# 1. Year

## 1. Semester (Winter)

### Chemistry IA

# Chemistry IA

Fasch

Wegscheider

### Synopsis

composition of matter; chemical reactions; stoichometry of chemical reactions; properties of gases; energy, heat and thermochemistry; atomic structure and the periodic table; chemical bonds; geometry of molecules; structure of molecules; liquids and solids; properties of solutions; chemical reaction rate;

### Objective

knowledge transfer concerning the composition of matter and the rules of chemical reactions; application to chemical-technical reactions

### Grading

written exam, at least 50 % required

### Chemistry IB

# Chemistry IB

Fasch

Wegscheider

### Synopsis

chemical reaction rate; chemical equilibrium; acids and bases; acids, bases and salts

### Objective

knowledge transfer concerning the composition of matter and the rules of chemical reactions; application to chemical-technical reactions

### Grading

written exam; at least 50% required

### Computational Exercises to Physics IA and IB

# Computational Exercises to Physics IA and IB

Kaufmann

Koczwara

Kratzer

Lechner

Ludescher

Meisels

Morak

Popovski

Prehal

Teichert

### Synopsis

Numerical problems regarding the contents of the lecture Physics I.

### Objective

Application of the laws of physics to the solution of numerical problems.

### Introduction into Mineralogy and Petrology

# Introduction into Mineralogy and Petrology

Thalhammer

### Synopsis

Composition of the earth, her minerals and rocks; principles of crystallogaphy and crystal chemistry; properties and industrial use of selected minerals; mineral composition, fabrics, occurrence and formation processes of major magmatic, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks

### Objective

Students will be introduced to minerals and rocks, as well as basic concepts of mineralogy. They should learn about minerals which are important as rock-forming minerals and as raw materials. They should develop a first understanding of rock-forming geological processes on dynamic earth

### Introduction to Petroleum Engineering

# Introduction to Petroleum Engineering

### Prerequisites

none

### Synopsis

At the very beginning of their studies participants will get an overview of how the petroleum industry works. The presentation of the contents of the forthcoming lectures should give an understanding of why basics like mathematics, physics, mechanics and chemistry etc. are mandatory for the studies.

### Objective

This lecture will cover the entire picture of the petroleum upstream business. Professors involved in the educational program will present an overview of the various disciplines.Successful participants will understand the basics of how the petroleum industry works as well as the importance of interacting with various other disciplines.

### Introduction to the studies at Montanuniversität Leoben

# Introduction to the studies at Montanuniversität Leoben

Antrekowitsch

Bernhard

Clemens

Flachberger

Friesenbichler

Grün

Holzer

Kern

Kienberger

Lehner

Paris

Pinter

Pomberger

Sachsenhofer

Schledjewski

Schuecker

Zsifkovits

### Prerequisites

no

### Synopsis

Survey of the studies at Montanuniversität Leoben

### Objective

Knowledge of the studies at Montanuniversität Leoben and their professional opportunities

### Grading

See position in the curriculum

### Lab in Mathematics I

# Lab in Mathematics I

Jankauskas

Kräuter

Loridant

Stidl

Thuswaldner

van de Woestijne

### Synopsis

Exercises corresponding to the topics of Course 380110.

### Objective

Capability of tackling problems in the topics of Course 380110 autonomously.

### Lab to Introduction into Mineralogy and Petrology

# Lab to Introduction into Mineralogy and Petrology

Thalhammer

### Synopsis

Selected methods used for mineral phase analysis; identification of selected rock-forming minerals and minerals used as raw materials; identification of important magmatic, sedimentary, metamorphic and hydrothermal rocks and their fabrics in hand specimens

### Objective

Lab to consolidate contents of lectures: determining crystal symmetry; interpreting simple X-ray diffractograms; identifying important minerals and rocks by macroscopic methods

### Mathematics I

# Mathematics I

Kirschenhofer

### Synopsis

Natural, real and complex numbers; polynomials; infinite sequences and series; continuous functions; calculus of functions in one variable; sequences and series of functions; linear algebra; Fourier series

### Objective

Introduction to fundamental theorems and applications of advanced mathematics in natural science and engineering

### Grading

written or oral examination

### Physics IA

# Physics IA

Paris

### Prerequisites

School level; attendance of the course Physics 0 taking place in the first two semester weeks is recommended.

### Synopsis

Module 1A: Classical mechanics (numbers in brackets denote the approximate number of double hours per topic) 1A.1 Mechanics of point masses (6) - Motion in 1, 2 und 3 dimensions - Forces: Newton’s axioms and their application - Work and energy, conservation of energy - Multi particle systems, momentum, conservation of momentum 1A.2 Mechanics of rigid bodies (3) - Rotational motion, moment of inertia - Torque and angular momentum, conservation of angular momentum - Gyroscope, pysical pendulum 1A.3 Mechanics of deformable bodies (2) - Solids: Equilibrium and linear elasticity - Fluids: Surface tension & basics of fluid flow 1A.4 Gravitation (2) - Gravitation law, vektor operators, force field, gravitational potential,

### Objective

Development of a fundamental knowledge of physics and of a base for the solution of numerical problems and the performance of experiments in labority courses.

### Grading

written and/or oral

### Physics IB

# Physics IB

Paris

### Prerequisites

contents of Physics IA

### Synopsis

Module 1B: Oscillations & waves, electricity & magnetism (numbers in brackets denote the approximate number of double hours per topic) 1B.1 Oscillations and waves (4) - Harmonic oszillations, komplex numbers - Damped oscillations, forced oscillations, resonance - Harmonic waves I: chain of springs, wave equation - Harmonic waves II: standing waves, sound waves 1B.2 Electricity & Magnetism (9) - Electrostatics: charge, Coulomb force, field, potential, matter in electric fields - Electric current - Magnetostatics: Lorentz force, generation of magnetic fields through currents, matter in magnetic fields - Induction, alternating currents, oscillating circuits - Maxwell equations

### Objective

Development of a fundamental knowledge of physics and of a base for the solution of numerical problems and the performance of experiments in labority courses.

### Grading

written and/or oral

## 2. Semester (Summer)

### Computational Exercises to Physics II

# Computational Exercises to Physics II

Kaufmann

Koczwara

Kratzer

Lechner

Ludescher

Meisels

Popovski

### Synopsis

Numerical problems regarding the contents of the lecture Physics II.

### Objective

Application of the laws of physics to the solution of numerical problems.

### Exercise to Technical Mechanics IA

# Exercise to Technical Mechanics IA

Gamsjäger

Orthaber

Schemmel

Zickler

### Prerequisites

Fundamentals in Mathematics I and Physics I

### Synopsis

Statics: recapitulation of the fundamentals of vector analysis, forces, couples of forces, system of forces, equlibrium, reaction forces and moments, free-body diagram, beams, frames, truss, sticking friction, sliding friction, section forces and section moments. Mass and mass distribution: statical moment, center of gravity, moments of inertia, products of inertia, second moment of area, moment of inertia tensor, principal moment of inertia Statics of deformable bodies: stresses, strains, principal stresses and strains, Mohr's circle, constitutive laws for elastic materials, equivalent stresses; slender beams, bending stresses, bending line, section modulus, torsion of beams with circular cross section, statically indetermined beams and structures.

### Objective

acquire typical solution strategies for mechanical problems; improve the understanding of the accompanying lecture (course 400021 ).

### Fundamentals in Geology

# Fundamentals in Geology

Melcher

### Synopsis

The earth: structure and geophysics of the earth interior; the rock cycle; exogenic geological processes (weathering; soil formation, fundamentals of hydrogeology, plutonism, volcanism and metamorphism and plate tectonics); endogenic geological processes; introduction to global plate tectonics; continental and marine sedimentation processes; introduction to raw materials and hydrogeology; introduction to geological landscapes of central Europe and Austria.

### Objective

Knowledge of the geological time table, the structure of the earth, its exogenic, endogenic dynamics, rock forming processes and the major geological units of Austria.

### Lab in Mathematics II

# Lab in Mathematics II

Jankauskas

Kräuter

Kutlesa

Loridant

Thuswaldner

van de Woestijne

### Synopsis

Exercises corresponding to the topics of Course 380210

### Objective

Capability of tackling problems in the topics of Course 380210 autonomously

### Lab in Statistics

# Lab in Statistics

Jankauskas

Kräuter

Kutlesa

Loridant

Thuswaldner

van de Woestijne

### Synopsis

Exercises corresponding to the topics of Course 380251, introduction to the statistical package NCSS

### Objective

Capability of tackling problems in the topics of Course 380251 autonomously

### Mathematics II

# Mathematics II

Kirschenhofer

### Synopsis

Functions of several real variables: continuity, differentiation, series expansions; plane curves and twisted curves; line integrals and multiple integrals; integral theorems; ordinary differential equations; Laplace transformation.

### Objective

Introduction to the fundamental theorems and applications of advanced mathematics in natural science and engineering carrying on Course Mathematics I

### Grading

written or oral examination

### Mechanics 1A

# Mechanics 1A

Antretter

### Prerequisites

fundamentals in Mathematics I and Physics I

### Synopsis

Statics: recapitulation of the fundamentals of vector analysis, forces, couples of forces, system of forces, equlibrium, reaction forces and moments, free-body diagram, beams, frames, truss, sticking friction, sliding friction, section forces and section moments. Mass and mass distribution: statical moment, center of gravity, moments of inertia, products of inertia, second moment of area, moment of inertia tensor, principal moment of inertia Statics of deformable bodies: stresses, strains, principal stresses and strains, Mohr's circle, constitutive laws for elastic materials, equivalent stresses; slender beams, bending stresses, bending line, section modulus, torsion of beams with circular cross section, statically indetermined beams and structures.

### Objective

develop the fundamental basis for engineers and pick up the essential methods of Engineering Mechanics

### Physics II

# Physics II

Paris

### Prerequisites

Knowledge of Physics IA and IB

### Synopsis

Elektromagnetic Waves and Optics(7-8 double hours) - Elektromagnetic waves in vacuum and in matter - Geometric Optics - Wave Optics Thermodynamics (5-6 double hours) - Kinetic gas theory & basics of statistical mechanics - Thermal properties of matter & the laws of thermodynamics - Basics of heat transport Basics of modern Physics (2 double hours) - Atomic Physics, emission spectra from atoms, X-rays - Nuclear physics, radioactivity

### Objective

Development of a fundamental knowledge of physics and of a basis for the solution of numerical problems and the performance of experiments in lab courses.

