Faculty of Engineering

Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering

Duration 4 Years
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About the Department

Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering is one of the most important among all engineering disciplines, due to the use of fossil fuels as an energy source, its effect on the economic balance, and the estimated depletion of the reservoirs. Exploring new reservoirs, operating them economically, and transporting the produced petroleum to the point of use with concern for the environment is therefore extremely important for the future of mankind. We aim to be members of the petroleum industry and contribute to both the production and measures to protect the environment (in addition to the exploration, operation, and transportation sides of the trade).

Education Opportunities

The program is designed to prepare graduates to be proficient in mathematics, probability and statistics, fluid mechanics, strength of materials, and thermodynamics. The field-specific topics for petroleum engineering include: design and analysis of well systems, drilling and completing wells, evaluation of subsurface geological formations using geoscientific and engineering methods, design and analysis of systems for producing, injecting and handling fluids, application of reservoir engineering principles for optimizing resource development and management, the use of project economics, and resource evaluation methods for design and decision-making. The content is completed with a graduation project experience that prepares students for engineering practices, incorporating engineering standards and realistic constraints.

The students greatly benefit from technical visits, summer training, and seminars given by professional engineers and administrators of petrol companies. Career days organized by the university enable students to better understand the petroleum and natural gas sector.

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Career Areas

Graduates of this program can easily find job opportunities in local or international firms dealing with petroleum and/or natural gas. The position can be in petroleum exploration, drilling, production, transportation, equipment development and maintenance, or in the refining and development of petroleum products for specific practices. Petroleum and natural gas engineers can work as engineers in exploration and drilling, in production areas, in a refinery as engineers, or as administrators. Petroleum and natural gas engineers can also work as energy engineers focusing on the efficient utilization of petroleum products in all relevant fields.

Contact

Faculty of Engineering
Science and Technology Center, ST 226
Tel: +90 392 671 1111 Extension: 2401
Faculty E-mail: secretary-fe@ciu.edu.tr
Head of Department: Prof. Dr. Mustafa Dağbaşı
Head of Department: E-mail: mdagbasi@ciu.edu.tr
 

Compulsory modules

First Semester
INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTING

Course code

CMPE101

Credit

3

Theoretical

2

Practical

2

Ects

5
This course presents the basics of computer systems. The course is structured in two parts; including a short history of computers, the first part of this course presents the history, basic concepts and terminology of information technology, basic hardware and software components of a computer system, and integration of computer system components. Besides the terminologies and abbreviations, the students learn about the hardware setup of a personal computer and the relations between the processor, memory and secondary devices. The laboratory part includes basic computer usage and office programs (MS Word, Excel). In the second part, basics of problem solving approaches, components and construction of computer programs, flow-charting, and modular programming issues are discussed. Basics of C programming language are covered in classroom.
READING AND WRITING SKILLS-I

Course code

ENGL141

Credit

3

Theoretical

2

Practical

2

Ects

4
This course aims to develop students' listening, speaking, reading - writing and study skills. The course provides students with the opportunity to develop their communication skills through controlled activities and to equip students with the basic study skills necessary to follow the curriculum of English. This course also provides students with the opportunity to process the newly acquired knowledge and to develop their ability to ask questions about how to apply the new knowledge to new situations and ask them to think critically. In addition, this course will enable students to learn about the different strategies required to review the various reading pieces, such as finding the main idea and distinguishing the details from the main idea.
CALCULUS-I

Course code

MATH101

Credit

4

Theoretical

3

Practical

2

Ects

6
Calculus-I provides the methods of differential and integral calculus with applications in geometry, physics and engineering. Students in this course will learn how to use mathematical language needed for applying the concepts of calculus to numerous applications in science and engineering such as identifying types of functions, graph of functions, evaluating limit of functions, limit of elementary functions (polynomial, trigonometric, logarithmic, exponential,…), methods to solve the undefined limits (L’Hopitals Rule), continuous functions, evaluate derivative of functions, definition of derivative, derivative of elementary functions, derivative of product of two functions and division of functions, applications of derivative, evaluate integrals of functions, definition of the integral, integral of elementary functions, substitution method, integration by parts, integral of rational functions, application of the integral (finding the area) .
GENERAL PHYSICS-I

Course code

PHYS101

Credit

4

Theoretical

3

Practical

2

Ects

6
The aim of the course is to provide the basic information in order to help the students to understand the possible complicated problems in engineering. In this regard, the basic principles and methods of solving the problems in physics are thought. The course provides a basic grounding in elementary physics including mechanics. The basic subjects of the course are: Units and dimensions, Uniformly accelerated motion in one dimension, Freefall, Vector mathematics, Two dimensional motion, Newton’s laws of motion, Applications of Newton’s laws, Free body diagrams, Circular motion, Work and energy, Conservation of energy, Momentum, impulse, and collisions, Rotational kinematics, Torque, Static equilibrium. For completeness, the students are supposed to do 6 experiments related to the subjects of the course.
INTRODUCTION TO PETROLEUM ENGINEERING

