TPG4155 - Applied Computer Methods in Petroleum Science


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades

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

Course content

The course addresses methods for numerical differentiation and integration, numerical solution of ordinary differential equations, numerical solution of sets of linear equations, numerical solution of partial differential equations, and numerical optimization useful for petroleum engineering and geoscience. Also basic techniques for machine learning is included.

Learning outcome

The course aims at giving the students experience in use of computers to solve numerical problems in petroleum engineering and geoscience.

Knowledge: The students should acquire knowledge about basic numerical techniques applied to problems from petroleum engineering and geoscience. Fundamental understanding of power consumption and environmental implications of numerical computing should also be acquired.

Skills: The students should be capable of writing programming routines for the numerical solution of problems in petroleum engineering and geoscience.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and obligatory exercises. The course is evaluated by a reference group.

Compulsory assignments

  • Project
  • Exercises

Further on evaluation

If the teaching is given in English, 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.

Specific conditions

Required previous knowledge

Requires admission to the programme Geoscience and Georesources (MSGEOS), Petroleum Geoscience and Engineering (MTPETR), Petroleum Engineering (MSG1), Petroleum Geosciences (MSG2), or approval by lecturer.

Course materials

Lecture notes.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
SIG4040 7.5
TPG5100 7.5 AUTUMN 2016
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Third-year courses, level III


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Geoscience and Petroleum


Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD School exam 100/100 D 2023-12-11 09:00 PAPIR
Room Building Number of candidates
Storhall del 2 Idrettssenteret (Dragvoll) 14
DI42 Idrettssenteret (Dragvoll) 1
Summer UTS School exam 100/100 D PAPIR
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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