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    PVTSIM Nova

  • PVTsim Nova 4.0 to 5.0

Updates & Bug Fixes 

APPS

  • XML IMPORT
    • New option for import of fluid compositions and PVT data in the PRODML 2.0 XML Energistics
  • INSITU FLUID
    • New option for creating in situ reservoir fluid composition from composition of depleted sample and either original saturation pressure or original GOR.
  • AUTO EOS
    • Input menu updated for easier input of number of components.
    • Auto EoS updated to support lumping of C7+ isomers with respective carbon number fraction.
    • Distinction between automated and custom lumping made clearer.
  • SEPARATION
    • Updated to handle two feed streams and up to four product streams.

 

FLUID MANAGEMENT & OPERATIONS 

  • FLUID DATABASE
    • Opening of an empty database enabled. Export and import supported for empty databases.
  • QC
    • Evaluation of linearity of ln(mol%) versus carbon number changed to start at C10 instead of at C7.
    • Test separator data accepted as alternative to single stage flash data.
  • ADD TO EOS
    • Add to single EoS enabled also when characterized source fluid has been lumped twice or more.
    • Add to EoS supported for mud contaminated fluids.
  • COMMON EOS
    • Common EoS regression options extended to also support mud contaminated fluids.
    • Extended to handle up to 100 fluid composition.
  • CLEAN FOR MUD
    • QC check for mud (OBM) contamination enhanced.
    • Input menu modified to clearer signal that no mud composition is required for contaminated fluid samples with a composition to C36+.
  • NO PLUS GC COMPOSITIONS
    • C7+ density no longer required input for No Plus GC compositions.
  • C6+ COMPOSITIONS
    • Characterization of compositions ending at C6+
  • WEIGHT% COMPOSITIONS
    • Mole% to weight% conversion supported also for characterized compositions.
  • PURE COMPONENT DATABASE
    • m & p xylene added as a component.
  • LUMPING OF C7+ ISOMERS
    • Lumping schemes updated to support lumping of C7+ isomers with carbon number fractions
  • Characterized Regression
    • Discontinuous grouping enabled, i.e. also non-consecutive components can have a property modified by the same percentage.

MODELS

  • INTERFACIAL TENSION
    • Correlation for gas/oil-water interfacial tension enhanced to give more correct results when gas is a dilute inorganic gas.

PVT

  • SWELLING EXPERIMENT
    • Simplified input of critical composition in swelling experiment.
  • SLIMTUBE OIL SATURATION
    • Slimtube options extended with video showing how oil saturation develops with amount of gas injected.
  • FAST SLIMTUBE SIMULATION
    • New approximate and fast slimtube option based on Methods of Characteristics (MOC).
  • PVT DATA
    • Copy of PVT data between fluids supported.

 

FLASH & PROCESS

  • H2S MODULE
    • Component fugacities output.
  • FLASH OUTPUT
    • Partial molar volumes output from flash options.
  • OPEN STRUCTURE FLASH
    • Updated to support PC-SAFT equation of state.
  • MULTISTAGE 3-PHASE SEPARATION
    • The 3-phase Separation option under Unit operations extended to handle multiple stages and to allow oil production rate at standard conditions as flow rate input specification.

 

FLOW ASSURANCE

  • WAX
    • Bug corrected in Wax module, which for fluids with high wax content may give a slightly higher WAT than with PVTsim Nova 4.
  • WATER ANALYSES
    • New database for storage of water analyses. Accessible from Fluid Explorer.
  • ASPHALTENES
    • Asphaltene tuning updated to cover Px onset data and bubble point pressures in addition PT onset data.
  • SCALE
    • Formation and injection water compositions can be selected from water analysis database.

 

OUTPUT

  • OUTPUT ON EXIT
    • Output can be kept between sessions.
  • REPORT GENERATION
    • Option for Compare with Experimental Data enhanced with feature to automatically generate a report with nicely formatted tables and plots.
  • MULTI FLUID COMPARE WITH DATA
    • Compare with Experimental Data enabled for two or more fluids belonging to the same EoS model.
    • Summary tables and summary plots output.

 

INTERFACES

  • ECLIPSE BLACK OIL
    • Updated to output table with oil and gas compressibilities.
    • Slash removed from Field Unit output format.
    • Enhancement for near critical fluids.
  • ECLIPSE COMP IMPORT
    • Updated to accept files with no volume shift parameter.
  • INTERSECT
    • New interface to Intersect Black Oil.
  • MPM
    • Extended with viscosity table.
    • Bug corrected that output erroneous properties for fluids that are single phase gas at meter conditions.
  • NEXUS BLACK OIL
    • Updated to meet input checks in Nexus Black Oil for near critical volatile oils.
  • NEXUS COMP
    • Component names extended from 6 to 10 characters
  • OLGA TAB
    • Extended to support GERG-2008 equation of state.
  • OLGA WAX
    • Table expanded to 90 x 90.
  • PIPESIM
    • Extended to support GERG-2008 equation of state.
  • PROSPER EOS
    • Import updated to also import C7 liquid density
    • Updated to use API standard for liquid densities of gaseous components.
    • More input transferred to output file.