### Grading

written and/or oral

### Statistics

# Statistics

Kirschenhofer

### Synopsis

Descriptive Statistics, Basic concepts Probability Theory, Important Probability Distributions, Estimation of Parameters, Confidence Intervals, Tests of Hypotheses, Contingency Tables, Regression and Correlation, Analysis of Variance

### Objective

Introduction to the fundamental theorems and applications of probability calculus and statistics in natural science and engineering

### Grading

written or oral examination

# 2. Year

## 3. Semester (Winter)

### Computer Application and Programming

# Computer Application and Programming

Auer

### Prerequisites

none

### Synopsis

Object-oriented programming in JAVA: classes and objects; variables and types; methods and constructors; control statements; containers, packages.

### Objective

Basic knowledge of object-oriented programming in Java.

### Grading

Solving programming assignments on the computer.

### Electrical Engineering I

# Electrical Engineering I

Schmid

Weiß

Winkler

### Synopsis

Fundamentals: capacitor, resistor, inductance and mutual inductance, DC circuits, AC circuits using complex analysis, power, multiphase AC systems, rotary field, fundamental functions of semiconductors. Electrical measurement techniques: Analogue and digital measuring instruments, measuring amplifiers, measurement of electrical quantities, introduction to measurement of non-electric quantities. Electric machines: Transformer, rotating electrical machines, design, method of operation, steady-state operation, characteristic curves.

### Objective

Introduction to basic principles and applications of electrical engineering, including electrical measuring techniques.

### Exercise General Industrial- and Business Management I

# Exercise General Industrial- and Business Management I

Friedrich

Jungwirth

Jöchlinger

Kühnast

Mertens

Passath

Siegmeth

Topic

Tschiggerl

### Synopsis

Introduction into General Economic Sciences and Business Administration ; basics of production factors in the business performance process; cost accounting; investments and investment calculation; basics of financing.

### Objective

The Target of the lecture is to convey the participant to the basics of cost calculation and investment, which are necessary as basic economic knowledge in tecnical professions.

### Grading

2 tests

### General Business Administration I

# General Business Administration I

Biedermann

Müller

### Synopsis

Introduction into General Economic Sciences and Business Administration; basics of production factors in the business performance process; cost accounting; investments and investment calculation; basics of financing.

### Objective

The target of the lecture is to convey the participant to the basics of cost accounting/calculation and investment, which are necessary as basic economic knowledge in tecnical professions.

### Grading

written and oral

### Geo-Engineering Fluid Dynamics

# Geo-Engineering Fluid Dynamics

### Synopsis

Derivation of the fundamental differential equation system which governs the conservation of mass, momentum and energy. Irrotational, laminar and turbulent flows. Simple experimental methods and laser based diagnostics tools. Basics of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and the Finite Volume (FV) Method.

### Objective

Basic introduction into fluid mechanics. Underlying physical and mathematical framework, numerical solution methods and experimental validation tools. Knowledge about fluid mechanics and how to solve fluid flow problems.

### Lab in Computer Application and Programming

# Lab in Computer Application and Programming

Antenreiter

Auer

Brand

Gschaider

Lorbek

Ortner

Seifter

### Prerequisites

none

### Synopsis

Students have to develop JAVA-programs for solving simple problems.

### Objective

At the end of this course the students should be able to write JAVA-programs for solving simple problems arising from economy and natural sciences.

### Grading

permanent supervision/two tests

### Lab to Geology

# Lab to Geology

Groß

Hanke

Mali

Rantitsch

### Prerequisites

206: Examination 620.081 Lab to Introduction into Mineralogy and Petrology.

### Synopsis

Documentation and interpretation of tectonic data (geological compass, strike and dip, schmidt net, construction of cross-sections, interpretation of geological maps and cross-sections).

### Objective

Documentation and interpretation of structural geological data.

### Grading

tests during the course, exercise work

### Mathematics III

# Mathematics III

Kirschenhofer

### Synopsis

First and second order partial differential equations. Based on scientific resp. technical models, discussion of the most important types and methods of solution; in particular treatment of the Laplace equation, heat equation, wave equation and the special functions occurring in this context

### Objective

Knowledge of the theory of the most important partial differential equations occurring in natural science and engineering

### Grading

written or oral examination

### Mechanics IB

# Mechanics IB

Antretter

### Synopsis

Part 1: Continuation of Mechanics I – Mechanics of Materials: Summary of terminology – stresses and strains, strain energy, energy principles, Castigliano’s method, shear stresses due to shear forces in beams, shear center, torsion of beams with arbitrary cross sections. Part 2: Fundamentals of Dynamics: Kinematics of a point, Kinematics of rigid bodies, Newton’s laws, Moments of inertia, Kinetic principles, Impulse and Momentum, Vibrations.

### Objective

Consolidate knowledge in mechanics of materials. Obtain knowledge and skills for the analysis of dynamical systems.

### Grading

Multiple Choice exam (Theory questions) followed by a written exam (solving an engineering problem). Under certain circumstances also an oral exam may be required.

### Physical Chemistry I (Modul 1)

# Physical Chemistry I (Modul 1)

Sitte

### Synopsis

Properties of gases, solids and liquids, equations of state, crystal lattices, solutions. Fundamentals of chemical thermodynamics, typical thermodynamic calculations. Equilibrium constants from thermodynamic tables.

### Objective

Knowledge of the most important quantitative physicochemical aspects of states and chemical reactions; fundamentals of chemical thermodynamics.

## 4. Semester (Summer)

### Chemistry II

# Chemistry II

Wegscheider

### Synopsis

electrochemistry; s-block-elements; p-block-elements; d-block-elements; hydrocarbons, functional groups

### Objective

knowledge transfer concerning the composition of matter and the rules of chemical reactions; application to chemical-technical reactions

### Grading

written exam; at least 50% required or test system during lecture

### Exercise General Economic Sciences and Business Administration II

# Exercise General Economic Sciences and Business Administration II

Jungwirth

Jöchlinger

Kühnast

Mertens

Passath

Siegmeth

Topic

Tschiggerl

### Synopsis

legal forms, generally accepted acounting principles, balance sheet, profit and loss statement, prepaid expenses and deferred income, ap- and depreciation, goods and material employed, ratios, ROI-analysis, quick-test, cash flow statement

### Objective

The objective of the exercise course is to convey the participant to the basics of accounting (especially accounting principles, balancing, profit and loss accounting as well as ratios of the balance analysis and cash flow statement) by calculating practical examples. The contents represent basic economic knowledge for technical professionals.

### Grading

2 tests

### General Business Administration II

# General Business Administration II

Biedermann

Müller

### Synopsis

Legal forms of the businesses; principles of accounting; (financial) accounting; financial statement analysis, basics of management accounting (management success calculation).

### Objective

The target of the lecture is to convey the participant to the basics of financial reporting, which are necessary as basic economic knowledge in tecnical professions.

### Mechanische Technologie PE

# Mechanische Technologie PE

### Prerequisites

Mechanik 1A Practical Mechanik 1A

### Synopsis

Der Inhalt dieser Integrierten Lehrveranstaltung bietet ein breites Wissen über die verschiedenen Beanspruchungen von Werkstoffen. Charakterisierung und Wärmebehandlung von metallischen Werkstoffen werden vermittelt. Grundlagen der Schwingfestigkeit bzw. Werkstoffverhalten unter dynamischen Belastungen werden behandelt. Neben unterschiedlichen Verbindungselementen wie Schrauben, Bolzen und Stiften wird die Dimensionierung von Wellen und die notwendigen Maschinenelemente z.B. Federn, Lager und Dichtungen unterrichtet. Drehmomentübertragende Elemente wie Zahnräder und Kupplungen werden berechnet. Die Lehrveranstaltung schließt mit einer Einführung in die Maschinenwartung ab.

### Objective

Kenntnisse über Werkstoffverhalten unter dynamischen Belastungen. Auslegung und Dimensionierung von Maschinenbauteilen.

### Mining law (including administration law and labor legislation)

# Mining law (including administration law and labor legislation)

Zechling

### Synopsis

Information of mining legislation in Austria including Mineralrohstoffgesetz and the most important mining regluations (responsible persons for mining activities, operation instructions, surveying activities and mining damages); administration regulations and protective labor legislation.

### Objective

Information of mining legislation in Austria including Mineralrohstoffgesetz and the most important mining regluations (responsible persons for mining activities, operation instructions, surveying activities and mining damages); administration regulations and protective labor legislation.

### Numerical Methods I

# Numerical Methods I

Brand

### Synopsis

Computer-aided applications of basic numerical methods. Zeros of functions (bisection, secant method, Newton’s method, fixed-point iterations). Systems of linear equations (Gauss elimination, elementary iterative methods, overdetermined systems, LR- and QR-factorizations). Systems of nonlinear equations (Jacobi matrix, multi-dimensional fixed-point iterations). Eigenvalue problems. Interpolation and approximation of data (linear and polynomial regression, robust methods, splines). Numerical quadrature. Ordinary differential equations (Euler’s polygon method, Runge-Kutta methods, order of convergence). Partial differential equations (classification of linear first- and second-order PDEs).

### Objective

Basic understanding and application of standard methods in numerical mathematics for practical examples. Working with programming tools and development environments for scientific computing (currently MATLAB).

### Grading

written and oral exam

### Numerical Methods I Practical

# Numerical Methods I Practical

Brand

Gschaider

Hausenblas

Leixnering

Seifter

### Synopsis

Students habe to solve 2 - 3 problems per unit related to concepts and algorithms presented in the lecture

### Objective

Introduction to standard methods of numerical mathematics. Implementing numerical algorithms in a programming language. Use of numerical software and computer algebra systems.

### Grading

permanent supervision

### Petrophysics of Reservoir Rocks

# Petrophysics of Reservoir Rocks

Gumpenberger

### Prerequisites

None

### Synopsis

First, an introduction to the physical properties of rocks and minerals will be given: density, natural radioactivity, elastic-, unelastic and thermal properties, electrical and dielectrical behaviour, porosity, permeability, specific internal surface. The central topic of this course will be the correlation between petrophysical properties and petroleum reservoir parameters. The discussion will focus on the detailed description of pore space and its properties (porosity, permeability, capillary pressure) and on its fluid contents (oil, gas brine saturation). Practical experience will be gained in special lab experimentsand calculation exercises.

### Objective

Petrophysics for analysis and description of hydrocarbon reservoirs.

### Grading

Written exam and report.

