Pressure-volume-temperature (PVT) properties are critical to reservoir as well as production engineers, in particular. PVT properties could be determined experimentally. But, experiments are time consuming and costly. Moreover, laboratory PVT analysis does not consider the variations of PVT properties with respect to temperature since they are measured at reservoir temperature at the time of sampling. For that matter, the data is not benefitable. But, even if experimental analysis is done, it is difficult to obtain representative results to develop a new field. To tackle the above and other related problems, relying on sound PVT empirical correlations would be the ultimate solution. In this work, the intent is to develop stochastic models for PVT properties pertaining to Omani crude oils since it is believed that such correlations are scarce and not very precise. The empirical equations are developed for saturated Omani crude oils. The correlations are tested and validated. The empirical equations evaluation and assessment are done against existent experimental data and published correlations.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Chemical Engineering(all)
- Fuel Technology
- Energy Engineering and Power Technology
- Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology