PVT-Modelling as a Predictive Tool in Hydrocarbon Exploration, with Examples from the Mid Norwegian Continental Shelf

702001-101120-917-B
Author : Odd R. Heum, Arne Dalland & Knut Kristian Meisings
Publication : Bulletin of the Geological Society of Malaysia
Page : 101-134
Volume Number : 22
Year : 1988
DOI : https://doi.org/10.7186/bgsm22198806

Bulletin of the Geological Society of Malaysia, Volume 22, Dec. 1988; pp. 101 – 134

 

PVT-Modelling as a Predictive Tool in Hydrocarbon Exploration, with Examples from the Mid Norwegian Continental Shelf

ODD R. HEUM, ARNE DALLAND & KNUT KRISTIAN MEISINGS

Statoil, Norway

 

Abstract: Computerized PVT-modelling has been applied on several case examples to demonstrate how the basic PVT-properties (pressure, temperature and hydrocarbon component distribution) may be critical for the hydrocarbon phase relations in a trap (oil vs gas or condensates). The predictive force of PVT-tools in hydrocarbon exploration is tremendous. Hydrocarbon densities, phase relations, gas oil ratios, shrinkage, expansion factor etc. can be calculated with great certainty if provided with reliable input data. The multiple applications include general basin modelling, flash analysis, dew point analysis and boiling point analysis. 

https://doi.org/10.7186/bgsm22198806