178 The Exposure of New Estimating Models for Bubble Point Pressure in Crude Oil of One of The Oil fields in Iran


One of the most important properties of reservoir fluids is bubble point pressure which helps the reservoir engineer to estimate reservoir oil in place, inflow performance and to design wellhead equipment.

In this study, 65 tested data, related to 10 wells located in the one Southwest fields in Iran have been used which data in this field for 0API<=30 and 0API>30  includes: 1) oil formation volume factor (1.2-1.6) and (1.3-1.58) bbl/STB, 2) oil sample temperature (110-150) and (130-170)0F, 3) stock tank oil gravity (14.47-26.20) and (32.19-71.09)0API, 4) solution gas-oil ratio (707-1146) and (654-1066) SCF/STB, 5) gas specific gravity (0.898-1.085) and (0.881-1.187) and 6) bubble point pressure (2962-4196) and (2078-4149) psi.

According to the different 0API range and to researchers carried out on this field, it has been determined that out a model for data range with 0API>30 and one estimating the model for 0API<=30 is required.

These equations respectively are applicable for crude oil of 0API ranging betweenThe results have shown that for the equation with range of 0API>30 the minimum error is 0.009 and maximum error is 0.28 and for the equation with range of 0API<=30 the minimum error is 0.0082 and maximum error is 0.25 which it shows the high accuracy of the equation proposed in this study than other researchers.

Keywords: stock tank oil gravity (0API), bubble point pressure, specific gas gravity, fluid properties


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