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Reservoir Simulation

  • ECTS credits10
  • Teaching semesterSpring
  • Course codeMAT255
  • Number of semesters1
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Objectives and Content

An introduction to an industrial numerical code for flow of oil, gas and water in a reservoir. Special emphasis on geometry, fluid property, wells and oil production in a numerical model. 

Learning Outcomes

After completed course, the students are expected to be able to:

  • Explain the different parameters that influence three phase flow in a reservoir, and how these parameters are modeled in a reservoir simulator.
  • Set up an ECLIPSE data file with correct syntax
  • Analyze the results from ECLIPSE simulations by graphic post processing software.
  • Explain mathematical / physical models for fluid description, equilibration initialization, wells, and faults, including their representation in ECLIPSE.
  • Explain some numerical methods that are used by simulators, and procedures for solving large non-linear systems of equations.
  • Explain convergence control in simulation, including automatic and manual time step control.

Required Previous Knowledge


Recommended Previous Knowledge

MAT254 Flow in Porous Media, PTEK212 Reservoir Technology I, and INF100 Programming 1

Credit Reduction due to Course Overlap

MAT257: 5 ECTS

Compulsory Assignments and Attendance


Forms of Assessment

Oral examination and semester assignment

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.