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GSU5 Basics of Oil and Gas Technology

GSU5 Basics of Oil and Gas Technology

Course code: 
GSU5
Course name: 
Basics of Oil and Gas Technology
Program of study: 
Master of Science in Sustainable Energy Logistics
Course name in Norwegian Bokmål: 
Basics of Oil and Gas Technology
Course name in Norwegian Nynorsk: 
Basics of Oil and Gas Technology
Campus: 
Moscow
Credits: 
2
Level of study: 
Master
Teaching semester: 
2017 Spring
Assessment semester: 
2017 Spring
Language of instruction: 
English
Language of examination: 
English
Language of litterature: 
English
Recommended previous knowledge

Basics of petroleum logistics

Course content

The course provides basic coverage of the topics related to hydrocarbon field exploration, appraisal, development and production processes. It starts with a discussion of the modern view of hydrocarbon field formation followed by a review of reservoir development lifecycle and methods for reservoir characterization. Formal treatment of simple mathematical models (e.g. Darcy’s and Forchheimer’s laws) is given to emphasize key issues in hydrocarbons extraction and transportation. Hydrocarbon chemical composition and properties are discussed from the perspective of the refining process. Typical problems associated with reservoir management along their mathematical formulation and possible approaches are discussed. To further solidify understanding of the reservoir as a complex natural object, modern software tools used to create reservoir models and maintain them up-to-date are studied using Petrel seismic simulation software.

Learning outcome

Upon completing the course, students should have achieved solid understanding of the main concepts and issues in the hydrocarbons oilfield development, in particular, the students should be able to:

  • Explain the reservoir formation process
  • Describe the main phases of the hydrocarbon reservoir development lifecycle (Upstream)
  • Describe transportation and refinery processes and identify key issues (Downstream)
  • Name the key methods of reservoir characterization
  • Qualitatively describe reservoir and pipeline hydraulics laws and name the key parameters involved
  • Discuss key issues of reservoir development, extraction and transportation along with approaches employed to handle them.
Working and learning activities

2 hours of lectures and seminars per week.

Curriculum

Required reading is given in fronter at semesterstart.

Relevant litterature:

Jahn F., Cook M., and Graham M., Hydrocarbon Exploration and Production, Aberdeen, Elsevier B.V., 2008.

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Other - please specify in the comments RequiredWeekly in-class assignments
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