Advanced PVT-EOS

Face-to Face Course

October 7 to 11, 2024

Duration : 5 days


A 5-Day course that is designed to provide engineering with basic and advanced concepts in phase behavior, understanding PVT laboratory analysis, and performing QC/quality assurance tests on laboratory data. The participant will be exposed to a comprehensive treatment of equations of state, applications, and proper tuning. Flow assurance and related topics will be covered in the course.


             Participants are encouraged to bring their own laboratory data to discuss with the instructor

             Participants are required to bring their own laptop computers

             Participants will receive a PVT software

             Participants are encouraged to bring field data to perform field optimization and developments

Course Content

1.            Fundamental of Hydrocarbon Phase Behavior

             Hydrocarbon Fluids Sampling

             Volumetric Behavior of Hydrocarbon Mixtures

             Locating Gas-Oil Contact

             Critical Mixtures

             Characterization of the Plus-Fraction

             OBM Contamination

             Skimming Technique

             Subtraction Method

2.            Behavior of Retrograde Gas & Near Critical Oil Reservoirs

             Volumetric Behavior of Retrograde Gas Reservoirs

             Difference Between Condensate Yield “Y” and Condensate-Gas Ratio “CGR”

             Determining Gas Equivalent Volume from Y and GCR

             Constant Volume Depletion Tests “CVD

             Generating Liquid Deviation Factor “ZL” from the CVD

             Generating Relative Permeability Ratio from the CCE

             Liquid Blockage

             Removing Liquid Blockage

             MBE for Retrograde Gas Reservoirs

             Modified MBE for Retrograde Gas Reservoirs

3.            Basic Crude Oil Laboratory Data

             Understanding Laboratory Data

             Routine Laboratory Tests

o             Constant Composition Expansion Tests “CCE”

o             A New Method to Analysis CCE Test Data

o             An Approach for Verifying the Reported Saturation Pressure

o             Differential Liberation Tests “DE”

o             Separator Tests

o             Extrapolating and Correcting Laboratory Data to New Saturation Pressure

o             Concept of Variable Bubble-Point Pressure

o             Adjusting Laboratory PVT Data to Account for OBM Contamination

o             Swelling Tests

o             Slim Tube Tests

o             Basic Flow Assurance Tests

4.            Quality Assurance and QC of Laboratory Data

             Identifying the “Outlier” data

             Hofmann Plot

             QC Recombination Sample

             QC Laboratory Overall Composition

             QA & QC Laboratory Data, including:

o             DE

o             CCE

o             CVD

5.            Characterizing Hydrocarbon-Plus Fractions

             Splitting the Plus Fraction for Equation

             Proper Lumping Schemes for Equation of State Applications

             Characterization of Multiple Hydrocarbon Samples

6.            Equations of State and Phase Equilibria

             Equilibrium Ratios

             Flash Calculations

             Van der Waals’ Equation of State

             Redlich-Kwong Equation of State

             Soave-Redlich-Kwong EOS

             Peng-Robinson EOS

             Fugacity and Fugacity Coefficient

             Binary Interaction Coefficient

             Volume Shift Parameter

             Gibbs Free Energy

             Simulation of laboratory Tests by Equations of State

7.            Tuning Equations of State

             Why do we Tune EOS?

             Understanding the Limitations of EOS

             Proper Selection of EOS Tuning Parameters

             Proper Selection of EOS Tuning Parameters

             Step-by-Step Procedure of Tuning EOS

             Viscosity Matching Using LBC Method

7 October 2024

Buenos Aires

Reservoir Engineering


USD 3300 + IVA

Starts: 7 October 2024

Ends: 11 October 2024

40 Hours

Buenos Aires

Reservoir Engineering


USD 3300

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