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FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF PETROLEUM RESOURCES

EFFURUN

COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY

DEPARTMENT OF PETROLEUM
ENGINEERING

POSTGRADUATE CURRICULUM
(PGD., M.Sc., Ph.D.)

2018/2019 ACADEMIC SESSION


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POST GRADUATE DIPLOMA (PGD) PROGRAMME

INTRODUCTION
Petroleum Engineering involves the application of basic science, engineering and geology skills
to the optimal production and processing of oil, gas, condensates and related substances. Petroleum
engineers supervise and improve drilling and petroleum-producing operations. They study and
understand geologic and engineering principles to predict maximum oil and gas recovery, ultimate
production and production rates.

Petroleum engineers are employed in a wide range of occupations as well-log analysts, drilling
engineers, production engineers or reservoir engineers. A well-log analyst evaluates a well's
potential while a drilling engineer is responsible for finding oil and gas, designing and drilling the
well as cheaply as possible. The production engineer analyses and optimizes the performance of
individual wells, to determine how to bring the fluid to the surface and to develop a system of
surface equipment that separates the oil, gas, and water. Reservoir engineers determine the fluid
and pressure distributions throughout the reservoir, the natural energy sources available, and the
methods to recover the maximum amount of oil or gas from the reservoir.

Postgraduate Diploma

The Post-Graduate Diploma in Petroleum Engineering is designed to prepare candidates whose


first degrees are in Science and other Engineering disciplines for a career in the petroleum industry.
This programme is also recommended as a necessary preliminary for engineers from disciplines
other than petroleum engineering, who wish to specialize in any of the areas offered in the master
of engineering degree programme in petroleum engineering. This programme has been designed
to satisfy the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN) minimum standards
for petroleum engineering.

PHILOSOPHY

1 Philosophy and Objectives of the Programme

Programme Philosophy

 Development of highly skilled professionals for the public, private and international
organizations, as well as for teaching and research in Tertiary Institutions and for global
competitiveness.
 Development and provision of special engineering education geared towards the
achievement of national goals and objectives of industrialization and self-reliance for
Engineering graduates in Petroleum Engineering and Engineering Technologists (Holders
of HND) that are desirous of climbing to Engineers Cadre.
 Provision of training in the theory and practice of engineering in a bid to assist
technologists realize their dreams.

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AIMS/OBJECTIVES
The aims and objectives of the postgraduate programme in Engineering are geared at:

 Providing students with knowledge and competitive skills to enhance their performance
and to enable them to assume broader responsibilities in the rapidly changing environment
in the context of the global and contemporary knowledge economy;
 Producing high level practitioners who are capable of applying appropriate engineering
principles and techniques for solving problems in the local, national and international
environment viz-a-viz teaching, research and industry.
 Producing socially responsive and functional engineers capable of positively driving the
engine of Nigeria’s economy through accelerated technology development.
 Providing opportunity for University graduates in relevant science disciplines and HND
holders to convert and aspire to higher degrees in Engineering; and
 To Produce Engineers having entrepreneurial skills and leadership qualities, including
sound professional ethics equipped to participate in the management of industrial
production operations
RATIONALE/JUSTIFICATION
The rationale of the programme is designed to align with the University philosophy, mission and
vision stated below.

The philosophy of the postgraduate diploma programme is as follows:

Philosophy
 The philosophy of the programme is to be produce competent Petroleum and Gas Engineers
as well as qualified teaching and technical staff, needed to meet the manpower
requirements in the global oil and gas sector.
 Development of highly skilled professionals for the public, private and international
organizations, as well as for teaching and research in Tertiary Institutions and for global
competitiveness.
 Development and provision of special engineering education geared towards the
achievement of national goals and objectives of industrialization and self-reliance for
Engineering graduates in Petroleum Engineering and Engineering Technologists (Holders
of HND) that are desirous of climbing to Engineers Cadre.
 Provision of training in the theory and practice of engineering in a bid to assist
technologists realize their dreams.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
The admission requirements are as follows:
a. Matriculation requirements of the university which must be 5 ‘O’ level credits including
Mathematics, English, Physics and Chemistry.
b. Higher National Diploma (HND) in Petroleum Engineering or related Engineering
disciplines with at least upper Credit from a recognized institution. Holders of the HND at

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lower credits with a minimum of five (5) years post-qualification relevant experience may
be considered.
c. B. Eng. or B. Tech. degree in Petroleum Engineering with at least Third Class (Hons) from
a recognized Institution.
Duration
The Post-Graduate Diploma in Petroleum Engineering shall last for a minimum of twelve calendar
months of full-time study or twenty-four calendar months of part-time study.

COURSE CONTENT

Course Course Title L T P Credit


Code Units
Year One: First Semester
COT 701 Engineering Mathematics I 2 1 0 3
COT 702 Engineer-in-Society 2 0 0 2
COT 707 Engineering Drawing 2 0 0 2
PEE 711 Drilling and well Engineering 3 0 3

PEE 716 Transport Phenomena I 3 0 0 3

PEE 712 Reservoir Engineering I 3 0 0 3


PEE 713 Petroleum Production Engineering 3 0 0 3

PEE 714 Thermodynamics & Phase Behaviour 3 0 0 3

TOTAL 21
Year One: Second Semester
COT 711 Engineering Mathematics II 2 1 0 3
PEE 721 Petroleum Geology 2 1 0 3
PEE 722 Well Completion & System Design 3 0 0 3
PEE 724 Production Enhancement & Optimization 3 0 0 3

PEE 725 Secondary & Enhanced Recovery Methods 3 0 0 3

COT 718 Technical Report Writing 2 0 0 2


TOTAL 18
Year Two: First Semester
PEE 731 Well Logging & Formation Evaluation 3 0 0 3

PEE 732 Petroleum Property Evaluation & Management 3 0 0 3

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Course Course Title L T P Credit
Code Units
PEE 726 3 0 0 3
Transport Phenomena II

PEE 733 Reservoir Characterization & Static Modeling 3 0 0 3


PEE 799 Project I 0 0 0 3
PEE 777 Reservoir Analysis II 3 0 0 3
PEE 735 Petroleum Engineering Laboratory 0 0 1 1
COT 721 Engineering Law, Management & 2 0 0 2
Entrepreneurship
TOTAL 18
Year Two: Second Semester
PEE 741 Petroleum Engineering Project 6 0 0 6
COT722 Engineering Economics 3 0 0 3
PEE 799 Petroleum economics and property evaluation 3 0 0 3
PEE 743 Natural Gas Processing 3 0 0 3

