In this paper, we propose the combined utilization of x-ray tomography and magnetic resonance techniques for quantification of heavy oil fluid properties. The design of these systems is presented along with preliminary results combined with conventional measurements. The objective is to understand the PVT behavior of a viscous heavy oil from a reservoir that has undergone primary production. Methane is dissolved into the oil at ambient temperature and elevated pressure. The pressure is later slowly depleted and the oil PVT properties are recorded. Specifically, this paper details measurements of oil density, formation value factor, and solution gas-oil-ratio as a function of pressure. The incremental benefit of the proposed nucleonic techniques is that they provide more detailed information about that oil, compared to conventional PVT measurements. This improves our understanding of the foamy oil response.

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