
GE 303 Engineering Statistics
Importance of statistics; descriptive and inferential statistics; pictorial
description of data; random sample selection; data classifications;
frequency distributions; cumulative frequency distributions; graphical
representation of data histograms; frequency polygon; measures of
probability variation and the binomial distributions; Poisson distribution;
normal distribution; correlation and regression analysis.

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FOURTH YEAR
PE 400 Petroleum Reservoir Engineering II
Fundamental concepts; oil reservoirs: depletion drive; gas cap drive,
water drive, gravity drainage reservoir, combination drive reservoirs;
pressure maintenance; secondary recovery; gas reservoirs; gascondensate reservoirs; miscellaneous subjects.
PE 402 Petroleum Drilling Engineering II
Casing landing (landing as cemented, landing in tension at the
freeze point, landing in compression at the freeze point); buckling
phenomenon, wellhead loads, blowout and blowout prevention, well kick
(methods of control, drillers method, engineers method); factors
affecting drilling rate (effect of pressure, effect of physical properties of
drilling mud, effect of weight on bit and rotary speed, economical effect),
hole problems (pipe sticking, surge and swab pressure, hole deviation);
directional drilling; factors affecting hole inclination of directional wells;
types of directional wells; geometry of a directional well; methods of
calculations of directional wells; horizontal drilling; types of horizontal
wells; air drilling; design of air drilling operations.
PE 404 Petroleum Production Engineering II
Types of reservoirs and radial flow in the reservoirs, productivity
index, inflow performance relationship (IPR), effect of stratification and
water cut on IPR, productivity index test, Vogel method, Standing
method, Couto method, Fetkovich method, Al-Saadoon method,
mathematical and physical principles for pressure drop calculations, flow
pattern and its relation with pressure drop, Poettmann and Carpenter
method, Dukler method, working charts, analysis of choke performance,
prediction of restricted and unrestricted production, effect of other
parameters on well performance, derivation and solutions of diffusivity
equation, application of Horner solution, multi-rates test, build-up test
,draw-down test, effect of skin factor on well testing, analysis of tests that
affected by barrier, bounded reservoirs, gas lift operations, stimulation
operations (acidizing and fracturing).
PE 406 Secondary Oil Recovery
Principles and definitions, choice of proper methods for enhanced
oil recovery, recovery by water displacement, Buckley-Leverett method,
Welge mehod, Stiles method, original and improved Dyksra-Parsons
method, pattern of flooding, sweep efficiency, properties of injected
water, injected pressures, recovery by immiscible gas, Tarner method,
Muskat method, recovery by miscible gas, dry gas injection, enriched gas
injection, CO2 injection, N2 injection, thermal recovery, heat flow
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through rocks, seam injection, insitu combustion, tertiary oil recovery,
surfactant flooding,, solvent injection, polymer injection.
PE 408 Numerical Methods and Reservoir Simulation
Interpolation,(Linear; Lagrange); Matrices, Review of matrix
properties, Determinants, inverse of matrix; Solution of system of linear
equations (Gaussian elimination, Gauss Jordan method, Jacobi method,
Gauss Seidel method); Least square method (Linear equations;
Polynomial equations); Reservoir simulation (Introduction, types of
simulators); Flow through Porous Media (derivation of single-phase, onedimensional flow equation, Two and three-dimensional flow equation);
Finite Difference Method (Taylor series; Forward difference; Backward
difference; Central difference; Concepts of explicit and implicit
methods); Solution of system of difference equations (tridiagonal
algorithm); Use of Irregular Gridding: Transmissibility; The finite
difference form of the flow equation in terms of Transmissibility;
Averaging of rock and fluid properties; Solution of radial form of the
flow equation; Two dimensional flow, setting up the finite difference
form; Ordering schemes; Standard row ordering; Standard column
ordering; Resulting matrix structure; Introduction to multi-phase flow
through porous media.
PE 410 Engineering Project
Students as groups (of 3 or 4) are requested to carry out a study on
one of the problems related to petroleum engineering under the
supervision of one of the staff members. Each group must submit a report
before the end of the second term. The students must give a presentation
of their work to an interview committee of staff members.
PE 401 Gas Technology
Properties of gases; gas system analysis; gas flow through P. M.; gas
transportation, gas treatment & liquefaction; gas sweetening and
dehydration.
PE 403 Optimization
Introduction, applications in optimization, Linear programming,
applications in linear programming, Graphical method, applications in
graphical method, Simplex method, applications in simplex method,
Transportation method, applications in transportation method, Nonlinear
programming, applications
in nonlinear programming, Lagrange
multiplier method, applications in Lagrange multiplier method.

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PE 405 Integrated Reservoir Management
What is reservoir management?, the base map, isopach map, net pay
thickness, cross sections, well correlation using logs, isoporosity map,
bubble map, routine map, analysis, special core analysis, screening of
core data, using correlations to estimate missing data, calculation of initial
fluids in place, material balance, determination of reservoir type, building
reservoir model, history matching, optimization of surface facilities,
suggestions to increase production by plugging, perforation, completion,
etc., development strategies, drilling new wells, completion, suggesting
additional necessary surface equipments, economic evaluation of the
proposed strategy.

