541-3022/02 – Petroleum Engineering I (TUH)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Geological EngineeringCredits4
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Antonín Kunz, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Antonín Kunz, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2019/2020Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesBachelor, Follow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
KLE028 doc. Ing. Martin Klempa, Ph.D.
KUN109 doc. Ing. Antonín Kunz, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+2
Part-time Credit and Examination 8+8

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Graduates of the course will demonstrate deeper knowledge of the oil and gas exploration and production. They are able to orient themselves not only in technical disciplines, but also demonstrate skills in strategic preparation of commercial projects and related business activities. Graduates of the course are able to assess in more detail the possibilities of modern exploration and mining technologies, including the evaluation of technical and environmental risks.

Teaching methods

Individual consultations


Importance of oil and gas for the world economy. Financial models of exploration and production projects. Modern methods of exploration and extraction. Geohydrodynamical systems. EOR. Shale gas, oil sands. Risks in exploration and mining, environmental aspects.

Compulsory literature:

BRET-ROUZAUT, NADINE, FAVENNEC, JEAN-PIERRE: Oil and Gas Exploration and Production - Reserves, Costs, Contracts (3rd Edition Revised and Updated). Editions Technip, 2011. ROBERTSON, JOHN O. CHILINGAR, GEORGE V.: Environmental Aspects of Oil and Gas Production. John Wiley & Sons, 2017. YU, WEI SEPEHRNOORI, KAMY: Shale Gas and Tight Oil Reservoir Simulation. Elsevier, 2018. GACI, SAID HACHAY, OLGA: Oil and Gas Exploration - Methods and Application. John Wiley & Sons, 2017.

Recommended literature:

LYONS, WILLIAM C. PLISGA, GARY J. LORENZ, MICHAEL D.: Standard Handbook of Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering (3rd Edition). Elsevier, 2016. SPEIGHT, JAMES G.: Deep Shale Oil and Gas. Elsevier, 2017. DAKE, L.P.: Practice of Reservoir Engineering (Revised Edition). Elsevier, 2001. TEMIZEL, CENK TUNA, TAYFUN OSKAY, MEHMET MELIH SAPUTELLI, LUIGI A.: Formulas and Calculations for Petroleum Engineering. Elsevier, 2019.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Active attendance at the lectures. Active attendance at the seminars. Ad hoc presentation as a part of the seminar. Individual or team Seminar paper. Participation in the excursion. Awarding of credit. Examination.


There is no e-learning as a part of the lessons.

Other requirements

The compulsory attendance at the seminars min. 75% per semester. Oral exam with the written preparation.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1.World oil and gas reserves, their characteristics, classification and methods of calculating reserves. Distribution of deposits in the world. 2.Oil and gas - strategic raw materials in the world economy. 3.Use of oil and gas. Energy, chemical industry, other industries. 4.Investments in oil and gas exploration, operating costs of production. Financial models. Provisions as an accounting category. 5.Legal, tax and contractual issues of exploration, extraction, distribution and trading of gas and oil. 6.Properties of geohydrodynamical systems, regimes of oil and gas deposits. 7.Methods of oil and gas exploration. Strategic decision making in the exploration. 8.Extraction of oil and gas I. Production wells, their drilling, completion, operation and disposal. 9.Extraction of oil and gas II. Production equipment. Submersible pumps, collection centers, pipelines. 10.Modern secondary and tertiary methods (EOR). 11.Shale gas and oil sands, exploration and exploitation. 12.Exploration and production risks and ways of their management. 13.Terrain subsidence as impacts of hydrocarbon mining, examples. 14.Environmental aspects of oil and gas extraction, CO2 and CH4 emissions.

Conditions for subject completion

Part-time form (validity from: 2019/2020 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Credit Credit 33  17
        Examination Examination 67  18
Mandatory attendence parzicipation: doplnit, doplnit, doplnit, doplnit, doplnit.

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2020/2021 (B0724A290004) Petroleum Engineering HTU P Czech Ostrava 3 Compulsory study plan
2020/2021 (B0724A290004) Petroleum Engineering HTU K Czech Ostrava 3 Compulsory study plan
2020/2021 (B0724A290005) Petroleum Engineering HTU P English Ostrava 3 Compulsory study plan

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