### Physical Chemistry I Laboratory Course

# Physical Chemistry I Laboratory Course

Bucher

Egger

Gsaxner

### Prerequisites

Manual of the laboratory course, selected parts of the lecture Physical Chemistry I, additional literature (library)

### Synopsis

Experiments regarding calorimetry, phase equilibria solid-liquid, phase equilibria liquid-gas, as well as chemical adsorption

### Objective

• Application of knowledge acquired in the lecture to practical problems • Learning targets specific to each course (see course scripts) • Writing of technical reports • Laboratory practice

### Grading

• Written exam at the beginning of each lab course • Active participation and quality of the lab reports

### Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer

# Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer

### Prerequisites

basic math (algebra & calculus)

### Synopsis

Steady state and transient heat conduction in simple systems. Analytical and numerical solution methods for heat conduction problems. The basic equations of convection and boundary layer analysis. Solution of engineering convection problems. Radiative heat exchange and application examples. Heat transfer with change of phase. An introduction to heat exchanger design with application examples.

### Objective

Basic introduction into all modes of heat transfer. Elaboration of the underlying thermodynamic framework. Knowledge about basic principles of heat transfer and solution strategies for engineering heat transfer problems.

# 3. Year

## 5. Semester (Winter)

### Applied Geophysics

# Applied Geophysics

Bleibinhaus

Scholger

### Prerequisites

Elementary mathematics and physics.

### Synopsis

Theoretical basis and applied methods for subsurface exploration with a focus on seismology (elasticity; anisotropy; seismic wave equation; seismic velocities; refraction and reflection seismic methods) and electromagnetics (resistivity; wave equation; depth penetration; induction methods)

### Objective

Knowledge of the relevant geophysical methods for reservoir exploration and the physics behind them.

### Drilling Engineering and Well Design

# Drilling Engineering and Well Design

### Prerequisites

Exam A, Exam B

### Synopsis

Basic wellbore and drilling definitions; the structure of a technical well plan; formation properties (pressure, and fracture gradients); the casing program (sizes, setting depths); basic cementing; simple mud types and basic drilling mud properties, the directional well path; design of a simple drill string and BHA for vertical well trajectories; uni-axial casing design; types of drilling bits; basic wellbore hydraulics; rig selection (based on this lecture and the lecture Well Construction Equipment)

### Objective

Step by step students will be guided through the development of a basic technical well plan for simple vertical wellbores. Example geological profiles are considered when drilling a well from a surface location to a given target.Students will be able to use basic API tables, methods and calculations to prepare a simple technical well plan report. They should gain a basic understanding of quantitative measures on the rig site as well as an integrative view of all aspects necessary for basic technical well planning, from simple geological prerequisites to rig selection (based on this lecture Well Construction Equipment)

### Drilling engineering and Well Design Practical

# Drilling engineering and Well Design Practical

### Prerequisites

Exam A, Exam B

### Synopsis

Example calculations on static and dynamic pressures in the bore hole; fracture gradient evaluation; casing size and setting depth determination; cement volumetric and pumping time calculations; trajectory calculations; design of simple drill strings and BHA’s for vertical wells; uni-axial casing design calculations; basic wellbore hydraulics calculations.

### Objective

tep by step students will be guided through the development of a basic technical well plan for simple vertical wellbores. Students will construct an Excel Spreadsheet based on example calculations (this tool will be further expanded and used in the lecture Advanced Drilling Engineering and Well Design Practical). Students should gain a basic understanding of quantitative measures on the rig site as well as an integrative view of all aspects necessary for basic well planning.

### Grading

Written and oral examination

### Geophysical Well Logging

# Geophysical Well Logging

Kormann

### Synopsis

The course is addressed to students of petroleum engineering. Subjects are the fundamental techniques of well logging/borehole geophysics and the interpretation of measured data (formation evaluation). Chapter 1: General design and function of a logging equipment, effect of mud and mud-invasion, Logging methods – an overview Chapter 2: Physical background of well logging methods and the response with respect to reservoir characterization (caliper, electrical, nuclear, acoustic, NMR and imaging methods), MWD and LWD •Chapter 3: Fundamentals of log interpretation with examples/exercises (sandstone, shaly sand, carbonate), determination of shale content, porosity and saturation.

### Objective

Basic principles of logging instruments and methods of interpretation.

### Oil and Gas Production Principles

# Oil and Gas Production Principles

### Prerequisites

Introducion to Petroleum Engineering Basics of the first four semesters

### Synopsis

The Petroleum Production System is discussed in detail, starting with various completion methods including smart well completions, containing well design, packers and plugs. Understanding perforation technology and the methods of well testing is a further course content. Description of the inflow performance of single and multiphase reservoirs as well the upflow performance is the key for total system analysis (NODAL Analysis). Formation damage and an introduction to damage removal will be covered as well.

### Objective

This lecture will cover the entire production system. Various completion systems and their components will be discussed. Methods of well testing and production behavior of different types of reservoirs as well as production optimization are a further aim of the sessions. Successful participants will be able to analyze well performance and be able to design production systems for different applications and to optimize production.

### Oil and Gas Production Principles Practical

# Oil and Gas Production Principles Practical

### Prerequisites

Basics of the first four semesters (Mechanics, etc..) Introduction to Petroleum Engineering Analogous attendance of lecture Oil and Gas Production Principles

### Synopsis

Problems and examples covering the whole Petroleum Production System are the matrix of this course. Pressure drop calculations, inflow performance examples for saturated and under-saturated reservoirs and the use of different models and approaches for vertical and horizontal lift performance will be trained. This will prepare students to analyze and predict the system capacity of a well (NODAL Analysis). Varying single parameters will demonstrate the sensitivity of the system. Models for roughly calculating the damage of the area near the wellbore and the influence of the single components of the total skin are also taught.

### Objective

This complementary practical will show various field examples from the lecture “Oil and Gas Production Principles”. State of the art software used in the petroleum industry will support the sessions. The students will furthermore calculate examples by themselves and learn how to use the software tools. Successful participants will be able to use and unders

### Grading

collaboration tests, homework, final test

### Petroleum Economics

# Petroleum Economics

### Synopsis

Insight into the fundamentals of economic evaluation procedures in petroleum exploration and production. Topics such as net present value, internal rate of return and discounted profit of investment are discussed with the help of case studies. The classes partly deal with the theory of systems science.

### Objective

Education of petroleum engineers in relevant aspects of economics. Successful students will understand how to calculate overall project economics in the E&P industry. They also will understand how to judge on economic parameters.

### Reservoir Engineering 1

# Reservoir Engineering 1

### Synopsis

Aims: To develop a solid foundation in reservoir engineering methods and workflows with the aim to estimate reserves, to develop strategies for producing reservoirs, and to predict reservoir performance. Objectives: The course covers the fundamentals of reservoir engineering necessary to estimate oil and gas reserves, to develop strategies for producing reservoirs, and to predict reservoir performance. We cover the reservoir and the reservoir rock properties, the composition and phase behavior of reservoir fluids, driving mechanisms for oil and gas production, and how to evaluate reserves and flow performance by material balance methods and well testing. Beyond primary production, we examine two-phase displacement processes (displacement and sweep efficiency) as basis for water flooding operations and enhanced oil recovery. We will touch on conceptual models, analytical techniques and numerical simulations.

### Objective

Participants will acquire a solid foundations in standard techniques of reservoir engineering. The course will enable to estimate reserves, to develop strategies for producing reservoirs, and to predict reservoir performance.

### Grading

A final exam (written or oral) accounting for 100%.

### Reservoir Engineering 1 Practical

# Reservoir Engineering 1 Practical

### Prerequisites

Accompanies Reservoir Engineering 1

### Synopsis

Aims: To convey skills and experience in the application of contemporary reservoir engineering methods and the reservoir engineering workflow: characterization, modeling, simulation / history matching and production forecasting / reserve estimation. Objectives: Develop practical skills in the estimation of pore volumes, oil and gas reserves, material balance calculation, Decline curve analysis, production and ultimate recovery forecasting, gas and oil property calculation, and uncertainty analysis using Monte Carlo methods. Learn how to characterize pressure regimes, pore-volume, original oil in place and fluid/ fluid related properties. Establish scale-dependence and correlations in rock properties and the effect of heterogeneity.

### Objective

Participants will acquire practical skills in the standard reservoir techniques applied in characterization (pore volume, initial oil in place, reservoir statistics, material balance etc.), simulation, estimation of uncertainty and development of a recovery plan. Techniques they will be able to apply include Monte-Carlo simulation, decline curve analysis, Fetkovich method of aquifer support calculation, water-flood recovery prediction. Students will learn how to conduct simulations with the Leoben CSMP 2D reservoir simulator. This tool is needed for the preparation of the BSc thesis.

### Grading

coursework (30%), 1 interim test (30%) and final exam (40%).

### Scientific Report Writing and Presentation Skills for Petroleum...

# Scientific Report Writing and Presentation Skills for Petroleum Engineers

Hofmeister

### Prerequisites

Basics of the first four semesters Petroleum related lectures from the fifth and the sixth semester

### Synopsis

Participants will improve their presentation skills for their educational program and future professional career. The lecture will focus on topics like effective communication, body language, basic rules of presentations etc. The knowledge acquired will be demonstrated by presenting practical examples.

### Objective

The aim of the course is to learn how to present a scientific work in front of a jury and an audience

## 6. Semester (Summer)

### Bachelor Thesis Project in Selected Field (RE, GS, DE, PE)

# Bachelor Thesis Project in Selected Field (RE, GS, DE, PE)

### Prerequisites

The BSc thesis can only be commenced after successful completion of geology, sedimentology, mineralogy and petrology for petroleum engineers, structural geology, and petrophysics courses

### Synopsis

Aims: Participants will apply the reservoir characterization, modeling, simulation, and field development workflow to the analog hydrocarbon reservoir that they mapped in the field study. This proseminar will give the PE students the support they need for the successful preparation of a simulation study, poster presentation and Bachelor thesis. Objectives: The mapped cross-section will be converted into a two-dimensional CAD-based reservoir simulation model with a hypothetical hydrocarbon accumulation. After gridding, this model will be parameterized using property correlations from the literature. Fluid properties, as well as initial and essential conditions will be assigned. Simplified model versions will be used to explore the implications of geometrical and material property uncertainty and to identify the optimal well placement / production strategy. Subsequently, a more realistic simulation grid / model will be prepared to forecast recovery. With this model the pore volume, STOIIP, recovery factor and recovery time will be evaluated taking into account realistic representations of the well completions.

