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Application of ABET Criterion

King Saud University


Petroleum Engineering Department

PGE 362 2(2,1,0)


Properties of Reservoir Fluids
First Semester 1429-1430 (2008- 2009)
Instructor

Dr. Khaled Elshreef,


Office: 2B-76
Phone: ++966 1 4674889
Fax: ++966 1 4674422
Email: kelshreef@ksu.edu.sa
Home Page: http://faculty.ksu.edu.sa/khaledelshreef

Textbooks:

1. The Properties of Petroleum Fluids, McCain Jr., W. D., PennWell


Publishing Co., Tulsa, Oklahoma, 1990.
2. Properties of Petroleum Reservoir Fluids, Burcik, E. J., IHRDC,
Boston, U.S.A., 1979.

Prerequisite:

PGE 251

Description:

Properties of naturally occurring petroleum deposits, Behavior of


gases, Phase behavior of liquids, Qualitative phase behavior of
hydrocarbon systems, Quantitative phase behavior, Reservoir fluid
characteristics.

Objectives:

To instruct the students the fundamentals of properties and phase


behavior of reservoir fluids

Topics:

1. Properties of naturally occurring petroleum deposits, nomenclature,


chemical, physical properties of paraffin and unsaturated
hydrocarbons, petroleum oil, Natural gas, Tars and Asphalts. (1
classes)
2. Properties of Gases: ideal gas laws, mixtures of ideal gases, behavior
of real gases, other equations of state for real gases, compressibility
factor. (5 classes)
3. Phase Behavior of Liquids: pressure, volume, temperature relations
for a liquid, vapor pressure of liquids, vapor pressure as a function of
temperature, measurements of vapor pressure, Clausius-Clapeyron
Equation, Heat of vaporization.(6 classes)
4. Qualitative phase behavior of hydrocarbon systems for single, two
and multi-component systems, pressure- temperature, pressurevolume and density- temperature diagrams, retrograde phenomena,
pressure- composition and temperature- composition systems. (5
classes)

5.

Quantitative phase behavior, Gas-Liquid Equilibrium: ideal


solutions, non-ideal solutions, flash vaporization, differential
vaporization. (5 classes)
6. Reservoir fluid characteristics, Gas formation volume factor, gas
solubility, oil formation volume factor, two phase formation volume
factor, reservoir fluid viscosities. (4 classes)
Classes/Tutorials
Problems (13 classes)
Evaluation
20% for two monthly tests, 10% for attendance, participation, quizzes
and home works and 20% for one mid-term exam and 50% for the
final examination.
Relation with ABET and Program Outcome (Objectives)
This course contributes to the general ABET objectives as well as the listed objectives
of the Department of Petroleum Engineering:
ABET a to k Outcomes
Department Outcomes
Criterion
Applicability
Criterion
Applicability
A
1
B
--2
--C
--3
D
4
E
5
--F
6
G
7
H
I
J
K
Course Improvement Actions: Some basic background and prerequisite are often
reviewed. The course contents are always reviewed and Up to date materials and
books are used
Science/Design: 3/0