PG8605 - Dual Porosity Reservoirs


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment
Grade: Passed/Failed

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Oral examination 50/100
Work 50/100

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 compentence: 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

Portfolio assessment is the basis for the grade in the course. The portfolio includes a final oral exam (50%) and evaluation of compulsory exercises (50%). The results for the parts are given in %-scores, while the entire portfolio grade is assigned as pass/fail. To pass the course a score of at least 70 percent is required. For a re-take of an examination, all assessments during the course must be re-taken.

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Course materials

Lecture notes and selected papers.


Detailed timetable


Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment

Term Statuskode Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Room *
Autumn ORD Oral examination 50/100
Autumn ORD Work 50/100
Spring ORD Oral examination 50/100
Spring ORD Work 50/100
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date.
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