541-3005/01 – Theory of Fluid Flow in Porus (TPFPP)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Geological EngineeringCredits4
Subject guarantorIng. Michal Matloch Porzer, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorIng. Michal Matloch Porzer, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementChoice-compulsory type B
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2019/2020Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesBachelor
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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 8+8

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Students will be introduced to rock as a multiphase environment. They will be able to theoretically and practically evaluate hydraulic rock parameters and solve fluid flow problems.

Teaching methods



Student will be introduced to various types of fluid flow trough porous media in petroleum engineering. It will contain the basic physical and mathematical parts that enable its description and study. Geological aspects of these parts will be sought througouth the subject as well as simulation of fundamental phenomena.

Compulsory literature:

BEAR, Jacob. Dynamics of Fluids in Porous Media. Dover Publications. [1988]. ISBN 978-0486656755. BUJOK, Petr. Podzemní hydraulika I. Ostrava: Vysoká škola báňská, 1984. LEE, Tien-Chang. Applied Mathematics in Hydrogeology. CRC Press. [1998]. ISBN 9781566703758. SCHEIDEGGER, Adrian E. The physics of flow through porous media. 3d ed. Buffalo [N.Y.]: University of Toronto Press, [1974]. ISBN 0-8020-1849-1.

Recommended literature:

Song H. (2018) Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics Through Porous Media. In: Engineering Fluid Mechanics. Springer, Singapore WOODS, Andrew W. Flow in Porous Rocks. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015. DOI: 10.1017/CBO9781107588677. ISBN 9781107588677. AHMED, Tarek H. Working guide to reservoir rock properties and fluid flow. Burlington, MA: Elsevier, c2010. ISBN 978-1856178259. GUO, Boyun, Xinghui LIU a Xuehao TAN. Petroleum production engineering. 2nd ed. Cambridge, MA: Gulf Professional Pub., [2017]. ISBN 0128093749.

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 and fluids in rock 2. Parameters of reservoir rocks 3. Fluids in porous media and their properties, flow character 4. Fundamental equations 5. Constitutive laws 6. Steady state flow in porous media 7. Steady state flow in two and three dimensions 8. Transient flow 9. Modelling - forward and backward problems 10. Two phase immiscible flow 11. Water-oil systems 12. Water-oil/gas systems 13. Numerical simulation of fluid flow 14. Finite element method

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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Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2020/2021 (B0724A290004) Petroleum Engineering P Czech Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2020/2021 (B0724A290004) Petroleum Engineering K Czech Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory type B study plan

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