Course code

PNGE100

Credit

3

Theoretical

1

Practical

0

Ects

3
A course designed to acquaint the students with the basic concepts of petroleum industries, as one of the most important and indispensable energy raw materials. Historical background of petroleum, its sources, world supply and demand, its effect on world politics, chemical and physical properties of petroleum will be discussed. An introduction to petroleum exploration, usage of drill rigs and their development throught petroleum history, ever-important mud engineering techniques to go hand in hand with drilling, utilization of geological information related with probable petroleum ore reserves, geophysical applications that must be carried out during reconnaissance studies, drilling technologies to include , reservoir types and engineering concepts, production methods, refining and transportation of natural hydrocarbons will be discussed in detail.
MODERN TURKISH HISTORY

Course code

TARH100

Credit

0

Theoretical

2

Practical

0

Ects

2
In this course, Ottoman state and society, factors causing the collapse of the state; Ottoman modernization; Tripoli and Balkan Wars, World War I, Mudros Armistice and Sevres Agreement; parties and associations, the national resistance movement led by Mustafa Kemal, the Havza and Amasya Circulars, the Congresses, the National Pact, the Turkish Grand National Assembly; the rebellions, the regular army and the War of Independence; the Mudanya Armistice, the Lausanne Peace Treaty; Revolution in the political field, secularization of the state and society, abolition of the sultanate, declaration of the republic, abolition of the caliphate; 1921 and 1924 constitutions, constitutional changes; Sheikh Said Rebellion; Multi-party experience, secularization and modernization in law, nationalization and secularization in education, Kemalizm and 6 principles, Turkish foreign policy(1923-1938) are covered.
TURKISH

Course code

TURK100

Credit

0

Theoretical

2

Practical

0

Ects

2
This course provides an orientation to modern Turkish language for foreign students who wish to communicate in this language for their needs. It mainly focuses on the differences between Turkish and English Alphabets, especially the sounds and the letters which are not included in the English alphabet (i.e. Turkish letters ç-ğ-i-ö-ş-ü). In addition, basic grammar and sentence structure forms in Turkish are practised. The required grammar and vocabulary will also be developed through their adaptation to daily situations in contexts such as introducing yourselves, greeting, talking about the things they possess by using possessive adjectives, forming positive, negative and question sentences by using present simple, telling the time, talking about their own timetables, using demonstrative pronouns when describing the place of objects and becoming familiar with vocabulary related to family members.
Second Semester
GENERAL CHEMISTRY

Course code

CHEM110

Credit

4

Theoretical

3

Practical

2

Ects

6
In this course, Engineering and Pharmacy Faculty students will learn types of matter, measurements, properties of substances; atoms and atomic theory, components of the atom, introduction to the periodic table, molecules and ions, formulas of ionic compounds, names of ionic compounds; atomic masses, the mole, mass relations in chemical formulas, mass relations in reactions; measurements on gases, the ideal gas law, gas law calculations, psychometric of gaseous reactions, gas mixtures: Partial pressures and atomic spectra, the hydrogen atom, quantum numbers, atomic orbitals; shape and sizes; electron configurations in atoms, orbital diagrams of atoms; polarity of molecules; principles of heat flow, measurements of heat flow, calorimetry, enthalpy, thermochemical equations, enthalpies of formation, the first law of thermodynamics, liquids and solids.
INTRODUCTION TO PROGRAMMING

Course code

CMPE112

Credit

4

Theoretical

3

Practical

2

Ects

6
The course will introduce basic and fundamental programming constructs and techniques through using the C++ programming language in order to generate algorithmic solutions to problems. Upon completion of the course, students will learn an introduction to algorithms, solving problems by flowcharts and pseudo codes, header files, data types, arithmetic & logic operators, control statements (if, if/else, switch-case) and use them as inner statements, loop statements (while, do/while, for), functions, standard functions of programming language, random number generation and their area of use, user-defined functions, global and local variables, recursion, arrays, searching algorithms on arrays, sorting algorithms on arrays, pointers, pointer operators, using pointers with arrays and functions. In the laboratory hours, students are supposed to write full programs or modify existing programs for other solutions.
READING AND WRITING SKILLS-II

Course code

ENGL142

Credit

3

Theoretical

2

Practical

2

Ects

4
This course is the continuation of ENG 101. The course aims to improve students' listening, speaking, reading, writing and working skills. In the course, students are guided in writing compare and contrast essays using Venn diagram. In addition, the aim of the course is to learn the necessary conjunctions for composition writing. In addition, the students will be able to write a four-part critical composition by learning the difference between ideas and factual real sentences and how to write the opposing opinion and sentences used to refute it. Thus, the students will be able to distinguish between the compare and contrast essay and discursive essay. Students will also be able to make presentations by using presentation techniques. In addition, this course aims to summarize the reading pieces of the students and to use the strategies of reading and to draw conclusions and meanings using their reading skills.
CALCULUS-II

