This course deals with the engineering of gas condensate and volatile oil reserves. The course proceeds from simple techniques to determine the values of fluid properties and estimate reserves to the techniques of preparing equations of state for compositional simulation studies.Both types of procedures require the use of laboratory data, so the laboratory procedures and results are carefully discussed. Equations of state are discussed in detail, starting with basic definition, mixing rules, definition of the mixing rule parameters, then going on to extending the single-carbon number composition, grouping into pseudocomponents, characterizing the pseudocomponents, and finally adjusting the equation of state to cause a match of calculated results with laboratory data. Exercises are worked by the participants at each step of the characterization process.
Mr. RICHARD HENRY is an independent reservoir simulation specialist who is either out on a sailboat or teaching for PetroSkills in his spare time. He has degrees in industrial and petroleum engineering, and has performed over fifty reservoir engineering studies over two decades on a variety of different simulation platforms, field sizes and reservoir types. Before discovering simulation, he audited reserves of oil and gas fields in Latin America and West Africa, and ran multi-national, multi-disciplinary field optimization teams for Texaco. Mr. Henry holds a B.S. in Industrial Engineering and an M.S. in Petroleum Engineering from the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad.
DR. JOHN P. SPIVEY has over 20 years experience in the petroleum industry, with interests in pressure transient analysis, production data analysis, reservoir engineering, continuing education, and software development. From 1984 to 1990, he worked for SoftSearch, Inc. (later Dwights EnergyData) developing petroleum economics and engineering software. In 1990, he joined S.A. Holditch & Associates (SAH), which was purchased by Schlumberger (SLB) in 1997. While at SAH/SLB he conducted reservoir simulation, gas storage, and tight gas application studies and taught industry short courses in well testing and production data analysis. He actively participated in on-going development of SABRE, SAH numerical reservoir simulator, and in research in techniques for production data analysis for gas wells. He also designed and developed PROMAT, an analytical production data analysis and forecasting program, and WELLTEST, an interactive pressure transient test analysis program. In 2004, he started his own reservoir engineering consulting company, Phoenix Reservoir Engineering, and software development company, Phoenix Reservoir Software, LLC, which provides PMTx, a software package for analyzing production and production log data and forecasting future performance for multilayer low permeability reservoirs. Since 1992, he has served as Visiting Assistant Professor or Adjunct Assistant Professor at Texas A&M University, teaching undergraduate and graduate classes in gas reservoir engineering and pressure transient analysis, and serving on several graduate student committees. He is the editor of the SPE Reprint Series Vol. 52, Gas Reservoir Engineering, and Vol. 57, Pressure Transient Testing, and coauthor of SPE Textbook Series Vol. 9, Pressure Transient Testing and has published numerous papers and articles in industry journals and trade publications. He received a BS Physics from Abilene Christian University, a MS in Physics from the University of Washington, a PhD in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University, and is a registered professional engineer in the state of Texas.
In-House Course Presentations
All courses are available for in-house presentation to individual organizations. In-house courses may be structured the same as the public versions or tailored to meet your requirements. Special courses on virtually any petroleum-related subject can be arranged specifically for in-house presentation. For further information, contact our In-House Training Coordinator at one of the
numbers listed below.
Telephone 1- 832 426 1234
Facsimile 1- 832 426 1244
Public Course Presentations
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1-800-821-5933 toll-free in North America or
Address P.O. Box 35448, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74153-0448, U.S.A