Publisher description for Phase behavior of petroleum reservoir fluids / by Karen Schou Pedersen and Peter L. Christensen.

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Knowledge of the phase behavior of the various fluids present in a petroleum reservoir is important for correct design and economic operation of a petroleum processing plant. Introducing industry-standard methods for modeling the phase behavior of petroleum reservoir fluids at various stages in the process, this book presents characterization methods for determining compositional input for state equations and how to apply these equations to simulate pressure-volume-temperature (PVT) properties. The methods are useful from high-temperature/high-pressure conditions down to atmospheric conditions, and the authors deal with flow assurance for gas hydrates, wax, asphaltenes, and scale formation.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Petroleum reserves -- Mathematical models.
Petroleum -- Geology -- Mathematical models.
Phase rule and equilibrium.
Thermodynamic equilibrium.
Heavy oil.