Facts about the course

ECTS Credits:
Responsible department:
Faculty of Logistics
Course Leader:
Yury Redutskiy
Lecture Semester:
Teaching language:
½ year

LOG730 Basics of Petroleum Logistics (Autumn 2019)

About the course

The course covers the following topics:

  • Basics of energy economics: world energy overview and energy resources; world energy production, consumption and trade; a brief historical overview of the oil and gas industry worldwide and in Norway. 
  • Introduction to offshore oil and gas logistics: world's offshore oil and gas reserves; historical development of offshore drilling; management of offshore activities: field development, production, and offloading scheduling, supply vessel operations planning.
  • Overview of oil and gas technology: offshore and onshore oil and gas value chain (upstream, midstream, and downstream); specifics of supply chains in the oil and gas industry; phases of Exploration and Production (E&P) projects; offshore and onshore oil and gas geology, exploration and drilling; issues of logistics in technological problems relevant to oil and gas fields development and hydrocarbons production, long-distance transportation, processing, refining and distribution.
  • Flows of oil, gas and petroleum products: infrastructures in the oil and gas industry, various transportation modes, distribution operations, and inventory management of raw hydrocarbons and petroleum products.

The course is connected to the following study programs

Recommended requirements

Equivalent to requirements for the MSc program in logistics.

The student's learning outcomes after completing the course

After having completed this course the students:

  • will be able to compile an energy review for any given country, analyze energy resources (reserves, production, and consumption) in that country, trade movements (exports and imports), compose the country's energy balance over time, and finally, provide the insight into the trends of energy policy in the given country;
  • will understand the trends and challenges in offshore activities, as well as the importance of offshore petroleum logistics;
  • will know the chemical and physical properties of oil and gas, the geology of oil and gas, exploration, drilling, production, processing, and refining technology;
  • will know the petroleum industry value chain and typical infrastructures for every part of that value chain;
  • will be able to identify, formulate and solve logistic problems relevant for drilling, extraction, and processing of raw hydrocarbons, as well as transportation and distribution of end-products.

Forms of teaching and learning

Three hours of lectures per week.​

Coursework requirements - conditions for taking the exam

  • Mandatory coursework: Assignment(s)
  • Courseworks given: 2
  • Courseworks required: 2
  • Presence: Required
  • Comment: Two mandatory assignments have to be completed and handed in by a specified deadline, after which the submission is void, and the work will not count as passed. The tasks have to be completed and submitted in the same semester as the examination.


  • Form of assessment: Digital school assessment - Insperia
  • Proportion: 100%
  • Duration: 4 Hours
  • Grouping: Individual
  • Grading scale: Letter (A - F)
  • Support material: Calculator with empty memory + general dictionary in mother tongue/Norwegian/English in paper version

Course evaluation

Two mandatory homework assignments will be evaluated with a pass/fail grade. These assignments do not contribute to the final grade. The assignments have to be completed and handed in by a specified deadline, after which the submission is void, and the work will not count as passed. Digital exam at the end of the semester will be evaluated with a character (A – F) grade, and it will contribute 100% to the final grade for this course.


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Last updated from FS (Common Student System) Nov. 29, 2020 5:20:05 AM