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Measurement and Control in Petroleum Engineering PET645

Course description for study year 2021-2022

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Learning outcome
The course will give students improved understanding on equipment and measurements used in the oil and gas industry for monitoring / controlling, flow, pressure, temperature, fluid composition, etc., through theory and practice. Through the project part of the course the students should be able to design, program and run their own control system for given purpose.

Fluid and flow metering techniques:

  • Instrumentation and requirements
  • Physical principles of sensing elements
  • Challenges of fluid and flow metering
  • Signal analysis and noise filtering
  • Advanced analysis and advanced laboratory instrumentation

Data acquisition systems (DAQ) and process control: 

  • PC - Instrument signal communication
  • Use of Matlab for data analysis
  • Use of PASCO Scientific Products for DAQ and control

Theory and practice:

  • Laboratory setup of selected applications.
  • Laboratory project
  • (Visit to industry, instrument manufactures and process plants)

Laboratory exercises with lab reports are compulsory. Due to limited lab capacity, the number of applicants admitted to the course is limited to 10 students. If the number of applicants for the course exceeds 10, then the 10 most qualified students will be selected based on grades and general qualifications.

Required prerequisite knowledge
Form of assessment Weight Duration Marks Aid
Project report and oral presentation of project 1/1 A - F

A project report will be subject for oral presentation in addition to oral examination and general questions from course topics at the end of semester.

Coursework requirements
The laboratory exercises with lab reports and project work with reports are compulsory.
Course teacher(s)
Course coordinator: Rune Wiggo Time
Head of Department: Øystein Arild
Method of work
Lectures, laboratory demonstrations, exercises and project work
Open for

Laboratory capacity limit the number of participants on the course to ten students. Students within the Natural gas master program will be given priority to the course.

If number of applicants to the course exceed ten students, students admitted will be ranked according to obtained marks and total exam score.

The syllabus can be found in Leganto