Introduction to Petroleum and Process Technology
Level of Study
Objectives and Content
The course shall give a knowledge on how oil and gas are formed, found, produced, transported and processed
The course consists of two parts. The petroleum technology part describes basic geology, hydrocarbon systems, introduction to petroleum exploration, fluid flow properties of oil and gas and production technology. The process technology includes gas processing, transport, instrumentation, process safety and multiphase technology. Excursions to Hydro Sandsli, Mongstad og Kollsnes
The student has gained knowledge about
· basic geology, hydrocarbon systems, petroleum exploration, production technology and the flow properties of oil and gas in a porous medium
· the transport and processing facilities for oil and gas, with an emphasis on instrumentation, multi-phase, separation and safety technology
The student can solve problems related to
· estimate the hydrocarbon content and the production capacity of a reservoir by using a simple analytical reservoir model
· solve simple problems related to pipe flow (Bernulli equation) and heat transfer
The student has gained
- increased ability for reflection and insight in how physics is used in oil- and gasproduction
- knowledge of value for other fields of the natural sciences
- training in systematic work and how to analyse complex problems
Required Previous Knowledge
Recommended Previous Knowledge
Matematikk 1+2, Fysikk 1 og Kjemi 1.
Access to the Course
Access to the course requires admission to the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Scienceswww.uib.no/matnat/52646/opptak-ved-mn-fakultetet
Teaching Methods and Extent of Organized Teaching
The teaching method is by lectures and excursions
Activity/ 4 hours per week and 2 hours for exercise in 5 weeks and 2 hole day for excursions
Activity/ Number of weeks
Compulsory Assignments and Attendance
2 exercises and 3 excursions. These are valid for 7 semester.
Forms of Assessment
The form of assessment is:
Written multiple choice examn (2 hours), 100% of total grade.
Due to the measures taken to avoid the spread of Covid-19, UiB is closed for on-campus assessment. As a consequence, the following changes is made to assessment autumn semester 2020:
- Written home examination instead of written examination
Examination Support MaterialNone
The grading scale used is A to F. Grade A is the highest passing grade in the grading scale, grade F is a fail.
Only in autumn semester.
The reading list will be available within June 1st.
The course will be evaluated by the students in accordance with the quality control system at UiB and the department.
The Programme Committee is responsible for the content, structure and quality of the programme and courses.
Contact information for the course coordinator is available at "Mitt UiB", alternatively contact the student advisor.
The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences and Department of Physics and Technology are administratively responsible for the course.
Contact information student adviser: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tlf: 55 58 28 64