This course introduces the students to the chemical engineering profession and basic calculations in mass and energy balance; phase equilibria; and process flow sheeting. It includes applications on reactive and non-reactive chemical processes. Computer programs are used to implement these topics.
This course will focus on computer applications in chemical engineering including available software packages. Students will be introduced to the applications of software packages such as such as Hysys, Aspen Plus or PRO/II for simulating main unit operations related to chemical engineering processes.
Review of the basic laws in thermodynamics. Theory and applications of solution thermodynamics, vapor-liquid and liquid-liquid equilibrium for ideal and non-ideal systems, and chemical reaction equilibrium.
Principles of fluid mechanics and physical separation processes are introduced. Topics include flow and pressure measurement for Newtonian and non-Newtonian fluids, dimensional analysis and pressure drop, and flow through porous media and packed beds. Applications to filtration, fluidization, sedimentation, and biosystems.
The course covers basic aspects of biochemical engineering and bioprocesses. Topics covered include: Microbial structure, growth kinetics and product formation in cell cultures. Applied enzyme catalysis and kinetics of enzymatic reactions, continuous fermentation, agitation, mass transfer, and design and analysis of bioreactors
This course introduces the students to the concepts and fundamentals of engineering and strength of materials. Topics covered include structure and imperfection of solid material, types of materials, mechanical properties and deformation, failures, corrosion, vector force and moment, objects in equilibrium, centroids and center of mass, moments of inertia, and internal forces and moments, and torsion
This course covers kinetics of homogeneous and heterogeneous reactions, design of isothermal reactors such as Batch, CSTR and PFR, introduction to bioreactors, catalysis and catalytic reactions; non-isothermal reactor design; multiple reactions.
This course covers the three modes of heat transfer: conduction, convection, radiation, and their applications in steady- and unsteady-state heat transfer. Integrated analogy between fluid and heat transfer operations. Condensation, boiling, and evaporation. Energy applications in biosystems. Heat exchangers: types, design, and rating.
This is an experimentation course introducing concepts of experimentation data analysis to emphasize the relationship between predictive theories and actual experimental results and to enhance oral and written communication skills. A number of experiments are selected to cover topics related to fluid mechanics and heat transfer, such as fluid friction, filtration, fixed and fluidized bed, centrifugal pump, concentric tube heat exchanger, radiation etc.
This is an experimentation course introducing concepts of experimentation data analysis to emphasize the relationship between predictive theories and actual experimental results and to enhance oral and written communication skills. A number of experiments are selected to cover topics related to mass transfer and reactor design, such as molecular diffusion, mass transfer in wetted wall column, batch reactor, CSTR, plug flow reactor, etc.
This course covers molecular and convective steady-state and unsteady-state mass transfer. Integrated analogy between fluid, heat, and mass transfer operations. Interfacial mass transfer, continuous and stage-wise contact operations, with applications in absorption and distillation.
The course addresses fundamentals of fluid-particle mechanics, such as the notion of drag, and builds on those fundamentals to develop design concepts for various industrial processes like packed bed operation, fluidized operations, sedimentation, filtration, separation of solids and fluids, etc. Industrial applications are discussed. The course is concluded with an introduction to colloidal systems, soft materials and nanoparticles. Applications of these novel systems are discussed.
This course aims at studying industrial desalination processes. Topics covered include global and local water resources, water quality and analysis, technical and economic analysis of major desalination processes such as multi-stage flash, reverse osmosis, multiple-effect distillation and electrodialysis.
Definitions, characteristics, survey and monitoring of industrial wastewater. Legislation, guidelines, and standards. Treatment processes: volume and strength reduction, neutralization and equalization, removal of suspended and colloidal solids, removal of dissolved organics. Combined treatment of industrial and domestic wastewaters. Treatment economics. New trends in treatment processes.
This course introduces electrochemical principles and their application to corrosion. Topics covered include different corrosion mechanisms, corrosion inhibition and different methods for electrochemical metal protection. Case studies from oil and petroleum refining industries are also included.
The objective of this course is to assess current and potential future energy systems, including resources, extraction, conversion, and end-use, with emphasis on meeting regional and global energy needs. Different renewable and conventional energy technologies will be presented, including bio-fuels, fuel cells, solar energy, wind energy and nuclear energy. Topics include basic principles of reactor design and operation at commercial nuclear electrical generating facilities, including an examination of nuclear waste issues. The photovoltaic solar energy systems will be presented, focusing on the behavior and design of "stand-alone" photovoltaic systems.
