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

Calgary, Alberta /
Feb 25 - 27, 2019 /
Course Code: 09-0227-2362

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Overview

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:

  • Basic calculations using derived reservoir fluid properties
  • Acquiring representative reservoir samples, the process of sampling
  • Phase behaviour of reservoir fluids
  • Compositional analysis and recombination calculations
  • Standard laboratory PVT determination and results
  • Differential versus flash analysis
  • The reservoir engineering suite of PVT properties
  • Introduction to equation-of-state modeling of petroleum reservoir fluids
  • Identification of reservoir fluids
  • Analysis of displacement mechanism relative to phase envelope
  • Compositional simulation
  • PVT implications on surface gathering system and processing decisions

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

Requirements
Participants are asked to bring a calculator for class exercises.

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Syllabus

Daily Schedule:
8:00 Registration and coffee (1st day only)
8:30 Session begins
12:00 Lunch (provided)
4:30 Adjournment

There will be a one-hour lunch break each day in addition to refreshment and networking breaks during the morning and afternoon

Day I

Welcome, Introduction, Seminar Preview, Learning Outcomes, and Assessment Method

  • An introduction to petroleum reservoir fluid properties
  • Basic characterization of reservoir fluids
  • First steps: sources of data and fluid correlations
  • Basic calculations using derived reservoir fluid properties
  • Acquiring representative reservoir samples, the process of sampling
  • Phase behaviour of reservoir fluids

 

Day II

  • Compositional analysis and recombination calculations
  • Standard laboratory PVT determination and results
  • Differential versus flash analysis
  • The reservoir engineering suite of PVT properties
  • Properties of formation waters
  • Properties of CO2 and other inert fluids
  • Introduction to equation-of-state modeling of petroleum reservoir fluids

Day III

  • PVT phase relationships
  • Identification of reservoir fluids
  • Analysis of displacement mechanism relative to phase envelope
  • Compositional simulation
  • PVT implications on surface gathering system and processing decisions

Questions and Answers, Feedback on Achievement of Learning Outcomes

Concluding Remarks and Final Adjournment

Instructor

James P. Werth, P. Eng.

James P. Werth is a senior petroleum engineer with GLJ Petroleum Consultants. Mr. Werth has over 33 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. His experience in reservoir engineering is extensive, covering gas and oil reservoir evaluations, analytical evaluation of secondary and tertiary recovery mechanisms, black-oil and compositional simulation studies, and advanced well test interpretation.

After completing his undergraduate engineering degree, he worked for the Alberta Energy Resources Conservation Board (ERCB) until 1988. His position with the ERCB progressed from a project reservoir engineer, to a project supervisor, and eventually to a reservoir-engineering specialist in horizontal miscible flood applications.

In 1988, Mr. Werth became a senior consultant in reservoir engineering for Scientific Software-Intercomp (SSI), where he was directly responsible for conducting reservoir simulation and well test studies for clients in Western Canada and throughout the world. While at SSI, Mr. Werth was also a well test analysis specialist responsible for reservoir studies in the US Gulf of Mexico, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Ireland, Mexico, Libya, Peru, Argentina, Ecuador, and Venezuela. During his employment with SSI, he co-authored and presented a paper related to well test interpretation of horizontal wells.

Mr. Werth continued his employment as a senior reservoir specialist after Baker Atlas purchased SSI in 1998. He spent time working with Atlas’ wireline formation test technology in Canada, Pakistan, Venezuela, and the Gulf of Mexico.



Venue

To be announced

Although the venue is not officially confirmed, EPIC courses are generally held at the following location(s):

Hilton Garden Inn Calgary Airport
2335 Pegasus Rd NE
Calgary AB  T2E 8C3

Radisson Hotel & Conference Centre Calgary Airport
6620 36th ST NE
Calgary AB  T3J 4C8

Please confirm with EPIC that the venue has been officially confirmed before making any reservations or travel arrangements.

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Fee & Credits
  • 2.1 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
  • 21 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)
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$1995 + taxes

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$2095 + taxes

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