Course code

MATH102

Credit

4

Theoretical

3

Practical

2

Ects

6
This course provides the methods of differential and integral calculus with applications in geometry, physics and engineering. Topics included are as follows: Sequences and infinite series, properties of sequences, test for convergence, tests for series with both positive and non-positive series, absolutely convergence and conditionally convergence . Power series, Taylor and Maclaurin series, the radius of convergence. Parametric equations and Polar coordinates, the graph of polar equations, the area in polar coordinates, arc length, speed on a curve and derivative of polar equations. Vectors and vector-valued functions, dot product and cross product of two vectors. Lines and Planes. Functions of several variables, their domain, limit and partial derivatives and definite integral of a function over a region.
GENERAL PHYSICS-II

Course code

PHYS102

Credit

4

Theoretical

3

Practical

2

Ects

6
This course provides the basic information to help the students to understand the possible complicated problems in engineering. The subjects of the course are mostly Electricity and Magnetism. The basic subjects of the course are Properties of electric charges, Coulomb’s law, and Electric field of a continuous charge distribution, Gauss’s law and electric flux. Application of Gauss’s law to charged insulators, Obtaining the value of the electric field from the electric potential, Electric potential and the potential energy due to point charges, Electric potential due to continuous charge distributions, Electric current, Resistance and Ohm’s law, Electromotive force, Resistors in series and in parallel. Kirchhoff’s rules. For completeness, the students are supposed to do 6 experiments all are related to the subjects of the course.
FREE ELECTIVE

Course code

PNGEXX1

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

Third Semester
ENGINEERING DRAWING

Course code

CVLE101

Credit

3

Theoretical

2

Practical

3

Ects

5
The emphasis of Engineering Drawing is placed on using the latest release of computer-aided design (CAD) software commonly used in industry to introduce students to CAD interface, structure, and commands for drawing set-up, introducing coordinate system, creating and modifying geometry, placing, sectioning, rotating, and scaling objects, adding text and dimensions, visualization and solving graphical problems, learning orthographic and isometric drawing techniques in CAD; on the other hand learning basic methods for hand drawing for engineering drawings, introducing the drawing tools, understanding and implementing proper scaling, learning orthographic and isometric drawing techniques, developing the ability to communicate with others through the language of technical drawing and the ability to read and interpret engineering drawings created by others.
THERMODYNAMICS

Course code

ENRE301

Credit

4

Theoretical

3

Practical

2

Ects

7
This course starts with basic concepts and their definitions and moves on to solving examples relating to power, heat and energy. Thermodynamic related properties of pure substances, Equation of state, work and heat, Zeroth law of thermodynamics, First Law of thermodynamics, Ideal and real gases, Internal energy and enthalpy, Second law of thermodynamics, Entropy are introduced. Application of thermodynamic principles starts with the Carnot cycle, steam power cycles, gas power cycles, Otto and Diesel power cycles and ends with refrigeration cycles. Use of thermodynamic properties in designing systems, the effect of parameters is covered. The course also includes practical work in the laboratories and simple design projects based on the use of thermodynamic properties.
ENGINEERING ECONOMY

Course code

INDE232

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

4
The purpose of this course is to provide an introductory basis for economic analysis in decision making process in engineering design, manufacturing equipment and industrial projects. This course aims to supplement engineering students with the knowledge and capability to perform financial analysis especially in the area of capital investment. It emphasizes the systematic evaluation of the costs and benefits associated with proposed technical projects. The student will be exposed to the concepts of the “time value of money” and the methods of discounted cash flow. Students are prepared to make decisions regarding money as capital within a technological or engineering environment. Assignments and homework help and guide the students to apply the knowledge acquired during the course.
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS AND LINEAR ALGEBRA

Course code

MATH201

Credit

4

Theoretical

4

Practical

1

Ects

5
The beginning content of the course includes first order ordinary differential equations and their types of exact, separable, Bernoulli, first order, homogeneous ordinary differential equations, linear independence of the solutions, higher order ordinary differential equations and their solutions. The undetermined coefficient method and variation of parameter method for solution second order ordinary differential equations. The second part of the lecture includes basics of linear algebra: solution of system of equations by Gaussian elimination method, matrix and matrix operations, invertability of the matrices, symmetric matrices, Cramer rule for solution of system of equations, existence of the solution of system of equations.
INTRODUCTION TO PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS

Course code

MATH205

Credit

4

Theoretical

4

Practical

1

Ects

6
The objective of this course is to introduce basic probability and statistics concepts. The focus of this course is on both applications and theory. Topics include: introduction to random variables, simple data analysis and descriptive statistics, frequency distribution, cumulative distribution, sample space, events, counting sample points (basic combinatorics), probability of an event, probability axioms, laws of probability, conditional probability, Bayes’ rule, discrete and continuous random variables, probability distributions, cumulative probability distributions, discrete and continuous probability distributions, discrete uniform, Binomial, Geometric, Hypergeometric, Poisson, Continuous uniform, Normal Disributions, Gamma and Exponential distribution, jointly distributed random variables, expectation and covariance of discrete and continuous random variables, random sampling, sampling distributions, distribution of Sample Mean, Central Limit Theorem(CLT).
GENERAL GEOLOGY

