1st Edition

Petroleum Fluid Phase Behavior Characterization, Processes, and Applications

    436 Pages 20 Color & 113 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    436 Pages 20 Color & 113 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    This book deals with complex fluid characterization of oil and gas reservoirs, emphasizing the importance of PVT parameters for practical application in reservoir simulation and management. It covers modeling of PVT parameters, QA/QC of PVT data from lab studies, EOS modeling, PVT simulation and compositional grading and variation. It describes generation of data for reservoir engineering calculations in view of limited and unreliable data and techniques like downhole fluid analysis and photophysics of reservoir fluids. It discusses behavior of unconventional reservoirs, particularly for difficult resources like shale gas, shale oil, coalbed methane, reservoirs, heavy and extra heavy oils.

    1. Reservoir Fluid Properties

    2. Fluid Characterization and Recovery Mechanism

    3. Advanced Fluid Sampling and Characterization of Complex

    Hydrocarbon Systems

    4. Planning of Laboratory Studies

    5. Phase Behavior of Petroleum Reservoir Fluids in the Dense

    Phase or Supercritical Region

    6. Special Characterization for EOR Processes

    7. Compositional, Fluid Property, and Phase Behavior

    Characteristics of Unconventional Reservoir Fluids

    8. Porous Media Effects on Phase Behavior of (Unconventional)

    Petroleum Reservoir Fluids

    9. Compositional and Phase Behavior Effects in Conventional and

    Exotic Heavy Oil EOR Processes

    10. Flow Assurance in EOR Design and Operation

    11. EOS and PVT Simulations

    12. Empirical Relations for Estimating Fluid Properties


    Raj Deo Tewari

    "Overall, this is a well written and well-presented book that is worthy of inclusion on a personal bookshelf or on a library bookshelf."

    ~Dr. James G. Speight, CD&W Inc., USA