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Basic Reservoir Fluid Properties and Phase Behaviour (RES13)


    The objective of this 5-day course is to introduce the participants into the topic of PVT and reservoir fluid phase behavior. During the initial part, focus will be on classical fluid properties as defined for black-oil fluid types and hydrocarbon gases. The second part will focus on PVT laboratory experiments and an introduction to equations of state. The final part deals with EOR methods that depend on PVT characterization.
    The participants will also work practical problems in black-oil and equation of state formulation to enhance understanding of PVT experiments.

    Course Level: Foundation
    Instructor: Leonhard Ganzer

    Designed for you, if you are...

    • A reservoir or petroleum engineer with limited work experience

    How we build your confidence

    You will learn about some theory of phase behaviour, learn to understand phase diagrams and work on practical problems during the course to enhance understanding experiments and equations of state. Black-Oil and compositional formulations will be presented and the relation to reservoir simulation models will be pointed out in many situations. This will also enable good understanding of gas injection and EOR processes.

    The benefits from attending

    By the end of the course you will feel confident in your understanding of:

    • Hydrocarbon phase behavior during the reservoir life-cycle
    • Black-oil properties in detail with respect to subsurface flow modelling
    • Laboratory work and experiments (CCE, DLE, CVD, ...)
    • The use of equation of state modelling software
    • Interpretation of a real world PVT laboratory report


    • Reservoir fluids and phase behavior
      - Phase behavior and phase diagrams
      - Fluid composition and fluid types classification
      - Natural gas properties
      - Crude oil properties
      - Water in hydrocarbon system
    • Fluid sampling and PVT experiments
      - Fluid sampling methods and tools
      - Sampling programs and quality control
      - PVT laboratory experiments – DLE, CCE, separator tests
      - Understanding PVT reports and case study
    • Cubic equations of state
      - Introduction to cubic equations of state
      - Compositional vs. black-oil modelling
      - Fluid modelling and data preparation for reservoir simulation
    • Introduction to enhanced oil recovery (EOR) methods
      - EOR methods overview (chemical, thermal, miscible EOR methods)
      - Miscible gas injection and related PVT (MMP, slim-tube experiments, recovery mechanisms)
    • Field cases

    Customer Feedback

    "The trainer was very clear in explanation, even if I had no background on this topic." - Geologist at CEPSA




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