"Introduction to Reservoir Fluids Analysis for Geologists"
The need for good, representative reservoir fluid samples is critical to the effective design and operation of any development project. The decision to build and deploy production facilities exposes producers up to several billion dollars of investment risk, and a solid understanding of formation fluids right after discovery plays an essential part in mitigating that risk. Whether obtaining Formation Test tool samples from 20,000 feet or surface separator samples, fluid analysis provides the ammunition needed for more efficient use of assets.
The “big picture” may include many separate investigations, including determining drive mechanisms, formation rock properties, geophysical properties as well as formation fluid properties. Fluids analysis provides data critical to predicting well and reservoir performance, surface and subsea facilities design, and fluid quality assessment for determining market price. These data also can provide vital information on what hardware will be needed, including metallurgy for wells and production facilities, valve sizes and type, maximum flow line length and optimum diameters for subsea tiebacks as well as a host of other factors in deepwater development.
Many times the only exposure that geologists get to fluids is hearing the reservoir engineer “talk” about getting “PVT samples”. This half day short course will take an in-depth look at fluid sampling, with a detailed overview of deepwater Formation Test Tool sampling and cover experimental methods performed as part of the blueprint for a comprehensive fluids program.
Outline of Topics Covered:
- Introduction to PVT analysis: Why perform it? What data does it provide? Who uses it?
Reservoir Engineering 101
Fluid Properties, Fluid Diagnosis
- Overview of Sampling Sources
Surface vs Subsurface
Pros/Cons of each
Detailed look at Formation Test Tool sampling
- Blueprint for Complete Fluids Program
Chemistry, Component Analyses, Impurities
Physical Properties, ‘PVT’ Experiments
Mathematics, Modeling etc
- Bringing it all together – The Real Value of Fluids Analysis
How is the data used
Bottomline: Increasing ROR and Decreasing F&D!
Special pricing for students courtesy of ConocoPhillips:
The first ten students to register for the class can attend for free! Additional students who register will pay only half price! Contact the HGS office to find out if can attend for free.