The course provides insights into porous media properties and transport phenomena and skills to determine the storage capacity of reservoirs and recovery of reservoir fluids. Examples of methods taught are: PVT properties of reservoir fluids, petrophysics, capillary pressure, relative permeabilities, wettability preference, material balance for oil reservoirs, and multiphase flow.
Terms and definitions used within reservoir engineering
Characterization of reservoir fluids
Parameters that are important for fluid flow in a porous medium
Flow in homogeneous and fractured porous media
Know how to use material balance in recovery calculations
Know how to use the Buckley-Leverett theory to determine oil production by waterflooding
Practical skills for determining petrophysical properties like porosity, permeability and capillary pressure
Ability to interpret experimental analysis results and extract the necessary data to do recovery calculations
Ability to report laboratory results
Ability to collaborate with peers
Required prerequisite knowledge
Form of assessment
No printed or written materials are allowed. Approved basic calculator allowed
Laboratory course must be passed to be allowed to take the exam.
There must be an early dialogue between the course coordinator, the student representative and the students. The purpose is feedback from the students for changes and adjustments in the course for the current semester.In addition, a digital course evaluation must be carried out at least every three years. Its purpose is to gather the students experiences with the course.