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1.3: Summary

Regardless of the aspect of petroleum extraction process — be it drilling, reserve estimation, reservoir performance analysis, reservoir simulation, tubing flow hydraulics, gathering design, gas-liquid separation, oil and gas transmission, oil and gas metering or quality control — a good predictive knowledge of phase behavior is called for. This course will help you to acquire this knowledge. You may never have to develop computer routines for doing many of the predictive calculations pertaining to hydrocarbon fluid phase behavior; nevertheless, the knowledge base developed in this course will help you develop the understanding needed to be an intelligent user of commercial software packages and ask the right questions that your responsibility as an engineer demands.

Contributors

  • Prof. Michael Adewumi (The Pennsylvania State University). Some or all of the content of this module was taken from Penn State's College of Earth and Mineral Sciences' OER Initiative.