Postgraduate Curriculum
M.Sc. Courses;

1st Semester

Code
PE 500
PE 501
PE 502
GE 503
GE 504
GE 505

2ndSemester

PE 506
PE 507
PE 508
PE 509
PE 510
GE 511

Subject

Hours

Fluid Flow Through Porous


Media
Advance Production
Engineering I
Advance Well Logging
Advance Engineering
Mathematics I
Optimization Techniques
English Language
Total
Advanced Reservoir
Engineering I
Advanced Drilling
Engineering I
Natural Gas Engineering
Advanced Well Testing I
Reservoir Simulation I
English Language
Total

Units

2
2

2
1

14

13

3
2
2
2

3
2
2
1

14

13

PE 500 Fluid Flow Through Porous Media I


Derivation of flow equation for single and multi-phase flow (Darcian
and non-Darcian). Flow with change in phase (the general compositional
model). Analogies between fluid flow through porous media and other
physical problems. Dimensionless form of flow equations. Solustion of
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flow equation with different boundary conditions. Flow in wells with
single vertical or horizontal fracture. Flow through naturally fractured
reservoirs. Flow of fluids towards horizontal wells.
PE 501 Advanced Production Engineering I
Inflow performance for single and multi-phase flow(in vertical &
horizontal wells, and in gas wells). Multi-phase flow through vertical,
inclined and horizontal pipes. Multi-phase flow through restrictions.
Advanced studies in well completion. Analysis of water and gas coning
&cresting. Sand control.
PE 502 Advanced Well Logging
Production logging (log devices, basic interpretation &applications
in single and 2-phase flow, radioactive tracer tool). Computer processed
interpretation of logs. Resistivity ratio method. resistivity-porosity C.P.
techniques. Shaly sandstone interpretation techniques.
PE 503 Advanced Engineering Mathematics I
Reivew of differentaial equations. Special functions. Series solutions
of differential equation. Bessel functions. Legendre polynomial, laplace
transformes. Fourier series and Fourier transforms. Partial differential
equations. Boundary-value problems.
PE 504 Optimization Techniques I
Formulation of linear programming model. Simplex method.
Network analysis. Revised simplex method. dual simplex method.
sensitivity analysis in linear programming. Integer programming.
Queuing modelling. Dynamic programming. Concepts of Non-linear
programming.
PE 506 Advanced Reservoir Engineering I
Phase behavior for pure substance. Two components system. Three
components system. The ternary diagram. Mixture of ideal gases. Gasliquid equilibrium. Non-ideal solutions. Flash and differential
calculations. Surface separators. Gas-liquid equilibrium calculations with
equation of state. Van Der Walls EOS. Peng-Robinson EOS. Fugacity
coefficient. Depletion drive performance calculations by trial and error
methods and by the method of finite difference. Oil production by water
drive. Production by segregation drive, segregation drive with counter
flow.

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PE 507 Advanced Drilling Engineering
Optimization of rotary drilling operations. Optimization of lifting
capacity (in vertical, inclined and horizontal wells). Hydraulic
optimization. Drilling fluids technology. Drilling and hole problems.
Directional and horizontal drilling. Offshore drilling. Air and gas drilling.
PE 508 Natural Gas Engineering
Review of gas properties. Total gas system analysis (flow through
vertical and horizontal pipes, flow through chokes, piping system). Field
treatment of natural gas separation. Gas hydrates and dehydration. Gas
sweetening. Liquid hydrocarbon removel. Sulfer deposition. Gas
comperssion.
PE 509 Advanced Well Testing I
Review of transient test analysis. Effect of well-bore conditions.
Type curve techniques. Multiple-rate testing. Estimating average
reservoir pressure. Injection well testing. Pulse testing. Interference
testing. Gas well testing. Effect of reservoir heterogeneity on pressure
behavior. Horizontal well testing.
PE 510 Reservoir Simulation I
Review of single phase flow simulation. Oil and water flow
equations. Finite difference formulation of oil and water equations.
Initialization of oil-water systems. IMPES method. gas flow equations
simulataneous flow of oil and gas. IMPES method for solving oil and gas
equations. Simultaneous solution method(SS). The sequential
method(SEQ). solution of resulting system of equations.

