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Undergraduate course

Introduction to Petroleum and Process Technology

  • ECTS credits10
  • Teaching semesterAutumn
  • Course codePTEK100
  • Number of semesters1
  • LanguageNorwegian
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Level of Study


Teaching semester


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

Learning Outcomes


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

General competence

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 Material


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.

Subject Overlap


Assessment Semester

Only in autumn semester.

Reading List

The reading list will be available within June 1st.

Course Evaluation

The course will be evaluated by the students in accordance with the quality control system at UiB and the department.

Programme Committee

The Programme Committee is responsible for the content, structure and quality of the programme and courses.

Course Coordinator

Contact information for the course coordinator is available at "Mitt UiB", alternatively contact the student advisor.

Course Administrator

The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences and Department of Physics and Technology are administratively responsible for the course.


Contact information student adviser: studieveileder.ppt@ift.uib.no

Tlf: 55 58 28 64