About the book
The knowledge of the thermophysical properties of natural gas and crude oil at petroleum reservoir conditions is necessary to reliably estimate the amount of producible petroleum within a reservoir, and to model the flow of these fluids within the porous media. These properties are also used to design proper drilling and production equipment to ensure safe and optimized processes for oil production. This book will cover some of the thermophysical properties that are of great interest to petroleum industry. These properties include pressure-volume-temperature (PVT) properties and their derivatives, viscosity, thermal conductivity, diffusion coefficient and interfacial tension. Carrying out accurate measurements of such properties for every encountered fluid at all conditions of interest is not only expensive and time-consuming but also extremely difficult especially at high-pressure, high-temperature conditions. Therefore, accurate correlations and reliable prediction models are often used to estimate the properties of petroleum fluids. This book will present experimental, theoretical and modeling studies of thermodynamic and physical properties of broad range of petroleum fluids over wide ranges of pressure and temperature.