### Objective

Successful participants will gain familiarity with all steps involved in the reservoir engineering workflow: model preparation, gridding and parameterization, boundary condition assignment, sensitivity analysis, and recovery optimization and development planning. The simulations will also create an awareness of the effects of geological heterogeneity on patterns of flow and the uncertainty ensuing from an incomplete knowledge of the reservoir. In addition, the preparation of the BSc thesis will foster technical report writing skills.

### Grading

Continuous assessment

### Completion Engineering and Well Design

# Completion Engineering and Well Design

Ashena

### Prerequisites

It is preferred that students have some basic knowledge about petroleum engineering and have already passed Drilling Engineering and Well Design.

### Synopsis

Completion Engineering and Well Design Course would deal with factors influencing well completion design and solutions, procedures for defining the necessary hole size concerning the basic operating conditions as well as future requirements, downhole and surface equipment for proper completion solutions, analysis of tubing/packer movements and stresses, selection of the best completion model in accordance to current and expected future conditions, cement bond log evaluation, interpretation and analysis of its importance for proper completion decisions, perforation design, brief considerations of artificial lift methods, selection and execution methods for achieving targeted design and production rate.

### Objective

In this course, it is intended to make the students familiar with completion engineering fundamental real practices in an applied manner with a connection to drilling and production phases (i.e. preceding and following phases respectively) so that the students can grasp an understanding about the methodologies of applied well completion practices.

### Grading

Written examination at the end of the semester

### Completion Engineering and Well Design Practical

# Completion Engineering and Well Design Practical

Ashena

Gruber

### Prerequisites

It is preferred that students have some basic knowledge about petroleum engineering and have already passed Drilling Engineering and Well Design.

### Synopsis

Several well projects are defined providing input drilling and reservoir engineering information, well schematics, drilling brief summary, reservoir/production objectives, completion constraints, etc. The students are supposed to form a few groups. Each individual project is allocated to one group. Each group is supposed to go through the tasks wanted which generally include interpreting the data given initially, designing and sketching the most optimum completion types, models and equipment required considering objectives discussed, making calculations and deciding on the type and parameters of the tubing and packers to be selected, designing completion wellhead parameters, making cement bond logs interpretation, perforation calculations and design, considering artificial lift methods, etc.

### Objective

In this course, it is intended to make the students familiar with completion engineering fundamental real practices in an applied manner with a connection to drilling and production phases (i.e. preceding and following phases respectively) so that the students can grasp an understanding about the methodologies of applied well completion practices.

### Grading

Continuous assessment

### Flow in Porous Media

# Flow in Porous Media

### Prerequisites

Reservoir Engineering 1

### Synopsis

Aims: Develop solid foundations in the physics of single and two-phase flow in porous media, elementary rock properties and their statistics, pressure diffusion, and the calculation of transport and diffusive transfer in hydrocarbon reservoirs. Objectives: In two blocks on single- and multiphase flow, respectively, the course delivers the foundations necessary to understand pressure and chemical diffusion / osmosis in porous media, tracer transport and viscous, gravitational, and capillary displacement as simplified in terms of Darcy’s law and the relative permeability concept. After an introduction to the concepts of wettability, contact angle, and capillary pressure and their relationship to phase saturation and pore-size distribution, Darcy’s law is extended to multiphase flow. From the resulting phase mobilities, fractional flows are derived and employed in the Buckley-Leverett equation. Typical saturation profiles are analyzed and conclusions are drawn on field-scale hydrocarbon migration and trapping.

### Objective

Single-phase flow: Successful participants will understand and be able to work with the concepts of porosity, permeability, and saturation. From Darcy’s law they will calculate flow rates in porous media and know how driving pressure gradients can be derived from the continuity equation, solved using Darcy’s law. They will also understand the joining principles of pressure-, chemical-, and capillary diffusion and appreciate their importance for fluid transfer in reservoirs. Multi-phase flow: Course participants will understand the relationships between wettability, interfacial tension, capillary pressure and saturation and how these depend on flow velocity. They will know how the Buckley-Leverett equation is derived and will be able to apply the Leverett-J function to estimate capillary pressure. They will quantify force reservoir balances in terms of capillary and Bond numbers and relate them to irreducible saturation. They will also see the broader connections between wettability, relative permeability, residual saturation and flow.

### Grading

one final written exam (100 %)

### Flow in Porous Media Practical

# Flow in Porous Media Practical

### Prerequisites

Accompanies Flow in Porous Media

### Synopsis

Aims: To practice calculations and familiarize with the concepts of Flow in Porous Media (lecture 570.065). Objectives: In two blocks on single- and multiphase flow, respectively, the course delivers the foundations necessary to understand pressure and chemical diffusion / osmosis in porous media, tracer transport and viscous, gravitational, and capillary displacement as simplified in terms of Darcy’s law and the relative permeability concept. After an introduction to the concepts of wettability, contact angle, and capillary pressure and their relationship to phase saturation and pore-size distribution, Darcy’s law is extended to multiphase flow. From the resulting phase mobilities, fractional flows are derived and employed in the Buckley-Leverett equation. Typical saturation profiles are analyzed and conclusions are drawn on field-scale hydrocarbon migration and trapping.

### Objective

Participants will learn to apply the concepts taught in Flow in Porous Media for characterization and modeling of principal flow behavior in geological reservoirs.

### Grading

Coursework (30%), an interim test (30%) and a final exam (40%).

### Lab in Petroleum Geology

# Lab in Petroleum Geology

Pupp

### Prerequisites

Fundamentals in Geology, Sedimentology, Geophysical Well Logging

### Synopsis

The practical part of the course is focused on Reservoir /Development Geology. This is a hybrid discipline including elements of different subjects like structural geology, sedimentology, petroleum engineering, geophysics, and economics.

### Objective

The students should become skilled in integrating different geoscientific information (Structural Geology, Sedimentology, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Petroleum Engineering) and in using the information for petroleum exploration and production.

### Grading

written

### Petroleum Geology

# Petroleum Geology

Sachsenhofer

### Prerequisites

Fundamentals in Geology, Sedimentology, Geophysical Well Logging

### Synopsis

In a first part of the course, subsurface data available in Petroleum Geology (cuttings, cores, borehole logs, geophysical data) are summarized and critically evaluated. In a second part - following a brief introduction into the concept of Petroleum Systems - all essential elements and processes needed for oil and gas accumulations to exist, are reviewed.

### Objective

The students should become skilled in integrating different geoscientific information (Structural Geology, Sedimentology, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Petroleum Engineering) and in using the information for petroleum exploration and production.

### Reservoir Fluids

# Reservoir Fluids

### Prerequisites

Reservoir Engineering 1

### Synopsis

Aims: Introduce students to the compositional and physical properties of reservoir fluids, methods / diagrams to display these, model these and predict their changes over the lifetime of a reservoir. Objectives: Comprehensive overview over the compositional characterization of hydrocarbon and aqueous reservoir fluids including gas hydrates, asphaltenes and waxes; their phase behavior and calculation of PVTX properties using basic thermodynamics, correlations and corresponding state theory; calculation of formation volume factors, gas compressibility correction (Z) factors, gas-oil ratio and solution gas ratio. Introduction to nomenclature and units, fluid viscosity measurement and calculation, interfacial tension, and spreading coefficient in 3-phase systems; fluid sampling and reservoir, separator and surface conditions.

### Objective

Successful participants will be able to distinguish and know the composition and main properties of black-oil, volatile oil, gas condensate, wet and dry gas, and formation water / brine. They will also be able to apply standard correlation methods to predict PVTX properties of reservoir fluids using charts, including density (API gravity), viscosity, and compressibility. They will know how to calculate formation volume factors, gas oil ratio, and apply the Z factor to calculate compressibilities of non-ideal gases including density (API gravity), viscosity, and compressibility. They will know the standard equations of state used to calculate PVTX, especially the Peng-Robinson equation. They will also know how to calculate formation volume factors, gas oil ratio, and gas solubility index, and apply the Z factor to calculate compressibilities of non-ideal gases.

### Grading

coursework (30%), 1 interim test (30%) and final exam (40%)

### Reservoir Fluids Practical

# Reservoir Fluids Practical

Borji

### Prerequisites

Accompanies Reservoir Fluids

### Synopsis

Aims: Model fluid phase behavior on the basis of compositional analysis of reservoir fluid samples, fitting PVT properties with equations of state (EOS), deducing density, compressibility, and viscosity at reservoir conditions with the aid of a PVT software package. Objectives: To teach how to compute fluid density, compressibility and viscosity at reservoir conditions from fluid compositional and other data from the reservoir of interest; review fluid sampling procedures, analysis methods, and the format of laboratory reports used by the industry. The evaluation of natural gas and oil properties will be based on correlation techniques and the calculation of the volumetric and phase behavior on cubic equations of state. Predictions will be based primarily on the Peng-Robinson EOS and “flash calculations” implemented in purpose-built software. The course will familiarize participants with the techniques: heptane-plus characterization, pseudoisation, grouping and splitting, multistage separator testing, constant composition expansion, differential liberation expansion, constant volume depletion and Black-Oil PVT formulations.

### Objective

Participants will develop the necessary background and software skills to use fluid data from a specific field to generate PVTX lookup tables for black-oil and gas-condensate reservoir simulation. They will learn also when to use correlations as opposed to EOS curve fitting.

### Grading

Midterm Exam: 35% Course Work: 30% Final Exam: 35%

### Sedimentology for Petroleum Engineers

# Sedimentology for Petroleum Engineers

Groß

### Prerequisites

Allgemeine Geologie [610.129] Einführung in die Mineralogie und Petrologie [620.010 | 620.002]

### Synopsis

Depositional environments and properties of sedimentary rocks, methods of investigation and significance for hydrocarbon systems.

### Objective

Understanding the genesis and properties of sedimentary rocks and their significance for the formation of hydrocarbon accumulation.

### Grading

Examination in English language

### Sedimentology for Petroleum Engineers Lab

# Sedimentology for Petroleum Engineers Lab

Groß

Pupp

### Prerequisites

Allgemeine Geologie [610.129] Einführung in die Mineralogie und Petrologie [620.010 | 620.002]

### Synopsis

Laboratory methods and interpretation of petrographic data of important groups of sedimentary rocks; interpretation of log data of simple sedimentary profiles.

### Objective

Understanding petrographic and sedimentologic features of sedimentary rocks that are significant for hydrocarbon systems.

### Grading

written examination in the English language

### Seminar Bachelor Thesis (PE)

# Seminar Bachelor Thesis (PE)

Antretter

Gamsjäger

Jurisits

Orthaber

### Synopsis

Analysis of a problem detail in the field of classical engineering science and preparation of a technical report as bachelor thesis.

