Fundamentals of Reservoir Physics
- ECTS credits10
- Teaching semesterAutumn
- Course codePTEK211
- Number of semesters1
- LanguageEnglish. Norwegian if only Norwegian students attend.
Level of Study
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. New petroleum technologies for low carbon energy production, including CO2 capture and storage (CCUS). Alternative sustainable energy resources for the future.
On completion of the course
The student should have the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence:
The student should be able to:
- Explain properties of porous media, with emphasis on oil- and gas reservoirs
- Characterize multiphase flow in porous media, focusing on oil production
- Explain impacts on fluid flow in porous rocks from permeability, pressure, temperature, capillary pressure, relative permeability and wettability
- Present principles for well logging
- Present perspectives on how oil- and gas production will be an integrated part of the future global energy resources
- Present new technologies for oil- and gas production for low carbon energy production with CO2 capture and storage (CCUS)
The student should have the following skills:
- Be able to execute and understand mathematical characterization of multiphase flow in porous media
- Execute analysis of oil- and gas production
- Contribute to execution of improved oil production projects
- Contribute to development of sustainable technologies for low carbon energy production from petroleum resources
The student should be able to:
- Understand and contribute to activities for production of oil- and gas reservoirs
Contribute to the energy transformation towards more sustainable energy production from fossil fuel resources
Required Previous Knowledge
Recommended Previous Knowledge
Basic knowledge of mathematics, physics, geology and chemistry.
Credit Reduction due to Course Overlap
Access to the Course
Access to the course requires admission to the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences http://www.uib.no/matnat/52646/opptak-ved-mn-fakultetet
Teaching and learning methods
The teaching method is by lectures.
Activity/ Hours per week: 3
Activity/ Number of weeks: 14
Compulsory Assignments and Attendance
No compulsory activities
Forms of Assessment
The forms of assessment are:
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.
Spring semester and autumn semester.
The reading list will be available within June 1st for the autumn semester and January 1st for the spring semester.
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.
Studierettleiar kan kontaktast her:
Tlf: 55 58 28 64
Type of assessment: Oral examination
- 1 hours
- Withdrawal deadline
- Examination system
- Digital exam