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The clean up of asphaltene deposits in oil wells

Zoveidavianpoor, Mansoor and Samsuri, Ariffin and Shadizadeh, Seyed Reza (2013) The clean up of asphaltene deposits in oil wells. Energy Sources Part A-Recovery Utilization and Environmental Effects, 35 (1). pp. 22-31. ISSN 1556-7036

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15567036.2011.619630


Asphaltene is deposited in all of the petroleum production systems. Normally, wellbore soaking by xylene with bullheading or coiled tubing is conducted to remove these plugs from a production system. However, these operations are frequent and asphaltene continues to deposit shortly thereafter. This article reviews the deposition of asphaltene in petroleum production systems and discusses technical challenges and health, safety, and environmental issues related to the cleanup of asphaltene in oil wells.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:asphaltene, health, safety and environment, solvents, stimulation, xylene
Subjects:T Technology > TN Mining engineering. Metallurgy
Divisions:Petroleum and Renewable Energy Engineering
ID Code:49794
Deposited By: Siti Nor Hashidah Zakaria
Deposited On:02 Dec 2015 02:08
Last Modified:28 Jan 2019 04:30

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