PTRT 1307
Recovery and Production Methods

Western Texas College

  1. Basic Course Information
    1. Petroleum recovery and production methods
  2. Student Learning Outcomes
    1. Describe natural reservoir drive mechanisms and artificial lift methods
    2. Identify the components of lift surface systems
    3. Identify factors used to select and describe basic life and recovery methods
  3. Major Course Requirements
    1. Homework
    2. Lab Attendance / Participation
    3. Test / Final Exam.
  4. Information on Books and Other Course Materials
    1. Book:  Fundamentals of Petroleum, 5th ed. PETEX
  5. Other Policies, Procedures and Important Dates, please refer to the WTC Catalog for the following:
  6. Course Organization and Schedule
    1. Disclaimer:  Schedule and content is subject to change at the instructor’s discretion.
  7. Grading
    1. Homework - 40%
    2. Lab Participation - 30%
    3. Test/Final Exam - 20%
    4. Attendance - 10%
  8. Weekly Schedule (subject to change)
Week Number Section/Online Work
Week  1 History of well production/recovery 
Week  2  Fundamentals of Petroleum Reservoirs
Week  3  Natural reservoir drive mechanisms
Week  4  Natural reservoir drive mechanisms (cont'd)
Week  5 Test 1
Week  6 Well Completions
Week  7 Evaluating Well Performance
Week  8 Workover Methods & Planning
Week  9 What Controls the Well
Week  10 Test 2
Week  11 Beam pumping
Week  12 Subsurface Hydraulic Pumping
Week  13 Electric Submersible Pumping
Week  14 Gas Lift & Fracking
Week  15 Pre-Final Exam Week
Week  16 Final Exam


                                                                

 

Last Modified: August 21, 2017