Unit01AWorldOfOil - PETR 5361 - Introduction to Petroleum...

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1 PETR 5361 Page 1 © Copyright, 2010, University of Houston PETR 5361 - Introduction to Petroleum Engineering Courtesy of Halliburton PETR 5361 Page 2 © Copyright, 2010, University of Houston PETR 5361 - Introduction to Petroleum Engineering Course Information Instructor: Dr. Jon Burger Phone: (713) 954-6026 Email: JBVY@Chevron.com No office hours. Meet by appointment only or after class.
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2 PETR 5361 Page 3 © Copyright, 2010, University of Houston Course Information Course Goal: To provide a broad base of knowledge in the petroleum engineering industry and an understanding of the basic terminology. Course Textbooks: Non-technical Guide to Petroleum Geology, Exploration, Drilling and Production , 2nd Edition, Norman Hyne. Correspondence: All students must register in Blackboard and provide a reliable email address. News of class information will be sent out via Blackboard email. PETR 5361 Page 4 © Copyright, 2010, University of Houston Course Information Additional Course Material: All course material will be posted on Blackboard. Testing: May be the following but subject to change • Midterm Exam (closed book, equations and conversion factors supplied), 35% each • Final Exam (closed book, equations and conversion factors supplied), 35% • Homework assignments, 30% Academic Honesty Policy – do your own work * Numeric calculators only allowed for exams.
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4 PETR 5361 Page 7 © Copyright, 2010, University of Houston Man’s Use of Petroleum Man's use of petroleum began greater than 5,000 years ago. The Sumerians, the Assyrians, and the Babylonians used large seepages at Hit on the Euphrates. Other seepages were known and used in various ways at many places in Mesopotania (Iraq?) and adjacent areas bordering the Eastern Mediterranean. The Dead Sea was known in ancient times as Lake Asphaltites. As early as 200 BC, the Chinese were drilling to depths of 450 feet for salt. Natural gas, which was encountered, was produced and transported through bamboo pipes for use in distillation of the produced brines. The Arabs and the Persians developed an early interest in crude oil distillation for production of illuminants. This was carried to Europe and is known to have been available there as early as the 12th century. PETR 5361 Page 8 © Copyright, 2010, University of Houston Man’s Use of Petroleum The Spanish discovered oil seepages in Cuba, Eastern Mexico, Bolivia, Ecuador, and Peru. Sir Walter Raleigh discovered seepages in Trinidad, and the Dutch in Java and Sumatra. The material was used to caulk ships. An oil well drilled in Moderna, Italy in 1640 provided fuel
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Unit01AWorldOfOil - PETR 5361 - Introduction to Petroleum...

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