PETROENG 7065 - Transport and Properties of Porous Media

North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2021

The course will cover all aspects of flow and properties of porous media, natural porous reservoirs and artificial porous materials. These are presented in the context of chemical, environmental, civil, agricultural, petroleum, geological, medical and mechanical engineering. The topics list includes but is not limited to contamination of aquifers, industrial waste disposal, propagation of viruses and bacteria in subterranean waters, reactive flows, catalytic chemical reactors, nano-technologies in porous media, chromatography, primary and secondary migration of hydrocarbons and formation of ancient petroleum accumulations, petroleum exploration strategy, production of oil and gas from conventional (porous) and unconventional (shales, coals) reservoirs, productivity of artesian and petroleum wells, blood circulation in tissues, cholesterol propagation, vein plugging and brain stroke, transport of pharmaceutical and other aerosolized masses in catalytic porous materials, drag delivery, drilling fluid invasion and logging data, salinity variation during plant irrigation, clays and ion exchange in aquifers, fines migration and salinity distribution in geologic formations. The research methods cover laboratory flows in natural and artificial cores, basic governing equations with thermodynamics and rheology, upscaling and averaging, exact and asymptotic solutions of non-linear equations, and micro-scale measurements. In general, the course covers flow and deformation phenomena in natural and industrial porous systems with numerous applications in various areas of chemical, environmental, petroleum, mining, medical and mechanical engineering. The course includes a project, where each participant presents a mathematical model of his/her area of research, present an exact or asymptotic solution, its Matlab implementation, treatment of small-scale laboratory data and large-scale field forecast.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code PETROENG 7065
    Course Transport and Properties of Porous Media
    Coordinating Unit Australian School of Petroleum
    Term Semester 2
    Level Postgraduate Coursework
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Contact 48 hours - Intensive mode
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y
    Assumed Knowledge Calculus 1,2 Special Math, Physics
    Course Description The course will cover all aspects of flow and properties of porous media, natural porous reservoirs and artificial porous materials. These are presented in the context of chemical, environmental, civil, agricultural, petroleum, geological, medical and mechanical engineering.
    The topics list includes but is not limited to contamination of aquifers, industrial waste disposal, propagation of viruses and bacteria in subterranean waters, reactive flows, catalytic chemical reactors, nano-technologies in porous media, chromatography, primary and secondary migration of hydrocarbons and formation of ancient petroleum accumulations, petroleum exploration strategy, production of oil and gas from conventional (porous) and unconventional (shales, coals) reservoirs, productivity of artesian and petroleum wells, blood circulation in tissues, cholesterol propagation, vein plugging and brain stroke, transport of pharmaceutical and other aerosolized masses in catalytic porous materials, drag delivery, drilling fluid invasion and logging data, salinity variation during plant irrigation, clays and ion exchange in aquifers, fines migration and salinity distribution in geologic formations.
    The research methods cover laboratory flows in natural and artificial cores, basic governing equations with thermodynamics and rheology, upscaling and averaging, exact and asymptotic solutions of non-linear equations, and micro-scale measurements.
    In general, the course covers flow and deformation phenomena in natural and industrial porous systems with numerous applications in various areas of chemical, environmental, petroleum, mining, medical and mechanical engineering.
    The course includes a project, where each participant presents a mathematical model of his/her area of research, present an exact or asymptotic solution, its Matlab implementation, treatment of small-scale laboratory data and large-scale field forecast.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Professor Pavel Bedrikovetski

    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes

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    Assessment Summary
    3 home assignments with quizzes - 50%
    project - 40%
    class participation - 10%
    Assessment Detail
    Individual assessment is based on marks awarded to home assignments and quizzes.

    The combined Group-individual assessment of the project is based on understanding the essence of the project by each student
    and group design of slides and engineering calculations.

    Class participation mark is given for answering the questions and making valuable comments.
    Submission

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    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme)
    Grade Mark Description
    FNS   Fail No Submission
    F 1-49 Fail
    P 50-64 Pass
    C 65-74 Credit
    D 75-84 Distinction
    HD 85-100 High Distinction
    CN   Continuing
    NFE   No Formal Examination
    RP   Result Pending

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