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PVTsim for OLGA

PVTsim by Calsep Calsep a Danish alliance partner Founded in 1982 Specialists in PVT and fluid properties calculations Ensures most updated PVT calculation methods for OLGA users

PVTsim On the market since 1991 Developed for process, reservoir and laboratory engineers More than 200 installations worldwide

PVTsim 15 main window

PVTsim OLGA Version Limited version of full PVTsim package additional modules available through Calsep Use PVTsim to

characterize fluids tune characterized fluid to saturation points mix fluids by volume, by weight or on molar basis do flash calculations calculate phase envelopes calculate various fluid properties make OLGA fluid property tables (.tab files)

Basic Models in PVTsim Equation of state (EOS) Soave-Redlich-Kwong - Peneloux (SRK-P) default EOS Peng-Robinson - Peneloux (PR-P) Soave-Redlich-Kwong (SRK) Peng-Robinson (PR)

Water mixed with hydrate inhibitors EOS with Huron and Vidal (1979) mixing rule

C7+ Characterization Procedure Pedersen et al, 1984 - estimate distributions of mol fraction, density and molecular weight

Based on above estimates Calculate properties of carbon number fractions Tc , Pc ,acentric factor needed by EOS

Group the carbon number fractions TBP-fractions + estimated carbon number fractions of plus fraction into a user defined number of pseudo components (default 12)

Estimate Molar Distribution

Estimate Density Distribution

Estimate Molecular Weight Molecular weight versus carbon number fraction

MWN = 14 CN - 4 MWN : Molecular weight CN : Carbon number fraction

Transport Properties Viscosity Corresponding states principle (CSP) - default method Pedersen et al, 1987 Lohrenz-Bray-Clark (LBC) same 1964 Thermal Conductivity Pedersen et al, 1987

Transport Properties cont. Surface Tension Gas/oil: Weinaug & Katz 1943 Gas/pure water: API Technical databook, 1983 Oil/pure water: API Technical databook, 1983 Gas/salt water & oil/salt water: Firoozabadi & Ramey, 1988

OLGA Tables Content General specification Pressure, temperature, total water mass fraction, gas mass fraction, water vapor fraction of gas,

Physical properties for each phase density density derivatives enthalpy heat capacity entropy viscosity thermal conductivity surface tension

OLGA Tables - Water Flashing Complete three-phase flash is always performed when water and other aqeous components(MeOH, MEG etc.) are present, i.e. full miscibility. For two-phase tables two liquid phases are lumped into one liquid with average fluid properties.

OLGA Tables - Water Flashing cont.

Water properties from EOS Density and viscosity corrected for salts


Search in pvtdoc.doc in the PVTsim directory Characterization Pedersen: Ind. Chem. Process Des. Dev., 1984, 163 - 170 Mixing rule Huron, M. J. and Vidal, J.: Fluid Phase Eq. 3, 1979, 255.

Transport properties Weinaug, C. F. and Katz, D. L., Ind. Eng. Chem. 35, 1943, 239. Lohrenz, J.,, Bray, B. G. and Clark, C. R. J. Pet. Technol., Oct. 1964, 1171-1176. Pedersen et al: Chem. Eng. Sci. 42, 1987, 182-186 Pedersen et al: J. Can. Pet. Tech, 1988 Firoozabadi, A. and Ramey, H. J., Journal of Canadian Petroleum Technology 27, 1988, pp. 41-48.

PVTsim - Composition Input

PVTsim - Characterized Fluid

PVTsim - Mixing Fluids

PVTsim - Recombining Fluids

PVTsim - Phase EnvelopeTEST 4 BHS OIL C10+ 6000


Crit P





0 -100 0 100 200 300 400 Temperature/F 500 600 700 800 900

PVTsim - OLGA fluid table file input

Specify a sufficiently wide region of P and T. Account for occasional peak (high and low) values. e.g.Tmin could be -10 C Pmin should be 0.5 Bara


Extract of fluid table

Fluid tables - Check the Results! Check the fluid tables for discontinuities and strange tendencies as function of P and T e.g. Gas mass fraction Densities Derivatives of hydrocarbon liquid density

Check the single phase regions in particular (gas mass fraction equals 0 or 1) Use the plotting facility in the OLGA 5 GUI

OLGA 5 fluid plotting (open a

.tab file)

Densities as function of P at 200 Bara

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