Paraffin and Asphaltenes - problem causes & solutions
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This 3 days course is designed to present, review and discuss the physical characterization of crude oils and natural gases, the properties associated with the content of paraffins and asphaltenes, the causes of paraffin and asphaltene precipitation and effects in the production operations for different types of oil and gas reservoirs; impact in Secondary and Enhanced Oil Recovery projects including subsurface and surface equipment.
The course reviews problems encountered in oils from 8 ° API to above 50°API caused by paraffin and asphaltenes, field strategies implemented to produce these oils and practical solutions, the testing methods to identify physical characteristics of the waxy and asphaltene oils and treatment methods, mechanical, thermal and chemical.
Effects of paraffin and asphaltenes on emulsions, corrosion and scales, selecting cost effective treatments to prevent and remove formation damage caused by paraffin and asphaltenes in new and mature wells.
Questions will be taken throughout the course and discussion of the participants own problems will be encouraged.
Laboratory and Field case history is a fundamental part of this course.
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