Undergraduate course

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


Objectives and Content

The course is an introduction to multiphase flow in oil and gas reservoirs and covers saturation equations for flow in porous media, the Buckley-Leverett model, flow fractions, well testing and the material balance equation.

Learning Outcomes

After the course PTEK212 the student will be able to:

  • derive and use the fundamental transport equations in porous media (hydrocarbon reservoirs) for both single- and multiphase flow
  • explain problems regarding formulation of material balance and saturation equations for porous media
  • explain and describe micro- and macroscopic phenomena in reservoirs
  • apply different mathematical models for pressure testing in oil and gas wells
  • interpret production tests in oil and gas wells
  • explain concepts such as decline analysis and material balance in oil and gas reservoirs

Required Previous Knowledge


Recommended Previous Knowledge

Knowlegde of reservoir physics and calculus.

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 can be oral, depending on the number of students.

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.


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