Ing Ind - Inf (Mag.)(ord. 270) - BV (477) ENERGY ENGINEERING - INGEGNERIA ENERGETICA
095936 - OIL AND GAS FIELD DEVELOPMENT AND PRODUCTION
Ing Ind - Inf (Mag.)(ord. 270) - BV (479) MANAGEMENT ENGINEERING - INGEGNERIA GESTIONALE
095936 - OIL AND GAS FIELD DEVELOPMENT AND PRODUCTION
The course will provide the basis for understanding how an oil or gas field is designed, developed and managed during the production life. Both from an industrial and economical point of view.
Risultati di apprendimento attesi
- The student is able to describe the main operations of oil&gas activities
- The student knows the main components of the systems, onshore and offshore, to produce hydrocarbons
- The student knows the most important steady state equations of the multiphase fluid flow in reservoir and into the well
- The student knows the economical indicators used in oil&gas industry
- The student acquires the basic principles of decision tree analysis and Monte Carlo concerning the oil&gas industry
The student is capable to apply the knowledge above described in order to:
- calculate the well performances and the optimum piping size for natural flow and artificial lifting
- identify the basic components necessary for any field development, onshore or offshore
- illustrate the main phases of a oil&gas development project
- properly manage the main uncertainties of a oil&gas development project
- calculate the economical indicators of the oil&gas projects
The arguments are presented with a practical approach matured by the teacher during 38 years career in the oil&gas industry.
For each argument example and exercises, taken from the industry, are illustrated.
Introduction to upstream industry and hydrocarbon production: both from an industrial and geopolitical point of view
Well drilling: rotary system, drilling string, well hydraulics, mud&cementing, casing, well control, rigs, drilling platforms
Well completion: string composition, single-dual-intelligent completion, well head
Hydrocarbon multiphase flow: theory, practical problems and models for the well design
Well performance: optimum design and solutions for real field production problems
Nodal analysis: use of both graphical methods and simulator to design the full production system: well, valves, surface facilities
Artificial lifting: choice criteria of optimum system with socker rods, gas lift, electrical submersible pumps
Production optimization: methods to maximize oil&gas production
Well interventions: workover types, matrix acidizing, hydraulic fracturing
Oil field processing: standard schemes of surface facilities for oil treatment and transport
Gas field processing: standard schemes of surface facilities for gas treatment and transport
On shore field development: schemes and main equipment for on shore development
Off shore field development: platforms and subsea typology, offshore development schemes
International petroleum contracts: type of contracts with emphases upon Concession and Production Sharing Contracts
Economics of oil&gas projects: NPV, IRR; Capex, Opex and Royalties applied to oil&gas projects
Petroleum risk analysis: role of risk in petroleum activities, value of information, decision tree analysis, Monte Carlo method
Oil&gas project management: phases, planning and costs
Oil&gas project development: discussion of real case studies and optimum management to minimize the environmental impact.
Energy efficiency in oil&gas projects: carbon dioxide reduction and methods to improve plant efficiency.
The course uses the fundamental concepts of fluid dynamics, machinery, project management and economics already tackled by the students in previous courses.
In any case, equations and concepts are always presented starting from the basis.
Modalità di valutazione
One written exam, 2 exercises and 8 open questions, will take place at the end of the course. Exercises and questions have the same weight in the final mark.
Oral is facultative and allows to increase the written mark by 2 points.
During the course groups of 2-4 students can be constituted to carry out (home work) specific projects proposed by the teacher to be discussed before the exam. The teacher is always available for tutoring. The relevant mark is between 1 and 3, and is added to the mark of the exam (written + eventual oral). These groups are facultative.
Slides of the lessons Note:
For each lesson the teacher uses some 30-60 slides that are available to the students at the end of the lesson. Experience demonstrates that the study of this material (theory and exercises) is sufficient for the exame. The 4 books here mentioned are facultative.
Hydrocarbons: origin, exploration and production. , Editore: Eni corporate university., Anno edizione: 2005
Encyclopedia of hydrocarbons - , Editore: Treccani, Anno edizione: 2007
Petroleum Production Systems, Editore: Pearson, Anno edizione: 2013
Project Economics and Decision Analysis , Editore: Penn Well, Anno edizione: 2002
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