PNG 520
Phase Relations in Reservoir Engineering



The ideal gas EOS is inaccurate both quantitatively and qualitatively. Quantitatively, ideal gas will not condense no matter what pressure and temperature the system is subjected to. Quantitatively, pressures and volumes used by the ideal gas model are higher than the values that a real gas would have. These are the primary reasons that scientists have made an effort to go beyond the ideal gas EOS, simply because it does not apply for all the cases of interest.