TPG4145 - Reservoir Fluids and Flow


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Aggregate score
Grade: Passed/Failed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Group-based project report 60/100
Individual evaluation of another group's project 20/100
Individual description of project 20/100

Course content

The PVT part describes reservoir fluid properties, multi-component phase behavior, PVT lab tests, and use of PVT data in reservoir calculations. The flow part of the course treats single-well behavior for steady state condition of wells producing from porous media, radial flow, as well as material balance calculation and gas well testing.

Learning outcome


Completion of the course gives the students knowledge of chemistry, thermodynamics, and flow in porous media.


By the end of the semester, the students understand the comprehensive use of fluid phase properties, the application of Darcy’s law, gas material balance.


By the end of the semester, the students will be able to perform phase equilibrium calculations and estimate fluid phase properties for reservoir and production engineering applications, and gas injection for EOR and Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS). The students also understand how to use a Fluid Modeling Package and Excel in their calculations.

General competence:

By the end of the semester, the students learn how to become autonomous learners and solve problems relying on their own ability to check and cross-check their work with others, in addition to using the lectures to seek feedback. During group work the students learn to cooperate and to take responsibility for their part of the assignments given.

Learning methods and activities

Flipped classroom, summary lectures, coaching, group project, self-study. Lectures are held in English.

Course evaluation is carried out by a reference group giving students' feedbacks to the course coordinator.

Further on evaluation

The assessment is based on 3 separate parts:

  1. A group project.
  2. Individual description of the project.
  3. Individual evaluation of another group’s project.

To pass the course, the students need to pass all the parts in the course.

Assessment for the course is partially based on group projects. If significant differences in the contributions from group members have been documented, individual adjustment of final grading may be considered.

For a re-take of the course, all assessments during the course must be re-taken.

Required previous knowledge


Course materials

Phase Behaviour SPE monograph (Whitson and Brule). Distributed notes and articles. 

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
SIG4035 7.5
More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Third-year courses, level III


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2022

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Petroleum Engineering - Reservoir Engineering
  • Technological subjects
Contact information


Examination arrangement: Aggregate score

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD Group-based project report 60/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Individual description of project 20/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Individual evaluation of another group's project 20/100 INSPERA
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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