Computational Reservoir and Well Modeling (PET510)
This course gives an introduction to how mathematical models and computational methods can be used to describe flow processes taking place in reservoirs and wells. The student will get an introduction to how such models can be solved by analytical and numerical techniques. Models in general are very much used in the petroleum industry.
Course description for study year 2023-2024. Please note that changes may occur.
Have knowledge about standard numerical techniques that can be used to study petroleum related models
Be able to formulate central (partial and ordinary) differential equations relevant for porous media and well flow, transient as well as stationary models. Know related closure laws and correlations that are involved in such models.
Be able to formulate discretizations of such mathematical models and assess properties like stability and accuracy.
Be trained in implementing (in matlab) such numerical methods
Know specific applications of the models that are presented.
Have a general understanding about the role played by mathematical models and computational methods as a tool in petroleum related operations.
Required prerequisite knowledge
Good knowledge in calculus and basic physical laws for fluid mechanics
Form of assessment
Compulsory assignments, Compulsory assignments
The 2 mandatory assignments must be approved 3 weeks before 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.