Course code

PNGE132

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

4
A course designed to make the student familiar with the general properties of Earth, minerals and crystals. The formation of earth in pre-historic times, followed by various activities which lead to the formation of different rock types, such as volcanic activities, erosion and transportation of rocks under the oceans and dissipation of heat radioactivity through radioactive sources. Description, classification and properties of three main rock groups, namely volcanic, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks. Tectonic deformation, geological time and age, plate tectonics will also be addressed. Not only physical geology, but structural geology topics will also be supplied to the student, for better understanding of geology. During the course, students will study Earth materials, changes on the surface and in the interior of the Earth, and the dynamic forces that cause them to change. Students should be able to locate physical features such as rivers, lakes, or mountain chains, and should be able to relate geology to environmental problems and natural hazards.
Fourth Semester
ENGINEERING MECHANICS-I

Course code

CVLE211

Credit

4

Theoretical

4

Practical

1

Ects

6
The main purpose of this course is to provide the students with a clear knowledge of both theory and applications of engineering mechanics. General review of vector operations (addition, subtraction, dot and cross product) in two and three dimensions along with the introduction of force, position and moment vectors are given. Force system resultants, types of reactions and finding the equivalent of simply distributed loading are discussed. Equilibrium of a particle and a rigid body will be investigated within this course, followed by discussions about structural analysis, internal forces, shear force and bending moment diagrams. Friction, center of gravity, centroid and moments of inertia will also be introduced to the students.
FLUID MECHANICS

Course code

CVLE331

Credit

4

Theoretical

4

Practical

1

Ects

6
The aim of this course is to provide to the students basic fluid mechanics and fluid properties knowledge by using the basic principles of math and physics. Therefore, the students may use those in engineering applications. In the first chapter of the course, the basic engineering properties of the fluids especially the viscosity and the surface tension is provided and the example problems related to these properties are to be solved. In the second chapter, the hydrostatic pressure and the hydrostatic pressure force on a plane and curved surfaces are conducted. In the third and the fourth chapters, the applications of basic motion laws on fluid mechanics, conservation of mass, momentum and energy laws are conducted. In the last chapter of the course, dimensional analysis, dimensionless numbers and modelling topics are conducted. This course is to be planned as the fundamental course for the students for their engineering application courses that they will take afterwards.
MATHEMATICAL METHODS FOR ENGINEERS

Course code

MATH202

Credit

4

Theoretical

3

Practical

2

Ects

6
Aim of this course is to give complex analyse and fundamental methods to solve numerical problems in mathematics, computer science, physical sciences and engineering. Topics included are as follows: Definitions: Error types, Taylor series and truncation error and rounding numbers. Numerical solution of nonlinear equations; Bracketing methods, Bisection and False position, Iterative methods: Fixed point and Newton method. Numerical methods for solution of linear systems, Iterative methods and LU decomposition methods. Interpolation and polynomial approximation, Lagrange polynomials, Least square lines, curve fitting and spline functions (linear and quadratic). Evaluate derivatives by numerical analysis, numerical differentiation, finite difference formulas. Evaluate integrals by numerical analysis, numerical integration, Simpson's rules and Trapezoidal rules. Complex numbers, complex functions, derivative and integral of complex functions.
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS

Course code

MATH204

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

1

Ects

5
The aim of this course is to give fundamental methods to solve numerical problems in mathematics, computer science, physical sciences and engineering. Topics included are as follow: Definitions: Error types, Taylor series and truncation error and rounding numbers. Numerical solution of nonlinear equations; Bracketing methods, Bisection and False position, Iterative methods: Fixed point and Newton method. Numerical methods for solution of linear systems, Iterative methods and LU decomposition methods. Interpolation and polynomial approximation, Lagrange polynomials, Least square lines, curve fitting and spline functions (linear and quadratic). Evaluate derivatives by numerical analysis, numerical differentiation, finite difference formulas. Evaluate integrals by numerical analysis, numerical integration, Simpson's rules and Trapezoidal rules.
NON-TECHNIC ELECTIVE

Course code

PNGEXX2

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

TECHNICAL ELECTIVE

Course code

PNGEXX3

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

Fifth Semester
SUMMER TRANINING

Course code

PNGE300

Credit

0

Theoretical

0

Practical

0

Ects

2
A minimum of four weeks (20 working days) training preferable in drilling operations. The main objective of this training is to observe and discuss the various aspects of drilling operations and inspection of drilling systems. The summer training should definitely be carried out at a site where drilling operations either for petroleum or natural gas are carried out. For this purpose, sites in Turkey or abroad will be organized for the students by the Department. At the end of the summer training, the students must be able to write a report summarizing the experience they earned in 20 days, with respect to: drilling site/location preparations, transportation routes conveniently designed to be adequate for the weight and width of rigs and equipment, preparation of mud pits, their design, depth and connection between pits, design of equipment for recycling of mud (sand shaing table etc.), necessary well logs to be filled, how to fill, core and sludge measurements and details, drill bit (core and rock bits) data.
DRILLING ENGINEERING-I

