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PVT Simulation Course

Bali: 25 November 2019 - 28 November 2019

The Course

Fluid compositions and experimental PVT data are the basic input for simulations in PVTsim. The user of a PVT simulator should therefore have knowledge of how the data is measured, how to use and interpret experimental PVT data as well as to operate the PVT simulator. The course covers EoS modelling from the stage of sampling until the export of the final EoS model to a reservoir simulator or other third party software. In addition, this course will provide the audience with a comprehensive overview of PVT for systems where solids may form. The course will start with equilibrium modelling for two phase systems (gas/liquid) and then expand to multiphase systems where water and/or solids are present in addition to gas and oil. Finally, the course will cover simulation of transport of wax forming fluids in multiphase pipelines systems.

Course participants will have a chance to use the automated QC and automated EoS Apps. These are options that can significantly reduce the time required to generate a robust EoS model that complies with Calsep's recommended EoS modeling workflow.

The course is a mix of presentations, demonstrations of PVTsim simulation options, and practical exercises exemplifying the use of PVTsim Nova.

Among the topics will be covered are:

General fluid handling & modelling

  • Input to PVTsim and QC of fluid compositions
  • Compositional analysis and recombination
  • Equations of State
  • Non-Newtonian viscosity modelling
  • C7+ characterization and lumping
  • Input of already characterized fluids

PVT experiments

  • Classical PVT experiments
  • PVT experiments with gas injection (EOR)
  • Navigating a PVT lab report

PVTsim Nova Apps

  • Automated QC
  • Automated EoS
  • Separation process on a production stream

PVT Modeling

  • Regression to PVT and viscosity data
  • Recommended workflow for EOS modeling in PVTsim

Polar components and solids

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

Applications Reservoir & Flow Assurance

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

Input for external simulators

  • Reservoir Simulators :Eclipse, IMEX/GEM, VIP, Nexus, Prosper, Wellcat etc.
  • Flow & Process Simulators : OLGA, LedaFlow, Pipesim, Hysys, Unisim etc..
Who Should Participate

This course is designed for engineers engaged in reservoir simulations, flow assurance evaluation, production engineers, laboratory staff, and others interested in applying PVT simulation software for calculation of oil and gas phase behavior & pipeline modelling in situations where solids formation poses a problem in hydrocarbon production. With its mix of flow assurance and reservoir topics the course is appropriate for those who want to learn to use PVTsim as well as those mainly interested in PVT simulation methods.


Calsep Consultants.

Time and Location

4 days course. Nov 25th – 28th, 2019. The course starts at 9:00 am each course day.

Venu to be decided.

Course Fee

The course fee is USD 3,500 net payable to Calsep excludes all taxes. Course fee includes tea/coffee, refreshments, lunch, lecture notes, and software access fee.

Registration / Cancellation & Further Information

Full course fee refund if cancellation is received more than 3 weeks before the course starts. No course fee refund if cancellation is received less than 3 weeks before the course starts. For more information about the course or to learn if this is the right course for you, contact Adil Pottayil, Phone: +60 3 2162 6551