PM8451 - PETROLEUM EXPLORATION AND EXPLOITATION TECHNIQUES (Syllabus) 2017-regulation Anna University

PM8451 - PETROLEUM EXPLORATION AND EXPLOITATION TECHNIQUES (Syllabus) 2017-regulation Anna University

PM8451

PETROLEUM EXPLORATION AND EXPLOITATION TECHNIQUES

 LPTC

3003

OBJECTIVE:
• To make the students understand the stages of oil and gas formation, exploration and production

UNIT I

ORIGIN AND OCCURRENCE OF PETROLEUM AND SEDIMENTRARY ENVIRONMENT

9

Origin of oil – Rock cycle - Important factors that control petroleum occurrence – Source, cap and reservoir rocks - Oil bearing rocks - Migration and accumulation - Continental environment – Transitional environment – Marine environment.

UNIT II

EXPLORATION METHODS, WELL PROGNOSIS AND ECONOMIC ANALYSIS

9

Geological exploration methods – Geophysical exploration methods – Geochemical methods - Prognostication – Classification of drilling locations – Economic analysis – Well programme – Geotechnical order.


UNIT III

GEOLOGICAL STRUCTURE AND GEOLOGGING

9

Various traps and faults – Core Collection Techniques – Sample logging, Drilling time logging, Mud/Gas/Oil logging – Formation Evaluation Techniques using wire line well logging include – Spontaneous pontential logging, Natural Gamma Ray Logging, Caliber Logging, Formation Density Logging, Neutron Porosity logging, Sonic velocity Logging, Electrical Resistance Logging, etc..

UNIT IV

DRILLING FLUIDS AND WORK COMPLETION

9

Drilling Technology - Drilling Fluids: Function, composition, and classification – Packer fluid – Casing packs – Cementing – Various well completion methods – Various stimulation methods.

UNIT V

OFF – SHORE TECHNOLOGY

9

Seismic technology – Sniffer survey – Drilling technology – Off-shore rigs – Primary, secondary and enhanced oil recovery techniques and methods – Major well complication and Remedies.

TOTAL : 45 PERIODS

OUTCOME:
• Identify the origin and favorable geological conditions for the formation and accumulation of petroleum and natural gas.
• Understand the modern oil finding techniques and its feasibility for oil production.
• Formulate drilling fluid for well drilling and well completion methods
• Analyse the various oil recovery and stimulation methods to optimize oil production.

TEXT BOOKS:
1. Bhagwan Sahay “Petroleum Exploration and Exploitation Practices” Allied Publishers Ltd., Chennai, 1994.
2. Richard Dawe, “Modern Petroleum Technology”, Vol.I, Upstream, 6th Edition, John and Wiley Sons Ltd, 2000.

REFERENCES:
1. Howard B. Bradley, “Petroleum Engineering Handbook”, Society of Petroleum Engineers, 1987.
2. Norman J. Hyne., “Nontechnical Guide to Petroleum Geology, Exploration, Drilling and Production”, 2nd Edition, Pennwell Books, 2001.
3. Shay B., “Wellsite Geological Techniques for Petroleum Exploration” Allied Publishers Ltd., 1991.

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