PEE 727 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics 2 0 0 2


PEE 744 Natural Gas Engineering 3 0 0 3
TOTAL 20

Electives
Couse Course title L T P Credit
code Units
PEE Petroleum Engineering Design projects 3
700
Basic Engineering II 3

COURSE DESCRIPTION
PEE 711: Drilling and Well Engineering (3 Units)
This course covers drilling engineering. Specifically, the following topics are covered.
Comprehensive picture of modern drilling operations, practices, equipment, both onshore and
offshore. Well drilling methods, rheology of Newtonian and non-newtonian fluids, chemical
properties and carrying capacity of drilling fluids, rotary drilling hydraulics, prediction and control
of abnormal pressures: pressure loss calculations in rotary drilling, surge and swab pressures and
hole problems encountered in drilling operations. Coiled Tubing Drilling, Slim hole and
monobore, Aerated fluid drilling. Casing and Cementing operations

PEE 713: Petroleum Production Engineering (3 Units)


Analysis, specification and characteristics of production systems. Well analysis; inflow
performance relationships. Study of flow in pipes; sucker rod pumping; gas lift; submersible
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pumping, hydraulic pumping. Production logging; offshore technology; Formation Damage
Assessment; Production Optimization; Analysis and evaluation of surface production processing,
fluid separation, storage, measurement, treating, custody transfer, transmission, disposal,
corrosion, other operations.

PEE 712: Reservoir Engineering I (3 Units)


This course covers rock and fluid properties, reservoir engineering and the water and gas flooding
aspects of enhanced oil recovery. Participants are exposed to the petro-physics of reservoir rocks.
Discussion of porosity, permeability, saturations, electrical conductivity, capillary pressure, and
relative permeability. Reservoir fluid properties and behaviour under high pressure and relatively
high temperature. Gas laws, pressure-volume-temperature (PVT) characteristics of binary and
complex hydrocarbon systems, equation of state. The K-value concept and its use in stage
separation. The use of fluid properties in reservoir engineering. Description and classification of
natural underground oil and gas reservoirs. Fluid flow in porous media. Reservoir drive
mechanisms. Engineering calculations of fluid content of reservoirs and predicted recoveries of
oil, natural gas, geothermal, and water reservoirs, material balances, steady and unsteady flow
equation. Water flooding and gas injection aspects of enhanced oil recovery.

PEE 721: Petroleum Geology (3 Units)


This covers introductory geology, petroleum geology and formation evaluation: specifically, the
following areas are emphasized: Geologic map interpretation. Simple geologic structures.
Orogenic movements, volcanism and mountain building. Introduction to paleontology and
stratigraphy, historical geology. Introduction to petrology. Elementary geology of Nigeria.
Economic minerals of Nigeria. Applied aspects of geology. Physical and chemical characteristics
of petroleum, reservoir geology. Chemistry and origin of formation water. Origin, migration and
accumulation of petroleum. Structural stratigraphic and combined traps. Basin analysis and the
Niger Delta Petroleum Prospect. Other Nigerian Petroleum deposits. Global distribution of
petroleum in time and space. The energy problem. Subsurface methods in petroleum exploration
and exploitation. Well-logging methods and interpretations. Open-hole and cased-hole logs, their
mechanics and manipulations. This course will be accompanied by labs, and/or field trips.

PEE 722: Well Completions and Workovers (3 Units)


Participants are exposed to the following areas: Casing design and selection, tubing design and
selection, primary and secondary cementing methods, perforation, stimulation, acidizing,
hydraulic fracturing, formation testing, sand control and workovers

PEE 777: Reservoir Analysis II (3 Units)


Mathematical basis for pressure transient tests. Theory and practical of pressure testing techniques
for oil and gas wells. Pressure build-up, pressure draw-down; pressure fall-off, interference, multi-
rate, injectivity and pulse testing. Determination of average reservoir pressure, reservoir
heterogeneities and rock properties. Test design, etc.

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PEE 743: Natural Gas Engineering (3 Units)
This course covers Natural Gas Engineering and Processing. Specifically, the following topics are
emphasized: Production and transportation of gas, metering, compression, well performance,
estimation of reserves, utilization and conservation. Field handling of natural gas. Sour gas
problems. Study of gas condensate fields, underground storage. Application of the concepts of
thermodynamics, transport phenomena, and phase behaviour in processing and conditioning of
natural gas and its liquids. Absorption, adsorption and fractionation processing; gasoline plant
design; Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG); Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG). Other sources of gas.

PEE 799: Petroleum Economics and Property Evaluation (3 Units)


Profitability analysis in oil and gas investments: interpretation of technical and economic data;
evaluation of risk and uncertainty in oil and gas exploitation. Decision tree analysis; Monte Carlo
Simulation; Preference theory; pricing and bidding strategies; optimum development of oil and
gas fields.

PEE 735: Petroleum Engineering Laboratory (1 Unit)


Experiments in rock and fluid properties, drilling fluids, cementing and well completion fluids,
flow measurements and instrumentation.

PEE 745: Petroleum Engineering Design Project (6 Units)


The projects will cover field and/or laboratory studies. Every student is required to submit a project
report on the solution of an integrated petroleum engineering problem.
PEE 727: Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics (3 Units)A
study of energy, entropy and equilibrium; their interrelations and the engineering relationships to
which they give rise. Thermodynamics of energy conversion and fluid flow.Physical and chemical
equilibria in multi-component systems. Partial molar gibbs free energy and the chemical potential.
Ideal and non-ideal solution behaviour. Phase separation and equilibrium between phases for non
reacting systems. Phase equilibrium between phases for reacting chemical and electrochemical
systems. Surface chemistry.

PEE 746: Basic Engineering I (2 Units)


This course is divided into two sections namely:
Engineering Mathematics: Partial differentiation, directional derivative, gradient differential,
infinite series, matrix algebra, solutions of systems of linear equations and numerical techniques.
Strength of Materials/Engineering Mechanics: Basic concepts and principles of Mechanics,
definition of movements and couples. Friction problems, determination of forces structures
(frames, machines) shear forces, moment of inertia.

PEE 716: Transport Phenomena I (3 Units)


Fluid Mechanics. Momentum transfer in fluids in laminar and turbulent flow. Microscopic and
macroscopic material, momentum and energy balances. Rheology. Dimensional analysis: flow in
conduits, pumps: fluid metering. Heat and mass transfer: heat transfer rate: conduction, convection
and radiation mechanisms of heat transfer; heat exchanger design. Molecular diffusion, mass
transfer mechanisms, phase mass transfer coefficients, prediction of mass transfer rates.

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PEE 726: Transport Phenomena II (3 Units)
Momentum, energy and mass transfer in solids, in laminar and turbulent fluid in and between two
phases; theory of molecular, and eddy viscosity, thermal conductivity and diffusivity, microscopic
and macroscopic equations of motion, radiant heat transfer.

