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Determining and Interpreting PVT Properties and Phase Behaviour of Petroleum Reservoir Fluids

21 Professional Development Hours

After participating in this course, you will be able to do the following:

  • distinguish reservoir fluids based on their phase behavior characteristics
  • design appropriate sampling programs for reservoir fluid acquisition
  • select non-representative samples from multiple data sources
  • determine liquid and gas volumes using flash analysis
  • use laboratory test results to determine reservoir fluid properties
  • perform in-place volume calculations
  • make production forecasts

Description
The pressure-volume-temperature (PVT) behaviour of reservoir fluids is a valuable data set used for reservoir engineering estimates of recovery potential. This course provides a basis for the systematic acquisition of representative fluid samples. Participants will then learn how to use these samples to determine the fluid properties required for the prediction of reservoir recovery and the production forecast of non-thermal recovery mechanisms.

The knowledge gained from this course is vital for the development of new oil and gas fields, the design of surface gathering systems and processing facilities, and the design of waterflood and other enhanced recovery schemes. Skills learned in this course will also enable participants to do reservoir-engineering calculations for the determination of initial in-place volume, hydrocarbon reserves and production forecasts, and reservoir simulation.

Course Outline:

  • Introduction
  • Acquiring representative reservoir samples, QC of sampling process
  • Recognizing the relative importance of pressure, volume, and temperature data for various hydrocarbon systems
  • Live oil versus recombined mixture
  • Phase envelope and behavior of hydrocarbon mixtures
  • Standard laboratory PVT tests and applications
  • Differential versus flash analysis
  • Basic characterizations of reservoir fluids using laboratory PVT test data
  • Compositional analysis, characterization, and pseudo components (lumping)
  • Introduction to equation-of-state (EOS)
  • Application of EOS for modeling of petroleum reservoir fluids
  • PVT calculations and simulation of laboratory PVT tests
  • PVT behavior of various reservoir fluids: gas/condensate reservoirs, light oil, heavy oil
  • Analysis of displacement mechanism: non-miscible and miscible displacement processes
  • Compositional simulation
  • PVT implications on pipeline, surface gathering system, and processing units
  • Conclusion

Who Should Attend
Reservoir Engineers • Petroleum Engineers • Reserves Evaluators • Anyone with a Technical Background Interested in Reservoir Engineering or Simulation Studies.

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Online, 3/7/2023

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  • Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and
  • Professional Development Hours (PDHs)

These course credits will help attendees earn training requirements for their associations or provincial governing bodies.

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