Module 6: Petroleum Geochemistry: Conventional Reservoir Geochemistry

Learning Objectives

Reasons for differences in fluid compositions

How reservoirs are filled and mix

  • Shell, BP models

Paragenetic history/Fluid inclusions as means of determining reservoir filling history

Compositional grading – methods and examples

Reservoir connectivity and compartmentalization – methods and examples

Estimating fluid residence times

Effects of in-reservoir alteration on petroleum - biodegradation theory and examples, water washing, phase separation, tar mats, fluid contacts

Fluid properties prediction

Non-hydrocarbon gases introduction

Solids problems; e.g., wax, asphaltenes, soaps, hydrates

Production Monitoring and Allocation

  • Complementary inorganic geochemical methods

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