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 T. Matsuoka, S. Murata

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 problems of environmental conservation. In addition, petrophysics and its application to the resources exploration and fundamentals of reservoir engineering used for evaluating the production behavior and reserves of oil and natural gas are lectured.

Grading

Evaluation is made by the average score of the report problems presented by each teacher.

Course Goals

The goal of this class is to master the fundamentals of petrophysics and 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 process of mineral resources and energy resources, which are essential to the sustainable development of our society, is reviewed including the environmental conservation.
Petrophysics used in natural resources development 6 To know the elastic properties of sedimentary rocks is essential when we consider the exploration and development of oil and natural gas resources. For the sedimentary rocks, physical variables, a rule of thumb and the pore fluid that affect the elastic wave velocity are mainly lectured. For igneous rocks, in addition, the rule of thumb on the physical properties of the rocks affected by fractures are lectures, because fractures in the rocks defines their physical properties.
Fundamentals of reservoir engineering 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 Basic equations of fluid flow in the reservoir and the analytical solution for the flow of oil and natural gas around a well are explained, and the concept and the method of well test analysis are also explained.
Enhanced oil and natural gas recovery 1 The methods of enhanced oil and natural gas recovery (EOGR) are overviewed. The essentials of each EOGR method are explained.

Textbook

Handouts are delivered.

Textbook(supplemental)

L.P.Dake, Fundamentals of Reservoir Engineering, Developments in petroleum science Vol.8, Elsevir, ISBN 0-444-41830-X
G.Mavko, T. Mukerji and J. Dvorkin, The rock physics handbook :tools for seismic analysis in porous media, Cambridge University Press, ISBN 0-52l-62068-6

Prerequisite(s)

It is desirable to have knowledge of calculus at the undergraduate level

Web Sites

Web page of this lecture is not specifically provided. When preparing it by need, the information is shown in the class.

Additional Information

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