University of Alaska Fairbanks
Congratulations Max Martell (UAF), Stephen Nemethy III (UAF) and S.A. Keyes (Purdue) on winning the 2014 UAF Petroleum Engineering Design Competition! See their proposal .
All submissions were carefully evaluated by professors within the UAF Petroleum Engineering Department, UAF eLearning & Distance Education professionals, and senior engineers at BP and ConocoPhillips.
Pick your team, solve the problem, collect your prize!
Average porosity = 25%-35%
Average permeability = 500millidarcy-2 darcy
Average viscosity = 1000-10,000 cp in situ
Reservoir temperature = 65 degF
Reservoir pressure = 1450 psi
Figure 1: Idealized diagram of the stratigraphic sequence in a typical heavy oil reservoir in the North Slope of Alaska.
The technical proposal must contain at a minimum the following:
Applicant teams must consist of undergraduate or graduate engineering students enrolled in a U.S. college/university.
Teams must be comprised of two to five students and at least one person in each team must be from a different college/university.
Participants can connect with petroleum engineering students from around the country in the Petroleum Engineering Research community on Google+. All students should post to the "Eng. Challenge Introduction" category with a brief introduction that includes name, school, expected graduation year and a brief bio.
December 1, 2014.
Winners will be announced by December 12, 2014.
Submit your completed proposals to the "Challenge Submissions" category in the Petroleum Engineering Research community on Google+. Use the "link" option to link to your completed PDF proposal documents and use other sharing options as necessary to share your final products.
In order to link to your completed PDF documents, you will have to host them from another shareable location (Dropbox, Google Drive, etc.). Make sure to grant appropriate sharing permissions (viewable to the public but not changeable).
Your submissions are due before midnight on December 1, AKST. All submissions will be reviewed by a panel. If you have any questions about submitting, contact Owen Guthrie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Questions should be posted to the Petroleum Engineering Research community on Google+.
The winning team (if two to four people) will receive a $2,000 lump sum, provided by University of Alaska Fairbanks eLearning. If a team of five wins, $2,500 will be awarded.