Determination of bubble point pressure of two live oils with injected nitrogen by quartz crystal resonator
Laboratoire des Fluides Complexes et leurs Réservoirs, UMR 5150, Université de Pau et des Pays de l'Adour, BP 1155, 64013 Pau Cedex, France
Received: 15 September 2016
Revised: 1 December 2016
Published online: 18 April 2017
An experimental investigation of bubble pressure determination of two live oils with injected nitrogen is presented in this work. Conventional bubble point measurement is done with the aid of a constant expansion test. In such method the bubble point is characterized by an inflection in the PV curve as the oil becomes saturated. For some oils the PV curve is smoothed and it becomes difficult or impossible to accurately determine the bubble point. This work demonstrates that in such cases, the use of quartz crystal resonator technique makes it possible. This technique is successfully applied to determine the bubble point pressure of two live oils in which nitrogen is injected up to 40 mol%.
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