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E-350 - PVT Modeling

  • Reservoir engineers and very experienced technicians with a few years of industrial experience willing to acquire advanced knowledge about PVT modeling.
  • This course provides an extensive and practical knowledge for analyzing PVT reports, handling data and defining PVT models for use in compositional and black oil simulations.
Learning Objectives
  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • analyze PVT reports and handle PVT data,
  • build a PVT model in order to represent fluid behavior with respect to available and validated PVT data,
  • perform a PVT match.
  • Basic PVT knowledge (characteristics, measurement techniques, chromatography, classical correlation) is recommended.
Ways and means
  • Interactive courses and exercises with hands-on practices using state-of-the-art PVT modeling software BEST.
  • Discussion on PVT experiments.
  • Mini-project.

Fluid properties & thermodynamic modeling 2 days
  • Fluid properties:
  • PVT properties of pure components and mixtures.
  • Functions and variables.
  • Properties of reservoir fluids.
  • Introduction to PVT modeling software.
  • Thermodynamic models and equilibrium:
  • Functions and variables.
  • EOS and algorithms.
  • Component properties and lumping.
  • Liquid-vapor thermodynamic equilibrium.
Reservoir field cases & project 3 days
  • Segregation modeling.
  • Miscibility.
  • MDT pressure evaluation.
  • Review of sampling conditions and PVT data.
  • PVT modeling.
  • Gradient modeling.
  • Fluid sampling.
  • Advanced PVT modeling.
  • Mini project, discussion and conclusions.