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ONLINE: Basic Reservoir Fluid Properties and Phase Behaviour (RES913)

  • To be announced for 2023


The objective of this online course is to introduce the participants into the topic of fluid phase behavior with focus on black-oil formulations for oil and gas reservoirs. During the initial part, the focus will be on classical fluid properties as defined for black-oil fluid types and hydrocarbon gases. The second part will cover fluid sampling, PVT laboratory experiments and PVT report analysis for further use in reservoir engineering.

Course Structure: 9 modules of 1½ hours each, delivered over 3 days
Each day will consist of 3 modules of 1½ hours, incl. a 15 min break.

Course Level: Foundation
Duration: 3 days
Instructor: Leonhard Ganzer

Designed for you, if you are...

  • A reservoir or petroleum engineer with limited work experience
  • A recent hire in an oil & gas company

How we build your confidence

You will learn about classical fluid properties for oil, gas and water and understand phase diagrams. The instructor will demonstrate practical problems for all reservoir fluids types to enhance understanding of PVT experiments, sampling and show interpretation of old and new PVT laboratory reports.

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 modelling
  • Laboratory work and experiments (CCE, DLE, Separator Test, etc.)
  • Real-world PVT laboratory reports, QC and interpretation of PVT reports


  • Part I - Basic PVT and Black-Oil:
    - Principal fluid phase behavior
    - PVT behavior of natural gases
    - Black-oil PVT properties
    - Water in hydrocarbon system

  • Part II – PVT Experiments and EOS:
    - Introduction to cubic Equations of State (EOS)
    - Compositional vs. Black-oil PVT modelling
    - Fluid sampling and PVT experiments
    - Understanding of PVT reports and generation of black-oil tables

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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