# 1. Year

## 1. Semester (Winter)

### Chemistry IA

# Chemistry IA

Fasch

Prohaska

### Prerequisites

secondary school knowledge

### Synopsis

- Atomic structure - Periodic table of the elements, atomic weights, isotopes - Chemical bonds (ionic bonding, metal bonding, covalent bonding) - geometry and structure of molecules, molecular orbitals - stoichiometry of chemical reactions - Chemical balance - States of matter (states of matter, phase diagrams, solids, crystals, liquids and solutions, gases and gas equation, vapor pressure) - Compute with significant digits

### Objective

Students are able to combine basic knowledge of the structure of substances and the laws of chemical reactions and to apply them to practical examples. Students can determine amounts and concentrations of chemical substances using stoichiometric calculations.

### Grading

Written exam; Clef: 0-54% (5), 55-69% (4), 70-79% (3), 80-89% (2), 90-100% (1) (In case of a written result up to 69%, an additional oral performance review may be required) The 4th start of the exam is commissioned (written). The 5th start of the exam will be carried out by the commission (written and oral)

### Chemistry IB

# Chemistry IB

Prohaska

Retzmann

### Prerequisites

Knowledge of the course Chemie IA (120.006)

### Synopsis

- Redox reactions - Bronsted acids: pH value, acid-base equilibria, buffer, titration curves - Lewis acids and bases - thermochemistry - Kinetics (rate of reactions, catalysts) - Properties of solutions (vapor pressure of solutions, Raoult's law, colligative properties, solubility product)

### Objective

Students are able to combine basic knowledge of the laws of chemical reactions and to apply them to chemical technical reactions. The students can determine the reaction rates and amounts of energy converted during chemical reactions.

### Grading

Written exam; Clef: 0-54% (5), 55-69% (4), 70-79% (3), 80-89% (2), 90-100% (1) (In case of a written result up to 69%, an additional oral performance review may be required) The 4th start of the exam is commissioned (written). The 5th start of the exam will be carried out by the commission (written and oral)

### Computational Exercises to Physics IA and IB

# Computational Exercises to Physics IA and IB

Kratzer

Lechner

Meisels

Popovski

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

Raith

### 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. Learning Outcomes: Successful participants will understand the basics of how the petroleum industry works and figure out the importance of interacting with other disciplines.

### 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.

### Grading

A final written exam accounting for 100%

### Introduction to the studies at Montanuniversität Leoben

# Introduction to the studies at Montanuniversität Leoben

Antrekowitsch

Auer

Bernhard

Biedermann

Clemens

Flachberger

Friesenbichler

Grün

Holzer

Kern

Kienberger

Lehner

Melcher

Paris

Pinter

Pomberger

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

written

### Lab in Mathematics I

# Lab in Mathematics I

Alomerovic

Jankauskas

Loridant

Spiegelhofer

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

Stocker

### 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

Kratzer

Lechner

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.

### Exercises to Mechanics IA

# Exercises to Mechanics IA

Antretter

Gamsjäger

Jurisits

Orthaber

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

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

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)

### 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

Cislo

Huber

Jungwirth

Kaiser

Kraker

Maier

Ramschek

Schmiedbauer

Siegmeth

Wögerbauer

### 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

### Fluid Mechanics

# Fluid Mechanics

### Prerequisites

none

### Synopsis

This lecture provides the basics of fluid dynamics to familiarize students with the governing relationships and equations that describe the fluid flow. This knowledge will later be used to understand and simulate fluid flow in the wellbore. Towards the end of the course, the students will have a solid knowledge on fluid dynamics and they will be able to recognize the mathematical equations that describe each case and use them efficiently depending on their needs

### Objective

The course is divided into two parts: fluid statics and fluid dynamics. The hydrostatics part includes the determination of the individual force components on inclined/curved surfaces, buoyancy and swimming stability. In the fluid dynamics part the kinematics are investigated first, incorporating the Lagrangian vs Eulerian description, the material derivative, as well as the mathematical description of streamlines , pathlines and streaklines. The application of potential flows and boundary layer theory are discussed in detail. Numerous calculations explaining Bernoulli’s principle are presented. Moreover, the conservation equations of mass, momentum and energy are investigated. The incompressible Navier Stokes equations are derived and applied to both laminar and turbulent flows. Finally, turbulent flow as well as turbulence models such as the k-ε model are discussed briefly.

