TGB4275 - Geological Reservoir Modelling


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Written examination 100/100 4 hours D

Course content

The course covers the most important elements in geological reservoir modeling. This is a cross-disciplinary task and the themes which will be covered are general reservoir modeling design, structural and stratigraphic models, different principles of modeling geological units in a hierarchical framework, the understanding of the relations between sedimentary processes on several scales and important reservoir properties such as porosity, permeability and multiphase parameters, upscaling of reservoir properties, statistical treatment of data and uncertainty analysis. The theory will be demonstrated with actual data and case studies. Practical exercises will be used to illustrate theoretical models.

Learning outcome

- Knowledge of the important elements which are involved in a geological reservoir model.
- Knowledge of how to calculate the input parameters for a geological reservoir model.
- Knowledge of how to interpret and use the results of a geological reservoir model.

The students will participate in cross-disciplinary teams aimed at development of geological reservoir models for oil and gas development, and CO2 storage.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and compulsory practical exercises. The course will be taught in English if international master's students attend. The course is evaluated by a reference group.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises

Further on evaluation

If there is a re-sit examination, the examination form may be changed from written to oral.

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

Ringrose, P. and Bentley, M., 2012, Reservoir Model Design. How to build good reservoir models. Springer.
Lecture notes, selected articles and handouts.

More on the course



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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

No.of lecture hours: 2
Lab hours: 2
No.of specialization hours: 8

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Geology
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Geoscience and Petroleum



Examination arrangement: Written examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Spring ORD Written examination 100/100 D INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
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