Energy Sources Part A-recovery Utilization and Environmental Effects, Vol.42, No.20, 2545-2563, 2020
Thermodynamic analysis PVT equation of state definition and gas injection review along with case study in three wells of Iranian oil field
The study aims to predict the physical properties of Iran crude oils using modified pressure-volume-temperature (PVT) equation of state. The modification was theoretically developed and then performed by using data of 30 black oil samples representing all active oil producing areas of Iran. The equation enables to predict the bubble-point pressure, oil formation volume factor, gas-oil ratio, oil density, crude oil gravity, gas gravity, and gas formation volume factor of black oils with average relative errors ranging from 0.01% to 10.713%. Calculation sensitivity of the proposed Peng-Robinson is determined by testing four oil samples collected from different locations in Iran and comparing the measured PVT properties with those calculated from Peng-Robinson. These evaluations show an excellent agreement between the measured properties and calculated ones. The estimation of reservoir liquid and gas properties from Peng-Robinson is often needed when detailed laboratory PVT data are not available.