# PETE 314 Course Syllabus

```Petroleum Engineering 314
Transport Processes in Petroleum Production
Credit 3: (3-0)
Required for Juniors
Catalog Description: The course covers basics and applications of fluid mechanics (statics; mass, energy, and
momentum balances; laminar and turbulent flow, Reynolds number, Moody diagram; flow of non-Newtonian
fluids; multi-phase flow; flow in porous media, non-Darcy flow), and of heat transfer (heat conduction, convection,
heat exchangers). It also emphasizes analogies and similarities within mass, energy and momentum transport.
Prerequisites(s): MEEN 315
Textbook Required: Noel de Nevers: Fluid Mechanics for Chemical Engineers, McGraw-Hill. 2004
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Introduction: Transport processes and fluid mechanics; Concepts, properties, and techniques
Fluid statics: Calculation of pressure, force, area, buoyancy; Pressure measurement
Energy balance: the extended Bernoulli’s equation; Fluid-flow measurements
Fluid friction characterization; Reynolds number; Laminar and turbulent flow; Minor losses
Non-Newtonian fluid flow: Models and calculations; Starting and stopping flows, water hammer
Gas flow; Chokes; Flow in gas wells
Dimensional Analysis
Gas-liquid flows: Gravity and surface tension effects; Pressure traverse in producing wells
Flow in porous media: Darcy flow; non-Darcy flow; Ergun equation; Compressible flow
Heat and mass transfer: Conduction and convection; Steady state and unsteady state
Heat exchangers
Analogies and differential models
Class/Laboratory Schedule: 150-min (total) lecture per week.
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Contributions to Meeting the Curriculum Requirements of Criterion 5:
Math and Science
Engineering
General Education
Improves the ability to identify, formulate, and solve scientific problems.
Provides students with the basics and petroleum engineering applications of fluid
mechanics, heat and mass transfer and related transport phenomena. Prepares students
for design and analysis of fluid and heat flow systems, including wells and heat
exchangers.
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Course Learning Outcomes and Relationship to Program Outcomes:
At the end of the course, students will be able to…
Write and apply macroscopic mass, energy, and momentum balances for flow systems
Calculate frictional losses in pipes for laminar and turbulent flow of Newtonian
and non-Newtonian fluids
Solve flow problems involving compressible and two–phase fluids
Calculate pressure losses in porous medium for the case of Darcy and non-Darcy flow
Recognize the analogy between momentum transfer and other transport processes
Design and analyze heat exchangers.
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An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints
such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and
sustainability.
An ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems.
An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
Prepared by: A. R. Hasan, September 11, 2013.
Approved by UGCC, September 19, 2013.
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