MAR3111 : Drilling Engineering
- Offered for Year: 2017/18
- Module Leader(s): Dr Ana Mesbahi
- Owning School: Engineering
- Teaching Location: Singapore
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||10|
• To introduce the basic engineering principles of drilling for hydrocarbons on and offshore locations.
• To provide knowledge of drilling systems.
• To develop skills in order to design a drill string and to practice the power requirements for hoisting systems and the circulation of drilling fluid.
Outline Of Syllabus
The module provides a thorough grounding in the engineering principles of drilling for hydrocarbons on and offshore and an awareness of drilling systems.
Topics include: geology and hydrocarbons, history of oil well drilling, the drilling rig, hoisting, drill string design, drill bits, rig hydraulics, straight hole drilling, directional drilling (including slant and horizontal drilling), fracture gradient, casing design, cementing, blow out control, offshore drilling and recent developments.
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||36:00||36:00||Exam Revision|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||24||1:00||24:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||2:00||2:00||Exam|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||12||1:00||12:00||Tutorials|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||26:00||26:00||Reading and writing up lecture notes|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
The lectures are designed to assist students in the acquisition of a knowledge base that will facilitate understanding of concepts (IKO1-4) and detailed analysis methods (ISO1-5). The tutorial sessions are supervised activities in which the students apply knowledge that they gain during formal lectures and private study to predict the power requirements for hoisting and circulation of the drilling fluid as well as the amount of additives required to change the density of the drilling fluid (ISO4-5). Independent study involves directed study following lectures and tutorials.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Written Examination||120||1||A||100||Unseen written exam|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The written examination will assess both the breadth of knowledge, written communication, literacy and ability to perform related calculations (IKO1-4 and ISO1-5). In assessing the understanding of the drilling systems, the drilling processes on and offshore and evaluation of numerical questions, literacy, numeracy, and critical thinking are assessed. The Graduate Skills Framework entries indicated as 'A' are also assessed in this way.
- Reading List Website : rlo.ncl.ac.uk