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Reservoir Technology I

  • ECTS credits10
  • Teaching semesterSpring
  • Course codePTEK212
  • Number of semesters1
  • LanguageEnglish. Norwegian if only Norwegian students attend.
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Teaching semester

Spring. Runs last time spring 2022.

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.

Learning Outcomes

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

General competence

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.

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.

Reading List

The reading list will be evaluated by the students in accordance with the quality assirance system at UiB and the department.

Programme Committee

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

Exam information