Compositional Grading In Oil And Gas Reservoirs by Rogerio Oliveira Esposito

Compositional Grading In Oil And Gas Reservoirs

byRogerio Oliveira Esposito, Pedro Henrique Rodrigues Alij, Jose Antonio Scilipoti

Paperback | June 9, 2017

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Compositional Grading in Oil and Gas Reservoirsoffers instruction, examples, and case studies on how to answer the challenges of modeling a compositional gradient subject. Starting with the basics on PVT analysis, applied thermodynamics, and full derivations of irreversible thermodynamic-based equations, this critical reference explains gravity-modified equations to be applied to reservoirs, enabling engineers to obtain fluid composition at any point of the reservoir from measured data to create a stronger model calibration.

Once model-parameters are re-estimated, new sensibility can be acquired for more accurate modeling of composition, aiding engineers with stronger production curves, reserve estimations, and design of future development strategies. Multiple examples and case studies are included to show the application of the theory from very simple to more complex systems, such as actual reservoirs influenced by thermal diffusion and gravity simultaneously.

Other example include a layer for which asphaltene precipitation takes place in the reservoir and three -phase flash algorithms for liquid-liquid-vapor equilibrium calculations, detailing the techniques necessary to ensure convergence.

The book combines practical studies with the importance in modeling more complex phenomena, filling a gap for current and upcoming reservoir engineers to expand on solutions and make sense of their reservoir's output results.



  • Presents a deeper level of detail on the heterogeneity composition and thermo-physical properties of petroleum fluids in the reservoir
  • Includes tactics on how to Increase reliability of reservoir simulation initialization, with practice examples at the end of each chapter
  • Helps readers make sense of compositional grading, with coverage on both theory and application that fulfill a gap in research on reservoir simulation

About The Author

Rogerio Oliveira Esposito is currently a Senior Process Engineer at Petrobras, assigned to the Reservoir Engineering department specializing in production development design, fluid modeling of reservoir fluids, and compositional grading determination for initializing reservoir simulations. Previously, he was a PVT analysis engineer for...

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Title:Compositional Grading In Oil And Gas ReservoirsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:June 9, 2017Publisher:Gulf Professional PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0128124520

ISBN - 13:9780128124529

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Table of Contents

1. Reservoir fluids and PVT analysis
2. Thermodynamics of Phase Equilibrium
3. Phase Equilibrium under the Influence of the Gravitational Field
4. Irreversible Thermodynamics Applied to Reservoir Engineering
5. Classical Example of the Literature
6. Case Studies
7. The Influence of Molecular Association on Compositional Grading
8. Epilogue and New Research