Course code

PNGE301

Credit

4

Theoretical

3

Practical

2

Ects

7
Petroleum and natural gas exploration starts with reconnaiscance, comprising of geological-geophysical studies plus the data related with previous neighboring drill holes. Following the evaluation of these data, the best convenient location is selected for drilling. This necessitates the preparation of the drilling location including the mud pits and related equipment, transportation roads for the rig, mounting of the rig and transportation of drill rods, drill collars, bits and drilling mud materials and additives. The establishment of an on-site mud lab is also a must. Following mounting, and in conformance with the technical information collected, a well design is realized, with types and depths of casing, types of drilling materials, cementing applications and mud plans. According to different rock types encountered, types of bits and mud should be immediately changed for maximum safe penetration rates. Students, at the end of this course, will be able to organize and plan a drilling site and planning and designing a drill hole and finally stating up the drilling operation.
PETROLEUM RESERVIOR ENGINEERING-I

Course code

PNGE311

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

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

3

Theoretical

3

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.
WELL LOGGING

Course code

PNGE350

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

6
The course is designed to convey the understanding of well logging to the students. When exploration drilling is carried out usually at greater depths, the cores and sludghes obtained give significant information about the underground. However, especially when petroleum and natural gas exploration is in question, extra geophysical information is required to arrive at a result. In this context, the following topics will be underlined: Introduction to the fundamental concepts in well logging, necessary equipment for well logging, characteristics of well logging equipment, investigation of the nearby wellbores and geological-geophysical characteristics, electrical properties of different rock types, SP log, normal and lateral logs, laterologs, dual laterolog, induction logs, dual induction log, microresistivity logs, conventional interpretation techniques, computer aided interpretation techniques with specialized softwares.
TECHNICAL ELECTIVE

Course code

PNGEXX4

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

Sixth Semester
DRILLING ENGINEERING-II

Course code

PNGE302

Credit

4

Theoretical

3

Practical

2

Ects

6
This course is designed to convey the necessary technical information to the students, regarding drilling techniques. Although without practical applications drilling cannot be fully understood, this dreficit will be tried to be tolerated by visiting drilling operations during the course and understanding the application of the theoretical information given. The mud lab to be established will also assist the students'understanding of drilling requirements. The basic parameters of drilling (cutting rocks and taking out rock pieces) with respect to penetration and mud recycling will be given to the students with maximum detail. The topics to be covered respectively are as follows: Directional drilling, drill string design, casing design, rock bit and core-bit design, mud design, cementing, core and sludge reading and stocking, following drilling parameters (bit load, bit rpm, mud pressure, pressure loss, water loss, torque applied, drill string weight...).
PETROLEUM RESERVIOR ENGINEERING-II

Course code

PNGE312

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

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

3

Theoretical

3

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 GEOLOGY

Course code

PNGE331

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

5
The course is designed as an introduction to processes leading to the formation of petroleum reservoirs. Understanding of the petroleum system, introduction to hydrocarbons, hydrocarbons migration and accumulation will be addressed. Formation of sedimentary rocks and organic carbon-rich petroleum source rocks will be introduced. Detailed relevant information will be given in detail: Crude oil, natural gas, coal, petrography, oil exploration, petrophysics, general geology, regional geology, geological process, sedimentary rock, volcanic rock, metamorphic rock, shale, petroleum containing shale, sedimentology, sedimentary basin, stratigraphy, organic matter, reservoir rock, impervious layer, pervious layer, cap rock, facies, exploration hole, micropaleontology, drilling, correlation, age designation, sedimentary facies, porosity, chemistry, API, carbon content, sandstone, fractured limestones, primary sedimentary conditions, diagenesis, metagenesis, tectonics, plate tectonics, structural geology, organic geochemistry, subsidence, folding, uplift, faulting, well log, geological mapping, seismology, gravimetric methods, resistivity measurements, energy, fossil fuel, reservoir and production engineering, marsh, methane, biogenic, viscosity, condensate, hydrogen. carbon, sedimentary environments: oceans, lakes, lagoons, marshes, depth of settlement, temperature, faults, discontinuities, migration paths, migration time, migration process, grain size, grain form, sorting, orientation, oil trap.
TECHNICAL ELECTIVE

Course code

PNGEXX5

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

Seventh Semester
SUMMER TRAINING-II

Course code

PNGE400

Credit

0

Theoretical

0

Practical

0

Ects

2
A minimum of four weeks (20 working days) training preferable in production. The main objective of this training is to observe and discuss the various aspects of reservoirs and production. That is why it should definitely be carried out at a site where petroleum or natural gas is produced. For this purpose, sites in Turkey or abroad will be organized for the students by the Department. The student will be asked to prepare a full-scope report of the production at the site, methodologies employed, environmental precautions taken, stocking methods, property valuation and relevant issues. The student will also be required to present the summer training report to the instructors and students and answer the possible questions to be forwarded.
NATURAL GAS ENGINEERING

