PM8076 - NON - CONVENTIONAL HYDROCARBON SOURCES (Syllabus) 2017-regulation Anna University

PM8076 - NON - CONVENTIONAL HYDROCARBON SOURCES (Syllabus) 2017-regulation Anna University

PM8076

NON - CONVENTIONAL HYDROCARBON SOURCES

 LPTC

3003

OBJECTIVES:
• To understand the geographic distribution of unconventional hydrocarbon resources
• To understand characterization of source and reservoir rocks
• To understand methodology to produce these reserves
• To understand environmental consequences of producing these reserves
• Demonstrate awareness related to environmental issues involved in the development
• of non-conventional hydrocarbon resources.

UNIT I

NON-CONVENTIONAL OIL

9

Continuous Accumulation System Introduction, geology of Heavy oil, extra heavy oil, Tar Sand and bituminous, oil shales, their origin and occurrence worldwide, resources, reservoir characteristics, new production technologies.

UNIT II

SHALE GAS/ OIL RESERVOIR

9

Introduction to shale gas & basin centered gas, tight reservoirs. Shale gas geology, important occurrences in India, petrophysical properties, Development of shale gas, design of hydro fracturing job, horizontal wells, production profiles.


UNIT III

COAL BED METHANE

9

Formation and properties of coal bed methane. Thermodynamics of coal bed methane. Exploration and Evaluation of CBM. Hydro-fracturing of coal seam. Production installation and surface facilities. Well operations and production equipment.

UNIT IV

GAS HYDRATES

9

Introduction & present status of gas hydrates. Formation and properties of gas hydrates, Thermodynamics of gas hydrates. Recovery methods. Prevention& control of gas hydrates, Gas hydrates accumulation in porous medium. Gasextraction from gas hydrates.

UNIT V

COAL AND GAS CONVERSION TO OIL

9

Introduction, classification and principles, pyrolysis, theoretical aspect of processes involved inconversion. Technological development of direct conversion and indirect processes and sustainability of conversions.

TOTAL : 45 PERIODS

OUTCOMES: At the end of the course, the student will be able to
• Recognise and apply the concept of continuous accumulation system.
• Apply the concepts related to exploration and development of Shale Gas Reservoirs.
• Apply the concepts related to exploration and development of Coal Bed Methane.
• Understand and apply the concepts related to formation of gas hydrates.
• Understand and apply different conversion processes for the production of Hydrocarbons.

REFERENCES:
1. Carrol John, 2003, Natural Gas Hydrates: A guide for engineers, Gulf Publications.
2. Farooqi Ali, S M, Jones S A and Meldau R F, Practical Heavy Oil Recovery, SPE, 1997.
3. James T. Bartis, Frank Camm, David S. Ortiz, Producing Liquid Fuels from Coal, Prospects and Policy Issues. NETL, DOE, USA, 2008.
4. Warner, H.R., 2009, Emerging and Peripheral Technologies, Society of Petroleum Engineers, Handbook, Volume VI.
5. Pramod Thakur, Steve Schatzel and KashyAminian, (Editors), 2014, Coal Bed Methane: From Prospects to Pipeline, Elsevier,
6. Rafiqul Islam, M, 2014, Unconventional Gas Reservoirs: Evaluation, Appraisal, and Development, Gulf Professional Publishing.

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