TPG4145 - Reservoir Fluids and Flow


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination
Grade: Letters

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

Course content

The PVT part describes reservoir fluid properties, hydrocarbon 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 gas and oil wells, radial flow, as well as material balance calculation.

Learning outcome

The students should know basic chemistry, thermodynamics, and flow in porous media.

The students should understand the application of Darcy’s law, gas material balance, and the comprehensive use of gas and oil properties.

Skills: (Digital component)
The students should understand how to use Excel to apply flow and material balance equations for a gas reservoir; they should also be able to compute phase equilibrium calculations, estimate oil and gas properties for reservoir and production engineering applications. Some VBA usage.

General competence:
The student should learn to solve problems without solutions being handed out (only provided through in-class partial solutions by the teacher) – i.e. relying on their own ability to check and cross-check their work with others, in addition to using the lectures to ask questions about their solutions to problems. Critical self-learning is emphasized. Self-study is also required to decide what supportive reading is needed to understand (1) lectured material and (2) class problems – these two defining the course curriculum.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, exercises and project work. Project work, PBL. Lectures are held in English if international master's students attend the course. Course evaluation is carried out by a reference group giving students' feedbacks to the course coordinator.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises

Further on evaluation

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

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

Parts of Phase Behaviour SPE monograph (Whitson and Brule). Distributed notes and articles. E-notes on the internet.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
SIG4035 7.5
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Third-year courses, level III


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

No.of lecture hours: 4
Lab hours: 6
No.of specialization hours: 2

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Petroleum Engineering - Reservoir Engineering
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

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 C
Room Building Number of candidates
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