Course Description

PVT (Pressure-Volume-Temperature) represents the behavior of hydrocarbon reservoir fluids during the life of the field, as well as effect of changes in temperature and and pressure during fluid transfer from reservoir to surface/processing facilities. This course will focus on studying the phase behavior of hydrocarbon systems as related to petroleum recovery. The Ideal and real gas behavior, single and multicomponent two-phase systems and properties of reservoir fluids under various conditions of pressure and temperature will be discussed. Laboratory tests on reservoir fluids will be discussed.


Course Objective


To enable the participants to understand the behavior of reservoir fluids under different operating conditions.

  • Learn the importance of PVT tests design and results
  • Understand the reason behind various PVT tests.
  • Understand PVT tests for EOR.
  • To enable the participants to determine or estimate PVT properties of oil gas and water.


Course Outline


Day 1:

  • Introduction
  • Dimensions and units
  • Petroleum fluid composition
  • Phase behavior


Day 2:

  • Reservoir types
  • Equations of state
  • Properties of dry gases


Day 3:

  • Properties of black oils – Definitions
  • Properties of black oils – Fluid studies


Day 4:

  • Properties of black oils – Correlations


Day 5:

  • Gas-liquid equilibrium
  • Properties of Oilfields waters

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