PVT (Pressure-Volume-Temperature) Properties  of Reservoir Fluids

An Intensive 5-Day Online Training Course

PVT (Pressure-Volume-Temperature) Properties
of Reservoir Fluids

We currently have no scheduled session for this Course. If you are interested in running this course, please contact our Training Department at info@petroknowledge.com

Why Choose this Training Course?

Why Choose this Training Course?

This online training course is designed to provide an understanding of the reservoir fluid properties and tools that are required for the estimation of hydrocarbon in place and reserves, designing the reservoir depletion process and the surface processing requirements, EOR method selection, identification and quantification of the marketable products and reservoir simulation studies. Following completion of this course, all participants should be able to make decisions on field development planning with increased confidence.

This online training course will feature:

  • A review of the components of naturally occurring petroleum fluids
  • The importance of phase diagrams and the relationships between the five reservoir fluids
  • An outline of the most accurate methods for obtaining values of reservoir fluid properties from laboratory data and correlations
  • Discussions on sampling procedures and quality control.
  • An understanding of Cubic Equations of State (EOS) development and applications
  • How to characterise reservoir fluids for EOS tuning

What are the Goals?

What are the Goals?

By the end of this online training course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the phase behaviour of reservoir fluids and production mechanisms using phase diagrams
  • Explain and define saturated reservoirs, under-saturated reservoirs, bubble point pressure, gas and oil formation volume factors, solution and producing gas-oil ratio
  • Determine the properties of natural gas, oil and water required for reservoir engineering calculations
  • Use PVT reports determining oil and gas reserves
  • Optimise separator operating conditions and perform separator calculations
  • Explain reservoir fluids characterisation and EOS Tuning procedures
  • Make decisions on field development planning
  • Describe the phase behaviour of gas hydrates

Who is this Training Course for?

Who is this Training Course for?

This online training course is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:

  • Petroleum and Reservoir Engineers who need to determine accurate values of the properties of reservoir gas, oil and water for use in engineering calculations and Simulation studies  
  • Production and Operations Engineers who want to have an understanding of the way reservoir fluids behave, the reservoir depletion process and for designing surface processing requirements
  • Petro-physicists, Geo-physicists, Geologists and Non – Engineers who work in teams with Petroleum and Reservoir Engineers to estimate hydrocarbon in place and reserves
  • Analysts who are required to identify markets and product prices
  • Managers who seek to derive greater decision making on field development

How will this Training Course be Presented?

How will this Training Course be Presented?

This PetroKnowledge online training course will utilize a variety of proven online learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension, retention of the information presented. The training course is conducted Online via an Advanced Virtual Learning Platform in the comfort of any location of your choice.

Daily Agenda

Day One:  The Components of Reservoir Fluids, the Five Reservoir Fluids and their Phase Behaviour and Compositional Gradients in Reservoirs

  • Introduction
  • Components of Naturally Occurring Petroleum Fluids,
  • Identifying Components - Single Components and SCN Fractions
  • Phase Behavior – Pure Substances
  • Two Component Mixtures, Three and Multi-component Mixtures
  • The Five Reservoir Fluids
  • Compositional Gradients

Day Two:  Properties of Reservoir Fluids and including Recombination Calculation Ideal and Real Gases

  • Real Gases - SPE 26668
  • Properties of Dry Gases
  • Properties of Wet Gases
  • Properties of Black Oils – Definitions
  • Properties of Black Oils – Field Data

Day Three: Reservoir Fluids Sampling and Analysis, PVT Reports and Application

  • Well Sampling
  • Properties of Black Oils – Reservoir Fluid Studies
  • Swelling Test and MMP
  • Retrograde Gases
  • Application of Laboratory PVT Studies to Predict Reserves
  • Volatile Oils

Day Four: Reservoir Fluids Properties from Correlations, Equilibrium Ratio and Separator Calculations

  • Properties of Black Oils – Correlations (including JCPT Paper)
  • Retrograde Gases – Correlations
  • Retrograde Gases and Volatile Oils – Correlations (SPE 102240)
  • Gas Liquid - Equilibrium
  • Surface Separation
  • Equilibrium - Ratio Correlations, k-values

Day Five: Development and Application of Equation of State (EOS), Reservoir Fluids Characterisation Procedures and EOS Tuning, Properties of Oilfield Waters and Gas Hydrates

  • Cubic Equations of State (EOS) and Applications
  • Hydrocarbon Characterization Procedures: GC, TBP and Physical Properties of SCN Groups
  • Hydrocarbon Characterization Procedures: Splitting, Lumping and Physical
  • Properties of MCN Groups
  • Properties of Oilfield Waters
  • Gas Hydrates


  • On successful completion of this online training course, a PetroKnowledge E-Certificate will be awarded to the delegates

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How can I register for a training course?

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  • Payments can be made in USD or UAE local currency AED (Arab Emirates Dirhams) either by Bank Transfer or by Credit Card. Our Bank Account details will be provided on the invoice.
  • Course fees are payable upon booking unless a valid, authorized Purchase Order is provided and accepted.
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  • The course fee shall be settled prior to course start date. Corporate payments with existing payment policy shall be relayed to us in advance.

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Is there a discount for more than one registrant/course?

For corporate fees and group registration, please send your query to info@petroknowledge.com.

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