Hybrid functional networks for PVT characterisation

Munirudeen Oloso, Mohamed Bader-El-Den, James Buick, Mohamed Hassan Sayed

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Predicting pressure volume temperature properties of black oil is one of the key processes required in a successful oil exploration. As crude oils from different regions have different properties, some researchers have used API gravity, which is used to classify crude oils, to develop different empirical correlations for different classes of black oils. However, this manual grouping may not necessarily result in correlations that appropriately capture the uncertainties in the black oils. This paper proposes intelligent clustering to group black oils before passing the clusters as inputs to the functional networks for prediction. This hybrid process gives better performance than the empirical correlations, standalone functional networks and neural network predictions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSAI Intelligent Systems Conference 2017
Subtitle of host publicationIntelliSys 2017
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5090-6435-9
ISBN (Print)978-1-5090-6436-6
Publication statusPublished - 26 Mar 2018
Event2017 Intelligent Systems Conference - America Square Conference Center, London, United Kingdom
Duration: 7 Sept 20178 Sept 2017


Conference2017 Intelligent Systems Conference
Abbreviated titleIntelliSys 2017
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
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  • pressure volume temperature (PVT)
  • API gravity
  • clustering
  • functional networks
  • neural network


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