PEE 746: Basic Engineering II (2 Units)


Engineering Drawing: Fundamentals of engineering drawing, language of engineering, use of
scale, link work, lettering, geometrical constructions. Projection of points, line surfaces and solids
in space. Principles of orthographic projection, true lengths and gradients. Free hand sketching of
machines.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

Mandatory Duration of Programmes


The duration for the Programme is as follow:

i. Full-time: Minimum of four (4) semesters and a maximum of six (6) semesters.
ii. Part-time: Minimum of six (6) semesters and a maximum of eight (8) semesters.

a. Academic Session
An academic session consists of two semesters. Each semester normally comprises
15 weeks of teaching and two weeks of examinations.

b. Modular System
All Engineering Programmes shall be run on a modular system, commonly referred
to as Course Unit system. All courses should therefore be sub-divided into more
or less self-sufficient and logically consistent packages that are taught within a
semester and examined at the end of that particular semester. Unit weights should
be attached to each course.

c. Definition of Units or Unit:


Units are loads attached to a course. One Unit load is equivalent to one hour per
week per semester of 15 weeks of lectures or two hours of tutorials or three hours
per week of term paper work or laboratory practical per semester of 15 weeks.

Programme Requirements
a. Registration Procedure

Students shall normally complete registration for courses for the semester not later
than two weeks after the start of the semester. A student cannot withdraw from a
course after a third of it has been delivered without permission, according to the
regulations of the University. A student who withdraws after this time or who fails
to sit for the final examination without reasons acceptable to the Senate shall be
deemed to have failed that course.

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b. Student Academic Status
A student’s academic status shall be determined on the basis of his/her performance
at the end of the semester examinations.

c. Good Standing and Probation


To be in good standing, a student must in each semester have a Cumulative Grade
Point Average (CGPA) of not less than 2.50. A Student who is not in good academic
standing shall be deemed to be on Probation.

d. Transfer
Students who transfer from other universities shall be unitized with only those
courses deemed relevant to the programmes, which they have already passed prior
to their transfer. Such students shall however be required to meet the minimum
number of sessions he/she has spent in the Faculty; provided that the student shall
satisfy the residency requirements of the University. Students who transfer for any
approved reason shall be unitized with those Units passed that are within the
curriculum. Appropriate decisions on transfer cases shall be subjected to the
approval of Senate on the recommendation of the Faculty. If anyone is on probation
for 2 consecutive semesters, he/she shall be required to withdraw from the
programme.

e. Withdrawal
A candidate whose CGPA is below 2.50 at the end of 2 consecutive Semesters shall
be required to withdraw from the University.

Attendance
In order to be eligible for examination in a particular taught course, a student shall have
attended a minimum of 75% of the total periods of formal instructions delivered for the
course.

Course Evaluation
Attainment Levels
Assessment of students shall be based on a combination of performance in some or all of the
following areas:

 Examinations;
 Continuous assessments;
 Oral presentations and Seminars and problem solving exercises;
 Assignments;
 Group project works; and
 Thesis/Dissertations.

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Continuous Assessment
Continuous assessment shall be done through essays, tests, term papers, tutorial exercises, quizzes
and home works. Scores from continuous assessment shall constitute at least 30% of the final
marks for courses which are primarily theoretical.

Examinations
Course Work
a. Continuous assessment shall constitute not less than 30% while examination constitute not
more than 70%. The minimum pass score shall be 50%.
b. Any student who fails in any course, shall repeat such a course; and
c. Any student whose Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) falls below 2.50 at the end of
2 consecutive Semesters shall be required to withdraw from the programme.

The scoring and grading of courses shall be as follows:

Marks Letter Grades Grade Points


70 and above A 5
60 -69 B 4
50 -59 C 3
0 -49 F 0
Thesis or Dissertation
A panel of examiners shall be composed to orally assess a thesis or dissertation according to
FUPRE regulations. An external examiner shall read and grade the report. The final grade for the
project report shall be the average of the separate grades of an internal assessment process and the
external examiner’s assessment.

LIST OF TEACHING STAFF


S/N NAME RANK SPECIALIZATION TENURE
1. Engr. Dr. E. U. Jegbefume Senior Lecturer Production Permanent
2. Engr. Prof.DuluAppah Professor Production & Adjunct
Utilization
3 Engr. Prof.O. A. Olafuyi Professor Reservoir Adjunct
4 Engr. Dr. K. Ohirian Reader Production Sabbatical
5 Engr. Dr. K. Bello Senior Lecturer Drilling Adjunct
6 Engr. Dr. Peters E. Akpoturi Senior Lecturer Drilling Permanent
7 Engr. Dr. B. Oriji Senior Lecturer Drilling Adjunct
8 Engr. Dr. John Oloro Senior Lecturer Reservoir Permanent
9. Engr. Dr. Oscar Ogali Lecturer I Reservoir Permanent
10 Engr. AkinwumiAkinade Lecturer I Reservoir Permanent
11 Engr. Wilfred C. Okologume Lecturer I Production & Permanent
Utilization
12. Engr. Sylvester Okotie Lecturer I Reservoir Permanent
13 Mr. Ogbarode N. Ogbon Lecturer II Drilling & Gas Permanent
14 Mr. Paul O. Okpozo Lecturer II Reservoir Permanent
15 Engr. Samuel Ofesi F. Lecturer II Drilling & Production Permanent

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MASTERS OF ENGINEERING (M. ENG)
PROGRAMME

INTRODUCTION
Petroleum and Gas Engineering is the practical application of the basic sciences of physics,
chemistry, mathematics and geology, and all the Engineering sciences to the development,
recovery and processing of oil and gas. Engineering problems must be solved with due
consideration to economic factors, and the petroleum and gas engineer must be thoroughly familiar
with the basic economic relationships which involve investment, operating expenses, taxation and
profitability analysis. If you are interested in becoming involved in solving today’s energy
problems, then consider a career in Petroleum and gas Engineering where initiatives and
engineering skills of the highest order are essential, but equally important is the ability of the
petroleum and gas engineer to work harmoniously with his or her associates. In oil and gas
development, the petroleum and gas engineer supervises the drilling of wells and their completion,
if oil or gas is discovered. In the recovery of crude oil and natural gas, the petroleum and gas
engineers aim at:
1) Controlling and efficiently using the natural energy in an underground reservoir
2) Providing additional energy by injecting fluids into the reservoir;
3) Increasing the flow capacity of the reservoir or the petroleum in it through sound
engineering techniques;
4) Reducing the cost of oil and gas recovery, production and transportation; and
5) Minimizing waste and protecting the environment
Compared with other branches of engineering, Petroleum and gas Engineering is a relatively new
professional field. However, because of the rapidly increasing demand for oil and gas and the
advances in petroleum technology, it has attained an important position. The unique problems of
the oil and gas industry have stimulated the demand for men and women trained in such specialties
as reservoir engineering, production engineering, drilling engineering, natural gas engineering, and
petroleum economics. Since the petroleum industry is expanding rapidly in many parts of the
world, ample opportunities for travel and advancement of positions of high salaries and marked
responsibilities are to be found in the profession.
Over the years, students’ population has increased steadily; many of which have graduated with
very impressive degree classes, including the distinction category. Many of these graduates are
working with some of the key industries around the globe. We note with pride that many of our
graduates have excelled at their places of work, particularly those in the oil sector.

