API MPMS DRAFT STANDARD - Application of Hydrocarbon Phase Behavior Modeling in Upstream Measurement and Allocation Systems
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This document provides requirements and guidelines for the application of hydrocarbon phase behavior modeling in upstream measurement and allocation systems. The requirements and guidelines apply to the development, implementation, and performance management of a process simulation model (PSM) incorporating an equation of state (EOS) description of phase behavior. This includes functional specifications, validation, and maintenance of the PSM, EOS specification and implementation, and fluid compositional specification and validation. This document establishes a framework to develop, implement, and manage the application of hydrocarbon phase behavior modeling. The applied phase behavior modeling addressed in this document refers to PSM incorporating EOS description of the phase behavior, or pressure, volume, temperature (PVT) properties, of the fluids within the modeled process. The intent of this document is to provide operators with a consistent and transparent approach for applying and managing an EOS-based PSM within an upstream measurement and allocation system. It is not intended to prescribe a particular mathematical phase estimation (i.e. EOS), process simulation (i.e. PSM), or allocation method. Allocation methodologies are addressed in API MPMS Chapter 20.1.