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Homework Help: Oil Formation Volume Factor at saturation conditions

  1. May 31, 2012 #1
    \check{}1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    Given the following data I need to find the oil formation volume factor at the saturation conditions;

    A single flash separation of Angolan reservoir oil gave a stabilised (for stock tank) oil gravity of 37.19’ API and a gas gravity of 1.015. The GOR (gas oil ratio) of the separation measured as 1899 scf/stb. From a separation experiment (constant mass study) the density of reservoir oil at saturation pressure 3790psia and reservoir temperature 250F was determined to be 559.4kg/m3.
    What is the oil formation volume factor at the saturation conditions?

    oil gravity = 37.19API
    gas gravity = 1.015
    GOR = 1899 scf/stb
    saturated reservoir oil density = 559.4 kg/m3

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution

    I used this method;

    Bo = [ ρ(oil) + ρ(gas)*GOR(stb/stb)] / ρ(reservoir)
    = [838.8 + 1.243*338] / 559.4

    BO = 2.25 rb/stb

    ρ(oil) = density of oil at surface (from 37.91 API)
    ρ(gas) = density of gas at surface (using SGgas=1.015 to find MWgas and ideal gas equation PV=nRT to find density)
    GOR (STB/STB) = 1899/5.615 = 338
    ρ(reservoir) = density of reservoir oil at saturation = 559.4 kg/m3

    Have I done this correctly?
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