Petroleum Engineering is one of the Engineering Streams for which there is a separate paper in GATE 2020. It is a field related to hydrocarbon production. The GATE Petroleum Engineering Syllabus 2020 is given by the IIT Delhi this year as it is the exam conducting authority. Candidates can check out the full syllabus of the Petroleum Engineering which is also called as PE here.
GATE 2020 Syllabus for Petroleum Engineering
GATE PE syllabus have 16 topics listed out in the PDF in the official website. Those topics are Linear Algebra, Calculus, Differential Equations, Complex Variables, Probability and Statistics, Numerical Methods, Petroleum Exploration, Oil and Gas Well Drilling Technology, Reservoir Engineering, Petroleum Production Operations, Offshore Drilling and Production Practices, Petroleum Formation Evaluation, Oil and Gas Well Testing, Health Safety and Environment in Petroleum Industry, Enhanced Oil Recovery Techniques and Latest trends in Petroleum Engineering.
Among the above topics listed here of GATE 2020 petroleum engineering syllabus, there are various sub-topics which the candidates have to prepare for the exam. Candidates can check out those full sub-topics list given in the table below. Along with that, examines should also go through the General Aptitude syllabus as few questions will be asked from the GA in the PE paper as other Engineering papers.
|1.||Linear Algebra||Matrix algebra, Systems of linear equations, Eigen values and eigenvectors.|
|2.||Calculus||Functions of single variable, Limit, continuity and differentiability, Taylor series, Mean value theorems, Evaluation of definite and improper integrals, Partial derivatives, Total derivative, Maxima and minima, Gradient, Divergence and Curl, Vector identities, Directional derivatives, Line, Surface and Volume integrals, Stokes, Gauss and Green’s theorems.|
|3.||Differential equations||First order equations (linear and nonlinear), Higher order linear differential equations with constant coefficients, Cauchy’s and Euler’s equations, Initial and boundary value problems, Laplace transforms, Solutions of one dimensional heat and wave equations and Laplace equation.|
|4.||Complex variables||Complex number, polar form of complex number, triangle inequality.|
|5.||Probability and Statistics||Definitions of probability and sampling theorems, Conditional probability, Mean, median, mode and standard deviation, Random variables, Poisson, Normal and Binomial distributions, Linear regression analysis.|
|6.||Numerical Methods||Numerical solutions of linear and non-linear algebraic equations. Integration by trapezoidal and Simpson’s rule. Single and multi-step methods for numerical solution of differential equations.|
|7.||Petroleum Exploration||Classification and description of some common rocks with special reference to clastic and nonclastic reservoir rocks. Origin, migration and accumulation of Petroleum. Petroleum exploration methods.|
|8.||Oil and Gas Well Drilling Technology||Well planning. Drilling method. Drilling rigs Rig operating systems. Drilling fluids function and properties. Drilling fluid maintenance equipment. Oil & gas well cementing operations. Drill bit types and their applications. Drill string & Casing string function, operations, selection & design. Drilling problems, their control & remedies. Directional drilling tools. Directional survey. Application of horizontal, multilateral, extended reach, slim wells.|
|9.||Reservoir Engineering||Petrophysical properties of reservoir rocks. Coring and core analysis. Reservoir fluid properties. Phase behavior of hydrocarbon system. Flow of fluids through porous media. Water and gas coning. Reservoir pressure measurements. Reservoir drives, drive mechanics and recovery factors. Reserve estimation & techniques.|
|10.||Petroleum Production Operations||Well equipments. Well completion techniques. Well production problems and mitigation. Well servicing & Workover operations. Workover & completion fluids. Formation damage. Well stimulation techniques. Artificial lift techniques. Field processing of oil & gas. Storage and transportation of petroleum and petroleum products. Metering and measurements oil & gas. Production system analysis & optimization. Production testing. Multiphase flow in tubing and flow-lines. Nodal system analysis. Pressure vessels, storage tanks, shell and tube heat exchangers, pumps and compressors, LNG value chain.|
|11.||Offshore Drilling and Production Practices||Offshore oil and gas operations & ocean environment. Offshore fixed platforms, Offshore mobile units, Station keeping methods like mooring & dynamic positioning system. Offshore drilling from fixed platform, jack-up, ships and semi submersibles. Use of conductors and risers. Offshore well completion. Deep water applications of subsea technology. Offshore production: Oil processing platforms, water injection platforms, storage, SPM and SBM transportation and utilities. Deep water drilling rig. Deep water production system. Emerging deep water technologies.|
|12.||Petroleum Formation Evaluation||Evaluation of petrophysical of sub-surface formations: Principles applications, advantages and disadvantages of SP, resistivity, radioactive, acoustic logs and types of tools used. Evaluation of CBL/VDL, USIT, SFT, RFT. Production logging tools, principles, limitations and applications. Special type of logging tools. Casing inspection tools (principles, applications and limitations), Formations micro scanner (FMS), NMR logging principles. Standard log interpretation methods. Cross-plotting methods.|
|13.||Oil and Gas Well Testing||Diffusivity equation, derivation & solutions. Radius of investigation. Principle of superposition. Horner’s approximation. Drill Stem Testing. Pressure Transient Tests: Drawdown and build up-test analysis. Wellbore effects. Multilayer reservoirs. Injection well testing. Multiple well testing. Interference testing, Pulse testing, well-test analysis by use of type curves. Gas well testing.|
|14.||Health Safety and Environment in Petroleum Industry||Health hazards in Petroleum Industry: Toxicity, Physiological, Asphyxiation, respiratory and skin effect of petroleum hydrocarbons, sour gases. Safety System: Manual & automatic shutdown system, blow down systems. Gas detection system. Fire detection and suppression systems. Personal protection system & measures. HSE Policies. Disaster & crisis management in Petroleum Industry. Environment: Environment concepts, impact on eco-system, air, water and soil. The impact of drilling & production operations on environment, Environmental transport of petroleum wastes. Offshore environmental studies. Offshore oil spill and oil spill control. Waste treatment methods.|
|15.||Enhanced Oil Recovery Techniques||Basic principles and mechanism of EOR, Screening of EOR process. Concept of pattern flooding, recovery efficiency, permeability heterogeneity. Macroscopic and microscopic displacement efficiency. EOR methods: Chemical flooding, Miscible flooding, Thermal recoveries (steam stimulation, hot water & steam flooding, in-situ combustion), Microbial EOR.|
|16.||Latest trends in Petroleum Engineering||Coal bed methane, shale gas, oil shale, gas hydrate, and heavy oil.|
|17.||General Aptitude||Syllabus Link|
The pattern of the Petroleum Engineering paper is same as the other Engineering papers which the candidates can check out the article posted at ePostbag on GATE 2020 exam pattern. Preparing the subject-syllabus according to the weightage and the marking scheme will help the candidate score well in the exams.
We have also given the important books that the candidates have to refer for the for the PE paper available at other posts of our website. We suggest students to check out those reference books and give a boost to their preparation. Hope this post on GATE Syllabus for Petroleum Engineering 2020 is helpful. Keep checking this site regularly for more entrance exams information.