The course emphasizes on the biological treatment of wastes. Topics covered include: constituents in wastewater, biological treatment fundamentals, aerobic and anaerobic systems, attached and suspended treatment processes, process selection, and advanced wastewater treatment.
Overview of the technologies available for bio-fuels production. The topics covered include (a) Biodiesel: advantages of biodiesel over petroleum diesel, conventional biodiesel production technologies, enzymatic biodiesel production, and new feedstock, and (b) Bio ethanol: advantages of bio-ethanol, fermentation processes, and production of bio ethanol from cellulose.
The course presents main techniques of Bioseparation used in the purification of a wide range of valuable molecules. Topics covered include: fundamentals of downstream separation and purification processes, membrane separation, chromatography, centrifugation, cell disruption, extraction, protein separation and purification, and process design.
This course covers the basic aspects of bioreactors design. Topics covered include: applied enzyme catalysis, immobilized enzyme technology, kinetics of enzymatic reactions, product formation and biomass production in cell culture, batch and continuous culture, and design and analysis of bioreactors.
This course introduces different techniques for processing natural gas. Topics include properties and behavior of natural gas using equations of state, hydrate formation, field treatment including dehydration, sour gas sweetening, sulfur recovery, and liquefaction. Design of main processing equipment will be studied.
This course aims at introducing different techniques for petroleum refining. Topics include refinery feed stocks and products, field processes, crude distillation, coking and thermal processes, catalytic reforming and cracking, hydro-processing, and solvent treating processes. Students will do a case study of a typical refinery.
Overview. Petrochemical feed stock. Growth of global and UAE petrochemical industry. Technologies for the manufacture of bulk petrochemicals: Steam Reforming, Synthesis gas manufacture, Steam Cracking, Olefin Separation, Upgradation of C2, C3, C4, and C5 cuts. Manufacture of major downstream products and their uses and properties, e.g., Methanol, Formaldehyde, Ethylene oxide, Ethylene glycol, PVC, LDPE and HDPE, Propylene oxide, Isopropyl Alcohol, Butadiene, Isobutylene, Acetic acid, Maleic anhydride, Nylons, Polyethylene terepthalate, Formaldehyde resins, Styrene Butadiene Rubber, etc.
Introduction to polymer science and synthesis: condensation polymerization, addition polymerization, bulk polymerization, solution polymerization, suspension polymerization, and emulsion polymerization. Industrial polymer processing: extrusion, injection molding, blow molding, calendaring, sheet forming and fiber spinning. Review of the design and manufacture of polymer products, with particular emphasis on material selection and processing technology. Engineering properties of elastomers, thermoplastics, blends and specialty polymers in terms of processing characteristics and end-use performance.
Students spend one semester on a full-time basis in engineering or consulting office in the UAE or abroad to earn practical skills. (This course is conducted over a full semester (before the last study year). No courses are allowed to be registered during the internship).
This course aims at introducing principles of process modeling using general-purpose software packages to solve model equations of various unit operations. Topics covered include multi-component phase equilibria, fluid flow reaction kinetics and separation processes. Applications are performed using MATLAB/SIMULINK and polymath in solving model equations.
This course aims at introducing process dynamics and principles of control for chemical processes. Topics covered include block diagrams, Laplace transforms, transient response of feed-back systems, stability analysis, gain and phase margins.
This course exposes the student to design strategies and interrelationships between process and design variables. There is an emphasis on cost analysis, environment, and rational use of energy and raw materials. Design of processes related to the petroleum and petrochemical industries.
This course starts with a review of phase equilibria, and then covers binary and multi-component distillation, leaching, and liquid-liquid extraction, with applications in design of a multi-column distillation process.
This is an experimentation course introducing concepts of experimentation data analysis to emphasize the relationship between predictive theories and actual experimental results and to enhance oral and written communication skills. A number of experiments are selected to cover topics related to unit operations, separation processes and process control, such as drying, cooling tower, gas absorption, distillation, liquid-liquid extraction, level control, dynamics of step input to CSTR in Series, etc.
A specific topic in chemical engineering that is not covered in other program courses is presented in a course format. The selected topic is to be approved by the departmental board and the prerequisite to be specified according to the topic.
An independent investigation by each student of a certain problem in the core areas of chemical engineering. The investigation may require theoretical, numerical, and experimental work. Grades are based on solving the assigned problem and giving an oral and a written report. There are no formal lectures. The topic choice requires arrangement with a faculty member and the approval of the department.
