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PVT Studies

Properly manage reservoir production

Physical property and phase behavior PVT data provide the necessary information to properly manage reservoir production. Initial measurements of fluid compressibility and shrinkage factors are required to

  • determine oil in place and gas in place
  • provide input for recovery estimates
  • evaluate reservoir material balance calculations.
Boost recovery and enhance production and oil recovery with PVT studies designed specifically for HPHT reservoirs.
PVT studies for HPHT reservoirs deliver a complete, comprehensive dataset to help you better understand your reservoir and its behavior and make better-informed decisions on how to enhance production.
Understand
phase behavior
Evaluate
various production scenarios
Optimize
production and recovery schemes
Maximize
ultimate recovery
Optimize
production economics

Understanding fluid behavior in the reservoir requires viscosity, constant composition expansion, and differential liberation or constant volume depletion measurements. Fluid behavior influences both recovery and costs. Compositional analysis and the physically measured fluid properties are used as input and the basis for tuning EOS modeling software.

Better understand your HPHT reservoir behavior with PVT studies up to 25,000 psi and 482 degF [250 degC].

Separation tests simulate the gas and liquid separation of a reservoir fluid at the surface conditions. Results generated include

  • gas/oil ratio for each separator stage
  • liquid shrinkage factor
  • evolved gas properties at each stage.

These data are often used in an EOS simulator to optimize separator conditions for maximization of oil production.

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