TPG4155 - Applied Computer Methods in Petroleum Science


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Approved report 40/100
Written examination 60/100 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.

Learning outcome

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

The students should acquire knowledge about basic numerical techniques applied to problems from petroleum enineering and geoscience.

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, compulsory exercises and compulsory project work. Students in the international programmes will have an additional compulsory exercise. The course is given in English. The course is evaluated by a reference group.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises

Further on evaluation

Portfolio assessment is the basis for the grade in the course. The portfolio includes a final written exam (60%) and evaluation of a compulsory group project report (40%). The results for the parts are given in %-scores, while the entire portfolio is assigned a letter grade. There are additional compulsory exercises not amounting to the final grade, conducted during the semester. 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.

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Petroleum Engineering (MSG1)
Petroleum Geoscience and Engineering (MIPETR)
Petroleum Geoscience and Engineering (MTPETR)
Petroleum Geosciences (MSG2)

Required previous knowledge

Requires admission to the programme Petroleum Geoscience and Engineering (MTPETR or MIPETR), 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 01.09.2016
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Third-year courses, level III


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

No.of lecture hours: 4
Lab hours: 3
No.of specialization hours: 5

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Petroleum Geosciences
  • Petroleum 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 Approved report 40/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Written examination 60/100 D
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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