Course - Petroleum Cybernetics for Engineers and Managers - PG6210
PG6210 - Petroleum Cybernetics for Engineers and Managers
Examination arrangement: Oral exam
Grade: Passed / Not Passed
|Evaluation||Weighting||Duration||Grade deviation||Examination aids|
|Oral exam||100/100||1 hours||D|
Traditional education in petroleum engineering does not provide enough information on digitalization and automation technologies. Sufficient background in these disciplines can enable petroleum engineers and decision makers to recognize novel possibilities for digitalization in their responsibility areas, to communicate efficiently with developers/vendors of such technologies, to accept, use and get the most value out of these new technologies, to evaluate their business impact, and to identify and mitigate corresponding risks. This course aims at filling in this gap for (petroleum) engineers, researchers and decision makers. The following topics are covered in the course with the focus on digital/automation technologies in the oil and gas industry:
- Automation and digitalization in oil and gas industry.
- Elements of digital/automation technologies. Hierarchy of automation systems.
- Models in well construction and hydrocarbons production.
- Design and tuning of automatic control systems.
- Principles of advanced process control.
- Introduction to data analytics/decision support systems.
- Systems engineering for digital and automation systems.
- Risk evaluation and mitigation. Safety systems.
- Business case evaluation.
The objective is to turn petroleum engineers and decision makers into educated and efficient users of digital and automation technologies, understanding their foundations, benefits and limitations. After completing the course, the participants should be able to identify areas for potential applications of automation and digital technologies in upstream oil and gas industry, suggest an appropriate type of digital/automation technology, critically review its implementation and operation plans, identify risks and risk mitigating actions and evaluate its business impact.
Learning methods and activities
The course is part of NTNU's Continuing Education courses and has a course fee. See NTNU Continuing Education. The course will be given under the condition of sufficient number of participants. The course is session-based, with two sessions per semester, of 3 days each, with self-study, exercises, and a project between the sessions. The course will be given in English.
Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.
Admission to a programme of study is required:
Continuing Education, Faculty of Engineering Science and Technology (EVUIVC0)
Continuing Education, Faculty of Engineering Science and Technology (TKIVTEVU)
Recommended previous knowledge
Experience in upstream petroleum technology.
Required previous knowledge
Engineer/Bachelor's/Master's degree in a technical discipline.
Lecture notes, selected papers and publications.
Credits: 7.5 SP
Study level: Further education, higher degree level
Term no.: 1
Teaching semester: AUTUMN 2022
Language of instruction: English
- Petroleum Engineering - Production Engineering
- Petroleum Engineering - Reservoir Engineering
- Applied Information and Communication Technology
- Petroleum Production/Well Technology
- Engineering Subjects
Department with academic responsibility
Department of Geoscience and Petroleum
Department with administrative responsibility
Centre for Continuing Education and Professional Development
Examination arrangement: Oral exam
- Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
- Autumn ORD Oral exam 100/100 D
Room Building Number of candidates
- * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.
For more information regarding registration for examination and examination procedures, see "Innsida - Exams"