Institute of Graduate Studies and Research

Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering (MSc)

Duration 2 Years
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About the Program

The Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering Master Program aims to provide an in-depth study and specialization opportunities in the field of petroleum and natural gas engineering, at graduate levels. Students, after graduating from the program, will be able to research better, and present the results of their research in a formal presentation, both in written and oral formats. A thesis study on selected petroleum and natural gas engineering topic is a required task of the program. In addition to the core courses, the students will be able to select their area of specialization via the relevant elective courses. In this respect, the students will be able to specialize in different fields of the discipline, namely exploration and production.

Education Opportunities

The Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering Master Program, with its international character of students, will bring international research topics with real problems and relevant solutions. Students will be able to study, covering almost all major areas of the discipline within Exploration, Reservoir, and Production, with a wide range of course selection opportunities provided, in order for the applicants to establish creative or contemporary solutions, which require petroleum and natural gas engineering expertise. The presence of research-oriented experienced instructors with field expertise will provide a wide range of thesis and topic selection, in addition to the relevant full capacity laboratories aiding their education and training.

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Career Areas

Graduates of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering Master Program can work as managers in institutions and companies focusing on petroleum and gas related practices. Specially, petroleum and gas exploration companies, petroleum and gas production companies, refineries, companies related with storage and transportation of petroleum and gas, as well as state enterprises related to energy in general. Graduates can also find employment opportunities within large-scale companies and multinational companies operating within the energy sector. They can also pursue an academic career by completing a doctorate degree and find employment within higher education institutions as academic staff.

Contact

Institute of Graduate Studies and Research
Graduate Sciences and Education Center, GE106
Tel: +90 392 671 1111 Extension: 2214-2228
Institute E-mail: ciu-institute@ciu.edu.tr

Compulsory modules

First Semester
SEMINAR

Course code

BASC590

Credit

0

Theoretical

0

Practical

0

Ects

Seminar course is designed to promote research interest in various areas of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. Students are expected to further advance and deepen their knowledge regarding research methods through discussions of research results made in their fields of specialization. Students will make presentations on the progress of their research and will hold discussions with teachers to expand the range of their research. An additional objective of the research seminars is to nurture global IT specialists by having students make presentations at national or international conferences. Students are required to attend both research seminars and conferences for developing their research ability. Master students must register and fulfill departmental requirements of the seminar.
ADVANCED DRILLING TECHNOLOGY

Course code

PNGE501

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

8
Site preparation, excavation and levelling, and mud pond design will be the main topics to be covered in this course. Detailed analysis of characteristics of rock types to be drilled, operation parameters related with the drilling mechanism and utilization of optimum parameters in drill hole design will also be discussed. Drilling mud characteristics and related field laboratory analysis will also be covered. Hoisting system analysis according to depth and drill hole design, and relevant manufacturing details will be discussed in detail. Cutting tools and manufacturing details, drilling cost analysis and idle trip time analysis will also be studied. Equipment standards and measurements, and equipment types such as stabilizers, subs, DP and DC will also be topics to be covered.
Area Elective

Course code

PNGE5X1

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

0
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Area Elective

Course code

PNGE5X2

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

0
Alan Seçmeli
Second Semester
THESIS

Course code

PNGE500

Credit

0

Theoretical

0

Practical

0

Ects

60
MSc thesis is the program of research leading to MSc degree, arranged between an MSc Candidate and the supervisor. Students who successfully complete this course; defines the problem for scientific study; searches the literature to prepare for scientific work; identifies research possibilities by analyzing studies in the literature; determines the requirements that will form the basis of the scientific work to be done; analyze the methodologies to be used for the identified research topic; designs the problem solution in line with the methodologies to be used. They implement problem solving using either or both experimental and simulation methods They will also prepare the master thesis by reporting the results of the solution. In addition, the students must submit their work before the scientific jury.
FUNDAMENTALS OF RESERVOIR SIMULATION AND MODELLING

Course code

PNGE502

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

8
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Area Elective

Course code

PNGE5X3

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

0
Alan Seçmeli
Area Elective

Course code

PNGE5X4

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

0
Alan Seçmeli
AREA ELECTIVE

Course code

PNGE5X5

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

0
AREA ELECTIVE

Optional modules

ENHANCED SECONDARY OIL RECOVERY

Course code

PNGE505

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

8
ENHANCED SECONDARY OIL RECOVERY
ADVANCED MUD AND CEMENT ENGINEERING FOR OIL WELLS

Course code

PNGE509

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

8
Mud circulation is one of the primary operation parameters in drilling mechanism. The organization of bit cooling, cleaning of the rock cuttings produced during drilling and providing the necessary pressure to overcome the existing formation pressures that is effective; thereby concentrating on the advanced knowledge required to overcome such. The preparation of the mud, in consistence with the aforesaid characteristics. pH, density and upward velocity calculations and control will form the basis of the course. In cases where formation pressures cannot be overcome, casing is installed in the hole, AND then cemented. Deep understanding of the rock characteristics and cementing will also be studied in detail.
OIL AND NATURAL GAS MARKETS

