Fundamental principles of production engineering and fundamental elements of production systems. Drill stem testing, well completion methods, completion fluids and sand control. Perforating, well head equipment and flow control devices, production packers, oil and gas separators. Flowing well performance, sucker rod pumping, submersible electrical centrifugal pumping, well stimulation techniques; acidizing, hydraulic fracturing. The aim of this course is to provide familiarization of the principles and applications of various theories and techniques necessary to design, estimate and maximize production performance in a cost effective manner within various constraints from the oil and gas well systems. Attempts will be made to understand how these techniques could be applied in a practical field development project to identify the best way of exploiting petroleum reserves, as well as maximizing ultimate production. This course will address details of reservoir inflow performance, well flowing performance, design of artificial lift systems, familiarization of petroleum production facilities, and analysis and optimization of total petroleum production systems using conventional and nodal analysis. Students will also be given opportunity to apply these theories and methods through numerical problem based exercises and practical project assignments. The project assignment may require the use of a commercial simulator.

Petroleum reservoir engineering course is designed to convey the students all the necessary information to get acquainted with reservoir engineering. Accordingly, the following topics will be discussed in detail: review of petroleum fluid properties and flow in porous media; reserve estimation using volumetric and material balance methods in gas, gas-condensate and oil reservoirs; discussion of reservoir drive mechanisms; aquifer models; decline analysis; routine and special core analysis; PVT data and equation of state modelling; single phase flow in reservoirs; introduction to well testing; introduction to reservoir modelling; introduction to reservoir recovery processes. Similarly, the following concepts will also be given, inclusive of practical applications: Darcy's Law and Applications, Concepts of permeability, Relative permeability, Capillary pressure, Wettability, Material Balance Equations for Different Types of Reservoirs and Drives, Aquifer Behaviour and Water Influx, Immiscible Displacement, Buckley-Leverett theory, Gravity-Stable Displacement, Water and Gas Injection, Coning and Cusping, Decline Curve Analysis, Reservoir and wellbore deliverability.

Petroleum Production Engineering II is the continuation of the initial course, with maximum possible detail and scope. In this course, the students will become familiar with the production techniques, in addition to environmental impact assessment as a must of the recent industrial activities by law. The topics to be covered will include: Artificial lift methods; Reservoir performance: fluid flow in porous media, productivity index, Vogel method and flow efficiency, Fetkovitch method, future reservoir performance prediction methods; Fundamental principles of fluid flow in pipes, multi phase flow in pipes and pressure drop calculations for multiphase flow in pipes; Optimum tubing desing for different well geometries: Wellhead and choke performance prediction methods; Rate decline curves.Continuity of sustainable production and an introduction to the pipes to be laid for transportation will be introduced.


Petroleum reservoir engineering is a complex issue and this course is designed to enter into every single detail to understand the topic thoroughly. The best method to get acquainted to the reservoir system is to create a model and work on it. In other words, geophysical, geological, petrophysical and engineering data with geostatistical methods will be utilized to create reservoir descriptions for dynamic reservoir modeling (simulation). Within the scope of the course, the following topics will also be discussed in detail: geostatistical concepts such as variogram modeling, Kriging and sequential Gaussian simulation; combination of several techniques to quantify uncertainty in a realistic dynamic reservoir simulation. Steady and unsteady state single phase flow equations through porous materials, steady and unsteady superposition will also be discussed, together with multiphase flow through porous materials. Finally, methods of reservoir characterization in homogeneous and heterogeneous reservoirs.

Drilling is one of the most important activities in petroleum and natural gas engineering. The excavation and roads necessary, relevant transportation, selection of rigs, pumps and generators, design of holes and mud ponds, selection of bits, drill pipes and drill collars; as well as the pricing of drilling are given in detail to the students.

Environmental Control in Petroleum Engineering activities is designed to provide students with a basic understanding on principles of environmental control in petroleum industry and planning for environmental protection. During the course, students will learn impact of drilling and production operations on environmental contamination and migration pathways of waste in the environment. In addition, waste treatment and disposal methods in petroleum engineering and remediation techniques of the contaminated sites will be discussed. 

General geology is designed to provide the student with a basic understanding of physical geology and introduction to structural geology. Students will study earth materials, changes on the surface and in the interior of Earth, and the dynamic forces that cause them to change. Reservoir rocks, their properties and sedimentary basins will be clarified. Students will be able to describe and classify three main rock groups. In addition, the role of geology at exploration stage of petroleum resources will be identified. 

The course is specifically designed for the students of Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering. The mud ponds, drill sites, pumps and generators and similar machines must be examined for probable risks for engineers or workers. Also, chemicals to be used in drilling mud and their treatment must be cared accordingly. Risk evaluation to be carried out at each and every location is introduced to the students.

A course designed to acquaint the students with the basic concepts of

petroleum industries. Historical background, sources, world supply and demand, chemical

and physical properties of petroleum. Introduction to petroleum exploration, reservoir types

and engineering concepts, production methods, refining and transportation of natural

hydrocarbons.

The objective of the course is to give the students an insight of fundamentals of petroleum geology; source rock, reservoir, trap, seal, maturation and migration for the understanding of petroleum systems. The course also aims to provide students the basic knowledge of the geological processes and subsurface conditions that form petroleum, the methods of exploration of this resource and sedimentary basins.