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E-322 - Reservoir Fluid Properties - PVT

E-322 - Reservoir Fluid Properties - PVT

5 days
This course is not scheduled.
Who should attend?


    • Newly-hired and 2- to 3-year experienced reservoir engineers or experienced technicians willing to deepen their knowledge in reservoir fluid properties and PVT modeling: geoscientists, production, drilling and completion engineers moving towards reservoir engineering.


  • Proficiency
  • This course provides a comprehensive and practical understanding of Oil & Gas reservoir fluids properties and related behavior.
Learning Objectives
  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • discuss main principles of thermodynamics applied to Reservoir Engineering studies,
  • list reservoir fluids and explain their related fundamental PVT properties,
  • describe the process to build a PVT model for reservoir simulation,
  • describe how to use experimental data to build PVT models.
Course Content


1.5 days

  • Petroleum genesis.
  • Chemical composition of petroleum fluids:
  • Hydrocarbon families.
  • Compositional presentation of reservoir fluids.
  • Thermodynamics of petroleum fluids:
  • Pure component, binary mixture, multi-component systems. Phase behavior.
  • Hydrocarbon fluids: under saturated oil, saturated oil, dry gas, wet gas, retrograde gas. Phase envelope.
  • Measurements:
  • Sampling: bottom hole and surface sampling. Representativity and validity of sampling.
  • Analysis.
  • PVT studies: oil - gas condensate.


2.5 days

  • Thermodynamics: mixture equilibrium, fluids classification.
  • Liquid-vapor equilibrium:
  • Real equilibrium, thermodynamics potential, fugacity.
  • Bubble point pressure, formation volume factor, density compressibility, viscosity.
  • Equation of state:
  • Peng-Robinson, Soave-Redlich-Kwong.
  • Liquid-vapor calculation.
  • Analytical representation: properties of light and heavy cuts.
  • Fluid modeling: PVT matching.
  • Fluid synthesis: gravity segregation, field cases, miscibility.
  • Downstream data: data for reservoir simulator and process.


1 day

  • PVT matching with a PVT EOS package.
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Ways & Means
  • Interactive lectures and exercises.
  • Analyzing a real PVT report.
  • Hands-on practices using state-of-the-art EOS package for PVT matching.