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Dr.Muhammed Ali AL-Marhoun

King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM)

Office

Building 3 Room 210

Phone # + 966 3 860 2536

Fax # + 966 3 860 4447

Mail Address

P. O. Box 198 King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals Dhahran 31261 Saudi Arabia

Email:

marhounm@kfupm.edu.sa

 

PVT Correlations


    Papers Published in Refereed Journals
  1. Al-Marhoun, M.A.: "PVT Correlations for Middle East Crude Oils," Journal of Petroleum Technology, Vol.40, No.5, May 1988, 650-666, Trans., AIME, 285.

  2. Abu-Khamsin, S.A. and Al-Marhoun, M.A.: "Development of A New Correlation for Bubble Point Oil Viscosity,” The Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering, Vol.16, No.2A, April 1991, 99-106.

  3. Al-Marhoun, M.A.: "New Correlations for Formation Volume Factors of Oil and Gas Mixtures," The Journal of Canadian Petroleum Technology, Vol. 31, No.3, March 1992, 22-26.

  4. Al-Yousef, H.Y. and Al-Marhoun, M.A.: "Discussion of Correlation of PVT Properties for UAE Crudes", SPE Formation Evaluation, March 1993, 80-81.

  5. Al-Towailib, A.I. and Al-Marhoun, M.A.: "A New Correlation for Two-phase Flow Through Chokes,” the Journal of Canadian Petroleum Technology, Vol. 33, No.5, May 1994, 40-43.

  6. Al-Fattah, S. M. and Al-Marhoun, M.A.: "Evaluation of Empirical Correlations for Bubblepoint Oil Formation Volume Factor”, Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 11(1994) 341-350.

  7. Al-Yousef, H.Y. and Al-Marhoun, M.A.: "Automated Method for Smoothing Experimental Flash Liberation PVT Data,” Journal of Canadian Petroleum Technology, Vol. 34, No. 3, March 1995, 42-47.

  8. Mahmood, M., Aamir and Al-Marhoun, M.A.: "Evaluation of Empirically Derived PVT Properties for Pakistani Crude Oils,” Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 16 (1996) 275-290.

  9. Al-Marhoun, M.A.: "Adjustment of Differential Liberation Data to Separator Conditions,” SPE Reservoir Evaluation & Engineering, June 2003, 142-146.

  10. Al-Marhoun, M.A.: "Evaluation of empirically derived PVT properties for Middle East crude oils,” Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 42 (2004) 209-221.

  11. Al-Marhoun, M.A.: “A New Correlation for Undersaturated Isothermal Oil Compressibility,” paper SPE 81432-SUM, SPE Reservoir Evaluation & Engineering Online, Volume 9, Number 4, August 2006.

Papers Published in Conference Proceedings

  1. Al-Marhoun, M.A.: "Pressure-Volume-Temperature Correlations for Saudi Crude Oils," Paper SPE 13718, Proceedings, 4th SPE Middle East Oil Technical Conference & Exhibition, Bahrain, (March 11-14, 1985).

  2. Khan, S.A., Al-Marhoun, M.A., Duffuaa, S.O., and Abu-Khamsin, S.A.: "Viscosity Correlations for Saudi Arabian Crude Oils," Paper SPE 13718, Proceedings, 5th SPE Middle East Oil Technical Conference & Exhibition, Bahrain, (March 7-9, 1987).

  3. Humoud A. A. and Al-Marhoun, M.A.: "Dewpoint Pressure Correlations,” 12th SPE Middle East Oil Show & Conference, Bahrain, 17-20 March 2001.

  4. Al-Marhoun, M.A.: "Adjustment of Differential Liberation Data to Separator Conditions,” 12th SPE Middle East Oil Show & Conference, Bahrain, 17-20 March 2001.

  5. Osman, E.A., Abdel-Wahhab, O.A. and Al-Marhoun, M.A.: "Prediction of Oil PVT Properties Using Neural Networks,” 12th SPE Middle East Oil Show & Conference, Bahrain, 17-20 March 2001.

  6. Al-Marhoun, M.A. and Osman E.A.: "Using Artificial Neural Networks to Develop New PVT Correlations for Saudi Crude Oils,” 10th Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference, Abu Dhabi, UAE, 13-16 October 2002.

  7. Al-Marhoun, M.A.: “Evaluation of Mathematical Models of PVT Properties for Middle East and Canadian Crude Oils,” paper presented at the 2003 SPE Technical Symposium of Saudi Arabia Section held in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, 7-9 June.

  8. Al-Marhoun, M.A.: “The Coefficient of Isothermal Compressibility of Black Oils,” paper SPE 81432 presented at 13th SPE Middle East Oil Show & Conference, Bahrain, 9-12 June 2003.

  9. Osman, E.A. and Al-Marhoun, M.A.: " Artificial Neural Networks Models for Predicting PVT Properties of Oil Field Brines,” 14th SPE Middle East Oil Show & Conference, Bahrain, 12-15 March 2005.

  10. Ayoub, M.A., Raja, D.M., and Al-Marhoun, M.A.: “Evaluation of below Bubble Point Viscosity Correlations and Construction of a New Neural Network Model,” paper SPE 108439 presented at the Asia Pacific Oil and Gas Conference and Exhibition, 30 October-1 November 2007, Jakarta, Indonesia.

  11. Al-Marhoun, M.A.: “The Oil Compressibility below Bubble Point Pressure Revisited – Formulations and Estimations,” paper SPE 120047 presented at 16th SPE Middle East Oil Show & Conference, Bahrain, 15 – 18 March 2009.

Public Seminars

Al-Marhoun, M.A conducted several public seminars locally and internationally on petroleum fluid properties.

Al-Marhoun, M.A.: “State of the art and outlook for future development,” SPE 2001–2002 Distinguished Lecturer Program.

Al-Marhoun, M.A.: “PVT Input Data: Accuracy and Limitation," Reservoir Simulation Workshop, Saudi Aramco, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, 4-5 December 2004.

 

 

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