Course code

PNGE401

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

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 ENGINEERING DESIGN

Course code

PNGE403

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

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.
TECHNICAL ELECTIVE

Course code

PNGEXX6

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

TECHNICAL ELECTIVE

Course code

PNGEXX7

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

Eighth Semester
PETROLEUM PROPERTY VALUATION

Course code

PNGE404

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

7
Like all other ore reserves, petroleum reserves should also be properly valuated. This is the reason why the course is designed to properly valuate any petroleum production area. The initial step is to correctly calculate the reserve in three special categories. These categories are "visible", "probable" and "possible" reserve values. The reserve estimation is done by adequate number of exploration drill holes to display the 3-D underground topography of the petroleum bearing strata. This 3-D topography will lead to the visible ore reserrve, which is the 100 % safe value for investment. Probable and possible reserve estimation will depend on large-scale geological and geophysical data. Determination and optimization of production rate, maximizing the oil recovery within economic limits,investment required for exploration and development of oil gas fields and investment required for improved recovery processes will continue. Estimation of operating costs, taxes, prices and depreciation and profit analysis will cover the course content in full.
GRADUATION PROJECT

Course code

PNGE404

Credit

4

Theoretical

2

Practical

4

Ects

8
GRADUATİON PROJECT
TECHNICAL ELECTIVE

Course code

PNGEX10

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

TECHNICAL ELECTIVE

Course code

PNGEXX8

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

TECHNICAL ELECTIVE

Course code

PNGEXX9

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

Optional modules

ROCK PROPERTIES

Course code

PNGE201

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

6
The overall objective of the course is to provide the student with basic understanding of the origin and physics of petroleum reservoirs and the ability to perform quantitative calculations related to their conditions and fluid-flow performance. At the end of the course, students should be able to: Describe and explain the nature of a petroleum reservoir and the geologic processes and materials that result in its rock properties, temperature and pressure conditions, and fluid content; Know the basic forms of Darcy's law governing single-phase fluid flow in porous media, including the systems of units commonly used, and be able to calculate flow rates and pressure differentials given specific sets of boundary conditions; extend the use of Darcy's law to include the effect of gravity, non-uniform permeability, and other heterogeneities; be able to extend the use of Darcy's law to include two immiscible fluid phases; explain and calculate two-phase flow problems in terms of relative permeability, residual saturation and fractional flow; know the basic nomenclature of organic compounds and be able to explain and calculate fundamental single-component, two-component, and multi-component phase relations in temperature, pressure, and composition space. Hardness, compressive strength and relevant rock properties will also be discussed.
HEALTH AND SAFETY IN PETROLEUM AND NATURAL GAS ENGINEERING

Course code

PNGE202

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

4
ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL IN PETROLEUM ENGINEERING ACTIVITIES

Course code

PNGE406

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN ENERGY GEOPOLITICS

Course code

PNGE340

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

CONVENTIONAL AND ALTERNATIVE ENERGY RESOURCES

Course code

PNGE452

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

APPLIED WELL CONTROL-I

Course code

PNGE437

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

Applied Well Control-I is one of the important faculty elective courses on the way to render perfection for the students of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering Department. The course will supply the students with detailed information about the following topics: Basic Concepts, Reasons for Well Animation, Designation of Well Animation, Well Closing Techniques, Well Control Theory and Well Control Techniques. Establishment of safety and cost balance in drilling and well completion applications will be emphasized. The internationally recognized American Petroleum Institute (API) Standards will govern the entire topics to be forwarded to the students. Theoretical information will be accompanied by the relevant equipment details, while the students will be supplied with the visual simulation programs and techniques.
WORLD ENERGY POLITICS

Course code

PNGE451

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

APPLIED WELL CONTROL-II

Course code

PNGE438

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

Applied Well Control-II is one of the important faculty elective courses on the way to render perfection for the students of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering Department. The course will supply the students with detailed information about the following topics: Comparison of Well Control Methods, Special Well Control Techniques, High Pressure Formations, Casing Program, Well Control Equipment and Job Descriptions for Drilling Crew. Establishment of safety and cost balance in drilling and well completion applications will be emphasized. The internationally recognized American Petroleum Institute (API) Standards will govern the entire topics to be forwarded to the students. Theoretical information will be accompanied by the relevant equipment details, while the students will be supplied with the visual simulation programs and techniques.
ENHANCED GAS PRODUCTION

Course code

PNGE393

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

5
This course focuses on various methods for the gas production enhancement. It conveys a background understanding of how subsurface developments are decided and designed and how these links with the selection of the surface facilities and appropriate approaches are implemented. The course starts with a quick review of rock and fluid properties required for design and implementation of gas production and improvement. Selection criteria for enhanced gas recovery methods are discussed in detail. In the last part of the course, case studies of application and design aspects of improved (enhanced) gas production methods in various types of hydrocarbon reservoirs will be examined. The students are also supplied with real life work examples in relation to production systems and methods to improve gas production.
OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & SAFETY

