Offshore oil rig

Offshore oil rig

Petroleum Engineering:   Graded Unit 1
(F546 34)
Student Name  …………………………………………………   Overall Grade  …………………….
Class Group     …………………………………………………
Student Instructions:
The process of achieving an industrial project follows several well defined and accepted steps.  The HN Graded Unit alludes to those in terms of what is required.

You should read the descriptor for this Unit and consider satisfying the following instructions to achieve a pass.

General Project Milestones:

1.    Preliminary discussions with customer to establish the nature and scope of desired product/service.
2.    Outline proposal defining a range of targeted options that would satisfy the discussions of (1).
3.    Prototype design/solutions and outline working solution for an agreed option from (2) and preparation of draft contract.
4.    Preparation of working solution for contractual acceptance and agreement of contract.
5.    Manufacture and delivery of product/service to contract.
6.    Review and appraisal of how the product/service is/is not meeting customer requirements as contracted.
7.    Preparation of paperwork for legal aspects, health and safety, manufacturing/service delivery schedules, maintenance support plans and/or manuals.
8.    Commercial evaluation of project.

The HNU requirements have been tabulated below to assist you in checking that your work meets at least the minimum requirements.  As you will see the above industrial process is simplified into 3 key stages in the Descriptor:

•    Stage 1:    Producing an action plan.
•    Stage 2:    Showing evidence of development methodology.
•    Stage 3:    Preparing and submitting a report to show evaluation of the         project.

You should provide documentary evidence of each stage in addition to your final report.  This evidence can take the form of Minutes of Meetings (with your Supervisor), development Research Notes (citation of books, websites/articles, professional papers and your own thinking/deliberation), laboratory Test Results, etc, etc., and of course your final Report.

Assessment Task
The assessment task is a project and must be based on a complex task.

The chosen project must include evidence of use of knowledge gained in the following course subjects:

•    DP9M 34 Science Industry: Key Issues
•    F52Y 34 Petroleum Engineering: Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry
•    F530 34 Petroleum Geology and Geophysics: An Introduction
•    F533 34 Petroleum Reservoir Engineering: An Introduction
•    F52X 34 Oilfield Drilling Techniques and Operations: An Introduction

The project may consist of one of the following:

•    appraisal of an existing petroleum engineering technology application
•    appraisal of an existing petroleum engineering system
•    feasibility study of a technical issue or proposal
•    laboratory investigation
•    a combination of the above

Assessment Evidence

In addition to the following tables you must:

•    keep a project log book
•    construct and maintain a project schedule
•    prepare a project report
•    present this report by a specified date

Assessment Grading

The project will be marked out of 100. With a pass being 50%.  A grade will be allocated as follows:

A    =    70% – 100%
B    =    60% – 69%
C    =    50% – 59%

Awarded in three stages as follows:

•    Planning        20  marks
•    Developing        60  marks
•    Evaluating        20  marks

Stage 1 Checklist Table

Use this table to provide a referenced checklist of your own work and achievement towards Stage 1.

Stage 1  –  Action Plan Checklist
Step No.    Action Point    Page & Paragraph.    Checked present.    Grade
1    Produce a project brief identifying customer requirements and project aim(s).
2    Provide a project specification that the customer has agreed to.
3    Specify a set of project objectives
4    Create a project schedule identifying the project stages involved and the timescales for completion of each stage.
5    Citation of and identification of information sources to be used.
6    Catalogue an identification of materials and resources required and how they will be accessed.
7    Provide information about possible different solution options.
8    Outline the justification of the solution approach to be adopted.
9    Define a project Outcomes verification strategy.
10    Show maintenance of a project activity log-book.
11    Evidence compliance with relevant Health, Safety and Environmental requirements, where relevant.
The candidate must achieve all of the minimum evidence specified above in order to pass the Planning stage.  (20% of final mark)

Stage 2 Checklist Table

Use this table to provide a referenced checklist of your own work and achievement towards Stage 2.

Stage 2  –  Development Checklist
Step No.    Action Point    Page & Paragraph    Checked present.    Grade
1    Use of appropriate methodology in the following:

•    Select project topic.
•    Investigate feasibility and scope and agree with supervisor.
•    Establish resourcing, if required.
•    Comply with professional practice in gathering, interpreting and using documentation and data.

2    Produce evidence for the report and supporting a solution to the case study, including:

•    Specifications, drawings/diagrams, schedules.
•    Analysis, calculations/results to show understanding of solution.
•    Rational and justification of proposal submitted.

3    Provide a record/portfolio of the processes underpinning the project activity.  Evidenced by:

•    A completed and dated log book.
•    Progress reports.
•    Test results or investigative findings as part of the verification process.
3    Show evidence of compliance with Health, Safety and Environmental requirements.
The candidate must achieve all of the minimum evidence specified above in order to pass the Developing stage.  (60% 0f final mark)

Stage 3 Checklist Table

Use this table to provide a referenced checklist of your own work and achievement towards Stage 3.

Stage 3  –  Evaluation Checklist
Step No.    Action Point    Page & Paragraph.    Checked present.    Grade
1    Show evidence of project specification achievement as the project progresses.
2    Show reflective consideration of a review of project schedule/action plan as the project progresses.
3    Provide evidence of an analysis used to decide on project solution option.
4    Show progress reporting and goal setting as part of project implementation.
5    Develop an interpretation of test results or investigative findings.
6    Analyse the findings/conclusions and extent to which the project outcomes met the original brief
7    Explain how your conclusions might inform the future of the project.
8    Provide an oral presentation of these to your supervisor.
9    Ensure compliance with Health, Safety and Environmental requirements.
The candidate must achieve all of the minimum evidence specified above in order to pass the Evaluating stage.  (20% of final mark)

In Addition to the above your Evaluation Report should follow international practice and convention in layout and format.  BS 4811 provides a reasonable basis for achieving this layout.