Spring. Intensive course. This is a course with limited capacity.
Objectives and Content
Reservoir models are digital tools for three-dimensional description of structures, geometries and property-distributions in the subsurface. The course gives an introduction in theory and techniques for building reservoir models as well as practicals in modelling.
The course is taught intensively during one week and is subdivided into two days with lectures giving the theoretical background and three days with exercises. The course includes presentation of fields of application, choice of model-design vs usage, work-flow in the modelling process, as well as techniques, algorithms and data which are being used for structural modelling, grid-building, facies modelling and petrophysical modelling. Basic introduction to re-scaling, flow simulation and uncertainty assessment will also be given.
On completion of the course the student should have the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence:
- can explain basic expressions, definitions and concepts which are essential in geostatistics and practical reservoir modelling
- can discuss aspects related to scaling
- can explain the reasoning behind model design and choice of modelling concept
- can explain the principles for the construction of structural models
- can demonstrate how a model grid is being structured
- can discuss choice of algorithms for the modelling of different depositional environments
- can discuss limitations contained in data and modelling tools
- can discuss the handling of uncertainty in reservoir models
- have basic knowledge related to the usage of reservoir modelling software
- have basic knowledge about flow-modelling
- sketch a model design from data available and the purpose of the model
- design a step-wise work-flow for a model
- critically compile a geological set of data for a given modelling task
- build a structure model based on faults, mapped horizons and thickness maps
- construct an appropriate grid-design based on structural geological and sedimentological information, CPU limitations and the task of the model
- generate simple facies models and petrophysical models
- manage an uncertainty assessment based on model realizations
- critically asses a reservoir model
The student can use the knowledge and skills acquired during the course in practical work tasks related to modelling of reservoirs
Required Previous Knowledge
GEOV101. Bachelor in geology, geophysics or equivalent skills
Access to the Course
Access to the course requires admission to a master¿s programme at The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences http://www.uib.no/matnat/52646/opptak-ved-mn-fakultetet
Teaching and learning methods
Teaching is given intensively as lectures and practicals six hours per day in one week
Compulsory Assignments and Attendance
All lectures are mandatory, in addition to mandatory practicals. Mandatory assignments are valid for 2 subsequent semesters.
Forms of Assessment
Written exam (3 hours)
Examination Support Material
All calculators, according to the faculty regulations
The grading scale used is A to F. Grade A is the highest passing grade in the grading scale, grade F is a fail.
Examination both spring semester and autumn semester. In semesters without teaching the examination will be arranged at the beginning of the semester
Background literature will be defined/handed out during the course
The course will be evaluated by the students in accordance with the quality assurance system at UiB and the department
The Programme Committee is responsible for the content, structure and quality of the study programme and courses.
The course coordinator and administrative contact person can be found on Mitt UiB, or you may contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The Faculty for Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Department of Earth Science has the administrative responsibility for the course and program
The student coordinator can be contacted here:
Tlf 55 58 35 19
For written exams, please note that the start time may change from 09:00 to 15:00 or vice versa until 14 days prior to the exam. Autumn 2020 written exams will be arranged either at home or on campus. Please see course information on MittUiB.
Type of assessment: Written examination
- 15.09.2020, 09:00
- 3 hours
- Withdrawal deadline
- Examination system
- Digital exam