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Oil and Gas Production

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

The course is given through several lectures summing up the essential parts of course curriculum. Lecture plans will be announced on Canvas prior to coming lectures for students to prepare in advance and improve learning. The textbook covers the main parts of curriculum, but some parts are covered by chapters from other textbooks or compendiums as described in the course literature section.

Learning outcome

The course is intended to give the student fundamental insight in the principles of optimal oil and gas production through controlled / balanced inflow from reservoir to well and from well to wellhead, across the choke to the process units on platform. The students will acquire knowledge on principles of techniques for well maintenance, well stimulation and gas lift to increase well lifetime. The students will also acquire knowledge on the basic principles of separation, dehydration, pumping and compression of fluids on platform.


The course contains several topics connected to petroleum production from reservoir to well and from well to process equipment on platform. Production systems. Fluid flow from reservoir to well, through the well and the production tubing to process facility on platform / production vessel. Equipment, completion, formation damage in near well area, methods to improve well production, etc. Pumps, compressors, oil and gas processing.
If international exchange students register for the course, the lectures will be given in English.

Required prerequisite knowledge


Recommended previous knowledge

FYS200 Thermo- and Fluid Dynamics, PET120 Reservoir Technology


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

Coursework requirements

Lab og Lab rapport
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.

Course teacher(s)

Course coordinator
Runar Bøe
Coordinator laboratory exercises
Svein Myhren, Reidar Inge Korsnes , Jostein Djuve
Course teacher
Rune Wiggo Time , Remi-Erempagamo Tariyemienyo Meindinyo, Ola Ketil Siqveland

Method of work

Lectures, problem exercises, laboratory exercises:
Lectures mainly 6 hours per week for approx. 13 weeks. Laboratory exercises with written reports (compulsory, lab reports has to be approved for allowance to exam). Problem exercises (not compulsory but recommended).
The lecturers are using Canvas actively and the students are requested / supposed to update frequently. Lecture plans, curriculum, all info added the Canvas page at any time, deadlines, etc. will continuously be added Canvas or updated when required. It is the students responsibility to keep updated and stay informed.
Compulsory workload such as lab reports must be approved 3 weeks ahead of the exam. Students not having all their lab reports approved will be noticed via e-mail some days before exam date that they are not allowed take the final exam.

Overlapping courses

Course Reduction (SP)
Introduction to oil and gas production (BIP160_1) 10

Open to

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

Course assessment

Standard UIS procedure


1. Boyun Guo, William C. Lyons and Ali Ghalambor: "Petroleum Production Engineering - A Computer Assisted Approach", Gulf Professional Publishing, USA, second edition 2017 (Can be purchased in the SiS bookstore, available in UiS library).
2. Supplementary text book: "Petroleum Production Systems", 2. Ed., B. Economides, M.J., Hill, A.D., Ehlig-Economides, C., Zhu, D., Prentice Hall PTR, 2012. Parts from this book used in lectures will be referred to / shown in handouts.
3. 54 first pages in compendium "Petroleums-produksjon"(by Erik Skaugen, in Norwegian). Copies to be found on Canvas.
4. Supplementary information : Michael Golan and Curtis H. Whitson: WELL PERFORMANCE; 2.ed., PTR Prentice Hall Inc., 1991. Copy of sections will be added the course Canvas page.
5. Handouts and all written material added to the "Pensum (Course curriculum)" folder on the course Canvas pages.
6. All information / topics treated during lectures including stuff not added to Canvas

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

Sist oppdatert: 15.09.2019