### Objective

Upon completion of the course the student ist capable of - solving an engineering problem - preparing a technical report complying with the guidelines of a scientific treatise.

# Courses alphabetically

### Applied Geophysics

# Applied Geophysics

Bleibinhaus

Scholger

### Prerequisites

Elementary mathematics and physics.

### Synopsis

Theoretical basis and applied methods for subsurface exploration with a focus on seismology (elasticity; anisotropy; seismic wave equation; seismic velocities; refraction and reflection seismic methods) and electromagnetics (resistivity; wave equation; depth penetration; induction methods)

### Objective

Knowledge of the relevant geophysical methods for reservoir exploration and the physics behind them.

### Bachelor Thesis Project in Selected Field (RE, GS, DE, PE)

# Bachelor Thesis Project in Selected Field (RE, GS, DE, PE)

### Prerequisites

The BSc thesis can only be commenced after successful completion of geology, sedimentology, mineralogy and petrology for petroleum engineers, structural geology, and petrophysics courses

### Synopsis

Aims: Participants will apply the reservoir characterization, modeling, simulation, and field development workflow to the analog hydrocarbon reservoir that they mapped in the field study. This proseminar will give the PE students the support they need for the successful preparation of a simulation study, poster presentation and Bachelor thesis. Objectives: The mapped cross-section will be converted into a two-dimensional CAD-based reservoir simulation model with a hypothetical hydrocarbon accumulation. After gridding, this model will be parameterized using property correlations from the literature. Fluid properties, as well as initial and essential conditions will be assigned. Simplified model versions will be used to explore the implications of geometrical and material property uncertainty and to identify the optimal well placement / production strategy. Subsequently, a more realistic simulation grid / model will be prepared to forecast recovery. With this model the pore volume, STOIIP, recovery factor and recovery time will be evaluated taking into account realistic representations of the well completions.

### Objective

Successful participants will gain familiarity with all steps involved in the reservoir engineering workflow: model preparation, gridding and parameterization, boundary condition assignment, sensitivity analysis, and recovery optimization and development planning. The simulations will also create an awareness of the effects of geological heterogeneity on patterns of flow and the uncertainty ensuing from an incomplete knowledge of the reservoir. In addition, the preparation of the BSc thesis will foster technical report writing skills.

### Grading

Continuous assessment

### Chemistry IA

# Chemistry IA

Fasch

Wegscheider

### Synopsis

composition of matter; chemical reactions; stoichometry of chemical reactions; properties of gases; energy, heat and thermochemistry; atomic structure and the periodic table; chemical bonds; geometry of molecules; structure of molecules; liquids and solids; properties of solutions; chemical reaction rate;

### Objective

### Grading

written exam, at least 50 % required

### Chemistry IB

# Chemistry IB

Fasch

Wegscheider

### Synopsis

chemical reaction rate; chemical equilibrium; acids and bases; acids, bases and salts

### Objective

### Grading

written exam; at least 50% required

### Chemistry II

# Chemistry II

Wegscheider

### Synopsis

electrochemistry; s-block-elements; p-block-elements; d-block-elements; hydrocarbons, functional groups

### Objective

### Grading

written exam; at least 50% required or test system during lecture

### Completion Engineering and Well Design

# Completion Engineering and Well Design

Ashena

### Prerequisites

It is preferred that students have some basic knowledge about petroleum engineering and have already passed Drilling Engineering and Well Design.

### Synopsis

Completion Engineering and Well Design Course would deal with factors influencing well completion design and solutions, procedures for defining the necessary hole size concerning the basic operating conditions as well as future requirements, downhole and surface equipment for proper completion solutions, analysis of tubing/packer movements and stresses, selection of the best completion model in accordance to current and expected future conditions, cement bond log evaluation, interpretation and analysis of its importance for proper completion decisions, perforation design, brief considerations of artificial lift methods, selection and execution methods for achieving targeted design and production rate.

### Objective

In this course, it is intended to make the students familiar with completion engineering fundamental real practices in an applied manner with a connection to drilling and production phases (i.e. preceding and following phases respectively) so that the students can grasp an understanding about the methodologies of applied well completion practices.

### Grading

Written examination at the end of the semester

### Completion Engineering and Well Design Practical

# Completion Engineering and Well Design Practical

Ashena

Gruber

### Prerequisites

### Synopsis

Several well projects are defined providing input drilling and reservoir engineering information, well schematics, drilling brief summary, reservoir/production objectives, completion constraints, etc. The students are supposed to form a few groups. Each individual project is allocated to one group. Each group is supposed to go through the tasks wanted which generally include interpreting the data given initially, designing and sketching the most optimum completion types, models and equipment required considering objectives discussed, making calculations and deciding on the type and parameters of the tubing and packers to be selected, designing completion wellhead parameters, making cement bond logs interpretation, perforation calculations and design, considering artificial lift methods, etc.

### Objective

### Grading

Continuous assessment

### Computational Exercises to Physics IA and IB

# Computational Exercises to Physics IA and IB

Kaufmann

Koczwara

Kratzer

Lechner

Ludescher

Meisels

Morak

Popovski

Prehal

Teichert

### Synopsis

Numerical problems regarding the contents of the lecture Physics I.

### Objective

Application of the laws of physics to the solution of numerical problems.

### Computational Exercises to Physics II

# Computational Exercises to Physics II

Kaufmann

Koczwara

Kratzer

Lechner

Ludescher

Meisels

Popovski

### Synopsis

Numerical problems regarding the contents of the lecture Physics II.

### Objective

Application of the laws of physics to the solution of numerical problems.

### Computer Application and Programming

# Computer Application and Programming

Auer

### Prerequisites

none

### Synopsis

Object-oriented programming in JAVA: classes and objects; variables and types; methods and constructors; control statements; containers, packages.

### Objective

Basic knowledge of object-oriented programming in Java.

### Grading

Solving programming assignments on the computer.

### Drilling Engineering and Well Design

# Drilling Engineering and Well Design

### Prerequisites

Exam A, Exam B

### Synopsis

Basic wellbore and drilling definitions; the structure of a technical well plan; formation properties (pressure, and fracture gradients); the casing program (sizes, setting depths); basic cementing; simple mud types and basic drilling mud properties, the directional well path; design of a simple drill string and BHA for vertical well trajectories; uni-axial casing design; types of drilling bits; basic wellbore hydraulics; rig selection (based on this lecture and the lecture Well Construction Equipment)

### Objective

Step by step students will be guided through the development of a basic technical well plan for simple vertical wellbores. Example geological profiles are considered when drilling a well from a surface location to a given target.Students will be able to use basic API tables, methods and calculations to prepare a simple technical well plan report. They should gain a basic understanding of quantitative measures on the rig site as well as an integrative view of all aspects necessary for basic technical well planning, from simple geological prerequisites to rig selection (based on this lecture Well Construction Equipment)

### Drilling engineering and Well Design Practical

# Drilling engineering and Well Design Practical

### Prerequisites

Exam A, Exam B

### Synopsis

Example calculations on static and dynamic pressures in the bore hole; fracture gradient evaluation; casing size and setting depth determination; cement volumetric and pumping time calculations; trajectory calculations; design of simple drill strings and BHA’s for vertical wells; uni-axial casing design calculations; basic wellbore hydraulics calculations.

### Objective

tep by step students will be guided through the development of a basic technical well plan for simple vertical wellbores. Students will construct an Excel Spreadsheet based on example calculations (this tool will be further expanded and used in the lecture Advanced Drilling Engineering and Well Design Practical). Students should gain a basic understanding of quantitative measures on the rig site as well as an integrative view of all aspects necessary for basic well planning.

### Grading

Written and oral examination

### Electrical Engineering I

# Electrical Engineering I

Schmid

Weiß

Winkler

### Synopsis

Fundamentals: capacitor, resistor, inductance and mutual inductance, DC circuits, AC circuits using complex analysis, power, multiphase AC systems, rotary field, fundamental functions of semiconductors. Electrical measurement techniques: Analogue and digital measuring instruments, measuring amplifiers, measurement of electrical quantities, introduction to measurement of non-electric quantities. Electric machines: Transformer, rotating electrical machines, design, method of operation, steady-state operation, characteristic curves.

### Objective

Introduction to basic principles and applications of electrical engineering, including electrical measuring techniques.

### Exercise General Industrial- and Business Management I

# Exercise General Industrial- and Business Management I

Friedrich

Jungwirth

Jöchlinger

Kühnast

Mertens

Passath

Siegmeth

Topic

Tschiggerl

### Synopsis

Introduction into General Economic Sciences and Business Administration ; basics of production factors in the business performance process; cost accounting; investments and investment calculation; basics of financing.

### Objective

The Target of the lecture is to convey the participant to the basics of cost calculation and investment, which are necessary as basic economic knowledge in tecnical professions.

### Grading

2 tests

### Exercise General Economic Sciences and Business Administration II

# Exercise General Economic Sciences and Business Administration II

Jungwirth

Jöchlinger

Kühnast

Mertens

Passath

Siegmeth

Topic

Tschiggerl

### Synopsis

legal forms, generally accepted acounting principles, balance sheet, profit and loss statement, prepaid expenses and deferred income, ap- and depreciation, goods and material employed, ratios, ROI-analysis, quick-test, cash flow statement

### Objective

The objective of the exercise course is to convey the participant to the basics of accounting (especially accounting principles, balancing, profit and loss accounting as well as ratios of the balance analysis and cash flow statement) by calculating practical examples. The contents represent basic economic knowledge for technical professionals.

### Grading

2 tests

### Exercise to Technical Mechanics IA

# Exercise to Technical Mechanics IA

Gamsjäger

Orthaber

Schemmel

Zickler

### Prerequisites

Fundamentals in Mathematics I and Physics I

### Synopsis

Statics: recapitulation of the fundamentals of vector analysis, forces, couples of forces, system of forces, equlibrium, reaction forces and moments, free-body diagram, beams, frames, truss, sticking friction, sliding friction, section forces and section moments. Mass and mass distribution: statical moment, center of gravity, moments of inertia, products of inertia, second moment of area, moment of inertia tensor, principal moment of inertia Statics of deformable bodies: stresses, strains, principal stresses and strains, Mohr's circle, constitutive laws for elastic materials, equivalent stresses; slender beams, bending stresses, bending line, section modulus, torsion of beams with circular cross section, statically indetermined beams and structures.

