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PVT Simulation for Flow Assurance Engineers

Houston: 24 October 2017 - 26 October 2017

The Course

This course gives a comprehensive overview of PVT for systems where solids may form. The course begins with equilibrium modeling for two phase systems (gas/liquid) and then expands to multiphase systems where water and solids are present in addition to gas and oil. Finally, the course will cover simulation of transport of wax forming fluids in multiphase (oil and gas) pipelines systems.

The course is a mix of presentations and demonstrations of PVTsim combined with hands-on exercises using PVTsim.

The following topics will be covered

General fluid handling and PVT modeling

  • Input to PVTsim and QC of fluid compositions
  • Compositional analysis and recombination
  • Classical PVT experiments
  • Navigating a PVT report
  • Equations of State
  • C7+ characterization and lumping
  • Viscosity models and Non-Newtonian viscosities
  • Regression to PVT and viscosity data
  • Input of already characterized fluids

Polar components and solids

  • Water
  • Salts
  • Hydrate Inhibitors
  • Hydrates
  • Wax
  • Asphaltenes


  • Single fluid EoS model
  • Common EoS for co-mingled fluids
  • Wax deposition in pipelines

Input for external simulators

  • OLGA, LedaFlow, Pipesim, etc.

Who Should Participate

Engineers engaged in simulations on petroleum fluids with an emphasis on flow assurance. The course focuses particularly on fluid and pipeline modeling in situations where solids formation poses a problem in hydrocarbon production.


Calsep consultants

Time and Location

The course will be held at Calsep Inc Office at:

10370 Richmond Ave., Suite 1375
Houston, TX 77042 USA
Tel: +1 281 759 0844
Fax: +1 281 759 0845

The course starts at 8:30 am on each course day.

Course Fee

The course fee is USD 3,000 and includes tea/coffee, refreshments, lunch, lecture notes, and software access fee.


Registration deadline is: October 9th 2017. Payment deadline to confirm registration is October 16th, 2017.

Cancellation Policy

Full course fee refund if cancellation is received more than 2 weeks before the course starts. No course fee refund if cancellation is received less than 2 weeks before the course starts.

Futher Information

For more information about the course or to learn if this is the right course for you, contact Sukit Leekumjorn

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