Reservoir Fluid Properties - PVT

Reservoir Fluids Properties - Oil & Gas


Who should attend?

  • This course provides a comprehensive and practical understanding of Oil & Gas reservoir fluids properties and related behavior as well as corresponding data and laboratory PVT experiments.
Audience :
  • Newly-hired and 2- to 3-year experienced reservoir engineers willing to deepen their knowledge in reservoir fluid properties and PVT models. It is also intended for geoscientists, petroleum engineers and production engineers moving towards reservoir engineering.

Level : Proficiency

Course Content


      • Petroleum fluids 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).

      • Thermodynamics: mixture equilibrium, fluids classification.
      • Liquid-vapor equilibrium:
      • Real equilibrium, thermodynamics potential, fugacity.
      • Saturation 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.

      • Matching a PVT model to experimental data using a PVT EOS package.

Learning Objectives

  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • discuss main principles of thermodynamics applied to reservoir engineering studies,
  • describe reservoir fluids and discuss corresponding fundamental PVT properties,
  • describe the PVT studies performed in order to get PVT data,
  • describe and apply the process to build PVT models from experimental data, especially for reservoir simulation.

Ways & Means

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