Course Title : Resources Development Systems

Code 10A402
Course Year Master and Doctor Course
Term 2nd term
Class day & Period Fri 1st
Location C1-172
Credits 2
Restriction No Restriction
Lecture Form(s) Lecture
Language Japanese
Instructor Sumihiko Murata, Assoc. Prof., Dept. of Urban Management

Course Description

Development of mineral resources and energy resources is essential to the sustainable development of our society. In this class, the exploration and development process of natural resources are reviewed including the environmental conservation and harmony. In addition, fundamentals of reservoir engineering for the evaluation of production behavior and reserves of oil and natural gas are lectured.


Evaluation is made by the average score of report problems. They are presented 2 or 3 times in the semester.

Course Goals

The goal of this class is to understand the natural resources development concerning environment and master the reservoir engineering needed for the exploration and development of oil and natural gas resources.

Course Topics

Theme Class number of times Description
From exploration to development of natural resources 1 The exploration and development processes of mineral and energy resources, which are essential to the sustainable development of our society, are reviewed including the environmental conservation and harmony.
Fundamentals of reservoir engineering 3 The properties of reservoir fluids and the material balance method to evaluate the reserve of oil and natural gas are explained.
Fluid flow in the reservoir 7 Basic equations of multi-phase fluid flow in the reservoir and analytical solution for the flow of oil and natural gas around a well are explained. Furthermore, the concept and the method of well test analysis are also explained.
Enhanced oil and natural gas recovery 4 The displacement processes of oil and gas in a reservoir are explained. Furthermore, methods of enhanced oil and gas recovery (EOGR) are overviewed, and the essentials of each EOGR method are explained.


Handouts are delivered.


L.P.Dake, Fundamentals of Reservoir Engineering, Developments in petroleum science Vol.8, Elsevir, ISBN 0-444-41830-X


It is desirable to have knowledge of calculus of undergraduate level.

Independent Study Outside of Class

Self study is required using supplemental book.

Web Sites

Web page of this class is not provided. Information is shown in the class when it is needed.

Additional Information

Office hours are set 10:30-12:00 and 14:30-16:00 on the same day of the class.