This title covers a wide range of topics related to the Pressure Volume Temperature (PVT) behavior of complex hydrocarbon systems and documents the ability of Equations of State (EOS) in modeling their behavior. This book aims to provide the practicing engineer and engineering student with tools needed to solve problems that require a description of the PVT of hydrocarbon systems from their compositions. Because of the dramatic evolution in computational capabilities, petroleum engineers can now study such phenomena as the development of miscibility during gas injection, compositional gradient as a function of depth and the behavior near critical hydrocarbon systems with more sophisticated EOS models.
Preface Acknowledgments 1 Fundamentals of Hydrocarbon Phase Behavior Single-Component Systems Two-Component Systems Three-Component Systems Multicomponent Systems Classification of Reservoirs and Reservoir Fluids Phase Rule Problems References 2 Characterizing Hydrocarbon-Plus Fractions Generalized Correlations PNA Determination Graphical Correlations Splitting and Lumping Schemes Problems References 3 Natural Gas Properties Behavior of Ideal Gases Behavior of Real Gases Problems References 4 PVT Properties of Crude Oils Crude Oil Gravity Specific Gravity of the Solution Gas Crude Oil Density Gas Solubility Bubble-Point Pressure Oil Formation Volume Factor Isothermal Compressibility Coefficient of Crude Oil Undersaturated Oil Properties Total-Formation Volume Factor Crude Oil Viscosity Surface/Interfacial Tension PVT Correlations for Gulf of Mexico Oil Properties of Reservoir Water Laboratory Analysis of Reservoir Fluids Problems References 5 Equations of State and Phase Equilibria Equilibrium Ratios Flash Calculations Equilibrium Ratios for Real Solutions Equilibrium Ratios for the Plus Fractions Vapor-Liquid Equilibrium Calculations Equations of State Equation-of-State Applications Simulation of Laboratory PVT Data by Equations of State Tuning EOS Parameters Original Fluid Composition from a Sample Contaminated with Oil-Based Mud Problems References 6 Flow Assurance Hydrocarbon Solids: Assessment of Risk Phase Behavior of Asphaltenes Asphaltene Deposit Envelope Modeling the Asphaltene Deposit Phase Behavior of Waxes Modeling Wax Deposit Prediction of Wax Appearance Temperature Gas Hydrates Problems References Appendix Index
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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).
Consultant, Tarek Ahmed and Associates, Ltd., Spring, TX, USA