Modeling of Oil and Gas Production


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

This project module deals with modelling of oil and gas production processes.

Learning objectives


Students who have passed the module should be able to

  • account for oil and gas production from reservoir to refinery
  • account for enhanced oil recovery processes
  • account for high-pressure fluid behavior
  • account for produced water treatment units
  • account for production chemistry in oil and gas production
  • account for relevant simulation tools for modelling processes in the oil and gas industry
  • account for instrumentation, economic, safety and environmental aspects related to oil and gas production


  • select, apply and develop experimental methods for generating data supporting process modelling
  • create a computational model of a given case in the oil and gas industry
  • investigate a given case using modelling tools
  • write a project report following the standards of the field of study, include relevant original scientific literature, use the correct terminology, and communicate the research-based foundation and problem and results in writing, graphically and orally in a professionally reasoned and coherent way
  • assess and select relevant original scientific literature and current scientific methods, models and other tools used in the project and asses the problem of the project and results in relevant scientific contexts and social conditions


  • communicate oil and gas problems and solutions to peers, interdisciplinary groups, and non-specialists, including collaborative partners and end-users
  • handle the planning, implementation and management of complex and unpredictable research and/or developmental tasks and take professional responsibility to implement academic assignments and interdisciplinary collaborations
  • take responsibility for own professional development and specialization

Type of instruction

Project work

Extent and expected workload

450 hours


Prerequisite for enrollment for the exam

  • An approved PBL competency profile is a prerequisite for participation in the project exam


Name of examModeling of Oil and Gas Production
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingExternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleModellering af olie og gas produktion
Module codeK-KT-K2-16B
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Esbjerg
Responsible for the module
Time allocation for external examinersB


Education ownerMaster of Science (MSc) in Engineering (Chemical Engineering)
Study BoardStudy Board of Chemistry and Bioscience
DepartmentDepartment of Chemistry and Bioscience
FacultyThe Faculty of Engineering and Science