Study of the influence of xylene-based chemical Additive on crude oil flow properties and Paraffin deposition inhibition

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Author Bello, O. O. en_US
Author Fasesan, S. O. en_US
Author Akinyemi, 0. P. en_US
Author Macaulay, S. R. A. en_US
Author Latinwo, G. K.. en_US
Available date 2009-11-25T13:02:39Z en_US
Publication Date 2005 en_US
Citation Engineering Journal of Qatar University, 2005, Vol. 18, Pages 15-27. en_US
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10576/7799 en_US
Abstract Paraffin related problem appears through out the production process of nearly all kinds of crude oils all over the world. It also appears in the dewatering process and the long distance crude oil transportation. In Nigeria, operators spend millions of dollars each year to control the deposition of paraffin and to deal with other sand related problems. Expenditures of this magnitude obviously have a significant impact on profits. This paper introduces the latest research and development of a novel chemical additive for the control of paraffin deposit and the successful application on Nigerian oilfields. Results of cold spot and dynamic flow tests revealed the unique potential of the xylene-based formulation for achieving greater paraffin deposition efficiency, pour point depression and improved transport properties for a wide range of waxy hydrocarbon systems in comparison with other conventional paraffin deposit-control chemicals. The economic benefits and cost effectiveness of using this chemical for inhibiting wax deposition has been demonstrated in a field performance evaluation. en_US
Language en en_US
Publisher Qatar University en_US
Subject Crude oil en_US
Title Study of the influence of xylene-based chemical Additive on crude oil flow properties and Paraffin deposition inhibition en_US
Type Article en_US
Pagination 15-27 en_US
Volume Number 18 en_US


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