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Therefore the Department of Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering has designed postgraduate
programmes for the award of Masters of Engineering (M.Eng) Degree with specialization in the
following fields:
 Reservoir Engineering
 Production Engineering
 Petroleum Economics
 Gas Engineering
 Drilling Engineering
The Programmes are mission-oriented and closely linked with the Oil and Gas industry with a
view to evolving practical solutions to modern day technological problems. Innovation and reality
are encouraged by blending sound theoretical work with challenging projects.

PHILOSOPHY
The philosophy of the postgraduate programme is as follows:
 The philosophy of the programme is to be produce competent Petroleum and Gas Engineers
as well as qualified teaching and technical staff, needed to meet the manpower
requirements in the global oil and gas sector.
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
The aims and objectives are:
i. To provide the much needed manpower required to drive the oil and gas sector
development in the country and beyond.
ii. To produce competent petroleum and gas engineering graduates that should be
confident enough to establish a small engineering business if ready –made jobs are not
available.
iii. To offer internationally competitive and locally responsive postgraduate training.
iv. Development of highly skilled professionals for the public, private and international
organizations, as well as for teaching and research in Tertiary Institutions and for
global competitiveness.

RATIONALE/JUSTIFICATION
The rationale of the programme is designed to suit the university philosophy, mission and vision.
To justify the programme design, stated below is the university philosophy, mission and vision:

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

The admission requirements into the M. Eng. Programme are as follows:


i. A candidate with a first degree in Petroleum Engineering from a recognized University
with minimum of a second class lower division may be admitted provided the University
matriculation requirement is satisfied.

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ii. A candidate with an upper credit pass in the Postgraduate Diploma (PGD), in Petroleum
Engineering, from a recognized University may also be admitted to a Masters Degree
Programme provided the University matriculation requirements are satisfied.

COURSE CONTENT
Course contents specification for Master of Engineering in Petroleum Engineering with
specialization in:

a) Reservoir Engineering
b) Production Engineering
c) Petroleum Economics
d) Gas Engineering
e) Drilling Engineering

(a) RESERVOIR ENGINEERING


Courses for Students with Engineering Background:
M.Eng. Petroleum Engineering (Reservoir Engineering)

First Semester
Course Courses Title L T P Credit
code Unit
PEE 812 Mathematical Techniques in Petroleum Engineering 3
PEE 813 Advanced Reservoir Engineering 3
PEE 814 Advanced Evaluation of Oil and Gas Properties 3
PEE 815 Improved Recovery Method. 2
Total 11

Second Semester
Course code Course Title L T P Credit
Unit
PEE 821 Well Test Analysis 2
PEE 822 Numerical Reservoir Simulation 3
PEE 825 Graduate Seminar in Petroleum Engineering 1
PEE 899 M. Eng Thesis 6
Total 12

Elective Courses
Course Code Courses Title L T P Credit
Unit
PEE 823 Advanced Reservoir Analysis 3
PEE 824 Advanced Gas Engineering 3
PEE 827 Multiphase Flow in Pipes 2
PEE 828 Well Test Analysis 2
PEE 829 Artificial Lift Methods 2
Total 12

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(b) M. Eng. Petroleum Engineering (Production Engineering)
First Semester
Course code Course title L T P Credit
Unit
PEE 812 Mathematical Techniques in 3
Petroleum Engineering
PEE 827 Multiphase Flow in Pipes 3
PEE 814 Advanced valuation of Oil and Gas 3
Properties
PEE ELECTIVE Petroleum Engineering Electives 3
Total 12
Second Semester
Course code Course title L T P Credit
Unit
PEE 834 Advanced Formation Evaluation 2
PEE 829 Artificial Lift Methods 2
PEE 825 Graduate Seminar in Petroleum 1
Engineering
PEE 899 M.Eng. Thesis 6
Total 11

Elective Courses
Course code Course title L T P Credit
Unit
PEE 823 Advanced Reservoir Analysis 3
PEE 824 Advanced Gas Engineering 3
PEE 852 Drilling Optimization 3
PEE 828 Well Test Analysis 3
PEE 852 Rock Mechanics 3
Total 15

(c) M.Eng. Petroleum Engineering (Petroleum Economics)


First Semester
Course code Course title L T P Credit
Unit
PEE 811 Micro Economics 1 3
PEE 812 Mathematical Techniques in 3
Petroleum Engineering
PEE 814 Advanced Evaluation of Oil and 3
Gas Properties
Alternative Hydrocarbon Sources 2
PEE839 (Oil, Shale, Coal, Tar
sands).
PEE ELECTIVE Petroleum Engineering Electives 3

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Second Semester
Course code Course title L T P Credit
Unit
PEE 844 Micro Economics II 2
PEE 847 Production Management 2
PEE 848 Risk Analysis in Petroleum Ventures 3
PEE 825 Graduate Seminar in Petroleum 1
Economics
PEE 899 M.Eng Thesis 6
Total

Elective Courses
Course code Course title L T P Credit
Unit
PEE 823 Advanced Reservoir Analysis 3
PEE 824 Advanced Gas Engineering 3
PEE 827 Multiphase Flow in Pipes 3
PEE 834 Advanced Formation Evaluation 3
PEE 846 Coal Conversion Processes 3
PEE 845 Thermal Recovery Methods 3
Total 18

(d) M. Eng. Petroleum Engineering (Gas Engineering)


First Semester
Course code Course title L T P Credit
Unit
PEE 812 Mathematical Techniques in Petroleum 3
Engineering
PEE824 Advanced Gas Engineering 3
Advanced Evaluation of Oil and Gas 3
PEE 814 Properties
PEE Petroleum Engineering Elective
ELECTIVE
Total 9

Second Semester
Course code Course title L T P Credit
Unit
PEE 846 Coal Conversion Process 3
PEE 848 LNG Processing 3
PEE 825 Graduate Seminar in Petroleum Engineering 1
PEE 899 M.Eng Thesis 6
Total 13

