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Wettability processes PET904

Wetting is the ability of a fluid to maintain contact with a solid surface. Wettability are controlled by chemical and physical phase properties. The wettability effects most natural science systems, dictating biological processes in nature, behavior of complex multiphase systems, and are an important part of material science and manufacturing.

Wettability dictates fluid flow in porous media, and the effect of wettabilty on oil production are important when new field developments should be evaluated as commercial, and if enhanced oil recovery (EOR) processes could be introduced to extend the lifetime of hydrocarbon reservoirs.

Safe geological storage of CO2 or other industrial waste in sedimentary traps depends on the sealing formation integrity, often membrane and capillary seals controlled by wettability.


Course description for study year 2022-2023. Please note that changes may occur.

Facts
Course code

PET904

Version

1

Credits (ECTS)

10

Semester tution start

Spring, Autumn

Number of semesters

1

Language of instruction

English

Content

The course should give students deeper insights and knowledge related to some of these scientific themes:

  • The effect of wettability on natural science processes.
  • Chemical components and physical properties effecting wetting.
  • Description of wetting
    • Surface wettability and hysteresis
    • Capillary forces in porous medium
    • Wettability measurements
    • Modelling of wettability processes

The course contain themes on an advanced level leading the candidate to the research front in his/her selected themes.

Learning outcome

The course should give students deeper insights and knowledge related to some of these scientific themes:

  • The effect of wettability on natural science processes
  • Chemical components and physical properties effecting wetting
  • Description of wetting
  • Surface wettability and hysteresis
  • Capillary forces in porous medium
  • Wettability measurements
  • Modelling of wettability processes

The course contain themes on an advanced level leading the candidate to the research front in his/her selected themes.

Required prerequisite knowledge
Admission to a PhD program at Univerity of Stavanger, Faculty of Science and Technology. 
Exam
Method of work
Guided self-tuition, colloquia, presentations.
Open for
Technology and Natural Science - PhD programme Exchange programme at Faculty of Science and Technology
Course assessment
Form and/or discussion
Literature
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