Visco-elastic and dielectric relaxation studies of crude oil

A. K. George*, R. N. Singh, R. T. Abraham, S. Arafin, M. Al-Balushi

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Temperature-dependent dielectric and viscosity studies have been carried out in two samples of crude oils procured from different wells of Oman oil fields. The dielectric permittivity is found to decrease linearly with increasing temperature for both samples. The relaxation frequency at which the loss attains peak value decreases with decreasing temperature. The viscosity of both samples is found to have an Arrhenius type of variation, from which activation energy was estimated using the reduced temperature plots. Further, the viscosity data was used to estimate the shear wave velocity and the attenuation parameter of the samples using relevant theories.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)889-896
Number of pages8
JournalPetroleum Science and Technology
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Apr 18 2014


  • API gravity
  • activation energy
  • attenuation parameter
  • crude oil
  • dielectric constant
  • relaxation frequency

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Fuel Technology
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology


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