15
Elective Courses
Course code Course title L T P Credit
Unit
PEE 823 Advanced Reservoir Analysis 3
PEE 827 Multiphase Flow in Pipes 3
PEE 839 Alternative Hydrocarbon (Sources Coal, Tar 2
Sands)
PEE 821 Well Test Analysis 2
PEE 822 Numerical Reservoir Simulation 3
PEE 829 Artificial Lift Methods. 2
Total

(e) M. Eng. Petroleum Engineering (Drilling Engineering)


First Semester
Course code Course title L T P Credit
Unit
PEE 812 Mathematical Techniques in Petroleum 3 3
Engineering
PEE 814 Advanced Evaluation of Oil and Gas 3
Properties
PEE 857 Drilling Optimization 3
PEE Petroleum Engineering Elective 3
ELECTIVE
Total

Second Semester
Course code Course title L T P Credit
Unit
PEE 834 Advanced Formation Evaluation 2
Rock Mechanics 3
PEE 825 Graduate Seminar in Petroleum Engineering 1
PEE 899 M.Eng Thesis 6
Total 12

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Courses for Students Without Petroleum Engineering Background
For other candidates without degree in Petroleum Engineering the courses to be taken are as
follows:

Specialization in Reservoir Engineering


First Semester

Course code Course title L T P Credit


Unit
PEE 812 Mathematical Techniques in Petroleum 3
Engineering
PEE 852 Rock and Fluid Properties 3
PEE 515 Formation Evaluation 1 2
PEE 415 Petroleum Geology 3
PEE 516 Improved Oil recovery 3
PEE 514 Method Well Testing 2
Total 16

Second Semester
Course code Course title L T P Credit
Unit
PEE 828 Well Test Analysis 2
PEE 822 Numerical Reservoir Simulation 3
PEE 311 Fundamentals of Reservoir Engineering 3
PEE 834 Advanced Formation Evaluation 3
Graduate Seminar in Petroleum 1
PEE 825 Engineering Specialization
in Gas Engineering
Total 12

Specialization in Drilling Engineering


First Semester

Course code Course title L T P Credit


Unit
PEE Mathematical Techniques in Petroleum 3
Engineering
PEE 827 Multiphase Flow in Pipes 3
PEE Rock and Fluid Properties 2
Drilling Engineering II 3
Well Completion and workover 2
Formation Evaluation I 2
Total

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Second Semester
Course code Course title L T P Credit
Unit
Advanced Formation Evaluation 3
PEE Drilling Engineering 1 3
Drilling Fluid Technology 2
Rock Mechanics 3
PEE 825 Graduate Seminar in Petroleum Engineering 1
Total

COURSE DESCRIPTION

PEE 812: Mathematical Techniques In Petroleum Engineering (3 Units)


Philosophy of solution of Engineering Problems.Construction, solution and interpretation of
mathematical models applicable to the study of petroleum engineering problems. Operational
calculus, curve fitting, Fourier transform, green's function and method of images approaches. The
application of mathematical Techniques to solve the partial differential equation of steady and
unsteady state flow in porous media.

PEE 823: Advanced Reservoir Analysis (3 Units)


Mathematical development and calculations of reservoir behaviour and flow of oil, gas and water.
Treatment of performance calculations, for depletion gas cap, water, gravity and combination
drives water recharge theory. Development and use of fluid displacement equations.

PEE 824 Advanced Gas Engineering (3 Units)


Transient flow of gas in reservoirs, testing of gas wells. Gas reservoir material balance, water drive
(recharge) gas reservoirs, tight gas reservoirs, production matching and forecasting, reserve
estimation, gas storage reservoirs. Optimum development of gas reservoirs. Current developments
in gas engineering.

PEE 827: Multiphase Flow in Pipes (2 Units)


Development of equations and correlations utilized to predict pressure loss in multiphase flow of
gases, and liquids in verticals, horizontal and inclined conduits, and across restrictions. Analysis
techniques and design of total systems.

PEE 834: Advanced Formation Evaluation (2 Units)


Advanced logging systems, planning, and computer aided interpretation. Proper combination of
well bore logs with computer analysis of digitized data to provide a more detailed inspection of
formations. Use of cross-plots in comprehensive formation interpretations. Production logging.

PEE 814: Advanced Evaluation of Oil and Gas Properties (3 Units)


Selected topics of current research and development in petroleum production economics. More
extensive work on evaluation of oil and gas properties. Optimization empirical and statistical
methods applied to technical problems and management decisions. Actual field and leases will be
used. Economics of oil and gas production.Profit indicators and decision criteria in oil and gas
business. Oil and gas value chain International oil and gas business determinants

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PEE 828: Well Test Analysis (3 Units)
Development of solutions to the diffusivity equation, Application of the solutions to pressure
build-up, draw-down, and fall-off; identification of well bore storage and fractured wells;
evaluation of stimulation treatments; pressure interference in multiple well reservoirs; well
deliverability. Transient flow of gas in reservoirs and analysis of gas well test data. Pressure
behaviour in anisotropic systems and heterogeneneous reservoirs.

PEE 822: Numerical Reservoir Simulation (3 Units)


Development of the equations for multiphase, multidimensional flow in porous media and the
mathematical procedures required for their solution. Differencing Schemes for the partial
differential equations. Numerical methods for the solution of behaviour equations; recent
developments, Treatment of reservoir history matching techniques.

PEE 857: Drilling Optimization (3 Units)


This course stresses the principles of minimum cost drilling. The course gives explanation and
application of established procedures for selecting mud properties, for optimizing hydraulics for
optimizing bit weight and rotary speed, and for bit selection. Lectures will be supplemented with
current literature on optimized drilling.

PEE 839: Alternative Hydrocarbon Sources (Oil Shale, Coal Tar Sands)(3 Units)
Nature and properties of fossil fuels in relation to use; preparation of fuels; by-products; fuel
analysis.Critical assessment of technological aspects of national and global energy consumption,
fuel resources, and technically feasible methods of energy conversion.

PEE 846: Coal Conversion Processes (3 Units)


Analysis of the reactions processes and conditions for conversion of coal to synthetic natural gas,
low BTU gas, liquid fuels and chemicals, solvent refined coal, and other products; coal pyrolysis
and hydrogeneration; chemical character of coal products; fundamental engineering challenges.

PEE 848: Risk Analysis in Petroleum Ventures (3 Units)


Practical application of risk analysis techniques to oil and gas ventures. Topics covered include
the risk adjusted value, exploration economics, risk aversion and its management, controlling risk
by sharing, capital budgeting and project selection, and search area analysis. Participants will get
practice in the determination and selection of oil and gas business strategies and tactics.

