Correlations developed for compressibility

01/29/2001
Click here to enlarge imageTwo separate correlations for predicting the isothermal compressibility of reservoir fluids and crude oils have been developed. One correlation is based on molecular weight; the other, on API gravity.Isothermal compressibility and its reciprocal, the bulk modulus, of liquids are physical properties important in the design of process equipment handling liquids at high pressure.Their determination has specific applications in the transfer of crude oil containing dissolved gas components from a reservoir to a gas-oil separation plant and the pipeline transportation of degassed liquids such as crude oils and refined products. Experimental data for the isothermal c...
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