FLUIDWORKS-PVT simulation software
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With years of reservoir and flow assurance analysis and software engineering experience, Vinci Technologies has developed the most efficient and ergonomic program to predict and validate fluid behavior by inputting critical parameters: Fuildworks®. For example, the operator can enter and characterize fluid composition which can obtained from Hydrocarbon Analysis experiments. The software will then compare these to its built-in database and report any statistical anomalies. Furthermore, PVT experiment results such as Bubble Point and fluid properties, e.g. viscosity can be inputted to refine the model. The latter may be tuned so that the outputs match the inputs and vice-versa. Another great feature is the Fluid Mixing module, where different composition hydrocarbons are inputted, and the software computes the composition of the mixture. PVT simulations (Constant Mass Expansion, Constant Volume Depletion, Differential Liberation, Multi-Stage Separator Test…) are performed by virtue of an adequately selected Equation of State (Peng-Robinson, Redlich-Kwong…).
The Fluidworks PVT software can be upgraded with optional solid precipitation modules (Asphaltene, Wax, Hydrates) which are available for users focusing on Flow Assurance studies.
Asphaltene is a highly viscous hydrocarbon deposition solid whose precipitation results from a drop in pressure which can occur in the well or pipeline during normal production or as a result of gas injection. By inputting the necessary parameters (composition of the live oil, reservoir temperature, bubble point,…) this module can predict the asphaltene onset pressure (AOP).
WAX MODULE :
Wax is a highly viscous hydrocarbon deposition solid whose precipitation results from a drop in temperature which can occur in the well or pipeline during normal production. By inputting the necessary parameters (composition of the live oil including n-paraffin, reservoir pressure,…), this module can predict the Wax Appearance Temperature (WAT).
HYDRATES MODULE :
Natural Gas Hydrates are a solid compound formed by the combination of free water and natural gas at high pressures and low temperatures. By inputting the necessary parameters (composition of the live oil or gas, reservoir pressure,…), this module can predict Hydrate formation and dissociation temperature. It can also simulate the effects of the most common hydrate inhibitors as well as water salinity.