### Grading

Two tests accounting for 100%, each of them must be positive. One test can be repeated in the end.

### 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

### Lab to Geology

# Lab to Geology

Mali

### 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

### Prerequisites

Basic knowledge of Statistics as offered by the basic course Statistics at MU Leoben

### 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

continuous 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

Bandoniene

Prohaska

### Prerequisites

Knowledge of Chemistry IA and IB

### Synopsis

Electrochemistry (Electrodes, Galvanic cells, Electrolysis, Corrosion) - chemistry of elements (s, p, d, f - groups) - Inorganic technology (important technological processes, metallurgy, glass, ceramics, building materials, nanomaterials) - Environmental Chemistry - nuclear chemistry and radioactivity - organic chemistry (alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, arenes) - Funtkionelle groups (alcohols, ketones, ethers, amines, carboxylic acids) - Synthesis reactions in organic chemistry - carbohydrates, proteins, lipids - Organic technology (polymerisation and plastics, important organic synthesis materials)

### Objective

Students have basic knowledge of electrochemistry and can apply it to practical technological issues. Students have knowledge of material properties and are able to translate these into technological problems. Students have knowledge of important technological processes in inorganic and organic technology. Students have basic knowledge of organic substances, can implement the nomenclature and designate the most important synthesis reactions.

### Grading

Written exam; Clef: 0-54% (5), 55-69% (4), 70-79% (3), 80-89% (2), 90-100% (1) (In case of a written result up to 69%, an additional oral performance review may be required) The 4th start of the exam is commissioned (written). The 5th start of the exam will be carried out by the commission (written and oral)

### Exercise General Economic Sciences and Business Administration II

# Exercise General Economic Sciences and Business Administration II

Cislo

Kraker

Ramschek

Siegmeth

Wögerbauer

### 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

The content of this integrated course offers a broad knowledge about different load types of materials. Knowledge about characterization and heat treatment of metallic materials are conveyed. Also fatigue behavior and material behavior under dynamic loading conditions will be discussed. The various connection elements such as screws, bolts and pins will be presented. The rules of dimensioning shafts and other essential parts such as springs, bearings and seals but also of elements to transmit momentums such as gear wheels and couplings are derived. In the end an introduction to maintenance is given.

### Objective

Students are able to apply the solid fundamental knowledge in the fields of mechanical engineering, both in practice as well as in the subsequent courses within in the study program.

### Grading

Continuous Assessment

### 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

Hausenblas

### 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

### 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

The central topic of the course is the importance of petrophysics in the characterization of hydrocarbon deposits. In a first step, the basic properties of the rocks, their pore space and their interdependence are defined (porosity, permeability, density, particle size distribution, gas-, oil-, brine-saturation). After that, further parameters such as capillary pressure, natural radioactivity, elastic properties, electrical parameters and specific inner surface are discussed. A strong emphasis is placed on the fundamental physical principles as well as their application and limitations in laboratory- and borehole-measurements. The laboratory part of the course reinforces the theoretical part.

### 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

Eisbacher-Lubensky

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

### Scientific Programming

# Scientific Programming

### Prerequisites

none

### Synopsis

As data analysis is becoming increasingly important (not only) in the oil business, powerful instruments are essential in industry and science to meet the challenges ahead. Although numerous sophisticated tools are available, spreadsheet tools, especially in combination with programming interfaces, still play an important role. Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) is a powerful tool accessible to almost anyone, it comes with Microsoft Office and has a powerful Integrated Developers Environment (IDE). The course starts with how to start, an introduction to the IDE and its capabilities such as using the debugger and the relevance of IntelliSense. In a next step available data types are explained, the syntax of the programming language is discussed and the basic use of the methods subroutine, function and property is discussed. Such humble knowledge already allows to write macros within the framework of modular as well as object-oriented programming. Subsequently, practical applications such as reading/writing data from/into worksheets or how to use the powerful integrated functions in combination with the powerful macro recorder are explained. Throughout the course participants are encouraged to program their own challenges under guidance.

