MSc in Oil & Gas and Offshore Engineering

Course Information Package

Course Unit CodeMOE512
Course Unit DetailsMSc Oil & Gas and Offshore Engineering (Required Courses) -
Number of ECTS credits allocated7
Learning Outcomes of the course unitBy the end of the course, the students should be able to:
  1. Presents the offshore rig types, conditions affecting the selection of the drilling rig unit, costs and contracts types
  2. Describes the well planning process, drilling well methods, drilling systems and fluids used in drilling options and disposal methods.
  3. Explains the well casing and cementing process.
  4. Introduces the reservoir types and properties, the drive forces for oil and gas production and geological information required for reserves estimation.
  5. Describes the primary and secondary methods for oil and gas recovery.
  6. Explains the methods for reserve estimation.
Mode of DeliveryFace-to-face
Recommended optional program componentsNONE
Course Contents

Drilling Engineering:

·   Planning and drillingwells.

·   Rig selection.

·   Rig equipment.

·   Drill bits.

·   Drilling fluids.

·   Casing and cementing.

·   Directional and Horizontaldrilling.

·   Well Control andsafety.


Reservoir Engineering:

·   PVT properties of oiland gas.

·   Reservoirpetrophysics.

·   Determination ofreserves.

·   Gas material balance,gas recovery factor and gas production forecasting.

·   Reservoir drivemechanisms and recovery factors.

·   Enhanced oil recoveryprocesses.

·   Aspect of two phasefluid flow and reservoir simulation.


Well Engineering:

·    Overview of well hardware and completions - connection of well to thereservoir and the surface.

·    Surface equipment.

·    Well inflow/outflow performance.

·    Formation damage and skin analysis.

·    Well stimulation.

Recommended and/or required reading:
  • Fundamentals of Reservoir Engineering (Developments in Petroleum Science), by L.P. DAKE, Elsevier, 1st edition 1978, last edition 2010.
  • Petroleum Engineering Handbook, by L.W.Lake, SPE, 2007.
  • Petroleum Production Systems, by Michael Economides, Daniel Hill, Christine Ehlig-Economides, Prentice Hall petroleum Engineering Series, 1994.
Planned learning activities and teaching methodsThe taught part ofcourse is delivered to the students by means of lectures, conducted with thehelp of computer presentations. Lecture notes and presentations are availablethrough the web for students to use in combination with the textbooks.
Assessment methods and criteria
Midterm Exam30%
Final Exam40%
Language of instructionEnglish
Work placement(s)NO