MSc in Oil & Gas and Offshore Engineering
Course Information Package
|Course Unit Title||PETROLEUM GEOLOGICAL FORMATIONS AND RESERVOIR CHARACTERIZATION|
|Course Unit Code||MPE530|
|Course Unit Details||MSc Oil & Gas and Offshore Engineering (Required Courses) -|
|Number of ECTS credits allocated||7|
|Learning Outcomes of the course unit||By the end of the course, the students should be able to:|
|Mode of Delivery||Face-to-face|
|Recommended optional program components||NONE|
|Course Contents|| - Introduction to basic principles and techniques for reservoir characterization. |
- Porosity and Darcy’s law. Reservoir rock and fluid properties including compressibility, viscosity, capillary pressures, absolute and relative permeability.
- Phase behaviour, material balance concepts, multi-phase fluid flow in porous media, flow regimes, steady-state, pseudo-steady-state, transient and radial flow, fluid saturations and wettability, water flooding, fluid coning and water influx.
- Reservoir types, drive mechanisms of a reservoir, enhanced oil recovery, reservoir monitoring. Prediction and forecasts using geostatistical methods for reservoir modelling and simulation.
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|Planned learning activities and teaching methods|| The course will be presented through formal lectures in class. The lectures will present to the student the course content and allow time for questions and discussion. Part of the material will be presented using visual aids such as powerpoint slides. The aim is to familiarize the student with the different and faster pace of presentation and also allow the instructor to present related material (videos, slides, photographs etc) that would otherwise be very difficult to do so. Notes shall be taken by the students in class during lectures. In addition, all of the course material will be made available through the class website and also through the university’s own e-learning platform. Finally, the instructor will be available to students during office hours or by appointment in order to provide any necessary tutoring.|
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|Language of instruction||English|