Petroleum engineering

Drilling Engineering Lab

Drilling Mud is a critical component of the well-construction process that remains in contact with the wellbore throughout the entire drilling operation of oil and natural gas wells. The physical properties of a drilling fluid, particularly its density and rheological properties, are monitored to assist in optimizing the drilling process. These physical properties contribute to several important aspects of successful drilling, including controlling pressure, cooling and lubricating of bits, removing cuttings from the well and many other important functions. In addition, our drilling engineering laboratory contains one of sophisticated equipment for drilling simulation, the DrillSim20. It is a drilling and well control simulator, portable and robust making it ideal as a mobile unit delivering training at or near the work site. This simulator meets the criteria specified by IWCF and IADC for industry accreditation. Located on level B4, room 428.

Reservoir Engineering Lab (Petrophysics)

This laboratory provides the knowledge of petroleum fluid properties, such as density and viscosity, as well as some core properties such as porosity and permeability. These properties are essential to estimate the volume of petroleum in place and to know its properties, which is fundamental to later processes after production. Located on level B4, room 428.

Geology Lab

This laboratory contains 30 microscopes that are used to recognize different kinds of rocks and classify them into igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks according to different properties. Students apply the concept they learned on real maps, contour maps, dip angle and outcrops drawing to describe faults and determine the Gross Rock Volume (GRV). Besides, different petro-physical rock properties i.e. Porosity, permeability using different type of thin sections are estimated. Located on level B3, room 319.

Reservoir Simulation Lab

This Simulation laboratory is equipped by a Computer workstation of PETREL, ECLIPSE, RE-STUDIO and KAPPA software. The Petrel platform provides the capture and preservation of knowledge, from exploration to production stages, all contributing to a shared vision of the subsurface. The ECLIPSE offers the industry’s most complete and robust set of numerical solutions for fast and accurate prediction of dynamic behavior for all types of reservoirs and development schemes. It is used to simulate Black Oil models and Compositional models that will generate the files including the outputs that can be visualized using Re-Studio software. The RE-STUDIO software is used to show the results of the run model. The results include the pressure decline inside the reservoir model, the lifetime of the flowing wells, the percentage of oil and gas recovery, and the determination of the well locations producing at optimal rates. KAPPA-Workstation is an integrated engineering suite that offers analysis and modeling tools for reservoir dynamic data. Located at Ex2, room B21.