541-3004/01 – Petrophysics (PFPLU)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Geological EngineeringCredits4
Subject guarantorIng. Michal Matloch Porzer, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorIng. Michal Matloch Porzer, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2019/2020Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesBachelor
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
POR041 Ing. Michal Matloch Porzer, 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 10+8

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Student will get to know hydraulic, mechanical and other physical manifestations of a rock. Student will be able to analyse a rock for various engineering purposes.

Teaching methods



Students will be introduced to the essential parameters of the rock that drive their physical manifestation during the geophysical or laboratory research. Models used for rock interpretation are the intrinsic part of a modern petroleum production.

Compulsory literature:

CRAIN, E. R.: Log Analysis Handbook. Tulsa, Oklahoma: PennWell, 1986. Fundamentals of Rock Properties. Aberdeen: Core Laboratories UK Ltd, 2002. HOLSTEIN, E.D.:. Petroleum Engineering Handbook, Volume V: Reservoir Engineering and Petrophysics. SPE, 2007. ISBN: 978-1-55563-120-8. TIAB, D. and DONALDSON E. C.: Petrophysics: theory and practice of measuring reservoir rock and fluid transport properties. Fourth edition. Boston: Elsevier/GPP, Gulf Professional Publishing is an imprint of Elsevier, 2016. ISBN 9780128031889.

Recommended literature:

BAKER, YARRANTON A JENSEN. Reservoir Engineering and Characterization. Elsevier, 2015. DOI: 10.1016/C2011-0-05566-7. ISBN 9780128018118. CANNON, S.: Petrophysics: a practical guide. Chichester, West Sussex, UK: Wiley Blackwell, 2016. ISBN 978-1-118-74674-5. YANG, S.: Fundamentals of petrophysics. New York, NY: Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2017. ISBN 978-3-662-55028-1. PETERS, E. J. Advanced petrophysics. Austin, TX: Live Oak Book Company, 2012. ISBN 978-1936909445.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Continuous evaluation, test, project, exam.


Other requirements

Attendance, passing test minimal score, submitting a semestral project.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Pore spaces in rocks 2. Permeability 3. Porosity-permeability relationships 4. Introduction to rock mechanics 5. Relative permeability 6. Well testing 7. Well logging 8. Wettability 9. Core analysis 10. Temperature 11. Rock physics 12. Engineering problems in reservoirs 13. Formation of oil and gas reservoirs 14. Summary

Conditions for subject completion

Part-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: doplnit, doplnit, doplnit, doplnit, doplnit.

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2020/2021 (B0724A290004) Petroleum Engineering HTU P Czech Ostrava 3 Compulsory study plan
2020/2021 (B0724A290004) Petroleum Engineering HTU K Czech Ostrava 3 Compulsory study plan

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