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BLACKOIL: Black Oil Fluid definitions

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BLACKOIL: Black Oil Fluid definitions
Main-code: BLACKOIL Fluid properties can be generated internally by so called "black oil" correlations which have been developed by correlating gas/oil ratios for live crudes with various properties, such as oil and gas gravities. The selected correlation is used to predict the quantity of gas dissolved in the oil at a particular pressure and temperature. The black oil correlations have been developed specifically for crude oil/gas/water systems and are therefore most useful in predicting the phase behavior of crude oil well streams. When used in conjunction with the calibration options, the black oil correlations can produce accurate phase behavior data from a minimum of input data. They are particularly convenient in gas lift studies where the effects of varying GLR and water cut are under investigation. A Blackoil fluid must define its stock-tank volume phase split using one of: GLR=, GOR=, OGR=, or LGR=, and one of WCUT=, WGR= and GWR=.

Gas saturation (RS) correlations
RSCORR= ELSHARK GHETTO GLASO KART LASATER PETROSK STANDING VAZBEG Elsharkawy de Ghetto Glasø correlation. Kartoatmodjo Lasater correlation (default for bubble point pressure and solution gas). Petrosky-Farshad Standing correlation (default for oil formation volume factor at the bubble point) Vazquez and Beggs correlation (default for oil formation volume factor above the bubble point).

Gas densities are calculated using a Z-factor correlation developed by Katz and Standing and so the black oil correlations can also be used for single phase gas systems and gas/condensate systems with more or less constant gas/liquid ratios. However, if the accurate phase behavior prediction of light hydrocarbon systems is important, it is recommended that the more rigorous compositional models is employed.

Gas Compressibility correlation choices
GASZCORR= AGA8 DPR The Dranchuk, Purvis and Robinson correlation for curve fitting the Standing- Katz reduced pressure-reduced temperature Z-Factor chart. The Gopal correlation for curve fitting the Standing- Katz reduced pressure-reduced temperature Z-Factor chart. Hall & Yarborough correlation for curve fitting the StandingKatz reduced pressure-reduced temperature Z-Factor chart. The Standing modification to the Brill and Beggs correlation

GOPAL HALLYAR STANDING

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BLACKOIL: Black Oil Fluid definitions Page 2 of 2 for curve-fitting the Standing-Katz reduced pressure-reduced temperature Z-Factor chart. (sm 3/sm 3 or scf/STB) 3 Water/gas ratio at stock-tank conditions. GWR= WGR= WCUT= GLR= GOR= LGR= OGR= Gas Water ratio at stock-tank conditions. Watercut. WGR= and GWR=. or STB/mmscf). as it is possible to specify a value for one of them that renders the use of the other one meaningless or illegal: such as with WCUT=100.. Blackoil fluids that have been previously defined with BEGIN FLUID can be selected with the FLUIDNAME= or USE= subcode. It is however always possible to re-state the desired definition correctly by well-chosen alternative subcodes. GOR=. 3 or scf/STB). A compositional fluid can also define them but they must be supplied on the COMPOSITION statement. and one of WCUT=. (sm 3/mmsm or STB/mmscf).e. (sm 3/sm 3 3 or scf/STB). any value for GOR= is meaningless. or STB/mmscf). (sm 3/sm Gas/oil Ratio at stock tank conditions. 11/24/2013 . for example. (sm 3/mmsm 3/mmsm 3 Care must be exercised in combining these subcodes. Liquid/gas ratio at stock-tank conditions. TSTANDING Oil Formation Volume Factor correlation choices OFVFCORR= ELSHARKAWY KART PETROSKY STANDING VAZBEG Elsharkawy Kartoatmodjo Petrosky Standing Kartoatmodjo Gas dissolution and saturation in water WRSCORR= HPPAC KATZ NONE Gas viscosities are calculated using the Lee et al. correlation. i. Gas/liquid ratio at stock tank conditions. OGR=.chm.. (For historical reasons. these subcodes are also available on the RATE statement. but you are strongly encouraged to use them here instead. the volume % aqueous phase in the total liquid phase at stock tank conditions. GLR=0 conflicts with any non-zero value for GWR=. (sm Oil/gas ratio at stock-tank conditions. ). mk:@MSITStore:C:\Program%20Files\Schlumberger\Pipesim\Programs\pipesimdoc. or LGR=. Stock-tank Phase Ratios A Blackoil fluid must define its stock-tank volume phase split using one of: GLR=.