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Solution gas oil ratio

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The solution gas-oil ratio (GOR) is a general term for the amount of gas dissolved in the oil. Heavy oils (lower API gravity) has lower capacity to contain dissolved gas than lighter oils. Solution GOR in black oil systems typically range from 0 to approximately 2000 scf / bbl. For most purposes, the solution GOR at the bubblepoint is the value of interest. At pressures above the bubble point pressure the oil is said to be undersaturated.  Below the bubblepoint pressure, the gas begins to come out of solution and form a free gas phase, and the oil is said to be saturated.

Solution GOR is determined by rearranging the equations for calculating bubblepoint pressure as discussed on the page Oil bubblepoint pressure.

Noteworthy papers in OnePetro

Valkó, P.P. <gwmw class="ginger-module-highlighter-mistake-type-1" id="gwmw-15541207043016550130632">and</gwmw> McCain, W.D. Jr<gwmw class="ginger-module-highlighter-mistake-type-3" id="gwmw-15541207047736329082542">.</gwmw> 2003. Reservoir oil bubble point pressures revisited; solution gas–oil ratios and surface gas specific gravities. J. Pet. <gwmw class="ginger-module-highlighter-mistake-type-1" id="gwmw-15541207087398286896766">Sci</gwmw>. <gwmw class="ginger-module-highlighter-mistake-type-1" id="gwmw-15541207089760229328074">Eng</gwmw>. 37 (3–4): 153-169.

Abdul-Majeed, Ghassan H.  <gwmw class="ginger-module-highlighter-mistake-type-1" id="gwmw-15541207109212809790118">and</gwmw> Salman, Naeema H. 1988. Statistical Evaluation of PVT Correlations Solution Gas-Oil Ratio. Journal of Canadian Petroleum Technology, 27 (4).

Ghassan H. Abdul-Majeed, 2016. Estimation of Solution Gas-Oil Ratio. Journal of Petroleum and Coal. <gwmw class="ginger-module-highlighter-mistake-type-1" id="gwmw-15541211420130967021833">pp</gwmw> 539-550.

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See also

Oil fluid properties

Oil bubblepoint pressure