PG8605 - Dual Porosity Reservoirs


This course is no longer taught and is only available for examination. For a complete course description, see previous academic years.

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Oral exam
Grade: Passed / Not Passed

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

Course content

Methods for analyzing flow of fluids in dual porosity (fractured) reservoirs. Subjects covered are: Classification of reservoirs with dual porosity. Physical properties with emphasis on absolute and relative permeability and capillary pressure. Modeling of one- and two-phase flow. Drive mechanisms with emphasis on water drive (spontaneous and forced imbibition). Production models.

Learning outcome

Knowledge: The course shall provide fundamental understanding of the physical and mathematical basis for different models describing double porosity media and fluid flow in such media.

Skills: The students shall be able to develop or refine models for double porosity media and to implement models into specific applied problems. The students shall be able to see limitations of existing models and they should be able to perform a critical analysis of literature within the area.

General competence: The students should understand the main principles applied in the analysis of reservoirs with double porosity and be able to relate these to more general situations (like heterogeneous reservoirs). The students should also learn to read scientific articles, search for literature and thereby be able to define the present research front.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and exercises, or self study.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises

Further on evaluation

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

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

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

Required previous knowledge

MSc degree in Petroleum Engineering or approval by lecturer.

Course materials

Lecture notes and selected papers.

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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:

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
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Oral exam 100/100
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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