PEE 848: LNG Processing (3 Units)


Processing of natural gas for liquefaction. Thermodynamics cryogenics, liquid recovery. Plant
design. LNG storage, transportation, regasification, feasibility studies.

PEE 829: Artificial Lift Methods (2 Units)


Design and comparison of artificial lift systems including sucker rod pumping, gas lift, electrical
submersible pumping, hydraulic pumping, jet pumping, plunger lift and other methods.

PEE 815: Improved Recovery Methods (2 Units)


Transport of mass and heat through porous media. Specific applications to misciple displacement
of oil, flow of non-Newtonian fluids surfactants, inert gas injection, and other modern fluid
injection methods.

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PEE845: Thermal Recovery Methods (2 Units)
Applicability of thermal recovery methods to oil recovery. Theory of displacement mechanisms,
thermodynamics of steam, heat transfer calculations, design of steam floods, comparison with
other improved recovery methods. In situ and wet combustion techniques.

Rock Mechanics (3 Units)


Application of theories in mechanics and properties of rock to problems of rock failure, solutions
of equations of rock mechanics. Application to mining and drilling. Rock mechanics in Oil and
Gas exploration and production. Definition of rocks, rock properties and rock classification,
density, specific gravity, porosity, permeability, stress: forces, stresses and their effects, rock,
strength and failure criteria, deformation of rocks, crater formation, plastic and pseudo plastic
characteristics of rocks load rate mechanism, static and impact loading; tooth penetration as a
function of differential pressure on drilling rate, rock-bit interaction, well bore stability,
application of rock mechanics to well completion, well stimulation, reservoir engineering, safety
and environment Use of rock mechanics soft wares

PEE 825: Graduate Seminar in Petroleum Engineering (1 Unit)


This is a required course for all graduate students. A series of seminars will be delivered by
students following extensive literature review on topics of current research interest in Petroleum
Engineering. Presentation and communication skills in will be emphasized. Use of modern
computer language for presentations is a prerequisite for this course. Soft skills in the work place,
team building skills and entrepreneurial skills. Stress management

Graduate Seminar in Economics (1 Unit)


This is a required course for all graduate students in the Petroleum Economics option. A series of
seminars will be delivered by students following extensive literature review on topic of current
interest in Petroleum Economics. Presentation and communication skills will be emphasized. Use
of modern computer language for presentations is a prerequisite for this course. Soft skills in the
work place, team building skills and entrepreneurial skills. Stress management

PEE 899: M.Eng Thesis (6 units)


Directed research on some problems within an approved area. Examination and written thesis are
required.

PEE 844: Micro and Macro Economics (2 units)


The aim of this course is to provide a thorough grounding in the techniques and practical
application of micro economic analysis. The course will cover allocation of resources, the theory
of price, theories of consumer behaviour, supply and the theory of costs, the theory of the firm,
and the need for government intervention. This course is intended to give students an appreciation
for the working of an economic system. Such economic problems as unemployment, inflation,
economic instability and the role of government in these issues are analyzed. Macro-economic
models as applied in the areas of agriculture and industry will be emphasized. Similarly, the role
of the Federal and the State Governments in the Nigerian economy will receive emphasis. The
topics to be covered will include, but will not be limited to the following: Macro Economic
Concepts and Measurement, National Income, National Product, Domestic Product, Macro
Economic Models, Consumption, Capital and investment, Money supply, Demand for money,
Inflation, Economic Growth, Monetary and Fiscal Policy, Income Distribution.

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PEE 847: Production Management (2 units)
The objective of this course is to introduce to the students the scope and capabilities of
manufacturing and servicing systems and to provide him/her with knowledge through which
he/she can improve the operation and efficiency of each system.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENT
Mandatory Duration of Programmes
The duration for the Programme is as follow:
i. Full-time: A minimum of four (4) semesters and a maximum of six (6) semesters
ii. Part-time: A minimum of six (6) semesters and a maximum of eight (8) semesters.

a. Academic Session
An academic session consists of two semesters. Each semester normally comprises
15 weeks of teaching and two weeks of examinations.

b. Modular System
All engineering programmes shall be run on a modular system, commonly referred
to as Course Unit system. All courses should therefore be sub-divided into more
or less self-sufficient and logically consistent packages that are taught within a
semester and examined at the end of that particular semester. Unit weights should
be attached to each course.
c. Definition of Units or Unit:
Units are loads attached to a course. One Unit load is equivalent to one hour per
week per semester of 15 weeks of lectures or two hours of tutorials or three hours
per week of term paper work or laboratory practical per semester of 15 weeks.

M. Eng. Requirements
For M. Eng. Programmes, candidates shall be required to have taken a minimum of 31 Units
comprising 24 Units of Coursework, 1 unit of Seminar and 6 Units of Research.

Attendance
In order to be eligible for examination in a particular taught course, a student shall have attended
a minimum of 75% of the total periods of formal instructions delivered for the course.

Course Evaluation
Attainment Levels
Assessment of students shall be based on a combination of performance in some or
all of the following areas:

 Examinations;
 Continuous assessments;
 Oral presentations and Seminars and problem solving exercises;
 Assignments;
 Group project works; and
 Thesis/Dissertations.

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Continuous Assessment
Continuous assessment shall be done through essays, tests, term papers, tutorial exercises, quizzes
and home works. Scores from continuous assessment shall constitute at least 30% of the final
marks for courses which are primarily theoretical.

Examinations
Course Work
a. Continuous assessment shall constitute not less than 30% while examination constitute not
more than 70%.
b. The minimum requirement for a pass in any course shall be a weighted score of 50%.
c. Any student who fails in any course, shall repeat such a course; and
d. Any student whose Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) falls below 2.50 at the end of
2 consecutive Semesters shall be required to withdraw from the programme.

The scoring and grading of courses shall be as follows:

Marks Letter Grades Grade Points


70 and above A 5
60 -69 B 4
51 -59 C 3
0 -49 F 0
Thesis or Dissertation
i. A candidate must write and submit an acceptable Thesis/Dissertation on his project.
The work constituting the subject of a Thesis/dissertation may be theoretical,
experimental or design-oriented or a combination of these. The project work may
proceed in parallel with the taught courses, but will not be accepted for assessment
until the candidate has successfully completed the taught courses.
ii. Each candidate shall give at least one departmental/college seminar on his
project/research during the course of his programme.
iii. A panel of examiners shall be composed to orally assess a thesis or dissertation
according to FUPRE regulations. An external examiner shall read and grade the
report. The final grade for the project report shall be the average of the separate
grades of an internal assessment process and the external examiner’s assessment.
iv. The minimum composition of the examination panel shall comprise:
a. External Examiner (Chairman);
b. Head of Department;
c. Supervisor;
d. Co-supervisor (if any);
e. Internal Examiner;
f. One member appointed by the Postgraduate School.
v. The Thesis/Dissertation is graded on a pass or fail basis.