Course code

INDE492

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

1

Ects

6
The course includes, work safety and worker safety concepts; work accidents and types; occuppational diseases and protecting from such diseases; ergonomy; electrical and non-electrical tools used in working mediums; personal protective equipment; first aid; fire, explosives and natural disasters; duties of workers, authorities and government departments. Also, this course is designed to introduce the engineering student with the basic principles of occupational safety and health management in industry. Development of safety and health function, hazard problems, concepts of hazard avoidance, impact of regulations, toxic substances, environmental control, noise, explosive materials, fire protection, personal protection and first aid will be introduced.
EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN ENERGY GEOPOLITICS

Course code

PNGE340

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

0
Turkey is a significant energy consumer and a significant energy importing country. Energy import dependency is around 75 percent while the country has very significant indigenous but idle energy resources. Energy intensity is high and still rising offering a remarkable potential for improvement. To understand the basic characteristics, problems of Turkey’s current energy policy as well as the enormous indigenous resource potential for improvement will motivate the students to propose a more independent, sustainable and affordable energy policy. Turkey is in the center of the Eastern Mediterranean energy policy developments together with Cyprus island. Such integrated characteristic will enable the student to have a wholistic approach to solving the current dilemma around the region. However before proposing a solution, they should be better informed about the basics of the energy game and the specifics of the region.
WORLD ENERGY POLITICS

Course code

PNGE451

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

0
Supplying energy in an uninterrupted, sustainable and affordable way is one of the most vital area that every nation should justify for it’s current and future demand. Therefore we need to increase the awareness of our young generation on this critical area. The course will focus on: •Energy resources, •Fossil fuels; their worldwide geographical distribution, why it matters •Energy Technologies, •World Energy Outlooks, •Energy prices and markets, •Major actors of the energy scene, •Main principles of a sustainable energy policy, •Energy policies and strategies of principal actors (U.S., Russian Federation, E.U., China, Turkey), •Eastern Mediterranean energy geopolitics •The concept of “energy security”. Definition, main parameters. •Electricity security
GEOTHERMAL ENGINEERING

Course code

PNGE391

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

5
Within the scope of this course, the students will be given an introduction to the physical and technical aspects of geothermal energy systems. Topics covered will include the basic principles and information related to geological rock formations and relevant porosity, permeability and hydrology, heat transfer and flow mechanisms in porous media. Furthermore, a thorough study of heat exchange systems, various types of geothermal reservoirs and facilities, and design aspects will be intensively discussed with the students. Geothermal engineering course will also extensively survey political, economic, ecological, and social aspects of geothermal energy development in various regions all around the globe.
ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT

Course code

ENVE402

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

The objective of this course is provide knowledge on environmental impacts and environmental impact assessment. The course content includes history and basics of environmental impact assessment; framework and legal considerations for impact assessment; predictions of impacts on air, soil and water quality, noise level, and the biological environment; methods of impact analysis; public participation in the environmental impact assessment process; environmental impact assessment reports. Examples of previously used environmental impact assessment reports of various engineering projects are studied as cases studies in the lectures. The course uses lecture notes and discussions for the theoretical information and a term project practicing on how to conduct an environmental impact assessment on an imaginary project learning to use the theory in practice.
COMPUTER AIDED DATA ANALYSIS

Course code

INDE491

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

CONVENTIONAL AND ALTERNATIVE ENERGY RESOURCES

Course code

PNGE452

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

0
The potential problems surrounding the use of fossil fuels, particularly in terms of climate change, contributing to global warming became a real concern for the humanity and the eco-system. Today, there is a growing shift towards environmental awareness and the the current energy-mix is coming under closer scrutiny leading to the rise of cleaner alternative energy sources. While the viability of each can be argued, they all contribute something positive when compared to fossil fuels..Lower emissions, lower fuel prices and the reduction of pollution are all advantages that the use of alternative fuels can often provide. Understanding the basic characteristics as well as pros and cons of both the conventional and alternative sources is a prerequisite for a sustainable future.
FUNDAMENTALS OF RESERVOIR SIMULATION

Course code

PNGE444

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

5
The objective of this course is basically to provide the students with a fundamental knowledge in both the classical and the modern theories of both the reservoir simulation and the modelling thereof. In this respect, partial differential equations related with fluid flow in porous media as well as the use of the finite-difference equations in solving reservoir flow problems for various boundary conditions will also be introduced basically within the scope of the course. Also, the fundamentals of petroleum reservoir simulation and modelling will also be on the agenda of the course, on an introductory characteristic. The students will also be supplied with real life applied examples in relation to reservoir simulation and modelling.
PRODUCTION SCHEDULING

