Short Course in Heavy Oil/ Bitumen Properties Day 1 – PVT Properties 1. Sampling Heavy Oils and Bitumen 2. Characterization of Heavy Oils and Bitumen 3. Measurement of Rheological Properties: i. Density ii. Viscosity iii. Emulsions iv. Foamy Oils 4. Thermal and Solvent Dependencies i. Steam distillation ii. Solvent assisted dependencies iii. K values and Flash Calculations Day 2 – Fluid Flow 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. A review of Flow in Porous Media Porous Media sampling and Characterization Measurement of Relative Permeability Foamy Oil Characterization Thermal Solvent-Assisted Flow A few exercises will accompany the course presentation so the students should come with a calculator and pen/ paper. The venue, snacks and lunch would be provided by Company. The time of the course would be from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM daily with one hour lunch. Dr. F. Brent Thomas, P. Eng. was with Hycal Energy Research from 1981 until 2004 and has world-wide experience in reservoir fluid phase behavior and EOR. Since 2004, Brent has been employed with Weatherford Laboratories as Director of Phase Behavior and EOR Research. Brent has taught courses on a variety of topics, world-wide, over the last twenty years. He was a distinguished lecturer for SPE International and a distinguished author for the JCPT.