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LIST OF TEACHING STAFF

S/N NAME RANK SPECIALIZATION TENURE


1. Engr. Dr. E. U. Jegbefume Senior Lecturer Production Permanent
2. Engr. Prof. DuluAppah Professor Production & Adjunct
Utilization

3 Engr. Prof. O. A. Olafuyi Professor Reservoir Adjunct


4 Engr. Dr. K. Ohirian Reader Production Sabbatical
5 Engr. Dr. K. Bello Senior Lecturer Drilling Adjunct
6 Engr. Dr. Peters E. Akpoturi Senior Lecturer Drilling Permanent
7 Engr. Dr. B. Oriji Senior Lecturer Drilling Adjunct
8 Engr. Dr. John Oloro Senior Lecturer Reservoir Permanent
9. Engr. Dr. Oscar Ogali Lecturer I Reservoir Permanent

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DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (PhD)
PROGRAMME

INTRODUCTION
Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering is one of the most diverse fields of engineering in
existence. While the Federal University of Petroleum Resources is a specialized university that
caters for the needs of the Oil and Gas Industry, the Department of Petroleum and Natural Gas
Engineering offers a broader range of expertise. Therefore, it has designed postgraduate
Programmes for the award of Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Petroleum and Natural Gas
Engineering with specialization in the following fields:
(i) Reservoir Engineering & Management (REM)
(ii) Production Engineering
(iii) Petroleum Economics
(iv) Gas Engineering
(v) Drilling Engineering
The Programmes are mission-oriented and closely linked with the Oil and Gas industry with a
view to evolving practical solutions to modern day technological problems. Innovation and reality
are encouraged by blending sound theoretical work with challenging projects.

PHILOSOPHY
The philosophy of the postgraduate programme is as follows:
 Development of highly skilled professionals for the public, private and international
organizations, as well as for teaching and research in Tertiary Institutions and for global
competitiveness.
 Development and provision of special engineering education geared towards the
achievement of national goals and objectives of industrialization and self-reliance for
Engineering graduates in Petroleum Engineering.
 Provision of training in the theory and practice of engineering in a bid to assist Engineers
realize their dreams.

AIMS/OBJECTIVES
The aims and objectives of the postgraduate programme in Engineering are geared at:

 Providing students with knowledge and competitive skills to enhance their


performance and to enable them to assume broader responsibilities in the rapidly
changing environment in the context of the global and contemporary knowledge
economy;

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 Producing high level practitioners who are capable of applying appropriate
engineering principles and techniques for solving problems in the local, national
and international environment viz-a-viz teaching, research and industry.

 Producing socially responsive and functional engineers capable of positively


driving the engine of Nigeria’s economy through accelerated technology
development.

 Producing graduates who have the ability to impart knowledge to others:


Teaching in Universities and other higher Institutions with adequate research
experience; and
.
RATIONAL/JUSTIFICATION
The rationale of the programme is designed to suit the university philosophy, mission and vision.
To justify the programme design, stated below is the university philosophy, mission and vision:

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
A candidate who holds a Master’s degree, with a minimum CGPA of 3.50 on a 5-point scale or an
average of 60%, which includes coursework and research thesis in Petroleum Engineering, from a
recognized university may be admitted provided the university matriculation requirement is
satisfied.

COURSE OUTLINE
The Ph.D. Degree programme is normally by research and geared towards preparing students for
advanced research and academic career in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering. However,
candidates may be required to take selective taught courses with respect to area of specialization
as may be determine by the department. Taught courses are to be organized and formally offered
by the department to cater for the needs of students. The Ph.D would be awarded on the basis of a
thesis that represents the outcome of a research, relevant to the principles and practice of Petroleum
Engineering with particular reference to the area of specialization. The programme will also
embrace a specially designed programme of research training through regular staff postgraduate
seminars during which general and specific research efforts of students and staff are discussed.

Course contents specification for PhD in Petroleum & Natural Gas Engineering with specialization
in:

(a) Reservoir Engineering & Management (REM)


(b) Production Engineering
(c) Petroleum Economics
(d) Gas Engineering
(e) Drilling Engineering

Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering Degree

(a) Reservoir Engineering & Management (REM)

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S/N Semester Course code COURSE L T P Credit
TITLE Unit

1. 1 PEE 901 REM Qualifying 2 - - 2


Examination

2. 1 PEE 911 Advances in Reservoir 2 - - 2


Engineering

3. 1 PEE 991 REM Seminar l 2 - - 2


4. 1 PEE Elective 2 2
ELECTIVE

5. 2 PEE 992 REM Seminar ll 2 - - 2

6. 2 PEE 993 REM Seminar lll 2 - - 2

7. 2 PEE 999 REM Ph.D thesis - 9 9 18

8 PEE Elective 2 - - 2
ELECTIVE
Total 12 9 9 34

(b) Petroleum Production Engineering (PPE)


S/N Semester Course Code COURSE L T P Credit
TITLE Unit

1. 1 PEE 902 PPE Qualifying 2 - - 2


Examination
2 PEE Elective 2 - - 2
ELECTIVE
3 1 PEE 912 Advances in Petroleum 2 - - 2
Production Engineering
4 1 PEE 994 PPE Seminar l 2 - - 2
5 2 PEE 995 PPE Seminar ll 2 - - 2
6 2 PEE 996 PPE Seminar lll 2 - - 2
7 2 PEE 999 PPE Ph.D thesis 9 9 18
8 2 PEE Elective 2 - - 2
ELECTIVE
Total 12 9 9 34

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(c) Drilling & Well Engineering (DWE)

S/N Semester Course Code COURSE L T P Credit


TITLE Unit

1 PEE 903 DWE Qualifying 2 - - 2


Examination
2 1 PEE Elective 2 - - 2
ELECTIVE
3 1 PEE 923 Advances in Drilling & 2 - - 2
Well Engineering
4 1 PEE 997 DWE Seminar l 2 - - 2
5 2 PEE 998 DWE Seminar ll 2 - - 2
6 2 PEE 910 DWE Seminar lll 2 - - 2
7 2 PEE 999 DWE Ph.D thesis - 9 9 18
PEE Elective 2 - - 2
ELECTIVE
Total 12 9 9 30

(d) Natural Gas Engineering & Utilization (GEU)

