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Properties of Petroleum Fluids, 3rd edition


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by William D. McCain, Jr.

Petroleum can exist as either a liquid or a gas, either in the reservoir or on the trip to the surface. These properties are the basis for the chemistry of petroleum. This long-awaited new edition to William D. McCain’s acclaimed text expands on the various compounds of this essential hydrocarbon. It includes new chapters on petroleum gas condensates and volatile oils, while the discussion on oilfield waters is extended. A vital resource for petroleum engineering students, The Properties of Petroleum Fluids, third edition, is equally useful as a reference for practicing engineers.

New Features:

  • Two new chapters on gas condensates
  • A new chapter on volatile oils
  • A simplified explanation of phase behavior and an extended discussion of oilfield waters
  • An expanded review of the components of petroleum and the methods of determining its composition


  • A Brief Review of Organic Chemistry
  • Petroleum Phase Behavior
  • The Five Reservoir Fluids
  • Properties of Gases: Ideal Gas and Real Gas Equations of State
  • Properties of Dry Gases
  • Properties of Wet Gases
  • Properties of Gas Condensates: Reservoir Fluid Studies
  • Properties of Gas Condensates: Application of Reservoir Fluid Studies
  • Properties of Black Oils: Definitions
  • Properties of Black Oils: Reservoir Fluid Studies
  • Properties of Black Oils: Application of Reservoir Fluid Studies
  • Properties of Black Oils: Field Data for Use in Correlations
  • Properties of Black Oils: Correlations
  • Volatile Oils
  • Properties of Oilfield Waters
  • Clathrate
  • Hydrates of Petroleum

592 Pages/Hardcover/6x9/2017
ISBN10 1593703732

Product Reviews

  1. Valuable additions 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 12th Jan 2018

    I own previous editions but purchased this for the information on condensates and volatile oils that are being developed in tight oil plays. Thank you for the updates.

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