Course code

INDE391

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT

Course code

INDE282

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

4
Review the enginnering management functions of planning, organizing, leading and controlling. Also, techniques of management, the matrix system of management, motivation, appraisal systems and prepare engineering students to become effective leaders in meeting the challenges in the new millenium. The course tries to give information in technical (an understanding of and proficiency in engineering and science); human (the ability to build a collaborative effort within a group); conceptual (the ability to apply analytical thought to the management process and to enterprise as a total system). Throughout the Engineering Management course, emphasis is placed on team-based approaches, written and oral communications skills, management of technology and continuous improvement.
ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION AND ECOLOGY

Course code

ENVE308

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

INTRODUCTION TO SMART POWER GRID

Course code

ENRE317

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

SOIL AND GRD.WATER POLLUTION

Course code

ENVE427

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

Overview of issues in contemporary environmental management and sustainability, both in general and in the local context. Environmental management and resource management are distinguished, as are management and governance. The course provides a broad view of relevant concepts and frameworks (for example, sustainability, the precautionary approach, systems thinking), trying these to the development of thinking about environmental governance and management. Water cycle, soil characterstics, sources of soil and groundwater contaminants, types of pollutants are mainly discussed during this course. Mass transport mechanism in vadose and saturated zones including diffusion, advection, adsorption and degradation are involed in dicussions. The remediation technologies for soil and groundwater presentations are also made to introduce students available technolgoies to overcome soil and groundwater pollution by treatment
THERMAL POWER ENGINES

Course code

MCLE446

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

FUELS AND COMBUSTION

Course code

ENRE405

Credit

3

Theoretical

0

Practical

0

Ects

6
Review of thermodynamics: laws of thermodynamics, enthalpy, entropy, otto, diesel and Bryton power cycles. Fuel classification, Fossil fuels and properties, alternative fuels. Coal, gas and lıquid fuels. Lower and higher heating value for fuels and calculations. Completed combustion, incompleted combustion, excess air ratio. Application of the first law of thermodynamics to the combustion processes. Mass and energy balance in combustion process. Combustion enthalpy. Adiabatic flame temperature. Oxygen and air for combustion, calculation for combustion products. Fluidized bed combustion and burners. Fuel storage, thermal performance, emission behavior. Fuel preparing and combustion systems. Combustion problems, pollutions, NOx control methods. Fuel cell, types, advantages, applicatios.
COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN

Course code

MCLE475

Credit

3

Theoretical

2

Practical

3

Ects

6
This course aims to study the Integration of computers into the design cycle. Interactive computer modelling and analysis. Geometrical modelling with wire frame, surface, and solid models. Finite element modelling and analysis. Curves and surfaces and CAD/CAM data exchange. The integration of CAD, CAE and CAM systems.
SOIL AND GROUNDWATER POLLUTION

Course code

ENVE427

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

Overview of issues in contemporary environmental management and sustainability, both in general and in the local context. Environmental management and resource management are distinguished, as are management and governance. The course provides a broad view of relevant concepts and frameworks (for example, sustainability, the precautionary approach, systems thinking), trying these to the development of thinking about environmental governance and management. Water cycle, soil characterstics, sources of soil and groundwater contaminants, types of pollutants are mainly discussed during this course. Mass transport mechanism in vadose and saturated zones including diffusion, advection, adsorption and degradation are involed in dicussions. The remediation technologies for soil and groundwater presentations are also made to introduce students available technolgoies to overcome soil and groundwater pollution by treatment
ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

Course code

ENVE407

Credit

3

Theoretical

0

Practical

0

Ects

This course is an introduction to the interaction among social, political, cultural, ecological and economic factors in the field of environmental management and is centrally concerned with understanding deliberate efforts to translate environmental knowledge into action in order to achieve particular outcomes in the way landscapes, societies and/or natural ecosystems are used and managed. The course will provide a critical survey of the contemporary field of environmental policy, planning and management. It will also consider how the objectives for land and resource use are shaped, fashioned and contested in democratic and non-democratic settings. Student’s will be tought dynamics and processes that impact ecological systems and they will understand the basic components of a sustainable development framework, study concepts of sustainable development theory and practice.
PUBLIC HEALTH

Course code

ENVE410

Credit

3

Theoretical

0

Practical

0

Ects

The objective of the course is to teach the fundamentals of environmental public health. The course content includes the definition of environmental health and hazards, the overview of toxicology, lethal dose, dose response relationship, epidemiology, exposure assessment, industrial hygiene and environmental management, impacts of population, climate change, the state of developing nations, workplace health and safety, environmental disasters, risk characterization and environmental risk assessment. Examples from daily life are used to consolidate the theoretical knowledge. The course uses lecture notes and discussions for the theoretical information, exercises, tutorials, videos learning to use the theory in practice. In addition with a term project students are practicing group work, presentation and reporting skills.
CLOUD COMPUTING

Course code

CMPE481

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

SOLAR ENGINEERING

Course code

MLE444

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

5
Introduction to solar energy; sun-earth geometric relations; solar radiation; energy requirements in buildings; solar energy collectors; energy storage; solar energy process economics; solar cooling processes; passive solar gain systems; solar thermal power; photovoltaic convertors.
PROGRAMMING IN MATLAB FOR ENGINEERING

Course code

ENGI316

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

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