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Physical Properties

Published:
January 01, 1987

Abstract

If pressure, temperature, and chemical composition (PTX) are known, any thermodynamic property of a subsurface brine can be calculated, at least in theory. If in addition to PTX, spatial position can be defined, then the mechanical energy available to drive fluid flow can be calculated. In this chapter we will discuss the pressure and temperature of subsurface fluids and how these physical parameters can be measured or calculated. We will then look at a number of other physical parameters which can be readily derived if PTX is known.

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Origin and Migration of Subsurface Sedimentary Brines

Jeffrey S. Hanor
Jeffrey S. Hanor
Department of Geology and Geophysics Louisiana State University Baton Rouge, LA 70803
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Volume
21
ISBN electronic:
9781565760998
Publication date:
January 01, 1987

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