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Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering (P N G)

P N G 405 Rock and Fluid Properties (3) Reservoir rock properties, rock and fluid properties (interaction between rock and fluids), flow behavior in reservoir, and fluid properties.
Effective: Spring 2002
Prerequisite: PHYS 211  

P N G 406 Rock and Fluid Laboratory (1) Systematic study of oil reservoir rocks and fluids; their interrelation applied to petroleum engineering.
Effective: Spring 2001
Prerequisite: PHYS 211   Concurrent: P N G 405

P N G 410 Applied Reservoir Engineering (3) Analysis and prediction of reservoir performance by use of material balance and steady and nonsteady state flow equations.
Effective: Spring 2001
Prerequisite: P N G 405, P N G 406, PHYS 211  

P N G 411 Introduction to Petroleum and Natural Gas Extraction (1) Introduction to the design and implementation of the systems used in the extraction of oil and gas. Not intended for petroleum and natural gas engineering majors.
Effective: Spring 2001
Prerequisite: PHYS 211  

P N G 420 Applied Reservoir Analysis and Secondary Recovery (4) Application of material balance equations/transient flow solutions to water influx problems; displacement theory as it applies to design/behavior of flooding.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: P N G 410;CMPSC 201 orCMPSC 202  

P N G 425 Principles of Well Testing and Evaluation (3) Mathematical basis for pressure analysis. Theory and practice of pressure testing techniques.
Effective: Spring 1999
Prerequisite: MATH 251, P N G 420  

P N G 430 Reservoir Modeling (3) The numerical simulation of petroleum reservoir processes by the use of models; scaling criteria and network flow.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: MATH 251, P N G 410;CMPSC 201 orCMPSC 202  

P N G 440W Formation Evaluation (3) Study of those methods used to evaluate the engineering properties of oil and gas bearing reservoir formations.
Effective: Spring 1999
Prerequisite: P N G 405, P N G 406  

P N G 450 Drilling Engineering (3) Design and analysis of oil-field drilling operations and equipment.
Effective: Fall 2015
Prerequisite: EME 303, E MCH 210  

P N G 451 Drilling Laboratory (1) Practice in well-control procedures. Measurement of drilling fluid properties.
Effective: Spring 2014
Prerequisite: EME 303, E MCH 210   Concurrent: P N G 450

P N G 456 Hydraulic Fracturing Analysis (1) Industry professionals teach hydraulic fracture design and analysis.
Effective: Spring 2016
 

P N G 457 Pump Systems for Oil and Gas Production (1) Industry professionals teach about sucker-rod pump technology.
Effective: Spring 2016
 

P N G 458 Assessment, Classification, and Reporting of Reserves and Resources (1) Industry professionals teach how to define and estimate reserves.
Effective: Spring 2016
 

P N G 475 Petroleum Engineering Design (3) Design and selection of mechanical components used in the production of fluids from subsurface reservoirs.
Effective: Spring 2001
Prerequisite: E MCH 210  

P N G 480 Production Process Engineering (3) Analysis and evaluation of surface production processes, fluid separation, storage, measurement, treating, custody transfer, transmission, disposal, corrosion, and other operations.
Effective: Spring 2014
Prerequisite: EME 301, EME 303  

P N G 482 Production Engineering Laboratory (1) Measurement and analyses of the physical and chemical properties of hydrocarbon fluid systems in a production environment.
Effective: Spring 2014
Prerequisite: EME 301, EME 303   Concurrent: P N G 480

P N G 489 Engineering Evaluation of Oil and Gas Properties (3) Application of present worth and rate-of-return analysis; reserve calculations; decline curve analysis; uncertainty and risk analysis to engineering project design and evaluation.
Effective: Spring 2011
Prerequisite: ECON 102  

P N G 490 Introduction to Petroleum Engineering Design (1) Introduction to the concepts of engineering design as applied to petroleum and natural gas projects.
Effective: Spring 2014
Prerequisite: ECON 102, P N G 405, EME 460  