### Objective

The course gives an insight into the VBA macro programming language VBA. Participants will be trained in Learning by Doing throughout the course and asked to bring their own laptop.

### Grading

A final oral examination

### Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer

# Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer

### Prerequisites

none

### Synopsis

The course starts with elaborating the fundamentals of thermodynamics. The relations of pressure, volume, temperature, entropy and enthalpy are comprised as well as thermodynamic cycles with emphasis on heat pump and refrigeration. The course continues with the principles of heat transfer starting with the heat equation. The three modes of heat transfer – conduction, convection & radiation - are considered in detail, incorporating and developing Fourier’s law of conduction, Newton’s law of cooling and the Stefan-Boltzmann law of radiation describing the power radiated from a black body in terms of its temperature. Based on the conservation of mass, momentum and energy the principal equations for heat exchangers – a foundation for the heat transfer in wellbores – are derived in the last part of the course. Typical heat exchanger concepts are introduced and their benefits and drawbacks discussed.

### Objective

This lecture introduces the essentials of thermodynamics and heat transfer, which will later be helpful for the applications in the oil and gas production systems, specifically the concept of heat conservation in wellbores.

### Grading

One final written exam accounting for 100%.

# 3. Year

## 5. Semester (Winter)

### Applied Geophysics

# Applied Geophysics

Bleibinhaus

Scholger

### Prerequisites

Elementary math and physics.

### Synopsis

Introduction to exploration geophysics including seismic methods (basic seismic properties; refraction seismic methods; reflection seismic methods), electrical and electromagnetic methods, and gravity and magnetic surveying.

### Objective

Overview of the exploration geophysical methods and their physical principles.

### Drilling Engineering and Well Design

# Drilling Engineering and Well Design

### Prerequisites

List of compulsory prior lectures

### Synopsis

Basic wellbore and drilling definitions, well construction and planning; formation pressures (including static and dynamic pressure) and mud weight window; basic well control operation; 2-D trajectory design; the casing program (specifications, casing-setting depths, loads and selection); design of a simple drill string and BHA for vertical well trajectories; drill bit types, design and selection; simple drilling fluid types and properties, and solids control; basic cementing, operation and testing; basic wellbore hydraulics; rig systems and selection.

### Objective

Students can design basic technical well plan for simple vertical wellbores and simple 2D trajectories, considering the geological profiles when drilling a well from a surface location to a given target. Furthermore they will be able to use basic API tables, methods and calculations to prepare a simple technical well plan report. 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)

### Grading

Written Examination ( Closed - book and Open - book formats)

### Drilling engineering and Well Design Practical

# Drilling engineering and Well Design Practical

### Prerequisites

List of compulsory prior lectures

### Synopsis

Example calculations on units conversion; formation pressures (including static and dynamic pressure) and mud weight window design; basic well control operation; 2-D trajectory design; the casing program (casing-setting depths, loads and selection); design of a simple drill string and BHA for vertical well trajectories; drill bit dull grading and cost per foot; drilling fluids mixing; cement slurry mixing and thickening time; flow regimes and rheological models, losses in pipes and annuli bit optimization.

### Objective

Students can conduct the necessary calculations and operations which are necessary to design all aspects of a basic 2-D wellbore in Excel, both vertical and deviated. They are also able to apply their skills when it comes to taking and understanding quantitative measurements on the rig site.

### Grading

Written Tests and a Project

### Geophysical Well Logging

# Geophysical Well Logging

Greenwood

### Prerequisites

no

### Synopsis

The course is addressed to students of petroleum engineering. Subjects covered are the fundamental techniques of geophysical well logging/borehole geophysics and the interpretation of well-log data acquired in sandy-shale environments. Specific techniques covered are: • The borehole environment • Pressure, temperature, salinity and caliper measurements • Electrical resistivity methods • Nuclear methods: natural gamma, gamma-gamma and neutron-neutron. • Borehole sonic measurements • Borehole imaging techniques • The fundamentals of formation evaluation using well-logs In class exercises will evaluate well-log data and utilize computer software.

