Objectives and Content
The course gives a basic introduction to recovery methods that are used for recovery of petroleum on the Norwegian continental shelf. Also, the course gives an introduction to unconventional methods that could have a potential of improving the recovery from the petroleum fields. Topics includes properties of reservoir rock and petroleum fluids, PVT-analysis, phase equilibrium, transport equations, material balance, microscopic displacement, volumetric sweep, decline analysis, fractured reservoirs, and Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) with an emphasis on fractional flow analysis.
After the course PTEK213 the student will be able to:
- describe characteristics of the petroleum fields on the Norwegian continental shelf regarding reservoir properties and fluid properties
- describe critical parameters that affect the recovery of petroleum
- apply analytical models (dynamic and static) in order to add understanding of the physical/chemical processes that are relevant for the recovery performance
- carry out reservoir engineering calculations
Required Previous Knowledge
Recommended Previous Knowledge
Knowlegde of basic reservoir technology and chemical thermodynamics.
Compulsory Assignments and Attendance
1 compulsory exercise. The compulsory exercise is valid for three semesters (the teaching semester + the two following semesters).
Compulsory work must be submitted within the given deadlines for the course. Approval of the compulsory work is necessary to get admittance to the written exam.
Forms of Assessment
Written exam (4h). In case of few candidates registered, the examination may be oral.
Examination Support Material
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.
For written exams, please note that the start time may change from 09:00 to 15:00 or vice versa until 14 days prior to the exam. The exam location will be published 14 days prior to the exam. Candidates must check their room allocation on Studentweb 3 days prior to the exam.
Type of assessment: Written examination
- Withdrawal deadline
- Examination system
- Digital exam
Type of assessment: Oral examination
- Withdrawal deadline