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CDR Sample for Petroleum Engineer

A Petroleum Engineer is an engineer that deals with the activities of production of Hydrocarbon that is either Crude Oil or Natural Gas. If you are a Petroleum Engineer and want to migrate to Australia to seek better career prospects or a new job in your domain, then you can prepare aCDR reportPetroleum Engineer according to theMigration Skills bookletprepared by Engineers Australia. The engineers with four years of Bachelor’s degree in Petroleum Engineering can apply for the post of Petroleum Engineers.

CDR sample for Petroleum Engineers includes all the required reports such as Curriculum Vitae (CV), Continuing Professional Development (CPD), threeCareer Episodes(CE), and Summary Statement. The content of theCDR Report Samplesis given below:

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV):Resume on the basis of a professional template.Continuing Professional Development (CPD):The sample of CPD clarifies the Engineering Knowledge of the applicant – 250 words.

  • Petroleum Engineer Career Episode Sample 1:“Gas processing- Flow Assurance and Gathering” – 1685 words

  • Petroleum Engineer Career Episode Sample 2: “Experimental Investigation to study the effect of basin material on the performance of single slope passive solar still” – 1640 words

  • Petroleum Engineer Career Episode Sample 3: “A case study on the Thermodynamic properties of a petroleum plant” – 1655 words

  • Petroleum Engineer Summary Statement Sample: Detailed explanation of all the competency element – 2560 words.

Petroleum Engineers Career Episode 1

Project Name: Gas processing- Flow Assurance and Gathering

Project Type: Academic Based Career Episode

Demographics: while author was studying the Masters of Engineering in oil and gas at the Memorial “University name” which is located at St. John’s, Canada, he did this project. This was an individual project which he completed under the supervision of University professor, he completed the project between June 2015 and June 2016.

Engineering Activities of Petroleum Engineers:

  1. To carry out the detail literature review of the gas processing field, their technology used and develop a methodology to conduct the project efficiently.
  2. To created production strategy for pipelines for oil and gas transport by separating two lines, one for oil and other for gas instead of making one pipeline.
  3. To estimated that the flow is completely turbulent throughout the flow region with the use of estimation and calculation approach.
  4. To conduct the OLGA simulation for both flow regimes by estimating the density emulsion using standard formulae.
  5. To formulate expected flow regimes for operating under the sluggish
  6. To use the concepts of active heating and thermodynamic inhibitors to remove the presence of water and reduce hydrate formation in the pipelines.
  7. To change the temperature value from 3.6K to 13K for KHI, and the fat traction value was changed from 0.5 to 1 for AA by following the hydrate management strategy for the steady state, cold restart and end of the lifetime of the project.
  8. To calculate the risk of corrosion for 40 years’ time using standard formulas based on which he used a corrosion resistant coating to ensure the protection.
  9. To document the data’s in graphs and charts. He created a detail report based on the findings of the project.
  10. To inject the aromatic compound like ether and benzene along with carbon dioxide to minimize the asphaltenes risk.
  11. To manage the working hours and scheduled every task to complete the overall work within the due date.

Problems & Solutions

  1. Problem 1 Career Episode 1 and its Solution

The hydrate management for the restart of cold time was especially challenging and emerged as a major problem in the project. As the flow went through different phases like restart, steady flow and shut down, the hydrate had to be managed to mitigate each of these flow cases. He placed the insulation for the steady state so that the system would not lose heat. This solved the problem of hydrate formation in a steady flow in the pipeline. However, during the shut and starting phase, especially in the cold period, it was vulnerable to the hydrate formation. This created a serious problem in the project. The formation of hydrates could burst the pipelines in some cases and interrupt the flow as well as entire plant operation. He had to find a way to mitigate the problem. He searched for books and journals. He talked to the experts in the gas processing field to see the various mitigation procedures they use for the specific case. Finally, he decided to use the use the inhibitors like KHI. For gas, he found that the use of KHI and for oil the use of AA’S and methanol mixture in correct proportion would minimize the hydrate risk in cold start condition. Along with that, he reduced the number of hydrate guests in the system as well as the amount of water to minimize the risk. This way, he was able to solve a major problem in the project.

  1. Problem 2 Career Episode 1 and its Solution

Another major problem that he came across in the project problem solving is the content of asphaltenes in oil and gas phase. Asphaltenes are one of the heaviest components with a high-density component in the petroleum mixture. It has a high tendency of decreasing the flow efficiency by obstructing the path of flow in the system. He found that the presence of asphaltenes was high increasing the risk of the flow obstruction. This would not only cause obstruction of oil but incur a huge loss in maintenance and project delay. He had to find a solution to mitigate the problem. He oversaw the information in books and journals as well as researched current developments on the internet. After visiting the plant, he learned a lot of information about the asphalt formation and its mitigation. The asphaltenes deposited when heated vigorously, but the amount of decomposition was difficult to calculate theoretically. He decided to do a lab analysis. He precipitated the asphaltenes content by high-pressure flocculation experiments and found the solubility by titration experiment. He also found that a higher per cent of flocculation did not always induce high risk as many plants run with the higher percentage of asphaltenes in the solution. However, to mitigate the asphaltenes content used carbon dioxide and other aromatic compounds like ether and benzene by injecting them in the pipeline. Thus, he solved the problem of higher asphaltenes concentration in the mixture.

Petroleum Engineer CDR Sample CE 2

Project Name: Experimental Investigation to study the effect of basin material on the performance of single slope passive solar still

Project Type: Academic Based Career Episode

Demographics: Author and his team members have carried out for the project as assigned by the department of mechanical engineering at the “University name” for his completion of Bachelor’s degree. The head of the faculty at the university assigned them “supervisor name” as the project guide from June 2014 to November 2014 which was also the total duration of the major project work.

