Understanding the properties of a reservoir's fluids and creating a successful model based on lab data and calculation are required for every reservoir engineer in oil and gas today, and with reservoirs becoming more complex, engineers and managers are back to reinforcing the fundamentals. PVT (pressure-volume-temperature) reports are one way to achieve better parameters, and Equations of State and PVT Analysis, 2nd Edition, helps engineers to fine tune their reservoir problem-solving skills and achieve better modeling and maximum asset development. Designed for training sessions for new and existing engineers, Equations of State and PVT Analysis, 2nd Edition, will prepare reservoir engineers for complex hydrocarbon and natural gas systems with more sophisticated EOS models, correlations and examples from the hottest locations around the world such as the Gulf of Mexico, North Sea and China, and Q&A at the end of each chapter. Resources are maximized with this must-have reference.
- Improve with new material on practical applications, lab analysis, and real-world sampling from wells to gain better understanding of PVT properties for crude and natural gas
- Sharpen your reservoir models with added content on how to tune EOS parameters accurately
- Solve more unconventional problems with field examples on phase behavior characteristics of shale and heavy oil
Chapter 1: Fundamentals of Hydrocarbon Phase Behavior
Chapter 2: Characterizing Hydrocarbon-Plus Fractions
Chapter 3: Natural Gas Properties
Chapter 4: PVT Properties of Crude Oils
Chapter 5: Equations of State and Phase Equilibria
Chapter 6: Flow Assurances
Tarek is currently a Founder of Tarek Ahmed and Associates, Ltd, a consulting firm that specializes in in-house petroleum engineering courses and consulting services worldwide. Prior to that, he was a Reservoir Engineering Advisor for Anadarko, Baker Hughes, Gaffney, and Cline and Associates. He was also a Professor and head of the Petroleum Engineering Department at Montana Tech of the University of Montana for over 22 years. He earned his PhD from University of Oklahoma, his Masters from the University of Missouri-Rolla, and a BS from the Faculty of Petroleum in Egypt - all degrees in petroleum engineering. Dr. Ahmed has authored numerous papers and several successful Elsevier books, including Advanced Reservoir Engineering (2005) and Reservoir Engineering Handbook, 4th Edition (2010).