Undergraduate course

Fundamentals of Reservoir Physics

  • ECTS credits10
  • Teaching semesterAutumn
  • Course codePTEK211
  • Number of semesters1
  • LanguageEnglish. Norwegian if only Norwegian students attend.
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Semester of Instruction


Objectives and Content

The course includes properties of porous media, fundamental petrophysical concepts and equations, absolute and relative permeability, wettability, capillary pressure, core analysis and well logging.

Learning Outcomes

After the course PTEK211 the student will be able to:

  • explain properties of porous media, with focus on oil and gas reservoirs
  • describe multiphase flow in porous media with emphasis on oil production
  • explain the impacts on fluid flow in porous rocks by parameters like permeability, pressure, temperature, capillary pressure, relative permeability and wettability
  • present well logging principles

Required Previous Knowledge


Recommended Previous Knowledge

Basic knowledge of mathematics, physics, geology and chemistry.

Forms of Assessment

Oral exam. If the number of students is high the exam can be written (4 hours).

Examination support materials: Non- programmable calculator, according to model listed in faculty regulations

Grading Scale

The grading scale used is A to F. Grade A is the highest passing grade in the grading scale, grade F is a fail.

Exam information

  • Type of assessment: Oral examination

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