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Material Balance Equations Exam Preparation

Limitations & Assumptions

Limitations

The most significant limitation of the MB calculation is that there is no time factor included. That means that while a material balance calculation can tell us what happened, it can’t tell us when it happened. If we combine the material balance calculations with other methods it is possible to infer time information. The combination between the time information from well productivity equations and the pressure/production information from MBE can give time details. (more…)

Important Definitions For Petroleum Geoscience Exam

Half of the Petroleum Geoscience exam in the Msc Petroleum Engineering degree with Heriot Watt University is comprised of part A questions that ask you for definitions to different terminologies. That’s 50 marks. While it is difficult to know exactly what might be on the exam, the following is a list of what I think are indispensable definitions that you should have mastered before heading in. I found a great way to study for these is to print out several sheets of paper with the terminologies listed and draw mind maps out from the center of term. (more…)

How To Solve A Water Influx Exercise With Worked Solutions

The Hurst and van Everdingen model is used to solve for height and cumulative water influx of a partially radial reservoir and aquifer.

An aquifer provides water drive to an oil reservoir. The shape of the reservoir is such that it does not form the full radial shape but a 60 degree wege. The supporting aquifer is considered infinite. The reservoir radius is 27,000ft.Water Influxwater influx data table

First calculate height of reservoir if after two years 150,000 bbls of water were found to have influxed from the aquifer. (more…)

How To Become a Petroleum Engineer

How to become a petroleum engineer is a question on a lot of people’s minds these days. With such a generous pay packet and the opportunity to travel with an interesting career, it’s easy to see why that is the case. As a petroleum engineer myself, I have witnessed several different pathways into the industry and I’ll outline these in this post. The most common to complete an undergraduate degree in a geoscience or relevant engineering discipline. Petroleum companies hire many different kinds of engineers; everything from aerospace to civil. If you are willing to put in the hard yards you could also start at the bottom and work your way up through the company. Though at some point it will be necessary to complete some kind of higher education in order to continue climbing the corporate rungs. Each of these strategies have different advantages and disadvantages. (more…)

Petroleum Engineering Links

http://www.pet.hw.ac.uk/study/distance/

The Heriot Watt University link that offers a Master of Science in Petroleum Engineering via distance learning.

http://www.spe.org/

Society of Petroleum Engineers. A must sign up for any want to be or current petroleum engineer. Great for networking opportunities and staying up to date.

http://www.glossary.oilfield.slb.com/

The Schlumberger oilfield glossary. This is hands down the most comprehensive glossary with all key petroleum engineering terms.

http://www.rigzone.com/

Great website for staying up to date on current news and events. Also recruitment opportunities around the world.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Petroleum_engineering

Wikipedia’s information on petroleum engineering.

Reservoir Engineering Theory: Proven, Probable and Possible.

This is written theory. No calculations are included. The material has been written in my own words and for the purpose of improving my knowledge of exam based topics in the Master of Science in Petroleum Engineering semester one course – Reservoir Engineering 1 at Heriot Watt University.

Reserves Definition: It is important to get this definition correct close to word-by-word. Reserves are those quantities of materials that are anticipated to be economically commercially recoverable from known accumulates from a specific date forward. (more…)

Sugar Skull by Erika Mackley

Erica’s artwork is truly awesome and it has a nice, distinctive feel to it. Her talent is clearly viewable in all her work

Erika Noel Mackley aspires to create work that encompasses a visually pleasing aesthetic that communicates and attracts an audience, while maintaining the visual consistency of a brand. Check out her dribbble profile and enjoy her beautiful artwork.

Erica’s artwork is truly awesome and it has a nice, distinctive feel to it. Her talent is clearly viewable in all her work

Honing her skills as an artist and designer at Eastern Michigan University, Erika recently graduated with a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree with a concentration in graphic design. Inspired by color theory, pattern, intricate illustration, hand drawn lettering, clean typography, conceptual design and technology, Erika’s continual interest and enthusiasm for all things design cannot go unnoticed.
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Messy Mix #10 by Eton Messy

Nicky Romero (real name Nick Rotteveel), is an extremely talented dutch DJ. He has worked with some of the biggest names in the music industry such as DJ Tiësto, Fedde le Grand and David Guetta. He was born on the sixth of januari 1989 at Amerongen (Netherlands). He is most know for his hit single ‘Toulouse” which was in the top 10 of Beatport for a long time.

In 2012 he recieved the award for  ‘Highest New Entry’ from DJMAG. He entered at place 17 which was, besides Skrillex, one of the highest new entries ever.

He also hosts Protocol radio on SLAM!FM on every saturday from 23:00 till 0:00. He uses this show to showcase some studiomixes, mash-ups and new releases from his own label called Protocol Recordings.
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A quick update of our progress

I had a rare Twitter username, @N. Yep, just one letter. I’ve been offered as much as $50,000 for it. People have tried to steal it. Password reset instructions are a regular sight in my email inbox. As of today, I no longer control @N. I was extorted into giving it up.

While eating lunch on January 20, 2014, I received a text message from PayPal for one-time validation code. Somebody was trying to steal my PayPal account. I ignored it and continued eating.

Later in the day, I checked my email which uses my personal domain name (registered with GoDaddy) through Google Apps. I found the last message I had received was from GoDaddy with the subject “Account Settings Change Confirmation.” There was a good reason why that was the last one.

I had a rare Twitter username, @N. Yep, just one letter. I’ve been offered as much as $50,000 for it. People have tried to steal it. Password reset instructions are a regular sight in my email inbox. As of today, I no longer control @N. I was extorted into giving it up.

While eating lunch on January 20, 2014, I received a text message from PayPal for one-time validation code. Somebody was trying to steal my PayPal account. I ignored it and continued eating.

Later in the day, I checked my email which uses my personal domain name (registered with GoDaddy) through Google Apps. I found the last message I had received was from GoDaddy with the subject “Account Settings Change Confirmation.” There was a good reason why that was the last one.

I had a rare Twitter username, @N. Yep, just one letter. I’ve been offered as much as $50,000 for it. People have tried to steal it. Password reset instructions are a regular sight in my email inbox. As of today, I no longer control @N. I was extorted into giving it up.

While eating lunch on January 20, 2014, I received a text message from PayPal for one-time validation code. Somebody was trying to steal my PayPal account. I ignored it and continued eating.

Later in the day, I checked my email which uses my personal domain name (registered with GoDaddy) through Google Apps. I found the last message I had received was from GoDaddy with the subject “Account Settings Change Confirmation.” There was a good reason why that was the last one.

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