Monday, November 17, 2008: 12:30 PM-3:00 PM
Salon D (Marriott Philadelphia Downtown)

Transport and Energy Processes (07)

#106 - Oil Characterization and Thermodynamics as Related to Flow Assurance I (07006)
Keeping crude oil pipelines in flowing is of economic and strategic importance. Oil is being produced from increasingly deep prospects off-shore. In the process, oils with significantly different characteristics get mixed. Oils are complex mixtures and contain varying amounts of waxes and asphaltenes. Waxes precipitate when temperatures drop below wax precipitation temperatures and asphaltenes come out of solution when pressures are reduced or incompatible solvents are mixed with oils. In this session, we will address fundamental characterization of oils and their bulk and thermodynamic properties including rheological properties. We will also consider contributions about thermodynamic, flow and integrated models, and papers addressing oil compatibility issues.
Chair:Jules Magda
CoChair:Milind Deo
12:30 PMCharacterization of Oilfield Waxes Using Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
Shuqiang Gao, Ying Jiang, Anthony Rodriguez
1:00 PMWax Deposition Modeling In Oil/water Two-Phase Flows
Zhenyu Huang, H. Scott Fogler
1:30 PMThe Role of Polydispersity on Gel Strength In Alkane Solutions
Michael Senra, H. Scott Fogler
2:00 PMModeling of Heavy Oils Under Wide Range of Conditions with the Friction Theory
Sergio E. Quiñones-Cisneros, Patsy V. Ramírez-González, Torben Laursen, Jefferson Creek, Ulrich K. Deiters

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