PTRT 1470 Spring 2013 Syllabus -- Houston Community College Northeast.doc

Houston Community College Northeast – Energy Institute
Instructor: Joseph Olaleye
Phone: 713-718-5534
E-mail: [email protected]
Course Syllabus and Outline Spring 2013
PTRT 1470, CRN 31273: Petroleum Data Management I – Exploration
Textbook: Petroleum Geology, Exploration, Drilling, and Production 3 rd Edition Norman J. Hyne
Course Description: Overview of computer applications in exploration; covers the history, fundamentals,
terminology and software for exploration; introduction to the principles of geology, geophysics and
Learning Outcomes: Students will gain applying knowledge in managing and manipulating petroleum
exploration data, creating work product such as maps and well logs montages. They will also demonstrate
skills and competencies in cross sections and seismic interpretation.
Class Attendance: Class is very important and the student is responsible for material covered during his
absence. If some unavoidable situation arises which causes you to miss class, then keep me advised.
Otherwise, if your absences exceed 12.5% (4 classes) during this course, you can expect to be
administratively withdrawn.
Withdrawal Policy: In 2007, the Texas Legislature passed a law limiting students to no more than six (6)
total course withdrawals throughout their academic career in obtaining a baccalaureate degree. To help
students avoid having to drop/withdraw from any class, HCC has instituted an Early Alert process by
which your instructor will “alert” you and HCC student service of the chance you may fail a class because
of excessive absences and/or poor academic performance. You should visit with your instructor, a
counselor, or HCC Online Student Services to learn about your options.
Online Tutoring Service: HCC offers FREE online tutoring in a variety of subjects; including
Mathematics, English and Writing, to take advantage of these Online Tutoring Services go to . Tour questions will be answered by a qualified HCC tutor or faculty member
within 24 hours (usually under 6 hours).
Office Hours: Before and after class or by appointment
Academic Honesty: All Houston Community College System students are required to exercise academic
honesty in completion of all tests and assignments. Penalties for academic dishonesty (cheating on a test,
plagiarism, collusion on an assignment, etc) may include, but are not limited to, a reduced grade, or a “0”
on the test or assignment, a “W” in a course, or “F” in that course.
Make up Tests: There will be no make up tests under any circumstances. In the event that a student should
miss one test, the final exam will be substituted in its place.
Students with Disabilities: “Any student with a documented disability (e.g. physical, learning, psychiatric,
development, vision, hearing, etc.) who needs to arrange reasonable accommodations must contact the
Disability Support Services (DSS) Counselor at the beginning of each semester. Faculty members are
authorized to provide only the accommodations requested by the DSS office.”
Examinations and Grading:
Project: 10%
Quizzes/Tests: 35%
Lab if any: 30%
Final Exam: 25%
Grade Letter
90- 100 = A
80 – 89 = B
70 – 79 = C
60 – 69 = D
59 – 0 = F
Course Outline
TR 5.00 pm – 10.00 pm; Classroom STECH 314
January 17:
Introduction, Rules, Syllabus, and Overview of Course
Petroleum computer applications:
Computer Appreciation
Data Management in Petroleum Exploration
Sources of Exploration Data
Technical Library
Grouping for project and lab
January 24:
Fundamentals of Petroleum Geology:
The nature of Oil & Gas – Chapter 1
The Earth’s Crust – Where We Find It -- Chapter 2
Identification of Common Rocks and Minerals – Chapter 3
Geological Time – Chapter 4
January 31:
Fundamentals of Petroleum Geology:
Deformation of Sedimentary Rocks – Chapter 5
Ocean Environment and Plate Tectonics – Chapter 6
Sedimentary Rock Distribution – Chapter 7
February 7:
Fundamentals of Petroleum Geology:
Test 1: Covers up to Chapter 4
Mapping – Chapter 8
Source Rocks, Generation, Migration and Accumulation of
Petroleum – Chapter 9
Reservoir Rocks – Chapter 10
February 14:
Fundamentals of Petroleum Geology:
Petroleum Traps – Chapter 11
Petroleum Exploration:
Geological and Geochemical -- Chapter 12
Geophysical – Chapter 13
February 21:
Test 2: Covers Chapters 5 - 10
Drilling Preliminaries – Chapter 14
Drilling A Well: The Mechanics – Chapter 15
Drilling Problems – Chapter 16
February 28:
Drilling Techniques – Chapter 17
Formation Evaluation:
Testing a Well – Chapter 18
Completing a Well – Chapter 19
Offshore Drilling and Completion – Chapter 21
March 7:
Mid-Term Examination: Covers Chapters 11 -- 21
Workover – Chapter 22
Reservoir Mechanics – Chapter 23
Petroleum Production:
Surface Treatment and Storage – Chapter 20
Petroleum Production – Chapter 24
No Class: Mid-Term Break
March 14:
March 21:
Reserves – Chapter 25
Improved Oil Recovery – Chapter 26
Unconventional Oil and Gas – Chapter 27
March 28:
Test 4: covers Chapters 22 -- 27
Lab Introduction
April 4:
April 11:
Project Assignment
April 18:
April 25:
May 2:
Project due date: Student Group Presentations in class/lab Final
Examination Review
Comprehensive final exam will cover handouts and Chapters 1
thru 27 of textbook
May 9:
Final Exam
May 16
No class; End of semester; reporting of grades
Note: The course outline may be changed as deemed appropriate at any time.