Engineering Activities of Petroleum Engineer:

  1. To carry out the investigation of solar radiation and desalination process by using various journals published on the topic.
  2. To analyze the properties of mild steel and stainless steel based on their physical, mechanical and cost properties.
  3. To also prepared a sketch of the solar still for both the materials having the same dimensional properties for the fair comparison between the samples.
  4. To select a material process for the construction of system and sketching of the solar still.
  5. To procure materials like a thermocouple, insulation, indicator and solar meter in order to carry out the necessary analysis for the experiment.
  6. To experiment with observation and comparison of data for two materials used in the system.
  7. To sample calculation and representation of data in a graphical fashion.
  8. To carry out the total cost estimate of the project which involved the buying of the materials for the project, the process of assembly and another hidden cost which was estimated to be about 21715 INR.
  9. To involve in the process of assembly of the structure of the system after the buying process of the materials and devices.
  10. To carry out the making of the wooden frame which would hold either a mild steel basin or stainless steel basin of similar dimension.
  11. To oversee the welding process of the single slope solar still using tungsten inert gas welding for the steel basin and arc welding for the mild steel basin.
  12. To apply the finishing process to the overall system to make it resistant to wear, corrosion and to reduce flaws and friction developed in the process.
  13. To test both the mild steel and stainless steel basin simultaneously for a proper comparison of the performance.
  14. To prepare graphs for various comparisons such as time vs temperature difference of water, basin temp, inside glass temp, outside glass temp, time vs cumulative yield, time vs solar intensity, etc.
  15. To cross-checked the samples from each basin and determined its quality by conducting various physical and chemical tests like the presence of organic and inorganic compounds, bacteria, etc. for the quality of water to be used in the project.
  16. To prepare a drainage system so that the leftover residue of water was removed from the system after the extraction of drinking water.

Problems & Solutions

  1. Problem 1 Career Episode 2 and its Solution

For the experimental observation, author faced issues related to the temperature noting. On one such day of the experiment, he found that the temperature of the outer glass temperature conditions had not changed for the stainless steel basin solar still. His team noticed that the temperature was changing in the mild steel basin solar still but not in the other. He checked for the temperature indicating device and the thermocouple associated with the temperature change. He found that the thermocouple was not working as expected, so he replaced the thermocouple and carried out the experiment after the next point of observation for that day. The readings were shown by the indicator, and he was able to allocate the data related to it.

  1. Problem 2 Career Episode 2 and its Solution

He noticed that the capacity of the yield of the production of potable water was decreasing throughout the days when the experiment was carried out. This was a major problem which could jeopardize the sustainability of the system. He immediately asked for the guidance of the project guide in order to provide insight into their problems. The supervisor pointed out that there was residual material left in the basin which can affect the performance of the device. He suggested that the number of residual particles left will provide the resistance to the yielding of water from the source. So, he and his team increased the size of the hole for the drainage system and carried out proper cleaning techniques in order to remove the residue left in the still.

Petroleum Engineers Career Episode 3

Project Name: A case study on the Thermodynamic properties of a petroleum plant

Project Type: Academic Based Career Episode

Demographics: Author performed this project during his Masters of Engineering in oil and gas. He worked on this investigation from June 2015 to June 2016 at “University name”, Canada. The thermodynamic investigation of the petroleum plant was completed with the proper guidance of assistant professor.

Engineering Activities of Petroleum Engineers:

  1. To perform the collection of the valuable information and data on the processing plant and about different components to be used in the petroleum plant.
  2. To design the complete layout of the processing plant with all the components and processing units in Aspen HYSYS software.
  3. Also to create another processing unit such as export pumping, water injection, seawater handling, production manifold and wellheads with the support of the engineers.
  4. To perform the simulation of the processing plant in Aspen HYSYS.
  5. To execute the thermodynamic analysis for determining the thermodynamic properties of the plant and thermodynamic performance parameters.
  6. To perform the thermodynamic analysis to determine the energy rate and energy rate balance.
  7. To perform the energy analysis of the plant in order to evaluate the result of energy flow and energy transformation.

Problems & Solutions

  1. Problem 1 career Episode 3 and its Solution

One Issue appeared while performing the simulation using Aspen HYSYS. Once the modelling of the processing plant was complete, it was to be transferred to the Aspen HYSYS software for the simulation process. So, he transferred the file of the processing plant which was created in Aspen HYSYS to start the simulation and to identify the performance of the processing plant. Once the file was imported to the Aspen HYSYS, the file failed to open. Even after several attempts, he was unable to get the file on the HYSYS screen. So, he met and explained the task performed during the simulation process and this issue to the supervisor. After the discussion, he told him to alter the format of the modelled file to .hsc before importing it to the Aspen HYSYS software. As suggested, he changed the format of the model to .hsc and then transferred the file to the Aspen HYSYS. Once, he transferred the file to .hsc format; it was loaded in Aspen HYSYS.

  1. Problem 2 Career Episode 3 and its Solution

The task of modelling the layout of the processing plant was provided to one of the project members. The model of the processing plant along with all the processing units and symbols of the components was completed as per the knowledge obtained from the engineers. After the completion of the layout, he presented the layout to the supervisor for any correction if necessary. He then analyzed the complete layout of the processing plant. After studying the model, he stated that the model was not accurate as the symbols of the components were not placed in its required position. He also stated that only two compressors were placed in the gas treatment and compression unit instead of three compressors which would result in the poor performance of the plant. He then provided him with the detail information on the model of the processing plant such as components to be used in each processing unit and its specifications. He then redesigned the model of the processing plant by placing each component in its proper position as per the understanding obtained from the supervisor. He carefully placed a required number of components in each processing units, and after the model was completed, the model was again submitted to the supervisor for the correction. This type the model of the processing plant was found to be correct.