Course code

PNGE516

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

8
The main pillars of the oil and gas markets will be introduced to the students in this course. Detailed information and knowledge will also be supplied regarding major producing countries, major consuming countries, exporteing countries and importing countries, with special emphasis on advantages and disadvantages of exporting and importing. On the agenda of the course, oil and gas related sales and purchase agreement models, oil and gas prices will also take place. Besides these, the students will also be supplied with the following information and disacussed in detail: international institutions like OPEC and International Energy Agency. Oil and Natural Gas Outlooks (global and regional) will be within the coverage of this course.
RESEARCH METHODS

Course code

BASC501

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

This course introduces students to research methods and contemporary issues related to research in a university setting. Students will be introduced to research proposal development, scientific literature reviews, measurement analysis, statistical data analysis, and research planning techniques, good research practice, and oral and written research communication. Ethics and intellectual property topics related to research will also be covered. During this course, students will evaluate the broad impact of their engineering research and relevant constraints and data analysis skills. Also students will research, plan, execute and evaluate a self-defined research project. Research will focus on the Engineering Themes of Energy, Water, Health or Security.
RESEARCH METHODS

Course code

EMNT525

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

0
This course is designed to be a background pass to graduate studies. The ability to formulate a research question, finding the data relevant to research questions, analyze those data, and presentation of research findings are skills that will be acquired through this course. Scientific thinking skills and methods of research, using library and online archives, experimental design, and presenting quantitative data are modules covered within the scope of this course. Scientific communication, writing research proposals, scientific reporting and thesis writing are also supported. Conference presentations, time management in research projects, ethical issues, plagiarism and skills of working in a group and networking are also highlighted throughout the semester.
COMPUTER AIDED DATA ANALYSIS

Course code

EMNT515

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

PETROLEUM RESERVIOR ENGINEERING-I

Course code

PNGE311

Credit

0

Theoretical

0

Practical

0

Ects

5
Petroleum reservoir engineering course is designed to convey the students all the necessary information to get acquainted with reservoir engineering. Accordingly, the following topics will be discussed in detail: review of petroleum fluid properties and flow in porous media; reserve estimation using volumetric and material balance methods in gas, gas-condensate and oil reservoirs; discussion of reservoir drive mechanisms; aquifer models; decline analysis; routine and special core analysis; PVT data and equation of state modelling; single phase flow in reservoirs; introduction to well testing; introduction to reservoir modelling; introduction to reservoir recovery processes. Similarly, the following concepts will also be given, inclusive of practical applications: Darcy's Law and Applications, Concepts of permeability, Relative permeability, Capillary pressure, Wettability, Material Balance Equations for Different Types of Reservoirs and Drives, Aquifer Behaviour and Water Influx, Immiscible Displacement, Buckley-Leverett theory, Gravity-Stable Displacement, Water and Gas Injection, Coning and Cusping, Decline Curve Analysis, Reservoir and wellbore deliverability.
PETROLEUM PRODUCTION ENGINEERING-I

Course code

PNGE321

Credit

0

Theoretical

0

Practical

0

Ects

5
Fundamental principles of production engineering and fundamental elements of production systems. Drill stem testing, well completion methods, completion fluids and sand control. Perforating, well head equipment and flow control devices, production packers, oil and gas separators. Flowing well performance, sucker rod pumping, submersible electrical centrifugal pumping, well stimulation techniques; acidizing, hydraulic fracturing. The aim of this course is to provide familiarization of the principles and applications of various theories and techniques necessary to design, estimate and maximize production performance in a cost effective manner within various constraints from the oil and gas well systems. Attempts will be made to understand how these techniques could be applied in a practical field development project to identify the best way of exploiting petroleum reserves, as well as maximizing ultimate production. This course will address details of reservoir inflow performance, well flowing performance, design of artificial lift systems, familiarization of petroleum production facilities, and analysis and optimization of total petroleum production systems using conventional and nodal analysis. Students will also be given opportunity to apply these theories and methods through numerical problem based exercises and practical project assignments. The project assignment may require the use of a commercial simulator.
NATURAL GAS ENGINEERING

