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Fundamental Digital Applications in Petroleum Engineering

  • Course Code :
    PET 508
  • Level :
    Undergraduate
  • Course Hours :
    3.00 Hours
  • Department :
    Department of Petroleum Engineering

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Area of Study :

The Main Goals of this course are:  Understand the basic theory behind the finite element method  Use the finite element method for the solution of practical engineering problems  Use the Visual Basic in PVT models.  Understand the concept of digitizing.  Use the Matlab in the numerical methods.

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This course includes applications of Windows-based Visual Basic solutions to engineering problems including selected topics in fluid flow, PVT behavior, matrices in engineering solutions, translating curves to computer solutions, predictor-corrector material balance solutions, and graphical display of results.

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Course outcomes:

a. Knowledge and Understanding:

1- Outline the approximation in engineering problems
2- Explain the concept of analytical, numerical methods
3- Explain the underlying mathematics behind finite element analysis software solvers
4- Outline the finite element study to investigate a real-world engineering problem
5- Explain the underlying basis of physical laws relevant to the course topics, discussing their applications and appreciating their relation to the topics to the topics of other courses taken
6- Describe qualitatively and quantitatively process, relationships and techniques relevant to the topics included in the course outline.

b. Intellectual Skills:

1- Demonstrate different numerical methods to solve large petroleum problems
2- Write MATLAB program using different numerical methods
3- Solve the different problems using MATLAB
4- Apply the Visual Basics in building the PVT Models

c. Professional and Practical Skills:

1- Apply the Finite Element Method to practical situations, with specific emphasis on its application to petroleum engineering problems
2- Use computer program to solve the problems using the concept of numerical methods

d. General and Transferable Skills:

1- Use MATLAB program to solve different problems related to petroleum engineering and present the results within multidisciplinary team.


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Course topics and contents:

Topic No. of hours Lecture Tutorial/Practical
Introduction to FEA; Discretization; FE Terminology 8 6 2
A General FE Problem Solving Approach; Modelling Assumptions; 5 3 2
Validation; Sources of Error in FE; Computational Resources; 5 3 2
Introduction to Visual Basics 10 6 4
Building PVT model using the visual basics 7 3 4
Newton Raphson method; Bisection method Secant method; False Position method; introduction to MATLAB; Mathematical functions 10 6 4
Basic plotting; Matrix generation; Introduction to programming in MATLAB; 8 6 2
Control flow and operators in MATLAB; 10 6 4
Numerical methods in MATLAB 5 3 2
Field problems 7 3 4

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Teaching And Learning Methodologies:

Teaching and learning methods
Interactive Lecturing
Discussion
Problem-based Learning
Research
Experiential Learning

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Course Assessment :

Methods of assessment Relative weight % Week No. Assess What
Assignment 10.00
Final Exam 40.00
Lab. Exam 5.00
Mid- Exam 25.00
Participation 10.00
Quizzes 10.00

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