Natural Gas Engineering (NGEN)
NGEN 3322 Funds of Reservoir Engg 3 SCH (2-3)
Physical properties of petroleum reservoir rocks, lithology, porosity, fluid saturations, permeability and capillary characteristics as they relate to the production of oil and gas. Properties of hydrocarbon systems. Material balance methods. Flow of fluids in porous media. Prerequisites: Credit or registration in CHEN/NGEN 3392, GEOL 1303/1103 and CHEM 3323. Corequisite: CHEM 3123.
NGEN 3392 Fluid Transport Phenomena 3 SCH (3)
Fundamentals of momentum transport including fluid statics, flow of compressible and incompressible fluids, pumps, turbines, and compressors, with computer applications. Prerequisite: MATH 3320; credit or registration in MEEN 2355 or MEEN 2302. (Credit may not be obtained in both NGEN 3392 and CHEN 3392.)
NGEN 3393 Natural Gas Drilling Engg 3 SCH (2-3)
NGEN 4279 Unit Operations Laboratory 2 SCH (6)
NGEN 4335 Special Problems 1-3 SCH (1-3)
Individual solution of selected problems in natural gas engineering conducted under direct supervision of a faculty member. May be repeated for up to 6 semester hours. Prerequisite: senior standing.
NGEN 4375 Natural Gas Distribution 3 SCH (3)
NGEN 4383 Natural Gas Processes 3 SCH (3)
The design, operation and economics of systems for the utilization of hydrocarbon gases and liquids, the concentration of their components by absorption and fractionation procedures. Use of computer aided design and economic evaluation of facility designs. Prerequisite: CHEN 4389. (Credit may not be obtained in both NGEN 4383 and CHEN 4383.)
NGEN 4387 Seismic Interp & Well-Logging 3 SCH (3)
Theory and methods of modern seismic and well log interpretation. Prerequisite: NGEN 3493 or GEOL 3431.
NGEN 4396 Natural Gas Production 3 SCH (3)
NGEN 4398 Capstone Design Project (WI) 3 SCH (2-3)
In teams, students complete significant design projects that include two or more aspects of natural gas engineering. Prerequisite: Student has 6 or fewer credit hours of NGEN courses to complete in subsequent terms.