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Basic Reservoir Fluid Properties and Phase Behaviour (RES13)


    The objective of this course is to introduce the participants to the topic of PVT and reservoir fluid phase behavior. During the initial part, focus will be on classical fluid properties as defined for black-oil fluid types and hydrocarbon gases. The second part will focus on PVT laboratory experiments and PVT reports and interpretation.
    The participants will also work practical problems in black-oil and equation of state formulation to enhance understanding of PVT experiments and reports.

    Course Level: Foundation
    Duration: 5 days
    Instructor: Leonhard Ganzer

    Designed for you, if you are...

    • A reservoir or petroleum engineer with limited work experience

    How we build your confidence

    You will learn about some theory of phase behaviour, learn to understand phase diagrams and work on practical problems during the course to enhance the understanding of PVT laboratory experiments and equations of state. Black-Oil and compositional formulations will be presented and the relation to reservoir simulation models will be pointed out in different situations. This will also enable good understanding of gas injection and EOR processes.

    The benefits from attending

    By the end of the course you will feel confident in your understanding of:

    • Hydrocarbon phase behavior during the reservoir life-cycle
    • Black-oil properties in detail with respect to subsurface flow modelling
    • Laboratory work and experiments (CCE, DLE, CVD, ...)
    • Interpretation of real-world PVT laboratory reports


    • Reservoir fluids and phase behavior
      - Phase behavior and phase diagrams
      - Fluid composition and fluid types classification
      - Natural gas properties
      - Crude oil properties
      - Water in hydrocarbon system
    • Fluid sampling
      - Fluid sampling methods and tools
      - Sampling programs and quality control
    • PVT reports
      - PVT laboratory experiments - DLE, CCE, separator tests, etc.
      - Analysis, QC and interpretation of PVT reports
      - Generating black-oil PVT functions from PVT lab experiments
    • Introduction to cubic equations of state
      - Peng-Robinson EOS, Soave-Redlich-Kwong EOS
      - Compositional vs. black-oil modelling
      - Fluid modelling and data preparation for reservoir simulation
    • Other PVT topics
      - Compositional gradients and related effects on PVT properties
      - Miscible gas injection and related PVT (MMP, slim-tube experiments, recovery mechanisms)

    Customer Feedback

    "It was great and I enjoyed every sec of the course. It was very easy to follow the instructor. I still remember how Leo has linked real gas eq. to EOS eqs and what is the difference btw the curves and why we need this at the end. I really appreciate the chance that I had a course with such excellent organisation (HOT)." - Reservoir Engineer at PDO

    "It was an excellent course." - Reservoir Engineer at PDO

    "I lilked the exercises and how it is relevant to my work." - Reservoir Engineer at PDO

    "The trainer was very clear in explanation, even if I had no background on this topic." - Geologist at CEPSA



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