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Ph.D. Courses;
Code

1st Semester

PE 601
PE 602
PE 605
PE 602

PE 609
PE 610
GE 616

2ndSemester

PE 603
PE 604
PE 607
PE 608
PE 611
PE 608
PE 614
PE 615

Subject

Hours

Reservoir Engineering:
Advanced Reservoir
engineering II
Fluid Flow through porous
media II
Production Engineering:
Multi-phase flow through
pipes
Fluid Flow Through Porous
Media II
Drilling Engineering:
Advanced Drilling
Engineering II
Slurry transportation
Advanced Engineering
Mathematics II (mandatory)

Units

Total
Reservoir Engineering:
Enhanced Oil Recovery
Reservoir Simulation II
Production Engineering:
Advanced Well Test Analysis
II.
Formation Evaluation.
Drilling Engineering:
Drilling Fluid Technology.
Formation Evaluation
Optimization Techniques II
Advanced Numerical Analysis

12

12

3
3

3
3

3
3
3
3

3
3
3
3

Total

12

12

PE 601 Advanced Reservoir engineering II


Advanced topics in material balance calculation, performance of
volatile oil reservoir. Retrograde condensation, performance of gascondensate reservoir, reservoir management, reservoir containing
horizontal wells.
PE 602 Fluid Flow through porous media II
Structures of porous media, derivation of Darcys law, diffusion and
dispersion in porous media, flow of miscible fluids, non-Newtonian flow

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through porous media, non-Darcian flow, multi-phase through porous
media, flow through heterogeneous porous media.
PE 605 Multi-phase flow through pipes
Review of multi-phase flow, multi-phase flow through vertical,
horizontal and inclined pipes (Empirical correlations and mechanistic
model), multi-phase flow through restrictions, flow of non-newtonian
liquids and gas through pipes and restrictions, advanced topics in multiphase flow.
PE 609 Advanced Drilling Engineering II
Advanced topics in drilling optimization, advanced topics in lifting
capacity, directional and horizontal drilling, advanced topics in casing and
cementing operations, advanced topics in hole-problems, coiled tubing
drilling, measurements while drilling.
PE 610 Slurry transportation
Fluid and particle mechanics, principles of slurry flow, heterogeneous
slurry flow in horizontal pipes, vertical and inclined slurry flow, nonNewtonian slurry flow, effect of solids on pump performance, wear in
pumps and pipelines, components of slurry system, stability of slurry
system, system design and operability.
GE 613 Advanced engineering mathematics II
Bessel functions, Legender functions, Fourier-Bessel series, Legender
series, integral transformations (Bessel, Fourier, Hankel, etc.), functions
of complex variables, inversion of the Laplace transforms by contour
integration, solution of partial differential equations in mathematical
physics; applications.
PE 603 Enhanced oil recovery
Method of water flooding, gas injection in oil reservoirs, gasrecycling in gas condensate reservoirs, thermal recovery methods (hotfluid displacement, steam injection, in-situ combustion, miscible
flooding, chemical flooding, advanced topics in E.O.R.
PE 604 Reservoir Simulation II
Review of single and two phase flow simulation, simultaneous flow of
oil, gas, water, initialisation of three system, IMPES method, SS method,
SEQ method, treatment of individual wells, estimating of well presuure
from block pressure, simulation of naturally fractured reservoirs, dual
porosity model, dual porosity and dual permeability model, advanced
topics in reservoir simulation.

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PE 607 Advanced well testing II
Well testing of a well in a naturally fractured reservoir, testing of
layers reservoir ( with cross-flow reservoir, composite reservoirs), well
testing of horizontal wells in gas reservoirs (case og tight and high
permeabiltiy reservoir), multiple-wells testing in hetrogeneous and
anisotropic reservoirs, use of pressure derivative method in well testing,
computer aided pressure.
PE 608 Formation evaluation
Rock mechanics in formation evaluation, petrophysics, permeability
from well logs, pressure measurements using DST, RFT and MDT logs,
fracture detection techniques in reservoir evaluation, using EPT logs in
formation evaluation (CRIM & CTA method of interpretation), TDT and
GST logs in cased holes, cyber look technique in quick formation
evaluation near wells.
PE 611 Drilling Fluid Technology
Type of drilling fluids, rheological properties of drilling fluids,
rheological models, field-applications of drilling fluids, problems
associated with drilling fluids, solid control of drilling fluids. Lifting
capacity of drilling fluids. Special application of drilling fluids (HPHT
wells, horizontal & directional wells, slim holes). Advanced topics in
mud technology.
PE 614 Optimization Techniques II
Advanced topics in linear programming. Network analysis. Dynamic
programming. Non-linear programming. Constrained and unconstrained
optimization techniques. Geometric programming. Queuing modelling.
Invertory modelling. Simulation modelling.
PE 615 Advanced numerical analysis
Type of errors. Stability. Interpolation and approximation(the finite
divided difference, piecewise polynomial, piecewise cubic polynomail or
cubic spline, least squres method, orthogonal polynomail). Solution of
non-linear equations (accelration technique, stopping criteria, bisection
method, secant method, Newton-Raphson method, Mullers method).
solution of system of linear equations. System of non-linear
equations(simple itration method, Newton-Raphson method, finite
difference Newton-Raphson, Broydens method). solution of partial
differential equations by finite difference, ADIP, other type of explicit
and implicit methods, finite elements.

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