PG8608 - Experimental Methods in Reservoir Engineering


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Oral exam and report
Grade: Passed / Not Passed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Assignment 50/100
Oral exam 50/100 1 hours

Course content

Experimental methods for analyzing flow of fluids in reservoirs. Subjects covered are:

  • Physical properties with emphasis on absolute and relative permeability and mobility.
  • Theory behind experimental set-ups, application areas, assumptions, challenges/ limitations.
  • Experimental planning.
  • Experimental data analysis.

Application of the above mentioned subjects concerning experimental screening procedures of reservoirs for application of different recovery methods and experimental screening methods for different recovery methods.

Learning outcome

Knowledge: The course shall provide fundamental understanding of the theoretical basis of different experimental methods applied to porous media and fluid flow in such media.

Skills: The students shall be able to apply the theoretical background to design experimental set-ups, judge the applicability of existing method, perform data analysis including use of models. The students shall be able to identify limitations of existing experimental set-ups and critically access data analysis from other sources. They should be able to perform a critical analysis of literature within the area.

General competence: The students shall understand the main principles applied in existing experimental techniques, judge its applicability and analysis experimental data. They shall be able to relate this approach to different situations, like EOR applications. The students should also learn to critically 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.

Further on evaluation

To pass the course, both the report and the oral exam must receive a passing score. To pass, 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

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.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Doctoral degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2025

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Waste Management and Recycling Technologies
  • Energy- and Environmental Physics
  • Petroleum Geosciences
  • Environmental and Resource Engineering
  • Petroleum Engineering - Reservoir Engineering
  • Reservoir Engineering
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Reservoir Engineering
  • Reservoir Chemistry
  • Chemistry
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Geoscience and Petroleum


Examination arrangement: Oral exam and report

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Assignment 50/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Oral exam 50/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Assignment 50/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Oral exam 50/100
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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