Possibility of wax control techniques in Indonesian oil fields

Abdurrahman, Muslim and Ferizal, F. H. and Husna, U. Z. and Pangaribuan, L. (2017) Possibility of wax control techniques in Indonesian oil fields. In: Engineering International Conference (EIC), 11 Oktober 2017, UNNES.

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Abstract

Wax is one of the common problem which can reduce the oil production, especially for the reservoir with high paraffin content case. When the temperature of crude oil is lower than pour point, wax molecules can begin rapidly precipitated. The impacts of this problem are the clogging of production equipment, sealing off the pores in the reservoir, and decreasing production flow rate. In order to solve the wax problem, several methods have been applied in some oil fields in the world. For example, chemical methods in Jiangsu field (China) and Mumbai High field (India), hot water in Mangala field (India), magnetic method in Daqing field (China), water-dispersible in Bakken basin (US), and microbial in Jidong field (China). In general, the various crude oils present in the Indonesia contain wax content between 10%-39% and pour point of 22oC–49oC. Hot water and chemical method are commonly used to solve wax problems in Indonesian oil fields. However, the primary solution is magnetic method, and the secondary solution is water dispersible.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
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Date Deposited: 17 Sep 2019 06:32
Last Modified: 17 Sep 2019 12:14
URI: http://repository.uir.ac.id/id/eprint/2343

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