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Thermophysical Properties of Petroleum Fluids

Hseen Baled

University of Pittsburgh


Adel Alenzi

University of Pittsburgh


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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.

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Date completed: October 28th 2019

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Deadline for full chapters: May 5th 2020

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Review results due: July 24th 2020

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Expected publication date: September 22nd 2020

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About the editor

Hseen Baled

University of Pittsburgh

Dr. Hseen O. Baled is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh. He was previously a Research Fellow at the National Energy Technology Laboratory in Pittsburgh. Dr. Baled received his PhD degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh. He graduated from Rheinisch-Westfälishce Technische Hochschule (RWTH) Aachen University in Germany. His research work focuses on measuring and modeling of thermophysical properties and phase behavior of fluids over wide ranges of pressure and temperature.

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