This course concentrates on the rigors of communication, design, and critical thinking in an engineering context including problem identification, feasibility study of alternative solutions, preliminary design, technical writing, teamwork, and formal presentations. A team of students will apply the knowledge gained throughout their study and from industrial training to an engineering design project, emphasizing critical thinking, creativity, and originality. The selected alternatives will be the foundation of the capstone design project. A final report is required.
This course builds on the outcomes of CHME 585 course to perform detailed design and cost estimate of the selected alternative solutions to a well-defined engineering problem. Student teams are expected to apply knowledge gained throughout their studies to an engineering design project, emphasizing creativity and originality. A final report is required.
Prediction of velocity, temperature, and concentration profiles for flowing fluids; unifying concepts and analogies in momentum, heat, and mass transport; streamline flow and turbulence, molecular and eddy conduction and diffusion, boundary layers, smooth and rough conduits and other boundaries.
Kinetics of fluid-solid reactions in single particles, Mechanisms and kinetics of catalytic reactions; Reactor design: Fixed, fluidized and transport bed reactors for homo/heterogeneous systems; Novel reactors; Applications in petroleum and chemical industries.
A study of fundamental mass transfer; theories of interphase mass transfer; gas-liquid and liquid-liquid systems; characterization; selection and design of equilibrium and rate-governed separation processes; capacity and efficiency of mass transfer equipment.
An integrated approach to the application of engineering principles to biochemical processes. Topics include: cellular biology, polymeric cell compounds, enzyme and microbial kinetics, design and scale-up of bioreactors, sterilization, and bioseparation processes.
Polymer reaction engineering, characterization and processing for chemical engineers; polymerization mechanisms, kinetics and industrial equipment; thermodynamics of polymer solutions, morphology; crystallization and mechanical properties; polymer processing equipment and technology.
Open-loop system dynamics, closed-loop systems, systems with difficult dynamics, non-linear systems, discrete-time systems, model-based control, adaptive systems and artificial intelligence. application to the chemical industry.
Different selected topics in chemical engineering selected to complement the student's program and approved by the Program Committee.
This course aims at presenting the characteristics of different types of solid waste, their generation rate, and associated regulations and legislation. Several waste management issues are covered including collection, transfer and transport, processing techniques, resource recovery, incineration, and landfilling. Control measures, reduction strategies, recycling and reuse industries are explored and their relevance to UAE and the region are discussed.
Formulation of mathematical modeling in chemical/petroleum engineering; Vectors and Matrices; Solution of algebraic sets of equations. Solution of Ordinary Differential Equations: Analytical and Approximate Methods, Qualitative Analysis, Numerical Methods; Initial Value Problems, Boundary Value Problems; Numerical Methods and Parameter Estimation. Solution of Partial Differential Equation: Analytical Methods, Numerical Methods, Finite Difference Methods, Finite Element Methods. Applications in chemical/petroleum engineering including problem assignments, term projects and course exams.
A systematic development of the principles and applications of the science of rheology. Reviews vector and tensor mathematics and Newtonian fluid dynamics. Develops the physical and mathematical nature of stress and deformations in materials. Covers the use of theory and application of rheological equations of state. Describes and predicts non-linear viscous behavior as well as linear viscoelasticity. Covers the use of rheometry to determine rheological parameters in shear and extensional flow, and the rheology of interfaces
This course will cover range of fundamental topics in the fields of nanoscience and nanotechnology, including properties of nanomaterials (role of size; mechanical, optical, thermal, etc. properties(, classification of nanomaterials, structure-property relationship, synthesis of nanomaterials (Chemical vapor deposition, Arc discharge, RF-plasma, Ion sputtering, Laser ablation, Laser pyrolysis, Electro-deposition, etc.), characterization of nanomaterials (XRD, SEM, TEM, Optical, AFM, etc.), applications of nanomaterials (solar cells, nanocomposites, drug delivery, etc.), and the major challenges in nanotechnology in terms of nanomaterials dispersion, purity and mass production.
To be designed to the specific interest of the exiting PhD students with emphasis on new frontiers in Chemical Engineering
The course introduces catalysis and fundamental catalytic phenomena. These phenomena are discussed in light of different catalyst properties and catalyst preparation techniques. Physical and chemical properties of the catalyst are used to demonstrate the principles of the catalyst selection process. Reactors and reactor design for activity testing are described as well as catalyst deactivation mechanism and treatment. Industrial catalytic processes are discussed such as synthesis gas reactions (ammonia synthesis and Fischer-Tropsch synthesis), petroleum refining and processing, and environmental catalysis
This course provides information on enzyme technology, with emphasise on kinetics of enzymatic reactions. Immobilization processes, kinetics of immobilized enzymes and the design of packed bed enzymatic bioreactors are also discussed. The course starts with a general introduction to enzymes, their role and advantages over chemical catalysts, and genetics and protein synthesis. The course also covers enzyme production and purification techniques
Presentations on research conducted by Faculty, industry, and students to be coordinated by the respective specializations.
