PTRT 1321
Oil Field Hydraulics

Western Texas College

  1. Basic Course Information
    1. Study of well control practices applicable to drilling, completion, and production. Includes calculating and evaluating the characteristics of the flowing and static fluids in various tubular and annular systems.
  2. Student Learning Outcomes
    1. Calculate and determine the pressure loss inside a tubular system.
    2. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the different hydraulic systems used in oil field applications
    3. Demonstrate the impact on pressure control in flowing wells
  3. Major Course Requirements
    1. Homework
    2. Test(s)
    3. Lab Attendance
    4. Final Exam.
  4. Information on Books and Other Course Materials
    1. None
  5. Other Policies, Procedures and Important Dates are available in the Catalog.
  6. Grading - Disclaimer:  Schedule and content is subject to change at the instructor’s discretion.
    Class/Lab Assignments 60%
    Test  20%
    Final Exam  20%

 

  1. Course Organization and Schedule:
    1. Weekly Course Schedule

     

    WEEK 1 INTRODUCTION TO HYDRAULICS, PROPERTIES OF FLUIDS
    WEEK 2 FLUID STATICS
    WEEK 3  FLUID FLOW CONCEPTS AND MEASUREMENTS
    WEEK 4 Test 1
    WEEK 5  HYDRAULIC WORKOVER UNITS & COMPLETION & WORKOVER FLUIDS (Well Control for  Completion and Workover book)
    WEEK 6 BLOWOUT PREVENTION EQUIPMENT (Well Control)
    WEEK 7 PRESSURE BASICS (Well Control)
    WEEK 8 Test 2
    WEEK 9  KICK FUNDAMENTALS
    WEEK 10 SHUT-IN PROCEDURES
    WEEK 11  WELL CONTROL  METHODS
    WEEK 12  GRADUALLY VARIED UNSTEADY FLOW FROM RESERVOIRS
    WEEK 13 Test 3
    WEEK 14 PRESENTATION OF RESEARCH PROJECT (TURN IN PAPERS)
    WEEK 15  PRE-FINAL EXAM WEEK
    WEEK 16 FINAL EXAM WEEK



 

Last Modified: August 19, 2015