### Objective

To understand the borehole environment, the physical principles of logging instruments, the characteristic responses of different borehole geophysics in different lithologies, as well as the presence of different pore fluids, and the fundamentals of well-log 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

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. Learning Outcomes: Successful participants will be able to use and understand different flow models with regards to the reservoir and production conditions and perform sensitivity analysis as well as predictions of future well flow conditions.

### Objective

Problems and examples covering the whole Petroleum Production System are the core content of this course. Pressure drop calculations, inflow performance evaluation examples for saturated, under-saturated, and gas 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 (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. Finally, the design procedure of the completion concludes the course.

### Grading

collaboration tests, homework, final test

### Petroleum Economics

# Petroleum Economics

### Prerequisites

none

### Synopsis

This lecture trains the students to become economically-oriented petroleum engineers capable of evaluating the ups and downs of the market and manage the monetary resources of the company and make decisions that are beneficial. Upon finishing this course, the students will have a deep knowledge not only in the terminology that builds the scientific world of economics but also in the relationships between the components that build the economic model in reality.

### Objective

A deep insight into the fundamentals of economic calculations, necessary for the exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas, are the foundations that this course has been built on. Topics such as Net Present Value, Internal Rate of Return and Discounted Profit to Investment are presented and discussed using case studies which allow the students to also get a sense of the real figures and numbers in the industry. Additionally, the course covers the theory of Systems Science and students program small simulation examples to evaluate the foundations of economic systems and the interdisciplinary nature of it, allowing a profound investigative approach to understanding the relationships that lead to a successful business.

### Grading

A final written exam accounting for 100%.

### Reservoir Engineering 1

# Reservoir Engineering 1

### Prerequisites

None

### Synopsis

Lecture Part: 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. Practical Part: 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

Lecture Part: 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. Practical Part: 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.

### 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

This course intends to inform the students on the principles of writing a scientific article, whether it’s a paper submitted to a journal, a report for a laboratory or a thesis. It will, therefore, provide the guidelines for a solid work which can be referenced to in the future. In-class practice rounds which are evaluated by the lecturers as well as the fellow students.

### Objective

This seminar provides the participants with everything they need to know about the submission and presentation of their scientific work. The objective is to share the guidelines that are used for scientific articles and thesis so that any work can become an understandable and helpful resource for the future. The second part of this seminar aims at improving the students’ presentation skills, not only for their educational program but also for their future professional career. It will focus on topics like effective communication, body language, as well as basic rules of presentations etc.

### Grading

After the introduction of guidelines, the students will have the chance to practice the rules by providing several written reports and conducting small presentations.

## 6. Semester (Summer)

### Bachelor Thesis Seminar - Petroleum Engineering

# Bachelor Thesis Seminar - Petroleum Engineering

Biedermann

### 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 seminar 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

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.

### Completion Engineering and Well Design

# Completion Engineering and Well Design

### Prerequisites

It is preferred that students have some basic knowledge about Petroleum Engineering, have already passed Drilling Engineering and Well Design and have some knowledge about Production Engineering.

### Synopsis

Course content: Factors influencing well completion design, 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 including 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

Students can use the gained skills to design the completion of a wellbore, tailored to the needs of the operator. With help of the presented best practice examples, they are able to make all necessary decisions in this design process

### Grading

Written exam

### Completion Engineering and Well Design Practical

# Completion Engineering and Well Design Practical

### 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

Through the contact with real practical project case studies students are able to cope with real field data limitation constraints and requirements in order to design the optimum completion models and put the calculation and design criteria into practice to reach the optimized completion for prolonged production phases. They are in the position to evaluate the cement bond quality behind production casing to decide on the possible necessity of cement squeezing, to determine the required composition and metallurgy of the production casing and tubing, design and select the proper completion and tubing strings and to select the optimum perforation design and gun.

