The prediction of bubble-point pressure and bubble-point oil formation volume factor in the absence of PVT analysis

S. Elmabrouk, A. Zekri, E. Shirif

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Abstract

Up to now, there has not been one specific correlation published to directly estimate the bubble-point pressure in the absence of pressure-volume-temperature (PVT) analysis. Presently, there is just one published correlation available to estimate the bubble-point oil formation volume factor (FVF) directly in the absence of PVT analysis. Multiple regression analysis technique is applied to develop two novel correlations to estimate the bubble-point pressure and the bubble-point oil FVF. The developed correlations can be applied in a straightforward manner by using direct field measurement data. Separator gas oil ratio, separator pressure, stock-tank oil gravity, and reservoir temperature are the only key parameters required to predict bubble-point pressure and bubble-point oil FVF.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1168-1174
Number of pages7
JournalPetroleum Science and Technology
Volume32
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 19 2014

Keywords

  • bubble-point correlation
  • formation volume factor
  • gas-oil ratio

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Chemical Engineering
  • Fuel Technology
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology

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