WIT Press


Modelling The Viscosity Of Natural Gas Mixtures

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CMEM030071

Volume

33

Pages

12

Published

2003

Size

326.17 kb

Author(s)

A. Miadonye & W. Clyburn

Abstract

One major problem with offshore production is the difficulty in regular field sampling of various physical properties of the multiphase gas mixtures essential to process operations. Viscosity is one such important property required f?om simulation of gas production at reservoir conditions to the design and operations of flow lines. Thus, the development of accurate semi-empirical viscosity model is imperative to meet the increasing demand for reliable and accurate data for offshore operations. In this study, a simple correlation is presented based on modified Roelands et al equation to predict the viscosity of natural gas mixtures at temperatures between - l73.15OC and 354.02OC, and pressures from 0.1 to 14MPa. The model was developed with 40 data points from natural gas and 263 data points from C, and C, gases. The results were compared with four

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