Improved PVT correlations for UAE offshore crudes

R. A. Al-Mehaideb

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Current empirical correlations of crude oil properties are based on data from different parts of the world and are most accurate for use with crudes from the same basins for which the data were correlated. The UAE offshore fields comprise over 50% of the UAE crude oil reserves and constitute around 5% of reserves worldwide. In this work, experimental sets from twelve different reservoirs located offshore in the UAE were used to construct a new set of correlations for bubble point pressure and for oil formation volume factor. The new correlations improved the accuracy of estimating the crude oil properties of UAE offshore crudes to within less than half the range of error associated with commonly used correlations when compared to experimental measurements.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)232-235
Number of pages4
JournalSekiyu Gakkaishi (Journal of the Japan Petroleum Institute)
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1997


  • Bubble point
  • Correlations
  • Crude oil
  • Fluid property
  • Formation volume factor
  • Offshore UAE

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Fuel Technology
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology


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