### Objective

acquire typical solution strategies for mechanical problems; improve the understanding of the accompanying lecture (course 400021 ).

### Flow in Porous Media

# Flow in Porous Media

### Prerequisites

Reservoir Engineering 1

### Synopsis

Aims: Develop solid foundations in the physics of single and two-phase flow in porous media, elementary rock properties and their statistics, pressure diffusion, and the calculation of transport and diffusive transfer in hydrocarbon reservoirs. Objectives: In two blocks on single- and multiphase flow, respectively, the course delivers the foundations necessary to understand pressure and chemical diffusion / osmosis in porous media, tracer transport and viscous, gravitational, and capillary displacement as simplified in terms of Darcy’s law and the relative permeability concept. After an introduction to the concepts of wettability, contact angle, and capillary pressure and their relationship to phase saturation and pore-size distribution, Darcy’s law is extended to multiphase flow. From the resulting phase mobilities, fractional flows are derived and employed in the Buckley-Leverett equation. Typical saturation profiles are analyzed and conclusions are drawn on field-scale hydrocarbon migration and trapping.

### Objective

Single-phase flow: Successful participants will understand and be able to work with the concepts of porosity, permeability, and saturation. From Darcy’s law they will calculate flow rates in porous media and know how driving pressure gradients can be derived from the continuity equation, solved using Darcy’s law. They will also understand the joining principles of pressure-, chemical-, and capillary diffusion and appreciate their importance for fluid transfer in reservoirs. Multi-phase flow: Course participants will understand the relationships between wettability, interfacial tension, capillary pressure and saturation and how these depend on flow velocity. They will know how the Buckley-Leverett equation is derived and will be able to apply the Leverett-J function to estimate capillary pressure. They will quantify force reservoir balances in terms of capillary and Bond numbers and relate them to irreducible saturation. They will also see the broader connections between wettability, relative permeability, residual saturation and flow.

### Grading

one final written exam (100 %)

### Flow in Porous Media Practical

# Flow in Porous Media Practical

### Prerequisites

Accompanies Flow in Porous Media

### Synopsis

Aims: To practice calculations and familiarize with the concepts of Flow in Porous Media (lecture 570.065). Objectives: In two blocks on single- and multiphase flow, respectively, the course delivers the foundations necessary to understand pressure and chemical diffusion / osmosis in porous media, tracer transport and viscous, gravitational, and capillary displacement as simplified in terms of Darcy’s law and the relative permeability concept. After an introduction to the concepts of wettability, contact angle, and capillary pressure and their relationship to phase saturation and pore-size distribution, Darcy’s law is extended to multiphase flow. From the resulting phase mobilities, fractional flows are derived and employed in the Buckley-Leverett equation. Typical saturation profiles are analyzed and conclusions are drawn on field-scale hydrocarbon migration and trapping.

### Objective

Participants will learn to apply the concepts taught in Flow in Porous Media for characterization and modeling of principal flow behavior in geological reservoirs.

### Grading

Coursework (30%), an interim test (30%) and a final exam (40%).

### Fundamentals in Geology

# Fundamentals in Geology

Melcher

### Synopsis

The earth: structure and geophysics of the earth interior; the rock cycle; exogenic geological processes (weathering; soil formation, fundamentals of hydrogeology, plutonism, volcanism and metamorphism and plate tectonics); endogenic geological processes; introduction to global plate tectonics; continental and marine sedimentation processes; introduction to raw materials and hydrogeology; introduction to geological landscapes of central Europe and Austria.

### Objective

Knowledge of the geological time table, the structure of the earth, its exogenic, endogenic dynamics, rock forming processes and the major geological units of Austria.

### General Business Administration I

# General Business Administration I

Biedermann

Müller

### Synopsis

Introduction into General Economic Sciences and Business Administration; basics of production factors in the business performance process; cost accounting; investments and investment calculation; basics of financing.

### Objective

The target of the lecture is to convey the participant to the basics of cost accounting/calculation and investment, which are necessary as basic economic knowledge in tecnical professions.

### Grading

written and oral

### General Business Administration II

# General Business Administration II

Biedermann

Müller

### Synopsis

Legal forms of the businesses; principles of accounting; (financial) accounting; financial statement analysis, basics of management accounting (management success calculation).

### Objective

The target of the lecture is to convey the participant to the basics of financial reporting, which are necessary as basic economic knowledge in tecnical professions.

### Geo-Engineering Fluid Dynamics

# Geo-Engineering Fluid Dynamics

### Synopsis

Derivation of the fundamental differential equation system which governs the conservation of mass, momentum and energy. Irrotational, laminar and turbulent flows. Simple experimental methods and laser based diagnostics tools. Basics of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and the Finite Volume (FV) Method.

### Objective

Basic introduction into fluid mechanics. Underlying physical and mathematical framework, numerical solution methods and experimental validation tools. Knowledge about fluid mechanics and how to solve fluid flow problems.

### Geophysical Well Logging

# Geophysical Well Logging

Kormann

### Synopsis

The course is addressed to students of petroleum engineering. Subjects are the fundamental techniques of well logging/borehole geophysics and the interpretation of measured data (formation evaluation). Chapter 1: General design and function of a logging equipment, effect of mud and mud-invasion, Logging methods – an overview Chapter 2: Physical background of well logging methods and the response with respect to reservoir characterization (caliper, electrical, nuclear, acoustic, NMR and imaging methods), MWD and LWD •Chapter 3: Fundamentals of log interpretation with examples/exercises (sandstone, shaly sand, carbonate), determination of shale content, porosity and saturation.

### Objective

Basic principles of logging instruments and methods of interpretation.

### Internship 2

# Internship 2

### Prerequisites

no

### Synopsis

n the Bachelor’s study aquired knowledge and abilities have to be applied and enhanced in preferably non-university-institutes or companies. Therefore students have to complete working practice in relation to the study program for a total of 30 ECTS-points (corresponds to 80 working days).

### Objective

Proving of learned knowledge and ablilities.

### Internship 3

# Internship 3

### Prerequisites

no

### Synopsis

In the Bachelor’s study aquired knowledge and abilities have to be applied and enhanced in preferably non-university-institutes or companies. Therefore students have to complete working practice in relation to the study program for a total of 30 ECTS-points (corresponds to 80 working days).

### Objective

Proving of learned knowledge and ablilities.

### Internship 4

# Internship 4

### Prerequisites

no

### Synopsis

In the Bachelor’s study aquired knowledge and abilities have to be applied and enhanced in preferably non-university-institutes or companies. Therefore students have to complete working practice in relation to the study program for a total of 30 ECTS-points (corresponds to 80 working days).

### Objective

will follow

### Internship I

# Internship I

### Prerequisites

no

### Synopsis

In the Bachelor’s study aquired knowledge and abilities have to be applied and enhanced in preferably non-university-institutes or companies. Therefore students have to complete working practice in relation to the study program for a total of 30 ECTS-points (corresponds to 80 working days).

### Objective

Proving of learned knowledge and ablilities.

### Introduction into Mineralogy and Petrology

# Introduction into Mineralogy and Petrology

Thalhammer

### Synopsis

Composition of the earth, her minerals and rocks; principles of crystallogaphy and crystal chemistry; properties and industrial use of selected minerals; mineral composition, fabrics, occurrence and formation processes of major magmatic, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks

### Objective

Students will be introduced to minerals and rocks, as well as basic concepts of mineralogy. They should learn about minerals which are important as rock-forming minerals and as raw materials. They should develop a first understanding of rock-forming geological processes on dynamic earth

### Introduction to Petroleum Engineering

# Introduction to Petroleum Engineering

### Prerequisites

none

### Synopsis

At the very beginning of their studies participants will get an overview of how the petroleum industry works. The presentation of the contents of the forthcoming lectures should give an understanding of why basics like mathematics, physics, mechanics and chemistry etc. are mandatory for the studies.

### Objective

This lecture will cover the entire picture of the petroleum upstream business. Professors involved in the educational program will present an overview of the various disciplines.Successful participants will understand the basics of how the petroleum industry works as well as the importance of interacting with various other disciplines.

### Introduction to the studies at Montanuniversität Leoben

# Introduction to the studies at Montanuniversität Leoben

Antrekowitsch

Bernhard

Clemens

Flachberger

Friesenbichler

Grün

Holzer

Kern

Kienberger

Lehner

Paris

Pinter

Pomberger

Sachsenhofer

Schledjewski

Schuecker

Zsifkovits

### Prerequisites

no

### Synopsis

Survey of the studies at Montanuniversität Leoben

### Objective

Knowledge of the studies at Montanuniversität Leoben and their professional opportunities

### Grading

See position in the curriculum

### Lab in Computer Application and Programming

# Lab in Computer Application and Programming

Antenreiter

Auer

Brand

Gschaider

Lorbek

Ortner

Seifter

### Prerequisites

none

### Synopsis

Students have to develop JAVA-programs for solving simple problems.

### Objective

At the end of this course the students should be able to write JAVA-programs for solving simple problems arising from economy and natural sciences.

### Grading

permanent supervision/two tests

### Lab in Mathematics I

# Lab in Mathematics I

Jankauskas

Kräuter

Loridant

Stidl

Thuswaldner

van de Woestijne

### Synopsis

Exercises corresponding to the topics of Course 380110.

### Objective

Capability of tackling problems in the topics of Course 380110 autonomously.

### Lab in Mathematics II

# Lab in Mathematics II

Jankauskas

Kräuter

Kutlesa

Loridant

Thuswaldner

van de Woestijne

### Synopsis

Exercises corresponding to the topics of Course 380210

### Objective

Capability of tackling problems in the topics of Course 380210 autonomously

### Lab in Petroleum Geology

# Lab in Petroleum Geology

Pupp

### Prerequisites

Fundamentals in Geology, Sedimentology, Geophysical Well Logging

### Synopsis

The practical part of the course is focused on Reservoir /Development Geology. This is a hybrid discipline including elements of different subjects like structural geology, sedimentology, petroleum engineering, geophysics, and economics.

### Objective

The students should become skilled in integrating different geoscientific information (Structural Geology, Sedimentology, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Petroleum Engineering) and in using the information for petroleum exploration and production.

### Grading

written

### Lab in Statistics

# Lab in Statistics

Jankauskas

Kräuter

Kutlesa

Loridant

Thuswaldner

van de Woestijne

### Synopsis

Exercises corresponding to the topics of Course 380251, introduction to the statistical package NCSS

### Objective

Capability of tackling problems in the topics of Course 380251 autonomously

### Lab to Geology

# Lab to Geology

Groß

Hanke

Mali

Rantitsch

### Prerequisites

206: Examination 620.081 Lab to Introduction into Mineralogy and Petrology.

