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Title: DOE/DOT Crude Oil Characterization Research Study, Task 2 Test Report on Evaluating Crude Oil Sampling and Analysis Methods, Revision 1 - Winter Sampling

Abstract

The Crude Oil Characterization Research Study is designed to evaluate whether crude oils currently transported in North America, including those produced from “tight” formations, exhibit physical or chemical properties that are distinct from conventional crudes, and how these properties associate with combustion hazards that may be realized during transportation and handling. The current report presents results from Task 2, investigating which commercially available methods can accurately and reproducibly collect and analyze crude oils for vapor pressure and composition, including dissolved gases. This issue, Revision 1 – Winter Sampling, incorporates additional seasonal data and compositional analysis results that have become available since publication of a prior report, SAND2017-12482, released in December 2017. Both reports compare performance of commercially available methods to that of a well-established mobile laboratory system that currently serves as the baseline instrument system for the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve Crude Oil Vapor Pressure Program. The experimental matrix evaluates the performance of selected methods for (i) capturing, transporting, and delivering hydrocarbon fluid samples from the field to the analysis laboratory, coupled with (ii) analyzing for properties related to composition and volatility of the oil, including vapor pressure, gas-oil ratio, and dissolved gases and light hydrocarbons. Several combinations of samplemore » capture and analysis were observed to perform well in both summer and winter sampling environments, though conditions apply that need to be considered carefully for given applications. Methods that perform well from Task 2 will then be utilized in subsequent Task 3 (combustion studies) and Task 4 (compositional analyses of multiple crude types), to be addressed in subsequent reports.« less

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [4];  [4]
  1. Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
  2. Allen Energy Services, Inc., Longview, TX (United States)
  3. GRAM, Albuquerque, NM (United States)
  4. Univ. of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Fossil Energy (FE), Oil and Natural Gas (FE-30)
OSTI Identifier:
1458999
Report Number(s):
SAND2018-5909
663538
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Lord, David, Allen, Ray, Rudeen, David, Wocken, Chad, and Aulich, Ted. DOE/DOT Crude Oil Characterization Research Study, Task 2 Test Report on Evaluating Crude Oil Sampling and Analysis Methods, Revision 1 - Winter Sampling. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.2172/1458999.
Lord, David, Allen, Ray, Rudeen, David, Wocken, Chad, & Aulich, Ted. DOE/DOT Crude Oil Characterization Research Study, Task 2 Test Report on Evaluating Crude Oil Sampling and Analysis Methods, Revision 1 - Winter Sampling. United States. doi:10.2172/1458999.
Lord, David, Allen, Ray, Rudeen, David, Wocken, Chad, and Aulich, Ted. Fri . "DOE/DOT Crude Oil Characterization Research Study, Task 2 Test Report on Evaluating Crude Oil Sampling and Analysis Methods, Revision 1 - Winter Sampling". United States. doi:10.2172/1458999. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1458999.
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title = {DOE/DOT Crude Oil Characterization Research Study, Task 2 Test Report on Evaluating Crude Oil Sampling and Analysis Methods, Revision 1 - Winter Sampling},
author = {Lord, David and Allen, Ray and Rudeen, David and Wocken, Chad and Aulich, Ted},
abstractNote = {The Crude Oil Characterization Research Study is designed to evaluate whether crude oils currently transported in North America, including those produced from “tight” formations, exhibit physical or chemical properties that are distinct from conventional crudes, and how these properties associate with combustion hazards that may be realized during transportation and handling. The current report presents results from Task 2, investigating which commercially available methods can accurately and reproducibly collect and analyze crude oils for vapor pressure and composition, including dissolved gases. This issue, Revision 1 – Winter Sampling, incorporates additional seasonal data and compositional analysis results that have become available since publication of a prior report, SAND2017-12482, released in December 2017. Both reports compare performance of commercially available methods to that of a well-established mobile laboratory system that currently serves as the baseline instrument system for the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve Crude Oil Vapor Pressure Program. The experimental matrix evaluates the performance of selected methods for (i) capturing, transporting, and delivering hydrocarbon fluid samples from the field to the analysis laboratory, coupled with (ii) analyzing for properties related to composition and volatility of the oil, including vapor pressure, gas-oil ratio, and dissolved gases and light hydrocarbons. Several combinations of sample capture and analysis were observed to perform well in both summer and winter sampling environments, though conditions apply that need to be considered carefully for given applications. Methods that perform well from Task 2 will then be utilized in subsequent Task 3 (combustion studies) and Task 4 (compositional analyses of multiple crude types), to be addressed in subsequent reports.},
doi = {10.2172/1458999},
journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {6}
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