New correlationsThe article "New correlations estimate Pb, FVF" by L.L. Levitan and M. Murtha reports the results of one of the most glaring examples of unscientific and pseudotechnical studies that I have ever seen (OGJ, Mar. 8, 1999, p. 70). I am both surprised and disappointed that OGJ chose to print it.I have long admired OGJ for presenting the more practical and "hands-on" type of papers, as opposed to those intended for a more academic readership. This particular article, however, has extended the envelope much too far.Because of the simplicity of the black oil model, correlations based on it tend to be rather more specific to the data used to generate them than applicable to crude ...

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