Petroleum Engineering (PE) syllabus will constitute the topics as mentioned below. Including the below topics, the new inventions in petroleum industry are also included as part of exam. These topics include-
Petroleum Exploration: Classification of rocks, origin, migration, description of petroleum.
Oil & gas Well Drilling Technology: Well planning, drilling method, oil & gas well cementing operations, drill bit types, drilling problems, applications of horizontal, directional survey & drilling tools, multilateral, casting string function
Reservoir Engineering: Petrophysical properties of rocks, coring and core analysis, phase behavior, hydrocarbon system, flow of fluids, water & gas coning, reservoir pressure measurements, reserve estimation & techniques
Petroleum Production Operation: Well equipments, well completion methods, well production problems, servicing, workover fluids, formation damage, storage of petroleum, petroleum system analysis, multiphase flow in tubing & flow lines, nodal system analysis, pressure vessels, storage tanks, artificial lift techniques, pumps, compressors, LNG value chain
Offshore Drilling and Production Practices: Offshore fixed platforms, mobile units, station keeping methods, deep water technologies, well completion, oil processing platforms, water injection platforms, SPM and SBM transportation, mooring & dynamic positioning system, jack up, ships, semi submersibles
Petroleum Formation Evaluation: Evaluation of CBL/ VDL, USIT< SFT, RFT, Production logging tools, principles, FMS- Formation Micro scanner, NMR logging principles, resistivity radioactive, sub surface formations
Oil & gas Well Testing: Derivation & solutions, radius of investigation, superposition principles, horner’s approximation, drill stem testing, pressure transient tests, wellbore effects, multilayer reservoirs, pulse testing, gas well testing, radius of investigation, interference testing
Health Safety & Environment in Petroleum Industry: Safety systems, fire detection & suppression systems, disaster & crisis management, impact of eco system, waste treatment methods, HSE policies, asphyxiation, physiological, toxicity, manual & automatic shutdown systems
Enhanced Oil Recovery Techniques: EOR mechanism, screening of EOR process, microscopic displacement efficiency, EOR methods like chemical flooding, miscible flooding, thermal recoveries, microbial EOR
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