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This is the study programme for 2019/2020. It is subject to change.


Understanding petroleum reservoirs rocks, their properties and the pressure, volume and temperature (PVT) conditions that affect their fluids is part of the basic knowledge that both geoscientists and engineers need to confront on a daily basis in the petroleum industry.

Learning outcome

After completing the course the student should understand:
The different elements and processes that make the petroleum system and hydrocarbon reservoirs in the earth subsurface.
Basic knowledge on the different concepts and methods that geoscientists use to understand the 3D geometry and properties of petroleum reservoirs.
Recognize different depositional and tectonic settings of sedimentary rocks and how they may impact hydrocarbon reservoirs. understand sampling of reservoir fluids for component and PVT-analysis.
Understand experimental techniques for component and PVT-analysis.
Understand use of component and PVT-analysis for reservoir and production technical computations.
Employ and understand use of a PVT-simulator.

Contents

Understanding petroleum reservoirs is one of the key activities for the oil industry in order to manage, increase and maintain reserves. Definition of reservoir rocks, their properties and the pressure, volume and temperature (PVT) conditions that affect their fluids is part of the basic knowledge that both geoscientists and engineers need to confront on a daily basis in the petroleum industry. This course introduces the geological, physical and chemical processes that control the PVT conditions, which in turn determine the hydrocarbon fluids at subsurface reservoir conditions.

Required prerequisite knowledge

None.

Exam

Portfolio evaluation - written exam and assignments
Weight Duration Marks Aid
Written exam6/104 hoursA - F
POrtfolie og 5 to 10 compulsory assignments4/10 A - F
The final grade is based on a portfolio evaluation containing 5-10 written reports a written exam couning 40% of the total grade and a four-hour written exam counting 60% of the total grade
Lecturer will set the final grade.
If a student fails or want to improve the grade, she/he have to take the whole course again the following year

Coursework requirements

Petroleum geology
Mandatory exercises for reserve calculations of oil and gas in reservoirs on the Norwegian Continental shelf, with assignment of reports for evaluation.

PVT of Fluids
Completion of mandatory lab assignments are to be made at the times and in the groups that are assigned and published. Absence due to illness or for other reasons must be communicated as soon as possible to the laboratory personnel. One cannot expect that provisions for completion of the lab assignments at other times are made unless prior arrangements with the laboratory personnel have been agreed upon.
Mandatory assignment of laboratoy reports for evaluation.

Course teacher(s)

Course coordinator
Skule Strand
Course teacher
Ahmed Adnan Aqrawi, Paul Henry Nadeau , Ola Ketil Siqveland
Head of Department
Alejandro Escalona Varela

Method of work

Lectures, 2 hrs 3 times a week.
Obligatoric Field Reserve Excercises.
Obligatoric Laboratory Work, 3 excercises totally 9 hrs

Overlapping courses

Course Reduction (SP)
PVT and reservoir modelling (MPE690_1) 5
Reservoir Geology (MPE110_1) 5

Open to

Industrial economics - Master's Degree Programme - 5 year
Petroleum Geosciences Engineering - Master of Science Degree Programme
Petroleum Engineering - Master of Science Degree Programme
Petroleum Engineering - Master`s Degree programme in Petroleum Engineering, 5 years

Course assessment

Standard UiS prosedure

Literature

PET-500 PVT of reservoir and fluids The PET-500 course is divided into 2 main parts: - Petroleum geology and PVT of Fluids
Literature list for Petroleum geology
- Bjørlykke, K. (ed.), (2010) Petroleum Geoscience: From Sedimentary Environments to Rock Physics, Springer, 508 p. - Lecture notes - Excercises
Literature list for PVT of Fluids -
Compendium in PVT of Fluids, PVT - Analyses (PET-500), - Lecture notes
Supporting literature list:
- PVT and Phase Behavior of Petroleum Reservoir Fluids Ali Danesh Elsevier , ISBN 0-444-82196-1
- Phase Behavior Curtis H. Whitson and Michael R. Brulè SPE Monograph Vol.20 ISBN 1-55563-087-1
- Properties of Oils And Natural Gasses K.S. Pedersen, Aa.Fredenslund, P. Thomassen Gulf Publishing Company ISBN 0-87201-588-2
- Volumetric and Phase Behavior of Oil Field Hydrocarbon Systems M.B. Standing SPE , 1951, 8th Printing 1977
- Termodynamics of Hydrocarbon Reservoirs Abbas, Firoozabadi, McGraw-Hill, ISBN 0-07-022071-9


This is the study programme for 2019/2020. It is subject to change.

Sist oppdatert: 24.08.2019