Course Title :

Code 32600
Course Year 4th year
Class day & Period
Credits 2
Restriction No Restriction
Lecture Form(s) Lecture
Language Japanese

Course Description

Fluid flow in an oil and gas reservoir and geothermal reservoir is explained. Then, the reservoir properties relating to the flow such as porosity, permeability, relative permeability, capirally pressure and so on are explained. Reservoir fluids properties and their phase behavior are also explained. Furthermore, drilling and completion for a oil/gas well, log interpretation method and well test analysis are explained.


The grade will be evaluated by the score of three report works and final examination. Their weight for the grading is 50% each.

Course Goals

The course goals are as follows: 1) to understand the basics of fluid flow in reservoir based on Darcy's law, 2) to master the properties of reservoir rock and fluids and their evaluation methods, 3) to obtain basic knowledge about oil/gas well drilling and completion methods, 4) to understand the log interpretaion method and well test analysis.

Course Topics

Theme Class number of times Description
Introduction to reservoir engineering 1 The role and necessity of reservoir engineering are explained. The definition of reserve and its evaluation method are also explained.
Reservoir rock properties 3 Darcy's law represents single and multi pahse flow in a porous media are explained. The reservoir rock properties such as porosity, permeability, relative permeability, capirally pressure and so on affecting the flow are also explained.
Reservoir fluid properties 3 The properties of reservoir fluid, oil gas and water, and their phase behavior are explained.
Drilling oil/gas well 2 Methods of oil/gas well drilling and completion are explained.
Log interpretation 2 The methods of log interpretation to some important kinds of well logging are explained.
Well test analysis 3 The method of well testing and its analysis methods are explained for pressure buid-up and drawdown test.
Summary of this course 1 The solutions of report works and examination are explained, and the contents of this course are summarize.


Not specified. Materials for the course will be derivered.


L. P. Dake: Fundamentals of Reservoir Engineering, 19th impression, Elsevier 2002.


The knowledge of differential calculus, integral calculus, physical chemistry and exploration geophysics are necessary for this course.

It is recommended to solve the homework problems with reviewing the course materials.

Web Sites

Not specified.

Additional Information

Office hour will be set from 13:00 to 15:00 on the same day of this class.