Course code

PNGE401

Credit

0

Theoretical

0

Practical

0

Ects

6
Natural Gas Engineering , although similar in many respects to petroleum-related technologies, differs a lot at the same time. The understanding of gas-bearing strata, related exploration drilling, dangers related with the nature of gas itself-explosion, burning, high underground pressures and methods of coping with such dangers. Introduction to the natural gas occurences, utilization and reserves in the world; Water content, heating value, and hydrates of natural gases. Flow and metering of gases in pipes and wellbores. Natural gas compression, reserve estimates, and storage. Geological and geophysical data of the basin, interpretations of these data and taking the ever-important decision to commence exploration are all of ultimate importance in natural gas engineering. Possible topics to be covered are as follows: Phase Relations in Reservoir Engineering; Phase relations as applied to condensate and retrograde condensate reservoirs and to other problems in petroleum production; enhanced gas recovery, gas pipeline transportation, natural gas processing and liquefaction; equilibrium thermodynamics and its relevance to phase behavior predictions and phase equilibrium data description; phase behavior principles to natural gas condensate systems.
PETROLEUM RESERVIOR ENGINEERING-II

Course code

PNGE312

Credit

0

Theoretical

0

Practical

0

Ects

5
Petroleum reservoir engineering is a complex issue and this course is designed to enter into every single detail to understand the topic thoroughly. The best method to get acquainted to the reservoir system is to create a model and work on it. In other words, geophysical, geological, petrophysical and engineering data with geostatistical methods will be utilized to create reservoir descriptions for dynamic reservoir modeling (simulation). Within the scope of the course, the following topics will also be discussed in detail: geostatistical concepts such as variogram modeling, Kriging and sequential Gaussian simulation; combination of several techniques to quantify uncertainty in a realistic dynamic reservoir simulation. Steady and unsteady state single phase flow equations through porous materials, steady and unsteady superposition will also be discussed, together with multiphase flow through porous materials. Finally, methods of reservoir characterization in homogeneous and heterogeneous reservoirs.
PETROLEUM PRODUCTION ENGINEERING-II

Course code

PNGE322

Credit

0

Theoretical

0

Practical

0

Ects

5
Petroleum Production Engineering II is the continuation of the initial course, with maximum possible detail and scope. In this course, the students will become familiar with the production techniques, in addition to environmental impact assessment as a must of the recent industrial activities by law. The topics to be covered will include: Artificial lift methods; Reservoir performance: fluid flow in porous media, productivity index, Vogel method and flow efficiency, Fetkovitch method, future reservoir performance prediction methods; Fundamental principles of fluid flow in pipes, multi phase flow in pipes and pressure drop calculations for multiphase flow in pipes; Optimum tubing desing for different well geometries: Wellhead and choke performance prediction methods; Rate decline curves.Continuity of sustainable production and an introduction to the pipes to be laid for transportation will be introduced.
PETROLEUM ENGINEERING DESIGN

Course code

PNGE403

Credit

0

Theoretical

0

Practical

0

Ects

7
Petroleum Engineering Design is a project-based course, designed for the student to start from "a" and come to "z" with respect to reconnaiscence, exploration, drilling, testing and production, including property valuation. Common topics of the course will be: Introduction to design methodology in Petroleum Engineering, formulation of design problems, consideration of alternate solutions, feasibility analysis; Development of student creativity by using open ended problems. Project engineering and management of engineering projects will also be included, comprising risk analysis as well. A case study of designing drilling projects will be given to a group of students and teamwork will be observed to complete and present the findings of the project.
INTERPRETATION OF GAS WELL TESTING

Course code

PNGE508

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

8
The course introduces the following topics in detail within its scope: basic theory of gas flow in porous media, flow tests, empirical method, theoretical method, isochronal well testing, modified isochronal well testing, and use of pseudo pressure in gas well test analysis will also be covered within the scope of the course. Also, gas well drawdown test with pseudo pressure concepts, gas well build-up test with pseudo pressure concepts will be discussed in detail with executed examples. The students will also be guided in detail on how to write a field test job plan, related to gas well twisting and its interpretation.

Students who are interested in pursuing advanced graduate studies leading to a master’s, doctoral degree, or professional doctorate degree for the Fall and Spring semesters every year. Applicants can directly apply online to our graduate programs using the application portal.

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  • Documents to prove English proficiency for English language departments,
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Students who are interested in pursuing advanced graduate studies leading to a master’s, doctoral degree, or professional doctorate degree for the Fall and Spring semesters every year. Applicants can directly apply online to our graduate programs using the application portal.

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  • Bachelor’s Degree Diploma
  • Bachelor’s Degree transcripts for each completed academic term/year.
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  • CV
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Fee pe​r course     € 350,00
Fee for thesis     € 1.050,00
Fee for seminar     € 120,00 
Scientific Foundation per course     € 150,00
Registration and other fees* € 245,00
Student Union fee € 50,00    
  VAT Exc.

*Applies to 1st. Year students. € 195,00 for others.