Asphaltene Deposition

Asphaltenes are defined as a solubility class of crude oil which are insoluble in lower molecular weight alkanes while being soluble in aromatic solvents. These molecules directly affect oil production by depositing in reservoirs, wellbores, and production facilities and can also ruin costly refinery catalysts. This deposition can either partially or totally clog wellbores, reducing… Read More

Macro-scale Core Flooding

Moreover, the flow system is capable of carrying out cleaning and wettability restoration of reservoir cores at high capacity. The system can handle high-pressure and high-temperature (HPHT) conditions of up to 10,000 psi and 250 degrees Celsius. All metallic parts of the setup exposed to fluids are fabricated out of highly corrosion-resistant Hastelloy. These rust-free… Read More