PG8600 - Development of Numerical Reservoir Models


This course is no longer taught and is only available for examination.

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Oral exam
Grade: Passed / Not Passed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Oral exam 100/100 1 hours D

Course content

The course reviews newer literature over mathematical and numerical methods for reservoir simulation, however, the main emphasis is on a project work. The project work is individual and and is agreed upon between student and teacher at the beginning of the semester. It may include model development or application of existing models for studying flow phenomena related to the candidate's PhD research.

Learning outcome

Ingress: The course provides state-of-art knowledge in selected areas of the reservoir simulation related to the candidate's chosen thesis area, as well as develop practical skills related to the development, testing and application of reservoir simulation models.

Knowledge: The candidate should master the basic equations and theory, and numerical solution for different types of reservoir simulation models.

Skills: The candidate will master advanced scientific application of simulation tools aimed at an area of research.

General competence: The candidate will master the mathematical basis for simulation and numerical solution, as well as understanding the physical parameters and phenomena that are the basis for flow in porous media.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, self study, literature review, project work.

Further on evaluation

To pass a score of at least 70 percent is required.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Engineering (PHIV)

Required previous knowledge

Requires admission to the PhD programme Engineering, specialization within Reservoir Engineering and Petrophysics, or approval from the person with course responsibility.

Course materials

Selected parts of the book: C.C. Mattax and R.L. Kyte: Reservoir Simulation, Monograph Series, SPE, Richardson, TX (1990), 13. Selected papers and notes.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
DIG4901 7.5
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Doctoral degree level


Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Reservoir Engineering
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Geoscience and Petroleum


Examination arrangement: Oral exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Oral exam 100/100 D
Room Building Number of candidates
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