Undergraduate course

Experimental Reservoir Physics

  • ECTS credits10
  • Teaching semesterSpring
  • Course codePTEK214
  • Number of semesters1
  • LanguageEnglish. Norwegian if only Norwegian students attend.
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Objectives and Content

The course includes experimental methods in reservoir technology and core analysis, with an emphasis on measurements of porosity, permeability, fluid displacement, capillary pressure, relative permeability and wettability in porous rocks.

Learning Outcomes

After the course PTEK214 the student will be able to:

  • measure properties of porous rocks with emphasis on oil and gas reservoirs
  • perform experiments to determine oil production from core plugs
  • interpret experiments on multiphase flow in porous rocks
  • explain the impacts on fluid flow in porous rocks by parameters like permeability, pressure, temperature, capillary pressure, relative permeability and wettability
  • carry out core analysis without supervision

Required Previous Knowledge


Recommended Previous Knowledge

PTEK211 Fundamentals of Reservoir Physics or equivalent

Compulsory Assignments and Attendance

Laboratory exercises. The laboratory exercises are valid for 3 semesters.

Forms of Assessment

Oral exam

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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