Fluid Flow in Porous Media (GEO140)
The course gives an introduction to the physical and chemical laws that determine the transport of one or more phases in a porous medium.
Course description for study year 2023-2024. Please note that changes may occur.
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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||Weight||Duration||Marks||Aid|
|Written exam||1/1||4 Hours||Letter grades||No printed or written materials are allowed. Approved basic calculator allowed|
Laboratory course must be passed to be allowed to take the exam.
Course teacher:Dagfinn Søndenaa Sleveland
Course coordinator:Tina Puntervold
Course teacher:Tina Puntervold
Study Program Director:Lisa Jean Watson
Programme coordinator:Karina Sanni
Head of Department:Alejandro Escalona Varela
Method of work
Lectures, assignments and laboratory work.
|Reservoir Technology (PET120_1)||10|
|Reservoir technology (BIP140_1)||10|
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.