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Reservoir Technology

This is the study programme for 2019/2020. It is subject to change.

The course provides a general introduction to fundamental concepts and definitions used within reservoir technology. Having completed the course the students should have good knowledge of PVT properties and phase behavior of reservoir fluids. Analytical separator calculations, one-phase and two-phase flow in porous media, material balance of oil and gas reservoirs, coning and well testing will be covered

Learning outcome

After completing the course, the student should have acquired the following:
The students should have gained knowledge about terms and definitions used within reservoir engineering. He/She should be able to characterize different reservoir fluids and have an overview of the parameters that dictate fluid flow in the reservoir.

The student should be able to use material balance in recovery calculations, and to use Buckley-Leverett theory to calculate oil production by waterflooding of the reservoir.
Having completed the laboratory course, the student should have acquired basic practical laboratory skills, knowledge about how to determine petrophysical properties such as porosity, permeability and capillary pressure, and reporting skills.

General competence:
The student should be able to interpret experimental analysis results and extract the data needed to do recovery calculations, and to use theoretical knowledge in practical laboratory work in collaboration with fellow students.


PVT properties of reservoir fluids, Phase behavior, Separator calculations, Recovery calculations for gas reservoirs, Petrophysics, Porosity, Permeability, Saturations, Capillary pressure, Relative permeabiliteties, Wettability, Compressibility, Material balance for oil reservoirs, Pressure test analysis, Multi-phase flow (Buckley-Leverett), Pressure potential, Coning (Gas, water, and simultaneous gas-water), Exercises, Laboratory course

Required prerequisite knowledge



Weight Duration Marks Aid
Written exam1/14 hoursA - FBasic calculator.

Coursework requirements

Laboratory Work, 3 compulsory assignments
Completion of mandatory lab assignments are to be made at the times and in the groups that are assigned and published. Absence due to illness or for other reasons must be communicated as soon as possible to the laboratory personnel. One cannot expect that provisions for completion of the lab assignments at other times are made unless prior arrangements with the laboratory personnel have been agreed upon.
Failure to complete the assigned labs on time or not having them approved will result in barring from taking the exam of the course.
3 mandatory assignments have to be approved.

Course teacher(s)

Coordinator laboratory exercises
Andrianifaliana Herimonja Rabenjafimanantsoa , Svein Myhren
Course coordinator
Tina Puntervold
Course teacher
Aksel Hiorth
Head of Department
Alejandro Escalona Varela

Method of work

Lectures, problem solving, and laboratory work

Overlapping courses

Course Reduction (SP)
Reservoir technology (BIP140_1) 10

Open to

Geosciences Engineering - Bachelor's Degree Programme
Petroleum Technology - Bachelor's Degree Programme
Petroleum Engineering - Master`s Degree programme in Petroleum Engineering, 5 years

Course assessment

Standard UiS protocol


Introduction to Petroleum Reservoir Engineering, A.B. Zolotukhin, J.R. Ursin, SiS bokhandelen, available on Canvas.
Reservoir Engineering Part II, T. Austad, J. Kolnes, available on it`s learning.
Laboratorie øvinger i reservoarteknikk, O.K. Siqveland, available at Attende

This is the study programme for 2019/2020. It is subject to change.

Sist oppdatert: 24.02.2020