### Grading

Continuous assessment

### Flow in Porous Media

# Flow in Porous Media

### Prerequisites

Reservoir Engineering 1

### Synopsis

Lecture Part: 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. Practical Part: Aims: To practice calculations and familiarize with the concepts of Flow in Porous Media 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

Lecture Part: 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

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

### Lab in Petroleum Geology

# Lab in Petroleum Geology

Misch

### 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

Misch

### 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

Lecture Part: 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. Practical Part: 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

Lecture Part: 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. Practical Part: 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

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

### Sedimentology for Petroleum Engineers

# Sedimentology for Petroleum Engineers

Sachsenhofer

### 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

### 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

# Courses alphabetically

### Applied Geophysics

# Applied Geophysics

Bleibinhaus

Scholger

### Prerequisites

Elementary math and physics.

### Synopsis

Introduction to exploration geophysics including seismic methods (basic seismic properties; refraction seismic methods; reflection seismic methods), electrical and electromagnetic methods, and gravity and magnetic surveying.

### Objective

Overview of the exploration geophysical methods and their physical principles.

### Bachelor Thesis Seminar - Petroleum Engineering

# Bachelor Thesis Seminar - Petroleum Engineering

Biedermann

### 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 seminar 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

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.

### Chemistry IA

# Chemistry IA

Fasch

Prohaska

### Prerequisites

secondary school knowledge

### Synopsis

- Atomic structure - Periodic table of the elements, atomic weights, isotopes - Chemical bonds (ionic bonding, metal bonding, covalent bonding) - geometry and structure of molecules, molecular orbitals - stoichiometry of chemical reactions - Chemical balance - States of matter (states of matter, phase diagrams, solids, crystals, liquids and solutions, gases and gas equation, vapor pressure) - Compute with significant digits

### Objective

Students are able to combine basic knowledge of the structure of substances and the laws of chemical reactions and to apply them to practical examples. Students can determine amounts and concentrations of chemical substances using stoichiometric calculations.

### Grading

### Chemistry IB

# Chemistry IB

Prohaska

Retzmann

### Prerequisites

Knowledge of the course Chemie IA (120.006)

### Synopsis

- Redox reactions - Bronsted acids: pH value, acid-base equilibria, buffer, titration curves - Lewis acids and bases - thermochemistry - Kinetics (rate of reactions, catalysts) - Properties of solutions (vapor pressure of solutions, Raoult's law, colligative properties, solubility product)

### Objective

Students are able to combine basic knowledge of the laws of chemical reactions and to apply them to chemical technical reactions. The students can determine the reaction rates and amounts of energy converted during chemical reactions.

### Grading

### Chemistry II

# Chemistry II

Bandoniene

Prohaska

### Prerequisites

Knowledge of Chemistry IA and IB

### Synopsis

Electrochemistry (Electrodes, Galvanic cells, Electrolysis, Corrosion) - chemistry of elements (s, p, d, f - groups) - Inorganic technology (important technological processes, metallurgy, glass, ceramics, building materials, nanomaterials) - Environmental Chemistry - nuclear chemistry and radioactivity - organic chemistry (alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, arenes) - Funtkionelle groups (alcohols, ketones, ethers, amines, carboxylic acids) - Synthesis reactions in organic chemistry - carbohydrates, proteins, lipids - Organic technology (polymerisation and plastics, important organic synthesis materials)

### Objective

Students have basic knowledge of electrochemistry and can apply it to practical technological issues. Students have knowledge of material properties and are able to translate these into technological problems. Students have knowledge of important technological processes in inorganic and organic technology. Students have basic knowledge of organic substances, can implement the nomenclature and designate the most important synthesis reactions.

### Grading

### Completion Engineering and Well Design

# Completion Engineering and Well Design

### Prerequisites

It is preferred that students have some basic knowledge about Petroleum Engineering, have already passed Drilling Engineering and Well Design and have some knowledge about Production Engineering.

