TPG4150 - Reservoir Recovery Techniques


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written exam
Grade: Letter grades

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

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

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

Knowledge: 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.

Skills: Students should 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.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and obligatory exercises. The lectures are in English. The course is evaluated by a reference group.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises

Further on evaluation

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.

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 2024

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: Written exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Written exam 100/100 D PAPIR
Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS Written exam 100/100 D PAPIR
Room Building Number of candidates
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