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NOVEL PARAFFIN INHIBITOR FOR CRUDE OIL

AUTHOR/S: B. GAZDZIK, M. PAJDA, W. MAZELA, L. ZIEMINSKI, S.PTAK
Sunday 1 August 2010 by Libadmin2010

10th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference - SGEM2010, www.sgem.org, SGEM2010 Conference Proceedings/ ISBN 10: 954-91818-1-2, June 20-26, 2010, Vol. 1, 719-722 pp

ABSTRACT

Most crude oils include paraffin that crystallize in low temperature to create cluster,
precipitated in the form of sediments and making the free flow of oil more difficult.
Such situations take place mainly in the autumn-winter season. Created sediments settle
on the surfaces of mining equipment, pipes and reservoirs. This situation cause
exploitation difficulties connected with increased flow resistance and in consequence
decrease or lack of oil flow in pipelines. In order to protect of pipes and machinery
against the creation of sediments, a paraffin inhibitor must be introduced.
The Oil and Gas Institute in Poland has invented a new and effective paraffin inhibitors
which can be dosed continually into machinery working in wellbores and transmission
pipelines. Our paraffin inhibitors prevent paraffin settlement on the surfaces of
machinery and pipelines as well as lower crude oil viscosity which facilitates free flow.

Keywords: paraffin inhibitor