PVT Properties of Reservoir Fluids

PVT Properties of Reservoir Fluids


Reservoir Engineering and Petrophysics

Course Duration

5 days

Delivery Method


Knowledge of reservoir fluid properties is key to understand wide ranging topics in petroleum engineering such as reserves estimates, reservoir simulation, well test analysis and well performance modeling. Pressure-Volume- Temperature (PVT) analysis is used to classify reservoir fluid types and quantify their properties. This course will focus on reservoir fluid classification and PVT analysis.

Course Contents

  • Phase behavior fundamentals

  • Classification of reservoir fluids

  • Fluid sampling techniques

  • PVT laboratory testing

  • PVT correlations:

    • Bubble point pressure

    • Oil formation volume factor

    • Total formation volume factor

    • Fluid compressibility

    • Oil density

    • Oil viscosity

    • Solution gas-oil ratio

  • Gas equation of state

  • Z-factor calculations

  • Determination or gas density, viscosity, and formation volume factor

  • Overview of reservoir fluid properties applications:

    • Reservoir estimates

    • Reservoir simulation

    • Well test analysis

    • Multi-phase flow correlations

    • Surface facilities design

Course Description