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PET500_1

PVT of Petroleum Reservoirs and Fluids

This is the study programme for 2020/2021.


Understanding petroleum reservoirs rocks, their properties and the pressure, volume and temperature (PVT) conditions that affect their fluids is part of the basic knowledge that both geoscientists and engineers need to confront on a daily basis in the petroleum industry.

Learning outcome

Knowledge:
  • Knowledge on the different elements and processes that lead to the formation of petroleum systems and hydrocarbon reservoirs in the Earth's subsurface.
  • Basic knowledge on the different concepts and methods that geoscientists use to understand the 3D geometry and properties of petroleum reservoirs.
  • Basic knowledge of type of Hydrocarbon reservoir fluids, and the behavior of the fluids in the reservoir and through production and process systems.


Skills:
  • Recognize different depositional and tectonic settings of sedimentary rocks and how they may impact hydrocarbon reservoirs.
  • Calculation of in place reserves based on geophysical, petrophysical, and production/test data.
  • Understand representative sampling of reservoir fluids for compositional and PVT analysis.
  • Understand experimental techniques for compositional and PVT analysis in the laboratory.
  • Understand use of compositional and PVT analysis for reservoir and production-technical calculations.


General competence:
  • Apply and understand relevant digital tools.
  • Communicate and explain how petroleum systems work in regard to pressure, volume and temperature for hydrocarbon industry and the society.
  • Be able to evaluate the potential for hydrocarbon deposits and production of these.

Contents

Understanding petroleum reservoirs is one of the key activities for the oil industry in order to manage, increase and maintain reserves. Definition of reservoir rocks, their properties and the pressure, volume and temperature (PVT) conditions that affect their fluids is part of the basic knowledge that both geoscientists and engineers need to confront on a daily basis in the petroleum industry. This course introduces geological, physical and chemical processes that control the PVT conditions, which in turn determine the hydrocarbon fluids at subsurface reservoir conditions. The course includes one geoscientific and one fluid PVT part.

Required prerequisite knowledge

None.

Exam

Portfolio evaluation - written exam and assignments
Weight Duration Marks Aid
Written exam6/104 hoursA - F
Portfolio4/10 A - F
The final grade is based on a portfolio evaluation containing 5-10 written reports counting 40% of the total grade and a written exam counting 60% of the total grade The lecturers will set the final grade.
If a student fails or wants to improve the grade, she/he will have to take the whole course again the following year.

Geosciences part:
Laboratory and calculation exercises are included in the portfolio.

PVT of Fluids:
Completion of mandatory lab assignments are to be made at the times and in the groups that are assigned and published on Canvas. 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.
Mandatory assignment of merged laboratory report for evaluation.

Coursework requirements

Geoscience part
Mandatory exercises, with assignment of project reports for evaluation.

PVT of fluids
Mandatory lab assignments are to be made at the times and in the groups that are assigned.
Mandatory assignment of laboratoy reports for evaluation.
One cannot expect that provisions for completion of the lab assignments at other times are made unless prior arrangements with the laboratory staff have been agreed upon.

Course teacher(s)

Course coordinator
Skule Strand
Course teacher
Siri Gloppen Gjersdal , Ola Ketil Siqveland , Ingrid Carita Augustsson
Head of Department
Alejandro Escalona Varela

Method of work

Lectures, 6 hours per week.
Mandatory exercises

Overlapping courses

Course Reduction (SP)
PVT and reservoir modelling (MPE690_1) 5
Reservoir Geology (MPE110_1) 5

Open to

Industrial economics - Master's Degree Programme - 5 year
Petroleum Geosciences Engineering - Master of Science Degree Programme
Petroleum Engineering - Master of Science Degree Programme
Petroleum Engineering - Master`s Degree programme in Petroleum Engineering, 5 years

Course assessment

Standard UiS prosedure

Literature


Link to reading list


This is the study programme for 2020/2021.

Sist oppdatert: 09.08.2020

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