Petroleum Geomechanics B - PTRL5101

Faculty: Faculty of Engineering

School: School of Petroleum Engineering

Course Outline: School

Campus: Sydney

Career: Postgraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 3

Enrolment Requirements:

Prerequisite: PTRL5100

CSS Contribution Charge: 2 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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This course advances the topics of Petroleum Geomechanics A and provides advanced aspects of geomechanics for petroleum engineers. It provides detailed and advanced knowledge of multi physics plasticity, including tight couplings with hydraulic, chemical and thermal processes. Dedicated applications are discussed, including reservoir operation, fault reactivation hydraulic fracturing, drill string analyses, borehole stability, mineralisation processes etc.

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