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

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Mar 7 - 9, 2023 /
Course Code: 13-0330-ONL23

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  • Overview
  • Syllabus
  • Instructor

Overview

Please note, This instructor-led course has specific dates and times:
This course is held online over 3 days on the following schedule (All times in Eastern Time Zone):

9:30 am to 5:30 pm Eastern (Will include usual breaks)

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.

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

More Information

Time: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM Eastern Time


Please note: You can check other time zones here.

Syllabus

Day I

  • 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

Day II

  • 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

Day III

  • 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

Instructor

Koorosh Asghari, Ph.D., MBA, P.Eng.

Koorosh is an accomplished university teacher and researcher with over 22 years of combined experience in developing and delivering projects and courses in academia and industry settings. An Associate Professor, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at University of Regina, Canada (2000-2009), with experience in teaching variety of courses and developing leading edge research programs in a collaborative and collegial manner. He prepared and delivered courses on Engineering Management, Engineering Economy, Reservoir Engineering, Enhanced Oil Recovery, PVT of Hydrocarbon Fluids, Simulation, and Well Testing. A Senior Manager of Reservoir Engineering with 10 years (2009-2019) of experience leading teams of highly educated and motivated engineers at Husky Energy, Canada. Developed and supervised evaluation and application of multiple new technologies, including reservoir simulation and modeling for utilization of CO2 for EOR and storage purposes, innovative chemicals for near wellbore stimulation, application of inflow control devices (ICD), Big Data and Analytics, and energy efficiency of thermal operations, to name a few. Adjunct Professor with department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering at the University of Calgary (2020 – present), co-supervising several groups of students. He currently is Director and Principal Engineer of KA Energy Consulting Service Inc. (2019 – present), providing wide range of consulting services and training in topics related to sustainable development of oil and gas resources to Canadian and international energy companies.




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Fee & Credits

$1995 + taxes

  • 2.1 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
  • 21 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)
  • ECAA Annual Professional Development Points
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