After completing the course the student will be able to:
understand the construction of a standard simulator for reservoir fluid multiphase flow
use an advanced reservoir simulatorcommon to the industry
formulate differential equations, discretize them and linearize them to be solved in a programming software for a relatively simple multiphase flow problem
Differential equations for mass conservation, Black Oil and compositional models. Discretization, finite differences. Linearization, Newton's method. IMPES, AIM and implicit solution. Solution of linear equations, direct and iterative methods. Use of a simulator for solving reservoir technical problems.
Required prerequisite knowledge
PET500 PVT of Petroleum Reservoirs and Fluids, PET510 Computational Reservoir and Well Modeling, PET560 Improved Recovery Methods, PET565 Mathematical and Numerical Modelling of Transport Processes
PET500, PET510, PET560, PET565
Written exam and project assignment
Form of assessment
Written exam 1
A - F
Written exam 2
A - F
A - F
Continuous assessment consisting og two tests and a Project report.
• Test 1, 4hrs, 40%
• Test 2, 4hrs 40%
• Discretization Project report, 20%
Students who wish to take one or several of the assessment parts again can do this the following year/next time the course is offered. All parts, including the mandatory assignments, must be passed in order to obtain a final grade in the course.
Four compulsary assignments
Four mandatory reservoir simulation Projects (pass / fail).
Master students associated with energy and petroleum technology studies, primarily with specialization in reservoir technology. If more than 35 students register, reservoir students will be prioritized, then petroleum, then based on grades.