### Synopsis

Course content: Factors influencing well completion design, 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 including 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

Students can use the gained skills to design the completion of a wellbore, tailored to the needs of the operator. With help of the presented best practice examples, they are able to make all necessary decisions in this design process

### Grading

Written exam

### Completion Engineering and Well Design Practical

# Completion Engineering and Well Design Practical

### 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

Through the contact with real practical project case studies students are able to cope with real field data limitation constraints and requirements in order to design the optimum completion models and put the calculation and design criteria into practice to reach the optimized completion for prolonged production phases. They are in the position to evaluate the cement bond quality behind production casing to decide on the possible necessity of cement squeezing, to determine the required composition and metallurgy of the production casing and tubing, design and select the proper completion and tubing strings and to select the optimum perforation design and gun.

### Grading

Continuous assessment

### Computational Exercises to Physics IA and IB

# Computational Exercises to Physics IA and IB

Kratzer

Lechner

Meisels

Popovski

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

Kratzer

Lechner

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.

### Drilling Engineering and Well Design

# Drilling Engineering and Well Design

### Prerequisites

List of compulsory prior lectures

### Synopsis

Basic wellbore and drilling definitions, well construction and planning; formation pressures (including static and dynamic pressure) and mud weight window; basic well control operation; 2-D trajectory design; the casing program (specifications, casing-setting depths, loads and selection); design of a simple drill string and BHA for vertical well trajectories; drill bit types, design and selection; simple drilling fluid types and properties, and solids control; basic cementing, operation and testing; basic wellbore hydraulics; rig systems and selection.

### Objective

Students can design basic technical well plan for simple vertical wellbores and simple 2D trajectories, considering the geological profiles when drilling a well from a surface location to a given target. Furthermore they will be able to use basic API tables, methods and calculations to prepare a simple technical well plan report. 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)

### Grading

Written Examination ( Closed - book and Open - book formats)

### Drilling engineering and Well Design Practical

# Drilling engineering and Well Design Practical

### Prerequisites

List of compulsory prior lectures

### Synopsis

Example calculations on units conversion; formation pressures (including static and dynamic pressure) and mud weight window design; basic well control operation; 2-D trajectory design; the casing program (casing-setting depths, loads and selection); design of a simple drill string and BHA for vertical well trajectories; drill bit dull grading and cost per foot; drilling fluids mixing; cement slurry mixing and thickening time; flow regimes and rheological models, losses in pipes and annuli bit optimization.

### Objective

Students can conduct the necessary calculations and operations which are necessary to design all aspects of a basic 2-D wellbore in Excel, both vertical and deviated. They are also able to apply their skills when it comes to taking and understanding quantitative measurements on the rig site.

### Grading

Written Tests and a Project

### 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

Cislo

Huber

Jungwirth

Kaiser

Kraker

Maier

Ramschek

Schmiedbauer

Siegmeth

Wögerbauer

### 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

Cislo

Kraker

Ramschek

Siegmeth

Wögerbauer

### 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

### Exercises to Mechanics IA

# Exercises to Mechanics IA

Antretter

Gamsjäger

Jurisits

Orthaber

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

Lecture Part: 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. Practical Part: Aims: To practice calculations and familiarize with the concepts of Flow in Porous Media 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

Lecture Part: 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

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

### Fluid Mechanics

# Fluid Mechanics

### Prerequisites

none

### Synopsis

This lecture provides the basics of fluid dynamics to familiarize students with the governing relationships and equations that describe the fluid flow. This knowledge will later be used to understand and simulate fluid flow in the wellbore. Towards the end of the course, the students will have a solid knowledge on fluid dynamics and they will be able to recognize the mathematical equations that describe each case and use them efficiently depending on their needs

### Objective

The course is divided into two parts: fluid statics and fluid dynamics. The hydrostatics part includes the determination of the individual force components on inclined/curved surfaces, buoyancy and swimming stability. In the fluid dynamics part the kinematics are investigated first, incorporating the Lagrangian vs Eulerian description, the material derivative, as well as the mathematical description of streamlines , pathlines and streaklines. The application of potential flows and boundary layer theory are discussed in detail. Numerous calculations explaining Bernoulli’s principle are presented. Moreover, the conservation equations of mass, momentum and energy are investigated. The incompressible Navier Stokes equations are derived and applied to both laminar and turbulent flows. Finally, turbulent flow as well as turbulence models such as the k-ε model are discussed briefly.