 

HELP

  • VIDEO TUTORIALS
    • Six new video tutorials accessible from PVTsim Nova 5 input menus.

 

INSTALLATION

  • DONGLE DRIVER
    • Sentinel Dongle driver updated to support Windows 10 update 1803.

 

Return

NEW FEATURES AND MODULES IN PVTSIM NOVA 5.0

APPS

  • XML IMPORT
    • New option for import of fluid compositions and PVT data in the PRODML 2.0 XML Energistics
  • INSITU FLUID
    • New option for creating in situ reservoir fluid composition from composition of depleted sample and either original saturation pressure or original GOR.

 

FLUID MANAGEMENT & OPERATIONS 

  • FLUID DATABASE
    • Opening of an empty database enabled. Export and import supported for empty databases.
  • QC
    • Evaluation of linearity of ln(mol%) versus carbon number changed to start at C10 instead of at C7.
    • Test separator data accepted as alternative to single stage flash data.
  • ADD TO EOS
    • Add to single EoS enabled also when characterized source fluid has been lumped twice or more.
    • Add to EoS supported for mud contaminated fluids.
  • COMMON EOS
    • Common EoS regression options extended to also support mud contaminated fluids.
    • Extended to handle up to 100 fluid composition.
  • CLEAN FOR MUD
    • QC check for mud (OBM) contamination enhanced.
    • Input menu modified to clearer signal that no mud composition is required for contaminated fluid samples with a composition to C36+.
  • NO PLUS GC COMPOSITIONS
    • C7+ density no longer required input for No Plus GC compositions.
  • C6+ COMPOSITIONS
    • Characterization of compositions ending at C6+
  • WEIGHT% COMPOSITIONS
    • Mole% to weight% conversion supported also for characterized compositions.
  • PURE COMPONENT DATABASE
    • m & p xylene added as a component.
  • LUMPING OF C7+ ISOMERS
    • Lumping schemes updated to support lumping of C7+ isomers with carbon number fractions
  • Characterized Regression
    • Discontinuous grouping enabled, i.e. also non-consecutive components can have a property modified by the same percentage.

MODELS

  • INTERFACIAL TENSION
    • Correlation for gas/oil-water interfacial tension enhanced to give more correct results when gas is a dilute inorganic gas.

PVT

  • SWELLING EXPERIMENT
    • Simplified input of critical composition in swelling experiment.
  • SLIMTUBE OIL SATURATION
    • Slimtube options extended with video showing how oil saturation develops with amount of gas injected.
  • FAST SLIMTUBE SIMULATION
    • New approximate and fast slimtube option based on Methods of Characteristics (MOC).
  • PVT DATA
    • Copy of PVT data between fluids supported.

 

FLASH & PROCESS

  • H2S MODULE
    • Component fugacities output.
  • FLASH OUTPUT
    • Partial molar volumes output from flash options.
  • OPEN STRUCTURE FLASH
    • Updated to support PC-SAFT equation of state.
  • MULTISTAGE 3-PHASE SEPARATION
    • The 3-phase Separation option under Unit operations extended to handle multiple stages and to allow oil production rate at standard conditions as flow rate input specification.

 

FLOW ASSURANCE

  • WATER ANALYSES
    • New database for storage of water analyses. Accessible from Fluid Explorer.
  • ASPHALTENES
    • Asphaltene tuning updated to cover Px onset data and bubble point pressures in addition PT onset data.
  • SCALE
    • Formation and injection water compositions can be selected from water analysis database.

 

OUTPUT

  • OUTPUT ON EXIT
    • Output can be kept between sessions.
  • REPORT GENERATION
    • Option for Compare with Experimental Data enhanced with feature to automatically generate a report with nicely formatted tables and plots.
  • MULTI FLUID COMPARE WITH DATA
    • Compare with Experimental Data enabled for two or more fluids belonging to the same EoS model.
    • Summary tables and summary plots output.

 

INTERFACES

  • ECLIPSE BLACK OIL
    • Updated to output table with oil and gas compressibilities.
    • Enhancement for near critical fluids.
  • ECLIPSE COMP IMPORT
    • Updated to accept files with no volume shift parameter.
  • INTERSECT
    • New interface to Intersect Black Oil.
  • MPM
    • Extended with viscosity table.
  • NEXUS BLACK OIL
    • Updated to meet input checks in Nexus Black Oil for near critical volatile oils.
  • NEXUS COMP
    • Component names extended from 6 to 10 characters
  • OLGA TAB
    • Extended to support GERG-2008 equation of state.
  • OLGA WAX
    • Table expanded to 90 x 90.
  • PIPESIM
    • Extended to support GERG-2008 equation of state.
  • PROSPER EOS
    • Import updated to also import C7 liquid density
    • Updated to use API standard for liquid densities of gaseous components.
    • More input transferred to output file.

 

HELP

  • VIDEO TUTORIALS
    • Six new video tutorials accessible from PVTsim Nova 5 input menus.