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Graduate Courses in Natural Gas Engineering

5303. Advanced Topics in Natural Gas Engineering. V:1-3

One or more advanced topics. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 semester hours when topic changes.

5305. Graduate Research Project. 3

A graduate research project must be completed and submitted to the Graduate Office for a grade to be assigned, otherwise IP notations are recorded. This course is specifically designed for Plan II and Plan III students. Prerequisite: departmental approval.

5306. Thesis. 3

This course is for Plan I students. The course requires 6 hours of grades, the first 3 hours consisting of completion of a thesis proposal and the last 3 hours consisting of completion of the thesis. Completion of the thesis proposal is a prerequisite for enrollment in the last 3 hours of thesis.

5309. Separation Processes. 3(3-0)

A basic understanding of the concepts underlying the solution, behavior and computation of separation processes is stressed. Both staged and continuous separation methods are considered. (Credit may not be obtained in both NGEN 5309 and CHEN 5309.)

5310. Petroleum Property Evaluation. 3(3-0)

The application of theoretical and practical principles for the evaluation of oil and gas properties and the qualification of risk and uncertainty in petroleum exploration through decision analysis.

5311. Two-Phase Flow. 3(3-0)

The simultaneous flow of gases and liquid through vertical and horizontal conduits and through porous media. Special emphasis is placed on the applications encountered in the natural gas industry.

5312. Pressure Transient Analysis. 3(3-0)

Methods of analysis of pressure transient data obtained from well testing for the purpose of determining in situ reservoir characteristics and conditions.

5313. Cryogenic Engineering. 3(3-0)

The theory and design of equipment for the production and handling of liquified natural gas and other cryogenic materials.

5314. Optimization of Chemical Processes. 3(3-0)

Optimization techniques and their application in the chemical and petroleum industries. (Credit may not be obtained in both NGEN 5314 and CHEN 5314.)

5325. Natural Gas Production and Distribution. 3(3-0)

Theory, design and methods of gas well testing and production. Distribution topics include pipeline and compressor design and flow measurement. Prerequisite: CHEN 3392 or equivalent.

5327. Natural Gas Drilling Engineering. 3(3-0)

Drilling equipment and methods, drilling fluids, completion of wells including casing and cementing design. Prerequisite: CHEN 3392 or equivalent.

5336. Rheology. 3(3-0)

The study of non-Newtonian fluid flow behavior. Designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of theoretical as well as practical aspects of the flow of non-Newtonian fluids. (Credit may not be obtained in both NGEN 5336 and CHEN 5336.)

5360. Advanced Natural Gas Processing. 3(3-0)

Study of the latest processes that are utilized in the natural gas industry. It includes analysis, design and optimization of various natural gas processes with considerations of economics, environmental and safety aspects. (Credit may not be obtained in both NGEN 5360 and CHEN 5360.)

5361. Advanced Process Dynamics and Control. 3(3-0)

Fundamentals of modern process control theory are covered and applied to control applications in the chemical and petroleum industries. (Credit may not be obtained in both NGEN 5361 and CHEN 5361.)

5363. Advanced Reservoir Engineering. 3(3-0)

Phase relations of hydrocarbon systems, material balance methods, flow in reservoirs and displacement of gas. The application of computers to reservoir engineering.

5387. Quantitative Well-Log Analysis. 3(3-0)

Theory of special well-logging techniques and applications.

5401. Advanced Problems in Natural Gas Engineering. V:1-4

Individual or group research on advanced problems conducted under the supervision of a faculty member. Maximum credit of 8 semester hours.

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