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This course provides students with understanding of analytical methods that can be used to assess different improved hydrocarbon recovery methods and identify the principal mechanisms controlling the performance of producing oil and gas reservoirs.
|First Sub Session
|10 credits (5 ECTS credits)
The course provides students with advanced topics in reservoir engineering and associated modelling techniques. Primary drive mechanisms and material balance equations are briefly revised and extended to include water influx modelling. Aquifer issues are explored. The concepts of secondary recovery methods are introduced. Relative permeability concepts are extended and two phase flow equations based on the Buckley-Leverett approach are developed. The Welge graphical method is explained and applied. The principles of water flooding design are explored. Numerical methods for solving the diffusion equation for compressible fluid flow are discussed. Students are introduced to the methodology of reservoir simulation using industry standard software packages.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
Invigilated on-campus exam (3 hours) 100%
Alternative Resit Arrangements
Resit of only the failed assessment component(s)
There are no assessments for this course.
|ILO’s for this course are available in the course guide.