The course covers reservoir fluid composition, phase behaviour and reservoir fluids classification; PVT tests and correlations/modelling; the evaluation and application of PVT reports; Equation of State tuning, PVT analysis by compositional methods using a compositional behaviour model; applications in reservoir simulation. There will be a discussion of potential causes of errors and several case studies.
Three day, classroom based, course with theory, case studies, exercises and discussion.
Participants will learn to:
The course aims to address a number of key topics in this area, but there is some flexibility in the formal itinerary depending on the groups preferences. The key topics that are covered include:
Day 1: PVT in hydrocarbon reservoirs
Day 2: Fundamentals of phase equilibria and Fluid Characterisation
Day 3: Using data in EoS tuning and reservoir simulation
This course is also available as a 5-day course with the following additional content:
PVT in hydrocarbon reservoirs and ﬂuid sampling
Fluid sampling and PVT tests
Fundamentals of phase equilibria
Miscible gas injection
Using data in EoS tuning and reservoir simulation comparison of EoS
The course is designed for Petroleum and Production Engineers as well as Geoscientists who need to understand what types of fluid are available and how the results can be used.
A familiarity with basic petrophysical and reservoir engineering principles such as those available on Nautilus class N033 (Reservoir Engineering Fundamentals). Following on from N934, the N964 (Initialization Strategies for Reservoir Simulation), develops on the fundamental analysis concepts.
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After graduation Tohidi joined National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) in 1984 where he worked as production engineer as well as university lecturer for seven years. Bahman Tohidi joined Heriot-Watt University in 1991 and graduated with a PhD in Petroleum Engineering in 1995 with his doctoral work on the phase behaviour of water-hydrocarbon systems and gas hydrates. He started his employment in January 1994 working in both Hydrate and Reservoir Fluids research projects.
His research interests include gas hydrates, flow assurance, phase behaviour and properties of reservoir fluids, and reducing the emission of greenhouse gases. Currently, he leads both Hydrate and Reservoir Fluids Research Groups at Institute of Petroleum Engineering, Heriot-Watt University. He is the Director of Centre for Gas Hydrate Research and the newly formed Centre for Flow Assurance Research (C-FAR) at Institute of Petroleum Engineering, Heriot-Watt University with several projects on various aspects of gas hydrates and flow assurance, and phase behaviour and properties of reservoir fluids. His is a consultant to major oil and service companies. Bahman is Managing Director of “HYDRAFACT LIMITED” a Heriot-Watt spin-out company with Flow Assurance and PVT as its main area of activity.
His teaching responsibilities include Petroleum Engineering and Production Technology, as well as offering several short courses to the industry (including; Advanced Flow Assurance and Gas Hydrates, PVT and Phase Behaviour of Reservoir Fluids, and Petroleum Engineering for other Disciplines). He has published more than 160 papers and holds 8 patents mainly in gas hydrates and PVT.
Affiliations and Accreditation
PhD Petroleum Engineering
BSc Abadan Institute of Technology, Iran - Chemical Engineering
SPE Distinguished Lecturer in (2005-2006)
EPSRC - Peer Review College (2006-2009)
Journal of Chemical Engineering Research and Design (2010-2013)
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