The impact of sample contamination with oil-based mud filtrate on phase behavior and properties of different types of reservoir fluids, including gas condensate and volatile oil, has been investigated. Two simple methods are used to determine the uncontaminated fluid composition from contaminated samples. The capability of the methods is demonstrated against highly contaminated samples. An equation-of-state (EOS)-based method also has been developed to predict the phase and volumetric properties of the retrieved composition. The method determines the required parameters of the EOS for the uncontaminated fluid using the developed phase-behavior models from contaminated-sample data. The method has been examined against experimental data of different types of reservoir fluids with successful results.
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||SPE Reservoir Evaluation and Engineering|
|Publication status||Published - 2002|