541-0234/05 – Underground Gas Storage (PZP)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Geological EngineeringCredits4
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Antonín Kunz, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Antonín Kunz, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2019/2020Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
KLE028 doc. Ing. Martin Klempa, Ph.D.
KUN109 doc. Ing. Antonín Kunz, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+2
Part-time Credit and Examination 8+8

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The aim of the course is to teach students to select suitable structures for underground storage, to prepare suitable projects both in the pre-project stage and in the project stage. Further, the aim is to teach students to design a suitable mode of operation of underground gas storage facility (UGSF) and its monitoring, to evaluate economically the operation and to assess the environmental impact of UGSF.

Teaching methods

Individual consultations


Types of underground gas storages, method of exploration of suitable structures and their evaluation, function and importance of underground gas storages at the systém of gas industry supply network, projecting of underground gas storage construction, basic characteristic calculation of underground gas storages, determination of underground gas storage operating cycle (operating drive) and its checking, modelling of underground gas storage function, economic working aspects and environmental impact.

Compulsory literature:

NGUYEN, J.P.: Oil and Gas Field. Development Techniques. Drilling. Editions TECHNIP, France, 2009, ss. 367 EVANS, D. J. CHADWICK, R. A.: Underground Gas Storage - Worldwide Experiences and Future Development in the UK and Europe. Geological Society of London, 2009. LETCHER, TREVOR M.: Storing Energy - With Special Reference to Renewable Energy Sources. Elsevier, 2016. FANCHI, JOHN R. CHRISTIANSEN, RICHARD L.: Introduction to Petroleum Engineering. John Wiley & Sons, 2017.

Recommended literature:

Klempa, M.; Bujok, P.; Kovář, L.; Struna, J.; Pinka, J.: Fundamentals of Onshore Drilling - multimediální výukový text. Projekt FRVŠ č. 2212/201. Dostupné: http://geologie.vsb.cz/DRILLING/index.htm Mokhatab, Saeid Poe, William A. Mak, John Y.. (2019). Handbook of Natural Gas Transmission and Processing - Principles and Practices (4th Edition). Elsevier. Abou-Kassem, Jamal H. Farouq Ali, S.M. Islam, M. Rafig. (2006). Petroleum Reservoir Simulation - A Basic Approach. Gulf Publishing Company. Oyeneyin, Babs. (2015). Developments in Petroleum Science, Volume 63 - Integrated Sand Management for Effective Hydrocarbon Flow Assurance. Elsevier.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Active attendance at the seminars.Ad hoc presentation as a part of the seminar. Individual or team Seminar paper. Participation in the excursion. Awarding of credit. Examination.


There is no e-learning as a part of the lessons.

Other requirements

The compulsory attendance at the seminars min. 75% per semester. Oral exam with the written preparation.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Subject contents and basic terminology 2. Types of underground natural gas storage reservoirs 3. Methodology of exploration for suitable structures and their classification 4. Role of the underground natural gas storage reservoirs in the gas distribution network 5. Issues of compensating seasonal variations of gas consumption 6. Designing natural gas storage reservoirs in suitable structures 7. Calculation of basic parameters 8. Designing the above-ground facilities of natural gas storage reservoirs 9. Determining the functioning regime of natural gas storage reservoir using the cyclic functioning methodology 10. Modelling of the natural gas storage reservoir functioning 11. Design of the functioning regime of gas storage and extraction 12. Monitoring of the natural gas storage reservoir functioning regime, verification of suitability of the designed functioning regime 13. Securing the of the safe natural gas storage reservoir functioning, protection of the environment 14. Economical aspects of natural gas storage reservoir functioning

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2019/2020 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Credit Credit 33  17
        Examination Examination 67  18
Mandatory attendence parzicipation: The compulsory attendance at the seminars min. 75% per semester. Oral exam with the written preparation.

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2020/2021 (N0724A290003) Petroleum Engineering HTU K Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2020/2021 (N0724A290003) Petroleum Engineering HTU P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan

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