The course goal is to introduce students to a comprehensive understanding of membrane technology with reference to the transport mechanisms through different types of membranes. The course will cover various topics such as transport through polymeric, inorganic and hybrid membranes; the influence of sorption, diffusion, adsorption, pore size and pore size distribution to the membrane separation. Separation in various systems at varying conditions. The importance of the materials chemical structure, the physical properties of the gases and liquids, interaction between gases/liquids and membrane material, and possible degradation. This course will enable students to understand the design of membrane-based separation/reaction processes by acquiring in-depth knowledge in the area of membrane separation mechanisms, transport models, membrane permeability computations, membrane types and modules, membrane reactors
Passing the comprehensive exam is required to enter into PhD candidacy. The exam evaluates the research ability of potential PhD candidates.
PhD student submits and defends a Research Proposal in front of a prospectus examination committee as stipulated in the COE prospectus examination guidelines.
Open to students who have successfully completed the comprehensive exam. PhD student conducts original research under the direction of a supervisory committee. Credits are determined in consultation with the dissertation supervisor. Prerequisite: Student must pass
Two part exam, open and close, to defend the results of PhD research work
Review of energy and reversibility concepts; single-phase systems of pure materials and mixtures; equilibrium and stability of PVT systems; phase behavior of multicomponent, multiphase systems; applications using equations of state.
In-situ stress determinations, effects of stress and strain gradients, time-dependent effects, Griffith's theory, crack phenomena, fracture toughness of rocks, pore-elasticity concepts. Hydraulic proppant fracturing. Formation damage and modeling damage. Acid treatment of carbonates. Geochemistry of acid-rock interactions. Matrix acidizing of sandstone and carbonates. Sand Control.
This course involves independent work on a design, simulation, modeling, development or experiments-related research project. All projects must be supervised by a faculty member and the student is responsible for finding his/her supervisor. Project topics may be faculty initiated, student initiated, or suggested by industrial contacts. The student is expected to submit a brief description of the work plan by the end of the second week of the semester and a comprehensive final report by the last week of lectures of the semester. The student is also required to give an oral presentation during that week.
A directed research study on a specialized topic under the supervision of faculty advisor(s). The research is carried out during two or more terms. A written report is submitted at the end of the study and defended in front of a panel.
This course introduces the general activities of the upstream sector of the petroleum industry including origin of petroleum, petroleum traps, exploration for oil and gas, drilling and completion practices, and production operations, corrosion, pollution, oil storage, transportation, refining, and marketing.
This course introduces fundamental properties of reservoir rocks and fluids (oil, natural gas, formation water). Rock properties include porosity, fluid saturation, rock compressibility, permeability, capillary pressure, and effective and relative permeability. Fluid properties include composition of hydrocarbons, phase behavior of hydrocarbon systems, types of reservoir fluids, properties of oil-phase, gas-phase, and water-phase at reservoir pressures and temperatures, gas-liquid equilibrium (flash and differential vaporization), and gas-liquid equilibrium calculations using K values.
This course introduces basic drilling techniques and drilling fluid properties. Topics include components of rotary drilling rig: rig, power transmission, hoisting, rotary table, bottom hole assembly, drilling bits; prediction of formation pressure, fracture pressure, and casing setting depths; mud properties and mud weight calculations; drilling hydraulics and nozzle sizing; factors affecting rate of penetration; cementing operations; and lab measurements of mud properties.
This course deals with the measurement of fundamental properties of reservoir rocks and fluids. Rock properties include porosity, irreducible water saturation, residual oil saturation, absolute permeability. Fluid properties include oil distillation, oil composition of one of oil fractions, oil density at room conditions and at high pressure and temperature conditions, oil viscosity at high pressure and temperature, surface and interfacial tensions, flash liberation process, estimation of bubble-point pressure at reservoir temperature, and oil-formation-volume factor and solution gas/oil ratio at pressures below the bubble-point pressure.
