PoreLab offers projects for both PhD and Master degrees. PhD positions are announced regularly under www.jobbnorge.no and other medias. Master students who are interested in developing a project with PoreLab are invited to take contact with the Center members / Project Initiators (PIs). Examples of master projects are given at the bottom of this page.
Two special courses are offered as part of the PhD program. The courses are offered at both universities, UiO and NTNU, with a double code.
Theory and simulation of flows in complex media
Background assumed: Equilibrium statistical mechanics. Some students may know about diffusion/Langevin equations/basic theory of Onsager reciprocity relations, others will know the Boltzmann equation. Goal: Bring the student to understand the hydrodynamics of flows in porous media, including thermal gradients and concentration gradients. Also, the student will get a toolbox to simulate the flow in porous media on different scales. The course will support the experimental course in PoreLab.
During the fall 2019, the courses are held in Oslo at the PoreLab video communication room in the Physics Building, University of Oslo, with a video connection in Trondheim from our meeting room at our PoreLab offices (S.P. Andersens vei 15 B, PTS2, 2nd floor.) every Tuesday (lectures) and Thursday (Group teaching) from 12:15 to 14:00.
Professor Eirik Flekkøy is the lecturer for this course.
First lecture is on August 20th, 2019, and first group teaching in on August 29th, 2019.
The compendium for the course is available here.
PoreLab course 2 is organised through 2 courses, one at UiO and the other one at NTNU.
The course contains four projects that will give students introduction to important experimental techniques in the field of condensed matter physics. The course is adapted to the center of excellence PoreLab with a special focus on porous media physics.
Methods for analyzing flow of fluids in dual porosity (fractured) reservoirs. Subjects covered are: Classification of reservoirs with dual porosity. Physical properties with emphasis on absolute and relative permeability and capillary pressure. Modeling of one- and two-phase flow. Drive mechanisms with emphasis on water drive (spontaneous and forced imbibition). Production models.
Within the research fields of PoreLab, NTNU and UiO offer as well the following courses:
- TPG4112 – Geomechanics and Flow in Porous Media, at the Department of Geoscience and Petroleum, NTNU
- TKJ4200 – Irreversible Thermodynamics, at the department of Chemistry, NTNU
- FYS4130 – Statistical Mechanics, at the department of Physics, University of Oslo
- TFY4230 – Statistical Physics, at the department of Physics, NTNU
- PG8607 – Numerical Methods in Reservoir Simulation, at the Department of Geoscience and Petroleum, NTNU
- TPG 4115 – Reservoir Property Determination by Core Analysis and Well Testing, at the Department of Geoscience and Petroleum, NTNU
- TPG 4160 – Reservoir Simulation, at the Department of Geoscience and Petroleum, NTNU
Examples of master degree projects