Reservoir: SPE 2010-11 Distinguished Lecturer Birol Dindoruk - Reservoir Fluid Properties (PVT): Issues, Pitfalls and Modeling

Speaker: Birol Dindoruk
Speaker Birol Dindoruk
Principal Technical Expert in Reservoir Engineering SHELL Society of Petroleum Engineers Distinguished Lecturer 2010-11 Lecture Season Birol Dindoruk is a Principal Technical Expert in Reservoir Engineering working for Shell International E&P since 1997, and an adjunct faculty at the University of Houston, Department of Chemical Engineering. He is a global ...

Principal Technical Expert in Reservoir Engineering
SHELL





Society of Petroleum Engineers


Distinguished Lecturer 2010-11 Lecture Season



Birol Dindoruk is a Principal Technical Expert in Reservoir Engineering working for Shell International E&P since 1997, and an adjunct faculty at the University of Houston, Department of Chemical Engineering. He is a global consultant for Fluid Properties (PVT) & Miscible/Immiscible Gas Injection EOR & Simulation. Before joining Shell, he has worked at Amoco Tulsa Research Center on compositional simulator development projects. He holds a PhD degree in Petroleum Engineering from Stanford University and an MBA degree from the University of Houston. He is a recipient of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Cedric K. Ferguson Medal in 1994.  He was one of the Co-executive Editors of the SPE Formation Evaluation/Reservoir Engineering Journal (2004-2006) and currently the Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Petroleum Engineering Science and Engineering (JPSE).

Full Description
 
In reservoir studies, from material balance calculations to simulation, fluid properties are always required to estimate in place volumes, EOR (Enhanced Oil Recovery) potential, and the transport parameters that interact with the flow. The variations of PVT (Pressure-Volume-Temperature) properties during depletion phase are also needed to evaluate the reservoir performance and to design surface and subsurface facilities. In general fluid properties are central to almost all the applications in the form of input.
 
In recent years, rising number of offshore projects has made the modeling of reservoir fluid properties even more important. In addition to behavior of the fluids at reservoir/wellbore conditions, behavior of the fluids at sub-sea conditions is also needed for modeling/flow assurance. Some of the frequently encountered key issues are:
 
1.       Sampling issues (near-saturated fluids, contamination and quality)
2.        Laboratory and measurement related issues
3.       Modeling issues (Equation of State, lean condensates, near critical fluids and integrated fluid characterization)
 
Fluid properties (or PVT properties) play important role in petroleum engineering applications. In field-wide modeling, near-critical fluids, compositional variations from well to well/cluster to cluster, and EOR applications pose challenging problems for fluid property modeling.  The final goal of a successful “PVT program” is to represent/model the reservoir fluid from reservoir to refinery with a single set of adjustable parameters (modeling consistency).
Organizer Fady Chaban

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Wed, Jun. 1, 2011
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. US/Central

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