This course deals with material balance (MB) techniques to estimate oil and gas reserves. Topics include generalized MB equations for oil and gas reservoirs, fluid drive mechanisms, selection of PVT data, water influx, analysis of production history data and performance prediction of oil and gas reservoirs.
This course concentrates on the application of probability theory to analyze data in petroleum engineering processes. This includes data analysis of heterogeneous reservoir rock properties to estimate the most probable values of porosity, water saturation, permeability, and volumetric hydrocarbon reserves; use of permeability distribution as a descriptor of reservoir heterogeneity; probabilistic analysis of new hydrocarbon discoveries; and estimation of reservoir performance using probabilistic procedures and regression analysis.
This course covers analysis of various well measurements of reservoir properties. Topics include effect of the bore hole environment on logging operations interpretation of self potential, resistivity induction, neutron, sonic, density gamma ray, and dipmeter logs to determine hydrocarbon saturation, porosity, permeability, and facies. Also this course covers fundamental geophysical concepts including wellbore seismic and stratigraphic information from dipmeter.
This course deals with additional topics in drilling engineering, namely design of directional and horizontal wells, survey analysis methods, tie point and collision, casing specifications and strengths, casing sizing, prediction of casing loads and resistances, and design of different casing strings.
This course covers reservoir and flow-line analysis and design for gas field development. Topics include material balance equation, gas condensate reservoirs, deliverability, pressure testing, separation, rate measurements, flow in pipes, and gas storage.
An independent investigation by each student of a certain problem in the core areas of Petroleum Engineering. The investigation may require theoretical, numerical, and/or experimental work. Grades are based on solving the assigned problem, giving oral presentation, and a written report. There are no formal lectures. The choice of problem requires arrangement with a faculty member and the approval of the department.
Oil distribution in the world and in the United Arab Emirates; geology of reservoirs, which includes the formation of reservoir rocks, cap rocks, source rocks and the environments of deposition; petrophysical parameters of reservoir rocks, porosity and permeability; reservoir fluids: oil field waters, crude oil and natural gas; reservoir conditions: pressure, temperature and their effects on oil maturation, migration and accumulation; oil generation; oil migration; types of oil traps; and methods of exploration.
This course covers basic well performance calculations necessary for the design and analysis of naturally flowing and artificially lifted wells. Topics include Inflow Performance Relationship (IPR), Tubing Performance Relationship (TPR), Flowline Performance Relationship (FPR), Choke Performance Relationship (CPR), Gas-Lift, Electric Submersible Pumps (ESP), and production forecasting.
This course covers fundamental concepts of reservoir simulation to model single-phase flow in petroleum reservoirs. Topics include reservoir engineering concepts, mathematical concepts, derivation of reservoir flow equations, finite difference equations and their solutions, and applications to predict reservoir performance.
This course introduces students to safety and environmental issues in petroleum operations. Topics include sources of pollutants and hazards, management of safety and loss prevention, safety programs and safety rules, and environmental protection, rules and regulations.
This course deals with analysis and design of surface piping and storage facilities of crude oil and natural gas. Topics include fluid flow and pressure losses in pipes, pipeline design, selection and sizing of liquid pumps and gas compressors, corrosion in pipes, other transportation methods, and storage of petroleum and its products.
This course covers reservoir characterization by pressure test analysis. Topics include fluid flow equations in porous media under transient and pseudo-steady state flow conditions, pressure buildup and pressure drawdown tests, average reservoir pressure, type curve matching, well testing of heterogeneous reservoirs, pressure derivatives analysis technique, multiple well testing, and test design and instrumentation
Well completions, perforations, Chemical and mechanical properties of reservoir rocks/fluids and treatment fluids, formation damage sources, detection, and modeling. Hydraulic fracturing, and fracturing fluids. Acid/rock interactions and acid treatment of oil reservoirs. Sand control methods. Evaluation of various skin factors.
This course covers analysis and design of the secondary (water and gas injection) recovery technique to recover oil. Topics include flood patterns, mobility ratio, sweep efficiency, displacement mechanisms, injection rates and pressures, reservoir heterogeneity, performance prediction, and sources and treatment of water for water flooding.
This course deals with the design aspects of oil displacement by another fluid in rock samples. It builds on the experiences of students obtained in lab measurements of individual reservoir rock and fluid properties in PETE 315 to create an integrated lab measurement of all properties needed to analyze oil displacement by a displacing fluid. The displacing fluid can be chosen to study the relative permeability, capillary pressures, and displacement efficiency of water flooding, gas flooding, or any enhanced oil recovery fluids (acidic water, microbial water, polymer solution, or steam) using cores, fractured cores (sand packs and glass beads may be considered as alternatives) in one-dimensional geometry or packed layers in two-dimensional geometry.
