TPG4150 - Reservoir Recovery Techniques


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
work 25/100
Home examination 75/100 4 hours A

Course content

The course addresses internal and external energy sources for reservoir production, and analysis of their influence on recovery of oil and gas from the various types of reservoirs. Topics: Oil, gas and condensate reservoir systems; microscopic and macroscopic displacement efficiency; natural drive mechanisms; injection of water and gas; material balance analysis; flow equations; well patterns; simplified recovery estimation methods.

Learning outcome

This course will provide detailed knowledge of physical conditions, principles and methods relating to oil and gas from reservoirs.

Students should have a good understanding of dynamic reservoir behavior during production of oil and gas, and knowledge of key parameters, equations and methods for calculating the recovery of hydrocarbons.

Be able to use common methods and tools related to analysis of oil and gas reservoirs.

General competence:
Students will understand the basic physical principles and methods of analysis, be able to work in teams across discipline boundaries, and get experience in presenting scientific results.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and obligatory exercises. The lectures are in English.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises

Further on evaluation

Portfolio assessment is the basis for the grade in the course. The portfolio includes a final digital home exam (75%) and evaluation of compulsory exercises (25%). The results for the parts are given in %-scores, while the entire portfolio is assigned a letter grade. The examination papers will be given in English only. Students are free to choose Norwegian or English for written assessments. If there is a re-sit examination, the form of assessment may be changed from written to oral examination. 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

Given at the beginning of the semester.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
SIG4038 7.5

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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

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

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Geoscience and Petroleum



Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD work 25/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Home examination 75/100 A

Release 2020-12-07

Submission 2020-12-07

Release 09:00

Submission 13:00

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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