Academic Catalog


Course Code: 5660218
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(2-2)
ECTS Credit: 5.0
Department: Petroleum And Natural Gas Engineering
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Coordinator: Assoc.Prof.Dr. SMAL DURGUT
Offered Semester: Spring Semesters.

Course Content

Properties of fluids encountered in petroleum engineering. Phase behavior, density, viscosity, interfacial tension, and composition of oil, gas and brine systems. PVT relationships of hydrocarbon gas and liquid systems. Thermodynamic behavior of naturally occurring hydrocarbon mixtures; evaluation and correlation of physical properties of petroleum reservoir fluids, including laboratory and empirical methods. Interpreting lab data for engineering applications. Flash calculations.