2008 Ultra-Deepwater

Heavy Viscous Oil Pressure, Volume, Temperature

Subcontractor: Schlumberger

Principal Investigator: Jinglin Gao
Project Number Project Status
08121-2201-02 Active
RPSEA Project Manager: James Pappas
Period of Performance
Start Date End Date
July 27, 2011 July 26, 2014
Total Project Cost RPSEA Share Cost Share
$666,658.00 $496,294.00 $163,697.00
Project Objectives

The objectives of this work are to evaluate current practices in viscosity measurements, correlations, and models of heavy, viscous oil, to include experimental validation of the models; develop best practices of sample handing and laboratory measurement methods; study the impact of solvent and commingling of different fluids on viscosity change and asphaltenes instability, including examination of the existing models and mixing rules in handling the property change; and report on conditions in which multiple phases exist.