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Potential risk of paraffin wax-related problems in malaysian oil fields

Kelechukwu, Ekeh Modesty and Md. Yassin, Abu Azam (2008) Potential risk of paraffin wax-related problems in malaysian oil fields. Jurnal Teknologi F (49F). pp. 1-7. ISSN 0126-9797



Paraffin wax deposition in production system constitutes a critical concern to crude exploration and production operations. The unwanted effect of wax deposition can cause serious production impairment and other associated hazardous risk. While its curative approaches and production losses adds to colossal economic sabotage to the petroleum industry. The strategy employed in this study was to use temperature and fluid characterization analysis of Malaysian crude to predict the potential for paraffin wax related problems in Malaysian oilfields. This approach defined the oilfields with probably high risk of wax deposition potential amongst Malaysian crude. The synopsis of this paper proved that some Malaysian oilfield presents a potentially serious problem.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Paraffin wax; deposition tendency; risk
Subjects:T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
Divisions:Chemical and Natural Resources Engineering (Formerly known)
ID Code:8503
Deposited By: Pn Norhayati Abu Ruddin
Deposited On:28 Apr 2009 06:22
Last Modified:14 Oct 2010 04:50

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