Chemistry, Thermodynamics and Multiphase Flow of Complex Fluids Related to Flow Assurance II

Wednesday, November 10, 2010: 3:15 PM
Deer Valley I (Marriott Downtown)

Keeping crude oil pipelines flowing is of economic and strategic importance. Oil is being produced from increasingly deep prospects off-shore. Three-phase flow containing oils, gas and water is the norm. It is not uncommon to see precipitation of waxes, asphaltenes and emulsion and hydrate formation. In this session, we will address fundamental characterization and properties of oils, emulsions, hydrates, and other complex fluids.

Topical D: Chemical Engineering in Oil and Gas Production and Other Complex Subsurface Processes
Interfacial Phenomena (01C), Petroleum (16a)

Jules Magda

- indicates paper has an Extended Abstract file available on CD.

3:40 PM
(524b) A Novel Design for in-Flow Deposition Property Measurement
Mark Jemmett, Milind Deo, J. J. Magda, Husam El Gendy, Preston Montalvo and Dave Wagner

4:05 PM
(524c) The Effect of Operating Temperatures and Solubility Curve of Paraffin On Wax Deposition
Zhenyu Huang, Shanpeng Han, Rainer Hoffmann and H. Scott Fogler

4:30 PM
(524d) The Propagation of Pressure and Wall Shear Stress in a Gelled Laboratory Pipeline with Application to the Flow Assurance of Paraffinic Crude Oils
Husam M. El Gendy, Mataz Alcoutlabi, Mark Jemmett, Milind Deo, Jules Magda, Rama Venkatesan and Alberto Montesi