### Synopsis

Documentation and interpretation of tectonic data (geological compass, strike and dip, schmidt net, construction of cross-sections, interpretation of geological maps and cross-sections).

### Objective

Documentation and interpretation of structural geological data.

### Grading

tests during the course, exercise work

### Lab to Introduction into Mineralogy and Petrology

# Lab to Introduction into Mineralogy and Petrology

Thalhammer

### Synopsis

Selected methods used for mineral phase analysis; identification of selected rock-forming minerals and minerals used as raw materials; identification of important magmatic, sedimentary, metamorphic and hydrothermal rocks and their fabrics in hand specimens

### Objective

Lab to consolidate contents of lectures: determining crystal symmetry; interpreting simple X-ray diffractograms; identifying important minerals and rocks by macroscopic methods

### Mathematics I

# Mathematics I

Kirschenhofer

### Synopsis

Natural, real and complex numbers; polynomials; infinite sequences and series; continuous functions; calculus of functions in one variable; sequences and series of functions; linear algebra; Fourier series

### Objective

Introduction to fundamental theorems and applications of advanced mathematics in natural science and engineering

### Grading

written or oral examination

### Mathematics II

# Mathematics II

Kirschenhofer

### Synopsis

Functions of several real variables: continuity, differentiation, series expansions; plane curves and twisted curves; line integrals and multiple integrals; integral theorems; ordinary differential equations; Laplace transformation.

### Objective

Introduction to the fundamental theorems and applications of advanced mathematics in natural science and engineering carrying on Course Mathematics I

### Grading

written or oral examination

### Mathematics III

# Mathematics III

Kirschenhofer

### Synopsis

First and second order partial differential equations. Based on scientific resp. technical models, discussion of the most important types and methods of solution; in particular treatment of the Laplace equation, heat equation, wave equation and the special functions occurring in this context

### Objective

Knowledge of the theory of the most important partial differential equations occurring in natural science and engineering

### Grading

written or oral examination

### Mechanics 1A

# Mechanics 1A

Antretter

### Prerequisites

fundamentals in Mathematics I and Physics I

### Synopsis

### Objective

develop the fundamental basis for engineers and pick up the essential methods of Engineering Mechanics

### Mechanics IB

# Mechanics IB

Antretter

### Synopsis

Part 1: Continuation of Mechanics I – Mechanics of Materials: Summary of terminology – stresses and strains, strain energy, energy principles, Castigliano’s method, shear stresses due to shear forces in beams, shear center, torsion of beams with arbitrary cross sections. Part 2: Fundamentals of Dynamics: Kinematics of a point, Kinematics of rigid bodies, Newton’s laws, Moments of inertia, Kinetic principles, Impulse and Momentum, Vibrations.

### Objective

Consolidate knowledge in mechanics of materials. Obtain knowledge and skills for the analysis of dynamical systems.

### Grading

Multiple Choice exam (Theory questions) followed by a written exam (solving an engineering problem). Under certain circumstances also an oral exam may be required.

### Mechanische Technologie PE

# Mechanische Technologie PE

### Prerequisites

Mechanik 1A Practical Mechanik 1A

### Synopsis

Der Inhalt dieser Integrierten Lehrveranstaltung bietet ein breites Wissen über die verschiedenen Beanspruchungen von Werkstoffen. Charakterisierung und Wärmebehandlung von metallischen Werkstoffen werden vermittelt. Grundlagen der Schwingfestigkeit bzw. Werkstoffverhalten unter dynamischen Belastungen werden behandelt. Neben unterschiedlichen Verbindungselementen wie Schrauben, Bolzen und Stiften wird die Dimensionierung von Wellen und die notwendigen Maschinenelemente z.B. Federn, Lager und Dichtungen unterrichtet. Drehmomentübertragende Elemente wie Zahnräder und Kupplungen werden berechnet. Die Lehrveranstaltung schließt mit einer Einführung in die Maschinenwartung ab.

### Objective

Kenntnisse über Werkstoffverhalten unter dynamischen Belastungen. Auslegung und Dimensionierung von Maschinenbauteilen.

### Mining law (including administration law and labor legislation)

# Mining law (including administration law and labor legislation)

Zechling

### Synopsis

Information of mining legislation in Austria including Mineralrohstoffgesetz and the most important mining regluations (responsible persons for mining activities, operation instructions, surveying activities and mining damages); administration regulations and protective labor legislation.

### Objective

### Numerical Methods I

# Numerical Methods I

Brand

### Synopsis

Computer-aided applications of basic numerical methods. Zeros of functions (bisection, secant method, Newton’s method, fixed-point iterations). Systems of linear equations (Gauss elimination, elementary iterative methods, overdetermined systems, LR- and QR-factorizations). Systems of nonlinear equations (Jacobi matrix, multi-dimensional fixed-point iterations). Eigenvalue problems. Interpolation and approximation of data (linear and polynomial regression, robust methods, splines). Numerical quadrature. Ordinary differential equations (Euler’s polygon method, Runge-Kutta methods, order of convergence). Partial differential equations (classification of linear first- and second-order PDEs).

### Objective

Basic understanding and application of standard methods in numerical mathematics for practical examples. Working with programming tools and development environments for scientific computing (currently MATLAB).

### Grading

written and oral exam

### Numerical Methods I Practical

# Numerical Methods I Practical

Brand

Gschaider

Hausenblas

Leixnering

Seifter

### Synopsis

Students habe to solve 2 - 3 problems per unit related to concepts and algorithms presented in the lecture

### Objective

Introduction to standard methods of numerical mathematics. Implementing numerical algorithms in a programming language. Use of numerical software and computer algebra systems.

### Grading

permanent supervision

### Oil and Gas Production Principles

# Oil and Gas Production Principles

### Prerequisites

Introducion to Petroleum Engineering Basics of the first four semesters

### Synopsis

The Petroleum Production System is discussed in detail, starting with various completion methods including smart well completions, containing well design, packers and plugs. Understanding perforation technology and the methods of well testing is a further course content. Description of the inflow performance of single and multiphase reservoirs as well the upflow performance is the key for total system analysis (NODAL Analysis). Formation damage and an introduction to damage removal will be covered as well.

### Objective

This lecture will cover the entire production system. Various completion systems and their components will be discussed. Methods of well testing and production behavior of different types of reservoirs as well as production optimization are a further aim of the sessions. Successful participants will be able to analyze well performance and be able to design production systems for different applications and to optimize production.

### Oil and Gas Production Principles Practical

# Oil and Gas Production Principles Practical

### Prerequisites

Basics of the first four semesters (Mechanics, etc..) Introduction to Petroleum Engineering Analogous attendance of lecture Oil and Gas Production Principles

### Synopsis

Problems and examples covering the whole Petroleum Production System are the matrix of this course. Pressure drop calculations, inflow performance examples for saturated and under-saturated reservoirs and the use of different models and approaches for vertical and horizontal lift performance will be trained. This will prepare students to analyze and predict the system capacity of a well (NODAL Analysis). Varying single parameters will demonstrate the sensitivity of the system. Models for roughly calculating the damage of the area near the wellbore and the influence of the single components of the total skin are also taught.

### Objective

This complementary practical will show various field examples from the lecture “Oil and Gas Production Principles”. State of the art software used in the petroleum industry will support the sessions. The students will furthermore calculate examples by themselves and learn how to use the software tools. Successful participants will be able to use and unders

### Grading

collaboration tests, homework, final test

### Petroleum Economics

# Petroleum Economics

### Synopsis

Insight into the fundamentals of economic evaluation procedures in petroleum exploration and production. Topics such as net present value, internal rate of return and discounted profit of investment are discussed with the help of case studies. The classes partly deal with the theory of systems science.

### Objective

Education of petroleum engineers in relevant aspects of economics. Successful students will understand how to calculate overall project economics in the E&P industry. They also will understand how to judge on economic parameters.

### Petroleum Geology

# Petroleum Geology

Sachsenhofer

### Prerequisites

Fundamentals in Geology, Sedimentology, Geophysical Well Logging

### Synopsis

In a first part of the course, subsurface data available in Petroleum Geology (cuttings, cores, borehole logs, geophysical data) are summarized and critically evaluated. In a second part - following a brief introduction into the concept of Petroleum Systems - all essential elements and processes needed for oil and gas accumulations to exist, are reviewed.

### Objective

### Petrophysics of Reservoir Rocks

# Petrophysics of Reservoir Rocks

Gumpenberger

### Prerequisites

None

### Synopsis

First, an introduction to the physical properties of rocks and minerals will be given: density, natural radioactivity, elastic-, unelastic and thermal properties, electrical and dielectrical behaviour, porosity, permeability, specific internal surface. The central topic of this course will be the correlation between petrophysical properties and petroleum reservoir parameters. The discussion will focus on the detailed description of pore space and its properties (porosity, permeability, capillary pressure) and on its fluid contents (oil, gas brine saturation). Practical experience will be gained in special lab experimentsand calculation exercises.

### Objective

Petrophysics for analysis and description of hydrocarbon reservoirs.

### Grading

Written exam and report.

### Physical Chemistry I (Modul 1)

# Physical Chemistry I (Modul 1)

Sitte

### Synopsis

Properties of gases, solids and liquids, equations of state, crystal lattices, solutions. Fundamentals of chemical thermodynamics, typical thermodynamic calculations. Equilibrium constants from thermodynamic tables.

### Objective

Knowledge of the most important quantitative physicochemical aspects of states and chemical reactions; fundamentals of chemical thermodynamics.

### Physical Chemistry I Laboratory Course

# Physical Chemistry I Laboratory Course

Bucher

Egger

Gsaxner

### Prerequisites

Manual of the laboratory course, selected parts of the lecture Physical Chemistry I, additional literature (library)

### Synopsis

Experiments regarding calorimetry, phase equilibria solid-liquid, phase equilibria liquid-gas, as well as chemical adsorption

### Objective

• Application of knowledge acquired in the lecture to practical problems • Learning targets specific to each course (see course scripts) • Writing of technical reports • Laboratory practice

### Grading

• Written exam at the beginning of each lab course • Active participation and quality of the lab reports

### Physics IA

# Physics IA

Paris

### Prerequisites

School level; attendance of the course Physics 0 taking place in the first two semester weeks is recommended.

