Water Viscosity(μw)

Water viscosity is a measure of the resistance to flow exerted by water. Units of centipoise are used most often by petroleum engineers.

The viscosities of oilfield waters at reservoir conditions are low, virtually always less than one centipoise.

The Properties of Petroleum Fluids, McCain

Correlations

  • 1-McCain
  • 2-Meehan

Input Parameters

NameInput Value - UnitConverted ValueValidity CheckLink to Calculation Page
Temperature

°f

Pressure

psi

Salinity (NaCl equivalent) Water salinity in parts per million of mass (ppmm)

ppm

CALCULATE

Results

CorrelationCalculated ValueWarningsRemarks
1-McCaincpFor temperature range from 86.5 to 167 F For pressures less than 14000 psi For salinities less than 260000 ppm
2-Meehancp