P N G 491 Reservoir Engineering Design (1) Application of the concepts of reservoir and drilling engineering to petroleum engineering design projects.
Effective: Spring 2011
Prerequisite: ECON 102, P N G 410, P N G 450, P N G 490  

P N G 492 Petroleum Engineering Capstone Design (1) Integration of petroleum and natural gas engineering concepts to project design.
Effective: Fall 2001
Prerequisite: P N G 491  

P N G 494 Thesis (1-6) A problem in petroleum engineering involving review of the literature and experimental data obtained in the field or laboratory.
Effective: Spring 1999
 

P N G 494H Thesis (1-6) A problem in petroleum engineering involving review of the literature and experimental data obtained in the field or laboratory.
Effective: Fall 2007
 

P N G 496 Independent Studies (1-18) Creative projects, including research and design, that are supervised on an individual basis and that fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Fall 2007
 

P N G 497 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject that may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Spring 1999
 

P N G 498 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject that may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Spring 1999
 

P N G 501 Steady State Flow in Porous Media (3) The formulation and analytical solution of the problems of steady state fluid flow in porous media.
Effective: Spring 1999
 

P N G 502 Unsteady Flow in Porous Media (3) The formulation and analytical solution of the transient fluid flow in porous media.
Effective: Spring 1999
Prerequisite: P N G 501  

P N G 511 Numerical Solution of the Partial Differential Equations of Flow in Porous Media (3) Differencing schemes for the partial differential equations of single-phase flow; application to flow of gas and mixing in porous media.
Effective: Spring 1999
 

P N G 512 Numerical Reservoir Simulation (3) Mathematical analysis of complex reservoir behavior and combination drives; numerical methods for the solution of behavior equations; recent developments.
Effective: Spring 1999
 

P N G 518 Design of Miscible Recovery Projects (3) Theory and design of miscible methods of oil recovery, current field applications, including hydrocarbon, CO2, micellar/polymer, alkaline, and inert gas.
Effective: Spring 1999
 

P N G 520 Phase Relations in Reservoir Engineering (3) Phase relations as applied to condensate and retrograde condensate reservoirs and to other problems in petroleum production.
Effective: Spring 1999
 

P N G 526 Well Stimulation (3) Causes and identification of oil and gas wells with low productivity and or recovery; design and evaluation of well stimuation methods.
Effective: Spring 2014
 

P N G 530 Natural Gas Engineering (1-3) Flow in producing or storage reservoirs; gas well testing; transmission systems; storage cycle; current developments.
Effective: Spring 1999
Prerequisite: P N G 481  

P N G 550 Reactive Transport in the Subsurface (3) This course teaches principles of flow, transport, and reaction processes in the natural subsurface.
Effective: Spring 2014
 

P N G 590 (F SC 590, MNG 590, EME 590) Colloquium (1-3) Continuing seminars which consist of individual lectures by faculty, students or outside speakers on energy and mineral engineering issues.
Effective: Spring 2009
 

P N G 595 Internship (1-15) Supervised off-campus, nongroup instruction, including field experiences, practicums, or internships. Written and oral critique of activity required.
Effective: Summer 2004
Prerequisite: approval of internship by instructor prior to registration  

P N G 596 Individual Studies (1-9) Creative projects, including nonthesis research, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Spring 1999
 

P N G 597 Special Topics (1-9) Creative projects, including nonthesis research, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Spring 1999
 

P N G 598 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given on a topical or special interest subject which may be offered infrequently; several different topics may be taught in one year or semester.
Effective: Spring 1999
 

P N G 600 Thesis Research (1-15) No description.
Effective: Spring 1999
 

P N G 601 Ph.D. Dissertation Full-Time (0) No description.
Effective: Spring 1999
 

P N G 610 Thesis Research Off Campus (1-15) No description.
Effective: Spring 1999
 

P N G 611 Ph.D. Dissertation Part-Time (0) No description.
Effective: Spring 1999
 

NOTE: Courses in the use of X-ray diffraction, electron microscopy, and spectroscopy in petroleum and natural gas studies are listed under MATERIALS SCIENCE and GEOLOGICAL SCIENCES.

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