Crude Oil Volume Conversion.

Questions and answers on how to convert things from one unit or system to another

Moderator: convert-me.com

Crude Oil Volume Conversion.

Postby Peterlim » Mon Dec 13, 2004 8:29 pm

can any body give me the formula to convert 1 Metric Ton of Crude oil to volume in BBL.

Thnak You!

Peter
limkongkim
Peterlim
 
Posts: 3
Joined: Wed Dec 24, 2003 6:40 pm

Re: Crude Oil Volume Conversion.

Postby Knight » Tue Dec 14, 2004 12:25 am

Peterlim wrote:can any body give me the formula to convert 1 Metric Ton of Crude oil to volume in BBL.

Thnak You!

Peter

There are 7.33 barrels per tonne (tonne x 7.33 = bbl)
William J. Knight
Health Physicist
Los Alamos National Labs
User avatar
Knight
Expert
 
Posts: 309
Joined: Tue Jan 13, 2004 9:43 pm
Location: Los Alamos, NM

Crude Oil Volume Conversionat 7.33 Bbl per Ton.

Postby Peterlim » Tue Dec 14, 2004 9:58 am

Hello Knight,

Thank you for your reply.
I presumed the rate of conversion is based on Crude Oil specific gravity at .858.
Does the specific gravity varies very much on different type of Crude Oil current found in the market?

Best regards!

Peter Lim
limkongkim
Peterlim
 
Posts: 3
Joined: Wed Dec 24, 2003 6:40 pm

Re: Crude Oil Volume Conversionat 7.33 Bbl per Ton.

Postby Knight » Tue Dec 14, 2004 8:53 pm

Peterlim wrote:I presumed the rate of conversion is based on Crude Oil specific gravity at .858.
A Barrel (bbl) is a volumetric unit of measure for crude oil and petroleum products. 1 barrel is 42 US gallons, 35 imperial gallons or 159 liters.

Peterlim wrote:Does the specific gravity varies very much on different type of Crude Oil current found in the market?
Indeed, while there are roughly 7.33 bbl of crude oil to a tonne, the precise conversion obviously depends on the specific gravity of the oil.

A quick look in the engineering Handbook lists some specific gravities for three different types of crude oil, which have a range of 0.42 g/cm³

Crude oil, California @ 60°F = 0.918 g/cm³
Crude oil, Mexican @ 60°F = 0.976 g/cm³
Crude oil, Texas @ 60°F = 0.876 g/cm³
William J. Knight
Health Physicist
Los Alamos National Labs
User avatar
Knight
Expert
 
Posts: 309
Joined: Tue Jan 13, 2004 9:43 pm
Location: Los Alamos, NM


Return to How to convert?

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests

Our Privacy Policy       Cooking Measures Converter       Metric conversions