S/N Semester Course Code COURSE L T P Credit


I TITLE Unit

1 1 PEE 904 GEU Qualifying 2 - - 2


Examination
2 1 PEE 924 Advances in Gas 2 - - 2
Engineering
3 1 PEE 911 GEU Seminar l 2 - - 2
4 1 PEE ELECTIVE 2 - - 2
ELECTIVE

5 2 PEE 912 GEU Seminar ll 2 - - 2


6 2 PEE 913 GEU Seminar lll 2 - - 2
7 2 PEE 999 GEU Ph.D thesis - 9 9 18
8 2 PEE ELECTIVE 2 - - 2
ELECTIVE
Total 14 9 9 34

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(e) Petroleum Economics & Risk Management (PER)
S/N Semester Course code COURSE L T P Credit
I TITLE Unit

1 PEE 900 PER Qualifying 2 - - 2


Examination
2 1 PEE ELECTIVE 2 - - 2
ELECTIVE
3 1 PEE 901 Advances in Petroleum 2 - - 2
Engineering
4 1 PEE 911 PER Seminar I 2 - - 2

5 2 PEE 912 PER Seminar 2 - - 2


6 2 PEE 913 PER Seminar 2 - - 2
2 PEE 916 PER Ph.D. thesis 9 9 18
7
8 2 PEE ELECTIVE 2 - - 2
ELECTIVE
Total 14 9 9 34

KEY: L – Lecture, T – Tutorial, P – Practical, CU – Credit Units, x - laboratory

DESCRIPTION OF GRADUATE COURSES:

PEE 901 REM Qualifying Examination (2 Units)


Courses in reservoir engineering passed at an entry examination qualifying student for admittance

PEE 911 Advances in Reservoir Engineering (2 Units)


Recent and relevant advances in Petroleum Reservoir Engineering studies

PEE 991 REM Seminar l (2 Units)


First research seminar presentation on research work

PEE ELECTIVE Elective (2 Units)


Elective courses taken as advised by the supervisor

PEE 992 REM Seminar ll (2 Units)


Second departmental research seminar presentation

PEE 993 REM Seminar lll (2 Units)


Third departmental research seminar presentation

PEE 999 REM Ph.D thesis (18 Units)


Independent research on some problems within an approved area of Reservoir Engineering

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PEE 902 PPE Qualifying Examination (2 Units)
Courses in petroleum production engineering passed at an entry examination qualifying student
for admittance

PEE 912 Advances in Petroleum Production Engineering (2 Units)


Recent and relevant advances in Petroleum Production Engineering studies

PEE 994 PPE Seminar l (2 Units)


First departmental research seminar presentation

PEE 995 PPE Seminar ll (2 Units)


Second departmental research seminar presentation

PEE 996 PPE Seminar lll (2 Units)


Third departmental research seminar presentation

PEE 999 PPE Ph.D. thesis (18 Units)


Independent research on some problems within an approved area of Production Engineering

PEE 903 DWE Qualifying Examination (2 Units)


Courses in petroleum drilling and well engineering passed at an entry examination qualifying
student for admittance

PEE 923 Advances in Drilling & Well Engineering (2 Units)


Recent and relevant advances in Petroleum drilling and well engineering studies

PEE 997 DWE Seminar l (2 Units)


First departmental research seminar presentation

PEE 998 DWE Seminar ll (2 Units)


Second departmental research seminar presentation

PEE 910 DWE Seminar lll (2 Units)


Third departmental research seminar presentation

PEE 999 DWE Ph.D. thesis (18 Units)


Independent research on some problems within an approved area of Drilling and Well Engineering

PEE 904 GEU Qualifying Examination (2 Units)


Courses in natural gas engineering passed at an entry examination qualifying student for
admittance

PEE 924 Advances in Gas Engineering (2 Units)


Recent and relevant advances in Natural Gas engineering and Gas processing and utilization
studies

PEE 911 GEU Seminar l (2 Units)


First departmental research seminar presentation

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PEE 912 GEU Seminar ll (2 Units)
Second departmental research seminar presentation

PEE 913 GEU Seminar lll (2 Units)


Third departmental research seminar presentation

PEE 999 GEU Ph.D. thesis (18 Units)


Independent research on some problems within an approved area of Natural Gas Engineering,
Processing and Gas Utilization

PEE 900 PER Qualifying Examination (2 Units)


Courses in petroleum economics and risk management passed at an entry examination qualifying
student for admittance

PEE 901 Advances in Petroleum Engineering (Economics) (2 Units)


Recent and relevant advances in petroleum engineering studies with focus on petroleum economics
and risk management

PEE 911 PER Seminar I (2 Units)


First departmental research seminar presentation

PEE 912 PER Seminar ll (2 Units)


Second departmental research seminar presentation

PEE 913 PER Seminar lll (2 Units)


Third departmental research seminar presentation

PEE 916 PER Ph.D. thesis (18 Units)


Independent research on some problems within an approved area of Petroleum Economics and
Risk Management

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
Mandatory Duration of Programmes
The duration for each programme is as follow:

d. Full-time: A minimum of six (6) semesters and a maximum of twelve 12


semesters.
e. Part-time: A minimum of eight (8) semesters and a maximum of sixteen (16)
semesters.
Progress Report

A candidate shall submit a written progress report to his Supervisor at least once a year.
The Supervisor shall assess the report and submit both his assessment and the student’s
report to the Head of Department for appropriate action.

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Thesis or Dissertation
i. A candidate must write and submit an acceptable Thesis that represents the outcome
of a research, relevant to the principles and practice of the area of specialization in
Petroleum and Natural Engineering.

ii. Each candidate shall give at least one departmental/college seminar on his
project/research during the course of his programme.
iii. A panel of examiners shall be composed to orally assess a thesis or dissertation
according to FUPRE regulations. The minimum composition of the examination
panel shall comprise:

a. External Examiner(Chairman);
b. Head of Department who must be a Ph.D. holder;
c. Supervisor;
d. Co-supervisor;

e. One other member of the Department who is not below the rank of a Senior
lecturer or an academic staff from a related Department within the Faculty
who must be a Ph.D. holder as Internal Examiner; and
f. A representative of the Board of the School of Postgraduate (PG) Studies.

iv. The format and number of copies of the Thesis to be submitted must conform to
University Regulation.
v. The Thesis shall be graded on a pass or fail basis.

Withdrawal from Programme


A candidate shall be asked to withdraw from the PhD programme under any of the
following conditions:
i. If he/she is not making satisfactory progress
ii. If he/she fails twice in defending his thesis

Award of Ph.D.
A candidate will be awarded the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Petroleum and
Natural Gas Engineering when he has:
i. Satisfactorily completed the taught courses (where applicable)
ii. Defended his thesis successfully, and
iii. Satisfied internal and external examiners appointed by the Senate.
These regulations are subject to the

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