Postgraduate course

Reservoir Characterization and Recovery Techniques

  • ECTS credits10
  • Teaching semesterSpring
  • Course codePTEK313
  • Number of semesters1
  • LanguageNorwegian. English if english-speaking students attend.
  • Resources

Teaching semester

Spring. The course will not run spring 2019.

This is a course with limited capacity and master/PhD students will be given priority. More information: http://www.uib.no/matnat/utdanning/studiehverdag/undervisningsopptaket

Objectives and Content

We examine two or more fields from the NCS and study different recovery techniques. Cores, well logs and fluid properties are studied and simple calculations of recovery are performed. Short introduction to chemical and polymer flooding are given.

Learning Outcomes

After the course PTEK313 the student will be able to:


  • Give a short geological reservoir description of a given field
  • Describe various recovery techniques
  • Model a reservoir segment using the software tool SWORD
  • be able to use a pvt-report
  • use pvt-data and fit an equation of state
  • calculate recovery based on fluid ekspansion and production data

Required Previous Knowledge

PTEK212 or PTEK213, or equivalent.

Recommended Previous Knowledge


Compulsory Assignments and Attendance

Project reports. The reports are valid for 3 semesters.

Forms of Assessment

Evaluation of two written reports and an oral presentation.

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.

Exam information