### Synopsis

Module 1A: Classical mechanics (numbers in brackets denote the approximate number of double hours per topic) 1A.1 Mechanics of point masses (6) - Motion in 1, 2 und 3 dimensions - Forces: Newton’s axioms and their application - Work and energy, conservation of energy - Multi particle systems, momentum, conservation of momentum 1A.2 Mechanics of rigid bodies (3) - Rotational motion, moment of inertia - Torque and angular momentum, conservation of angular momentum - Gyroscope, pysical pendulum 1A.3 Mechanics of deformable bodies (2) - Solids: Equilibrium and linear elasticity - Fluids: Surface tension & basics of fluid flow 1A.4 Gravitation (2) - Gravitation law, vektor operators, force field, gravitational potential,

### Objective

Development of a fundamental knowledge of physics and of a base for the solution of numerical problems and the performance of experiments in labority courses.

### Grading

written and/or oral

### Physics IB

# Physics IB

Paris

### Prerequisites

contents of Physics IA

### Synopsis

Module 1B: Oscillations & waves, electricity & magnetism (numbers in brackets denote the approximate number of double hours per topic) 1B.1 Oscillations and waves (4) - Harmonic oszillations, komplex numbers - Damped oscillations, forced oscillations, resonance - Harmonic waves I: chain of springs, wave equation - Harmonic waves II: standing waves, sound waves 1B.2 Electricity & Magnetism (9) - Electrostatics: charge, Coulomb force, field, potential, matter in electric fields - Electric current - Magnetostatics: Lorentz force, generation of magnetic fields through currents, matter in magnetic fields - Induction, alternating currents, oscillating circuits - Maxwell equations

### Objective

### Grading

written and/or oral

### Physics II

# Physics II

Paris

### Prerequisites

Knowledge of Physics IA and IB

### Synopsis

Elektromagnetic Waves and Optics(7-8 double hours) - Elektromagnetic waves in vacuum and in matter - Geometric Optics - Wave Optics Thermodynamics (5-6 double hours) - Kinetic gas theory & basics of statistical mechanics - Thermal properties of matter & the laws of thermodynamics - Basics of heat transport Basics of modern Physics (2 double hours) - Atomic Physics, emission spectra from atoms, X-rays - Nuclear physics, radioactivity

### Objective

Development of a fundamental knowledge of physics and of a basis for the solution of numerical problems and the performance of experiments in lab courses.

### Grading

written and/or oral

### Reservoir Engineering 1

# Reservoir Engineering 1

### Synopsis

Aims: To develop a solid foundation in reservoir engineering methods and workflows with the aim to estimate reserves, to develop strategies for producing reservoirs, and to predict reservoir performance. Objectives: The course covers the fundamentals of reservoir engineering necessary to estimate oil and gas reserves, to develop strategies for producing reservoirs, and to predict reservoir performance. We cover the reservoir and the reservoir rock properties, the composition and phase behavior of reservoir fluids, driving mechanisms for oil and gas production, and how to evaluate reserves and flow performance by material balance methods and well testing. Beyond primary production, we examine two-phase displacement processes (displacement and sweep efficiency) as basis for water flooding operations and enhanced oil recovery. We will touch on conceptual models, analytical techniques and numerical simulations.

### Objective

Participants will acquire a solid foundations in standard techniques of reservoir engineering. The course will enable to estimate reserves, to develop strategies for producing reservoirs, and to predict reservoir performance.

### Grading

A final exam (written or oral) accounting for 100%.

### Reservoir Engineering 1 Practical

# Reservoir Engineering 1 Practical

### Prerequisites

Accompanies Reservoir Engineering 1

### Synopsis

Aims: To convey skills and experience in the application of contemporary reservoir engineering methods and the reservoir engineering workflow: characterization, modeling, simulation / history matching and production forecasting / reserve estimation. Objectives: Develop practical skills in the estimation of pore volumes, oil and gas reserves, material balance calculation, Decline curve analysis, production and ultimate recovery forecasting, gas and oil property calculation, and uncertainty analysis using Monte Carlo methods. Learn how to characterize pressure regimes, pore-volume, original oil in place and fluid/ fluid related properties. Establish scale-dependence and correlations in rock properties and the effect of heterogeneity.

### Objective

Participants will acquire practical skills in the standard reservoir techniques applied in characterization (pore volume, initial oil in place, reservoir statistics, material balance etc.), simulation, estimation of uncertainty and development of a recovery plan. Techniques they will be able to apply include Monte-Carlo simulation, decline curve analysis, Fetkovich method of aquifer support calculation, water-flood recovery prediction. Students will learn how to conduct simulations with the Leoben CSMP 2D reservoir simulator. This tool is needed for the preparation of the BSc thesis.

### Grading

coursework (30%), 1 interim test (30%) and final exam (40%).

### Reservoir Fluids

# Reservoir Fluids

### Prerequisites

Reservoir Engineering 1

### Synopsis

Aims: Introduce students to the compositional and physical properties of reservoir fluids, methods / diagrams to display these, model these and predict their changes over the lifetime of a reservoir. Objectives: Comprehensive overview over the compositional characterization of hydrocarbon and aqueous reservoir fluids including gas hydrates, asphaltenes and waxes; their phase behavior and calculation of PVTX properties using basic thermodynamics, correlations and corresponding state theory; calculation of formation volume factors, gas compressibility correction (Z) factors, gas-oil ratio and solution gas ratio. Introduction to nomenclature and units, fluid viscosity measurement and calculation, interfacial tension, and spreading coefficient in 3-phase systems; fluid sampling and reservoir, separator and surface conditions.

### Objective

Successful participants will be able to distinguish and know the composition and main properties of black-oil, volatile oil, gas condensate, wet and dry gas, and formation water / brine. They will also be able to apply standard correlation methods to predict PVTX properties of reservoir fluids using charts, including density (API gravity), viscosity, and compressibility. They will know how to calculate formation volume factors, gas oil ratio, and apply the Z factor to calculate compressibilities of non-ideal gases including density (API gravity), viscosity, and compressibility. They will know the standard equations of state used to calculate PVTX, especially the Peng-Robinson equation. They will also know how to calculate formation volume factors, gas oil ratio, and gas solubility index, and apply the Z factor to calculate compressibilities of non-ideal gases.

### Grading

coursework (30%), 1 interim test (30%) and final exam (40%)

### Reservoir Fluids Practical

# Reservoir Fluids Practical

Borji

### Prerequisites

Accompanies Reservoir Fluids

### Synopsis

Aims: Model fluid phase behavior on the basis of compositional analysis of reservoir fluid samples, fitting PVT properties with equations of state (EOS), deducing density, compressibility, and viscosity at reservoir conditions with the aid of a PVT software package. Objectives: To teach how to compute fluid density, compressibility and viscosity at reservoir conditions from fluid compositional and other data from the reservoir of interest; review fluid sampling procedures, analysis methods, and the format of laboratory reports used by the industry. The evaluation of natural gas and oil properties will be based on correlation techniques and the calculation of the volumetric and phase behavior on cubic equations of state. Predictions will be based primarily on the Peng-Robinson EOS and “flash calculations” implemented in purpose-built software. The course will familiarize participants with the techniques: heptane-plus characterization, pseudoisation, grouping and splitting, multistage separator testing, constant composition expansion, differential liberation expansion, constant volume depletion and Black-Oil PVT formulations.

### Objective

Participants will develop the necessary background and software skills to use fluid data from a specific field to generate PVTX lookup tables for black-oil and gas-condensate reservoir simulation. They will learn also when to use correlations as opposed to EOS curve fitting.

### Grading

Midterm Exam: 35% Course Work: 30% Final Exam: 35%

### Scientific Report Writing and Presentation Skills for Petroleum...

# Scientific Report Writing and Presentation Skills for Petroleum Engineers

Hofmeister

### Prerequisites

Basics of the first four semesters Petroleum related lectures from the fifth and the sixth semester

### Synopsis

Participants will improve their presentation skills for their educational program and future professional career. The lecture will focus on topics like effective communication, body language, basic rules of presentations etc. The knowledge acquired will be demonstrated by presenting practical examples.

### Objective

The aim of the course is to learn how to present a scientific work in front of a jury and an audience

### Sedimentology for Petroleum Engineers

# Sedimentology for Petroleum Engineers

Groß

### Prerequisites

Allgemeine Geologie [610.129] Einführung in die Mineralogie und Petrologie [620.010 | 620.002]

### Synopsis

Depositional environments and properties of sedimentary rocks, methods of investigation and significance for hydrocarbon systems.

### Objective

Understanding the genesis and properties of sedimentary rocks and their significance for the formation of hydrocarbon accumulation.

### Grading

Examination in English language

### Sedimentology for Petroleum Engineers Lab

# Sedimentology for Petroleum Engineers Lab

Groß

Pupp

### Prerequisites

Allgemeine Geologie [610.129] Einführung in die Mineralogie und Petrologie [620.010 | 620.002]

### Synopsis

Laboratory methods and interpretation of petrographic data of important groups of sedimentary rocks; interpretation of log data of simple sedimentary profiles.

### Objective

Understanding petrographic and sedimentologic features of sedimentary rocks that are significant for hydrocarbon systems.

### Grading

written examination in the English language

### Seminar Bachelor Thesis (PE)

# Seminar Bachelor Thesis (PE)

Antretter

Gamsjäger

Jurisits

Orthaber

### Synopsis

Analysis of a problem detail in the field of classical engineering science and preparation of a technical report as bachelor thesis.

### Objective

Upon completion of the course the student ist capable of - solving an engineering problem - preparing a technical report complying with the guidelines of a scientific treatise.

### Statistics

# Statistics

Kirschenhofer

### Synopsis

Descriptive Statistics, Basic concepts Probability Theory, Important Probability Distributions, Estimation of Parameters, Confidence Intervals, Tests of Hypotheses, Contingency Tables, Regression and Correlation, Analysis of Variance

### Objective

Introduction to the fundamental theorems and applications of probability calculus and statistics in natural science and engineering

### Grading

written or oral examination

### Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer

# Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer

### Prerequisites

basic math (algebra & calculus)

### Synopsis

Steady state and transient heat conduction in simple systems. Analytical and numerical solution methods for heat conduction problems. The basic equations of convection and boundary layer analysis. Solution of engineering convection problems. Radiative heat exchange and application examples. Heat transfer with change of phase. An introduction to heat exchanger design with application examples.

### Objective

Basic introduction into all modes of heat transfer. Elaboration of the underlying thermodynamic framework. Knowledge about basic principles of heat transfer and solution strategies for engineering heat transfer problems.