### Grading

Two tests accounting for 100%, each of them must be positive. One test can be repeated in the end.

### 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.

### Geophysical Well Logging

# Geophysical Well Logging

Greenwood

### Prerequisites

no

### Synopsis

The course is addressed to students of petroleum engineering. Subjects covered are the fundamental techniques of geophysical well logging/borehole geophysics and the interpretation of well-log data acquired in sandy-shale environments. Specific techniques covered are: • The borehole environment • Pressure, temperature, salinity and caliper measurements • Electrical resistivity methods • Nuclear methods: natural gamma, gamma-gamma and neutron-neutron. • Borehole sonic measurements • Borehole imaging techniques • The fundamentals of formation evaluation using well-logs In class exercises will evaluate well-log data and utilize computer software.

### Objective

To understand the borehole environment, the physical principles of logging instruments, the characteristic responses of different borehole geophysics in different lithologies, as well as the presence of different pore fluids, and the fundamentals of well-log 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

Raith

### 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. Learning Outcomes: Successful participants will understand the basics of how the petroleum industry works and figure out the importance of interacting with other disciplines.

### 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.

### Grading

A final written exam accounting for 100%

### Introduction to the studies at Montanuniversität Leoben

# Introduction to the studies at Montanuniversität Leoben

Antrekowitsch

Auer

Bernhard

Biedermann

Clemens

Flachberger

Friesenbichler

Grün

Holzer

Kern

Kienberger

Lehner

Melcher

Paris

Pinter

Pomberger

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

written

### Lab in Mathematics I

# Lab in Mathematics I

Alomerovic

Jankauskas

Loridant

Spiegelhofer

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

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

Misch

### 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

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

Mali

### 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

Stocker

### 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

### Prerequisites

Basic knowledge of Statistics as offered by the basic course Statistics at MU Leoben

### 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

continuous 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

The content of this integrated course offers a broad knowledge about different load types of materials. Knowledge about characterization and heat treatment of metallic materials are conveyed. Also fatigue behavior and material behavior under dynamic loading conditions will be discussed. The various connection elements such as screws, bolts and pins will be presented. The rules of dimensioning shafts and other essential parts such as springs, bearings and seals but also of elements to transmit momentums such as gear wheels and couplings are derived. In the end an introduction to maintenance is given.

### Objective

Students are able to apply the solid fundamental knowledge in the fields of mechanical engineering, both in practice as well as in the subsequent courses within in the study program.

### Grading

Continuous Assessment

### 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

Hausenblas

### 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

### 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

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. Learning Outcomes: Successful participants will be able to use and understand different flow models with regards to the reservoir and production conditions and perform sensitivity analysis as well as predictions of future well flow conditions.

### Objective

Problems and examples covering the whole Petroleum Production System are the core content of this course. Pressure drop calculations, inflow performance evaluation examples for saturated, under-saturated, and gas 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 (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. Finally, the design procedure of the completion concludes the course.

### Grading

collaboration tests, homework, final test

### Petroleum Economics

# Petroleum Economics

### Prerequisites

none

### Synopsis

This lecture trains the students to become economically-oriented petroleum engineers capable of evaluating the ups and downs of the market and manage the monetary resources of the company and make decisions that are beneficial. Upon finishing this course, the students will have a deep knowledge not only in the terminology that builds the scientific world of economics but also in the relationships between the components that build the economic model in reality.

### Objective

A deep insight into the fundamentals of economic calculations, necessary for the exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas, are the foundations that this course has been built on. Topics such as Net Present Value, Internal Rate of Return and Discounted Profit to Investment are presented and discussed using case studies which allow the students to also get a sense of the real figures and numbers in the industry. Additionally, the course covers the theory of Systems Science and students program small simulation examples to evaluate the foundations of economic systems and the interdisciplinary nature of it, allowing a profound investigative approach to understanding the relationships that lead to a successful business.

### Grading

A final written exam accounting for 100%.

