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.
Public :
  • Newly-hired and 2- to 3-year experienced reservoir engineers willing to deepen their knowledge in reservoir fluid properties and PVT models; 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.
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