This course deals with design of separation and treatment facilities for crude oil. Topics covered include phase behavior of water-hydrocarbon systems, flash calculations, 2 and 3- phase oil and gas separators sizing and design, oil-water emulsions and heater-treater design, treatment of oil field waters, and oil skimmers selection and design.
This course deals with economic evaluation of exploration and producing properties. It combines reservoir-engineering techniques such as reserve calculations and decline curve analysis with rate of return calculations for assured and risky ventures to project economic values for petroleum properties.
This course covers advanced topics in reservoir simulation. These include reservoir fluid flow equations in multiphase, multidimensional flow, up-scaling of rock properties, pseudo functions, vertical equilibrium, analysis of data for for consistency, history matching, and applications to field cases.
This course covers chemical and thermal methods of EOR. Specific topics include interfacial tension, entrapment and mobilization of oil in porous media, residual oil, miscibility, adsorption at solid/liquid interfaces, surfactants and micro-emulsions, miscible gas flooding, polymer flooding, thermal methods, and effect of reservoir heterogeneity.
This course may cover any area of petroleum engineering that is not covered by other courses of the program. A topic, approved by the Department, is selected for an in-depth study in the form of a semester course.
This course builds on the outcomes of PETE 585 course to perform detailed design and cost estimate of the selected alternative solutions to a well-defined engineering problem. Student teams are expected to apply knowledge gained throughout their studies to an engineering design project, emphasizing creativity and originality. A final report is required.
This course covers advanced drilling topics which is essential in drilling technology environment. These topics were carefully selected to add to the skill of advanced drilling engineer. It is an introduction to advanced drilling topics such as High Pressure High Temperature (HPHT) drilling, modern drilling technologies, special well design, advanced wellbore stability analysis, pore pressure and fracture gradient estimation strategies before and during drilling are highly critical topics for anyone involved in the drilling process, problems and their solutions.
Reserve estimates for gas and gas-condensate reservoirs; gas well performance; gas-well testing, gas flow in transmission lines; gas storage fields; liquefied natural gas.
This course covers advanced topics in reservoir flow and the use of its initial production data for optimum development and management leading to a forecast of its future production capacity. Topics include fluid and petrophysical properties and measurements; horizontal, radial, and vertical flow, multiphase flow, heterogeneous, multilayered, and inclined reservoirs; up-scaling and averaging properties; diffusivity equation and solutions, aquifer influx reserve estimation; reserve estimates from decline curve analysis; productivity index for vertical, horizontal and multilateral wells, gas and water coning, production forecasting; field development alternatives: infill drilling, secondary recovery using water and gas injection patterns, drainage volumes for various schemes, streamlines, tracer methods; introduction to enhanced oil recovery.
In this course the function of the production engineering is envisioned in the context of well design, multi-stage separation, and recent advances in hydraulic fracturing. Advanced study of production operations, artificial lift methods, well problems and optimization well deliverability from vertical, horizontal and multilateral wells; multiphase flow modeling in wellbores and pipes.
New principles of recovery of oil and gas fields including use of polymer, gas-miscible, surfactant, and microbial processes with emphasis on the miscible flooding process. Phase behavior, first contact miscibility, multiple contact miscibility processes, predictive models and economic analysis, selection of candidate reservoirs; design and performance prediction of improved recovery floods.
Different selected topics in petroleum engineering selected to complement the student's program and approved by the Program Committee.
This course provides the student with a working knowledge of the current methodologies used in Geological description/analysis, Formation evaluation (the analysis/interpretation of well log data), and the analysis of well performance data (the design/analysis/interpretation of well test and production data).
This course provides advance numerical simulation of multiphase flow in heterogeneous porous media, with emphasis on advanced techniques based on numerical methods to develop flow equations, finite difference approximations their solution and applications to predict reservoir performance. Formulate discretization of partial differential equations combined with state-of-the-art linear and nonlinear solvers and well modeling and enhance students ability for self-learning through solving practical problems using a compositional oil reservoir simulator
To be designed to the specific interest of the exiting PhD students with emphasis on new frontiers in Petroleum Engineering
Open to students who have successfully completed the comprehensive exam. PhD student conducts original research under the direction of a supervisory committee. Credits are determined in consultation with the dissertation supervisor.
Two part exam, open and close, to defend the results of PhD research work
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