### Petroleum Geology

# Petroleum Geology

Misch

### 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

The central topic of the course is the importance of petrophysics in the characterization of hydrocarbon deposits. In a first step, the basic properties of the rocks, their pore space and their interdependence are defined (porosity, permeability, density, particle size distribution, gas-, oil-, brine-saturation). After that, further parameters such as capillary pressure, natural radioactivity, elastic properties, electrical parameters and specific inner surface are discussed. A strong emphasis is placed on the fundamental physical principles as well as their application and limitations in laboratory- and borehole-measurements. The laboratory part of the course reinforces the theoretical part.

### 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

Eisbacher-Lubensky

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

### Prerequisites

None

### Synopsis

Lecture Part: 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. Practical Part: 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

Lecture Part: 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. Practical Part: 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.

### Reservoir Fluids

# Reservoir Fluids

### Prerequisites

Reservoir Engineering 1

### Synopsis

Lecture Part: 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. Practical Part: 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

Lecture Part: 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. Practical Part: 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

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

### Scientific Programming

# Scientific Programming

### Prerequisites

none

### Synopsis

As data analysis is becoming increasingly important (not only) in the oil business, powerful instruments are essential in industry and science to meet the challenges ahead. Although numerous sophisticated tools are available, spreadsheet tools, especially in combination with programming interfaces, still play an important role. Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) is a powerful tool accessible to almost anyone, it comes with Microsoft Office and has a powerful Integrated Developers Environment (IDE). The course starts with how to start, an introduction to the IDE and its capabilities such as using the debugger and the relevance of IntelliSense. In a next step available data types are explained, the syntax of the programming language is discussed and the basic use of the methods subroutine, function and property is discussed. Such humble knowledge already allows to write macros within the framework of modular as well as object-oriented programming. Subsequently, practical applications such as reading/writing data from/into worksheets or how to use the powerful integrated functions in combination with the powerful macro recorder are explained. Throughout the course participants are encouraged to program their own challenges under guidance.

### Objective

The course gives an insight into the VBA macro programming language VBA. Participants will be trained in Learning by Doing throughout the course and asked to bring their own laptop.

### Grading

A final oral examination

### 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

This course intends to inform the students on the principles of writing a scientific article, whether it’s a paper submitted to a journal, a report for a laboratory or a thesis. It will, therefore, provide the guidelines for a solid work which can be referenced to in the future. In-class practice rounds which are evaluated by the lecturers as well as the fellow students.

### Objective

This seminar provides the participants with everything they need to know about the submission and presentation of their scientific work. The objective is to share the guidelines that are used for scientific articles and thesis so that any work can become an understandable and helpful resource for the future. The second part of this seminar aims at improving the students’ presentation skills, not only for their educational program but also for their future professional career. It will focus on topics like effective communication, body language, as well as basic rules of presentations etc.

### Grading

After the introduction of guidelines, the students will have the chance to practice the rules by providing several written reports and conducting small presentations.

### Sedimentology for Petroleum Engineers

# Sedimentology for Petroleum Engineers

Sachsenhofer

### 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

### 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

### 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

none

### Synopsis

The course starts with elaborating the fundamentals of thermodynamics. The relations of pressure, volume, temperature, entropy and enthalpy are comprised as well as thermodynamic cycles with emphasis on heat pump and refrigeration. The course continues with the principles of heat transfer starting with the heat equation. The three modes of heat transfer – conduction, convection & radiation - are considered in detail, incorporating and developing Fourier’s law of conduction, Newton’s law of cooling and the Stefan-Boltzmann law of radiation describing the power radiated from a black body in terms of its temperature. Based on the conservation of mass, momentum and energy the principal equations for heat exchangers – a foundation for the heat transfer in wellbores – are derived in the last part of the course. Typical heat exchanger concepts are introduced and their benefits and drawbacks discussed.

### Objective

This lecture introduces the essentials of thermodynamics and heat transfer, which will later be helpful for the applications in the oil and gas production systems, specifically the concept of heat conservation in wellbores.

### Grading

One final written exam accounting for 100%.