Objectives and Content
Provide a theoretical introduction to multi-phase flow in reservoirs and knowledge of how the theory can be applied in reservoir engineering
An introduction to classical theory of displacement processes of non-miscible liquids and the use of the Buckley-Leverett model, fractional flow theory, material balance and pressure testing.
On completion of the course the student should have the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledgem, skills and general competence:
On completion of the course, the student should:
- know the basic transport equations in porous medium, both for single- and multi-phase flow
- know the guidelines for useing the Buckley_leverett approach, fractional flow theory, material balance and pressure testing
- describe micro and macroscopic phenomena in reservoir during oil/gas displacement and CO2 storage
On completion of the course the student should be able to:
- apply the fractional flow theory to describe displacement processes in the reservoir
- interpret pressure data from well tests and to estimate reservoir properties
The student should be able to
- analyze and manage data
- write in accordance to academic standards
Required Previous Knowledge
Recommended Previous Knowledge
Knowlegde of reservoir physics and calculus.
Credit Reduction due to Course Overlap
Teaching and learning methods
Lectures and problem solving a total of 4 hours a week.
Compulsory Assignments and Attendance
Forms of Assessment
In a semester where teaching is offered can assignments count until 20% of the grade. In a semester in where teaching is not offered will the final exam count 100%. The exam is oral.
Examination Support Material
Examination support materials: Non-programmable calculator, according to model listed in 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.
The reading list will be evaluated by the students in accordance with the quality assirance system at UiB and the department.
The Programme Committee is responsible for the content, structure and quality of the study programme and courses.
Type of assessment: Oral examination
- Withdrawal deadline