The oil formation volume factor is one of the main reservoir fluid properties that plays a crucial role in designing successful field development planning and oil and gas production optimization. The oil formation volume factor can be acquired from pressure-volume-temperature (PVT) laboratory experiments; nonetheless, these experiments' results are time-consuming and costly. Therefore, many studies used alternative methods, namely empirical correlations (using regression techniques) and machine learning to determine the formation volume factor. Unfortunately, the previous correlations and machine learning methods have some limitations, such as the lack of accuracy. Furthermore, most earlier models have not studied the relationships between the inputs and outputs to show the proper physical behaviors. Consequently, this study comes to develop a model to predict the oil formation volume factor at the bubble point (Bo) using an adaptive neuro-fuzzy inference system (ANFIS). The ANFIS model was built based on 924 data sets collected from published sources. The ANFIS model and previous 28 models were validated and compared using the trend analysis and statistical error analysis, namely average absolute percent relative error (AAPRE) and correlation coefficient (R). The trend analysis study has shown that the ANFIS model and some previous models follow the correct trend analysis. The ANFIS model is the first rank model and has the lowest AAPRE of 0.71 and the highest (R) of 0.9973. The ANFIS model also has the lowest average percent relative error (APRE), root mean square error (RMSE), and standard deviation (SD) of -0.09, 1.01, 0.0075, respectively.

You can access this article if you purchase or spend a download.